Do you have a budding Bolt or emerging Ennis-Hill at home? Or maybe your kids just want to learn Athletics skills in a welcoming environment. Either way our Junior Athletics Programme is a great way to discover this exciting and varied sport. Our programme runs every Monday during term time.

Qualified British Athletics coaches deliver a programme that provides a great platform for any young people looking to join Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club.

Download the Junior Athletics Booking form.

The programme is delivered in 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 week courses throughout 2017. Although each course follows on from the previous to make up the entire programme you can join Junior Athletics at any time in the year.

Athletics FUNdamentals (5-7 years)

The emphasis of this course is on FUN, as children learn the basic movement skills. Fully qualified British Athletics coaches will take participants through games and activities that develop agility, balance, co-ordination and speed.

Course Number/DatesDurationFull PricePassport to Leisure
Fun 1: 24th April to 12th June 6 weeks £24.00 £19.20
Fun 2: 19th June to 24th July 6 weeks £24.00 £19.20

Junior Athletics Coaching (8-11 years)

This is a year round opportunity for young people aged 8-11 to develop and hone their athletics skills within a structured and exciting development programme. The focus is on fun and enjoyment, learning and improving the key skills associated with the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing.

Course Number/DatesDurationFull PricePassport to Leisure
Course 1: 9th January to 6th February 5 weeks £20.00 £16.00
Course 2: 20th February to 27th March 6 weeks £24.00 £19.20
Course 3: 24th April to 22nd May 4 weeks £16.00 £12.80
Course 4: 5th June to 24th July 8 weeks £32.00 £25.60
SUMMER BREAK: 7th to 28th August      
Course 5: 4th September to 16th October 7 weeks £28.00 £22.40
Course 6: 30th October to 18th December 8 weeks £32.00 £25.60

Junior Athletics Academy (12-14 years)

Course Number/DatesDurationFull PricePassport to Leisure
Course 1: 9th January to 6th February 5 weeks £20.00 £16.00
Course 2: 20th February to 27th March 6 weeks £24.00 £19.20
Course 3: 24th April to 22nd May 4 weeks £16.00 £12.80
Course 4: 5th June to 24th July 8 weeks £32.00 £25.60
SUMMER BREAK: 7th to 28th August      
Course 5: 4th September to 16th October 7 weeks £28.00 £22.40
Course 6: 30th October to 18th December 8 weeks £32.00 £25.60

The Junior Athletics Academy continues the development from Junior Athletics (8-11 years) and helps participants focus on the different disciplines of athletics and prepare them to be part of a club environment, with Yeovil Olympiads Athletics Club.

The Academy programme offers an extra opportunity for athletes to develop their chosen discipline.

Startrack Athletics Camp

Startrack is a national athletics coaching scheme, promoted by British Athletics and delivered locally by South Somerset District Council. Startrack camps are an exciting opportunity for your child to learn about athletics from qualified coaches during the holidays. The prices below include a goody bag and free t-shirt for each athlete (subject to change).

Spring Startrack

Tuesday 11th - Wednesday 12th April 2017
Cost £45.00 per child (£36.00 for Passport to Leisure holders)
Places are limited to 48 athletes.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 4th April 2017

Download the Junior Athletics Booking form.

Summer Startrack

Tuesday 1st - Thursday 3rd August 2017
Cost £65.00 per child (£52.00 for Passport to Leisure holders)
Places are limited to 48 athletes.
The closing date for applications is Monday 24th July 2017

Download the Junior Athletics Booking form.