It is the philosophy and practice of Lewes Athletic Club that up until the age of around 14 years old junior members should be presented with the opportunity to be coached in all running, jumping and throwing events. Not only is this good practice but is recommended by England Athletics the sport's governing body. Over the years we have found that many young athletes eventually excel in an event that wasn't their first choice.
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It is only when the junior member reaches the age of around 14 or 15 should their coaching become more event specific. However within this overall approach the club will of course continue to help junior athletes who have a particular talent or interest in a particular event.
It is also the philosophy and practice of the Lewes Athletic Club that young athletes when asked and when selected are expected to compete for the club. It is a requirement of membership that over a year young athletes compete at least three times for the club and attend training regularly.
For the season 2016 - 17 sessions will run as follows:
Year 4 - 17:00 - 18:00
Year 5 - 17:40 - 18:40
Year 6 - 18:05 - 19:05
Year 7 - 19:10 - 20:10
Year 8 - 18:30 - 20:15
Year 9 - 18:30 - 20:15
Year 6 - 09:00 - 10:00
Year 7 - 10:00 - 11:00
The term dates for the coming 2016-17 season are as follows:
Tuesday Term Dates
Saturday Term Dates
To become part of the Academy applications should be made via the on line Academy Waiting List form at Academy Waiting List.
The Academy fees are £25 per term for the six term school year. When young athletes reach the under-17 group (aged 15 and 16, school years 10 and 11) the club's annual membership fee will apply. The Academy fee and the later older age group annual membership fee include free entry to the track on club nights, Saturday morning and when the club uses the indoor facilities at the Lewes Leisure Centre.
On joining the Lewes AC Academy and when competing for the club a Lewes AC vest is provided for the upper age groups. When academy athletes reach the under 15 age group a club vest is provided automatically as part of the academy fees. For the Academy athletes in the under 13 age group a club vest is provided free when competing for the club. For adults and under 17 athletes joining the club a one-off joining fee of £20 is charged for which a voucher is given which can be exchanged at Intersport of Lewes for a Lewes AC running vest.
Academy fees are collected two terms at a time and operates during term time only.
For more information about the Academy please contact Dan Ling, Coaching Co-Ordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Academy Fees please contact the Academy Fees Administrator, at email@example.com.
For more information about the Academy Waiting List please contact the Academy Waiting List Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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