Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Who are the schemes for?

Track & Field Scheme

The Scheme is for children in school years 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.

Any younger children should attend the Mini Bees session run on a Saturday morning or the Mini Trackstars sessions run by Norman Park Track Management on Wednesdays afternoons between Easter and October at 4.15 until 5.30pm. Older children should consider joining Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC and participating in the normal club coaching scheme.

Our belief is that children should ideally gain a broad athletic experience in these early years before progressing into more specific training. All children will benefit from some time in the Bees Academy before moving on. Under no circumstances will younger children be able to participate in Track & Field Scheme. It is recognised by many leading authorities in the long-term development of athletes that a broad-base at a young age is far more beneficial than specialising at that young age. The drop out of early-specialisation athletes is quite high, although traditionally this how most clubs handle things. But we want things to change! We will now push that year 7 athletes are encouraged to take the Academy route rather than any other. As part of the U13 athletes development in the Academy, we will be looking to identify those who might benefit from some exposure to specialist sessions in addition to the multi-event approach we take in the Bees.

Children will be grouped into the Under 13+ age-group (years 6, 7, 8 & 9) or the Under 11 age-group (years 3, 4 & 5). In this way sessions will normally only have children covering a two year span. Normal club track and field activity starts as from the Under 13+ age-group, so children will be participating in the age-group they could find themselves competing in during the track and field season.

Being a Bees Academy U13+ athlete will not preclude attending with a specialist group as well if that were desirable, however the really important thing is that the athletes that we hope will progress through to the main club teams, will have a well-rounded and broad athletic base upon which to develop their true potential. The U11 athletes will have the added benefit of not being inadvertently put under pressure when participating with much older children, and the fun will remain.

Endurance Scheme

This Scheme is for children in school years 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9. Children younger than school year 3 should attend the Mini Bees session running on a Saturday morning at the same time as the Endurance session.

Despite a relatively high level of focus on endurance running skills, we ensure the athletes are introduced to other events to improve their all-round athleticsm.

In the same way as Under 13+ children in the Track & Field Scheme will be able to compete, the same can be said for the children on the Endurance Scheme. Attending specialist group training sessions may be of benefit to some of the young athletes in this Scheme.

Mini Bees Scheme

This Scheme is very clearly focussed on children in School Years Reception to 2 inclusive. We are unable to enroll children who have not yet started school in Reception or above .

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Summer Term 2019

Monday 29th April, 13th, 20th May,  3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June, 1st, 8th, 15th July
Wednesday 24th April, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th May, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June, 3rd, 10th July
Saturday 27th April, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June, 6th, 13th July

Summer Holiday Sessions

Pay as You Go Sessions

Wednesday 17th July  6.00 to 7.00 pm  On Track, Plus 100 metre Races

Saturday 20th July 9.00 to 10.00 am  On Track, Mini Bees, Off Track

Monday 22nd July 6.00 to 7.00 pm On Track, Plus 600 metre timed Race

Wednesday 24th July  6.00 to 7.00 pm  On Track

Saturday 27th July 9.00 to 10.00 am  On Track, Mini Bees, Off Track

Monday 29th July 6.00 to 7.00 pm On Track

Wednesday 31st July  6.00 to 7.00 pm  On Track

Saturday 3rd August 9.00 to 10.00 am  On Track, Mini Bees, Off Track

Monday 5th August 6.00 to 7.00 pm On Track

Wednesday 7th August  6.00 to 7.00 pm  On Track

Saturday 10th August 9.00 to 10.00 am  On Track, Mini Bees, Off Track

Competitions

 Tuesday 30th July  2.00 to 4.30 pm

Thursday 8th August 2.00 to 4.30 pm

 

The track will close to be relaid on from Monday 12th August 2019. If it doesn't rain and all goes well we will back on the new track in late September to early October. During this time we will only have Off Track sessions on Saturday mornings for those in school year 3 and above.

Adult Exercise

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Random Testimonials

  • "The Bees academy has been welcoming to my daughter and her friends.It's a healthy outdoors activity, that's fun and enjoyable for children. It's opened all of our minds to athletics as a sport."

    +   Mrs Sharon Hurlock (mother to Aine)
  • Just a quick thanks to all those who make the Bees session happen. It was our first time and he really enjoyed himself. Really great folk instructing the kids and a tea stall (bonus). Look forward to regularly attending.

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