ABOUT

Established in September 2011, LAA is a multi-event athletics club affiliated with England Athletics. We offer training for athletes aged 4 – 18 years old in all track and field events and a full-body fitness Bootcamp for ages 14+. 

With three training days and over 20 sessions, we are proud to have over 400 members who are all supported by a team of over 40 coaches and sports leaders including ex Olympians, England Athletic Tutors, Event Specialist Coaches, Personal Trainers, and more.

Athletes will be encouraged to compete in competitions if they wish and we offer additional support to said athletes to ensure they are ready for competition day in whatever event(s) they choose to compete in.

We also encourage athletes to specialize 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.

 

SESSIONS

Track Tots: School years: reception & year 1

Saturday's 9:30am - 10:30am

Mini Academy: School year 2 - 8 years old

Monday or Wednesday: 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Junior Academy: 8 years olds & school year 5

Monday or Wednesday: 5:15pm - 6:15pm or 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Primary Run Club: School years: 4, 5 & 6

Saturday's 9:30am - 10:30am

 

U13 Academy: School years: 6 & 7

Monday or Wednesday: 5:15pm - 6:15pm or 6:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Teen Academy*: School years: 8+

Monday and/or Wednesday: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Event Specialist: School years: 7+

Saturdays's: 10:30am - 11:30am

Bootcamp*: Ages 14+

Monday: 6:45pm - 7:45pm

Wednesday: 6:45pm - 7:45pm

Saturday: 10:30am - 11:30am

*Teens have the option to train on both Monday's & Wednesdays*

(School Years) RCP = Reception

RCP

Y1

Y2

Y3

Y4

Y5

Y6

Y7

Y8

Y9

Y10

Y11

Y12

Y13

TRACK TOTS

MINIS

JUNIORS

UNDER 13s

TEENS

PRIMARY RUN CLUB

EVENT SPECIALIST

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Play - Practice - Perform

LAA coach and assess technical proficiency using England Athletics‘ curriculum ‘Athletics365’ as well as our own LAA curriculum.

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

HOW WE COACH

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LAA TRAINING

All athletes are coached in fundamental movement skills; agility, balance, and coordination. Coaches also use games to keep training fun and help athletes learn the technical aspects of all track and field events. The children are organized into groups depending on their age so that they can be coached more effectively. The groups are as follows:

  • Track Tots:

    • Building coordination and mobility skills through games and basic run-jump-throw. 

  • Mini Academy:

    • Learn track etiquette, and increasing focus on run-jump-throw, and relays.​

  • Junior Academy:

    • Learn warm-ups, running drills and are introduced to and are assessed on the technical aspects of all events. This group has opportunities to compete.

  • Primary Run Club:

    • Fitness building with our fun to run session incorporating games and track running.

  • Under 13 Academy:

    • Develop their skills in practicing all events ​and assessed on the technical aspects of all events. This group is also encouraged to compete.

  • Teen Academy:

    • Develop their skills in practicing all events and have an opportunity to specialize in sprinting or endurance. They also practicing jumps and throws to help find their favorite event. Specialist training sessions are also available for this age group.

  • Event Specialist:​

    • Drills, conditioning, practice, and detailed technical coaching allowing the athlete to excel at the chosen event. Sessions are delivered in smaller groups with a specialist coach.

  • Bootcamp:​

    • Complete body fitness and conditioning sessions ran by Michelle Clements - a qualified PT, Athletics, and Fitness coach.​

L.A.A. COMPETITION (OPTIONAL)

We encourage competition for our athletes when they are ready. This is optional and we welcome those who wish to participate for fun and fitness.

WINTER – team indoor Sportshall and team and individual Cross Country events
SUMMER – track ad field events, school events, and Quadkids (Juniors)

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