Established in September 2011, LAA is an affiliated club of England Athletics as is a multi-event athletics club, training athletes from 6 – 18 years old in all track and field events.

Young athletes will be coached in fundamental as well as technical aspect of events and will  compete when ready in multi-event competitions, cross country and track and field.

Athletes will be encouraged to specialise in events when ready but not before they are 13 years old. Event specialist sessions are by invitation only once an athlete has shown potential either in attitude and/or ability.

LAA’s philosophy

LAA coaches and assesses an athlete’s technical proficiency using the England Athletics curriculum ‘Athletics365’.

All athletes aged 8-12 years are expected to progress through the  ‘Athletics365 technical challenges.  To see the Athletics365 challenges coached click here

LAA athletes are offered competition opportunities for both indoors (Sportshall) and outdoors (track & field, cross country) but competition is not compulsory.

For Academy Training Times  click here