Juniors

Prospective Junior Members – please read this: 

New 2020 ONLINE RENEWAL now AVAILABLE!

membership

Have questions? See these FAQ’s!

(NEW membership subject to individual approval)


What does ‘juniors’ mean?

BAC look to take Junior members two months or so before their 9th birthday.

Event groups

We offer junior training to

  • Run, Jump, Throw
  • Sprints
  • Endurance
  • Multi event.

Run, Jump & Throw

Putting the FUN in FUNdamentals!

What is a Run, Jump, Throw?

Run, Jump, Throw is an introduction to multi-activity athletics for children to gain an opportunity to participate in athletics activity all year round. 

It offers a wide range of activity for all children including all aspects of running, jumping and throwing, no matter what their level of ability or skill set.

What do the different parts include?

Running, can include sprints, sprint hurdles, endurance, cross country, race walking, relays,

Jumps, can include long jump, triple jump, high jump.

Throws, can include discus, javelin, shot

Who is it for?

Any junior under the age of 18.

Activity is multi-activity/skill based using a variety of fun games and activities, promoting general skill development of fundamental movement skills.

Are the athletes targeted to hit certain speeds, jump / throw certain distance?

Absolutely not the focus is on having fun.  We do compete at various events throughout the year.  

What does my child need?

Your child needs comfortable and warm/waterproof sports clothing. He/she does not need spiked running shoes to start with. He/she will need a drink – water is absolutely fine.

Who are the coaches?

The coaches are all volunteers, many of whom have children who are involved in athletics or who have been involved in athletics as competitors themselves.

Our ethos

We hope that all athletes will enjoy their training and will try their best at all times. We expect them to treat their coaches and each other with courtesy. We seek to encourage good training habits and high standards of behaviour. We are a competitive club and expect members to compete.

Does my child have to be a particular standard?

No, we welcome all abilities. However, it is helpful for us to know in which event your child is interested if he/she already has some experience of athletics as there may be space for particular events but not for others.

Can my child just turn up?

No, please contact us before turning up to training. We have waiting lists in operation and need to make sure that there is room before your child comes to a training session.

Waiting lists

Due to high demand for places, the club operates a waiting list for places for junior members.

If your child is in year 4, 5, 6 and 7 and wishes to be added to the waiting list, please email us with the following information:

  • child’s name
  • DOB
  • Contact details (parent’s mobile number)
  • Medical conditions
  • Some words on the child’s sporting history so we can gauge the level of the new entrant, plus any particular area of interest.

If as a parent / carer / guardian you are willing to make a commitment towards helping on training nights, and take the necessary training course and welfare checks to facilitate this, then we would consider giving you priority.

Please do not contact us if your child has yet to reach the minimum joining age. You will be informed when there are spaces.  As described above, if you are able to commit to coaching regularly your child will be given priority.

Becoming a Member

For those who have come along and have enjoyed the sessions we would love you to become a member of the club and represent us at competitions and races. To do this we would ask you to enter via the online membership system.

First sessions with us always on the house 🙂 There after there is a pay-as-you fee of £3 a session to cover training fees which we will accept for the next few weeks whilst the athlete is becoming accustomed to the training sessions. The club then expect athletes to join as a member and pay for training fees via the online membership system

Competition

All junior members are encouraged to test their abilities in competition as soon as possible in order to gauge just how much progress they are making. Coaches time is limited – and we cannot give precious time to coaching and junior members who cannot commit to a sufficient level of competition involvement. Please consider this before looking to join the club – our aim is to deliver great athletes and great athletics results (not build up fast rugby players, footballers….etc..!)

Junior Training

After you’ve emailed you will be invited to come along on a trial basis where you can speak to the coaches who will happily discuss training options.


We actively compete in the following events:

Track and Field: (Summer)
Louise Arthur League
National Young Athletes League
Welsh Junior Championships
Welsh Schools Championships
Welsh Inter Regional Championships
Open Meetings

Cross Country: (Winter)
Bridgend Primary Schools Cross Country League
Gwent League
Welsh Inter Schools XC
Welsh Schools XC Championships
Welsh Cross Country Championships
Welsh Inter Regional Cross Country Championships
UK Cross Challenge, incorporating Inter Counties XC

Indoor Track and Field
Welsh Combined Events Championships
Welsh Indoor Track Championships

Road Racing (selection)
Welsh Junior Road Relays
National Junior Road Relays
Nos Galan Races
Swansea Bay Summer 5k Series
Merthyr Mawr 5k