Juniors U11-U20

Macclesfield Harriers aims to help children from age 9 and above to develop their fitness and athletics skills while having lots of fun and making new friends in a safe and friendly environment.  We offer training twice a week at the track.  Our juniors compete in track and field in the summer, while over the winter, cross country, and indoor sportshall competitions take place.  For more specific information relating to our age groups, please see below.  Please note that the road and fell groups are not open to U18s.

Fixtures can be found on the Training & Events Calendar under T&F or XC.

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Training

Our focus is on agility, balance and co-ordination, so we have a variety of activities, mainly focussed on run, jump and throw. In winter and when it’s cold we tend to do more running to keep everybody warm, while in summer we may be running, long-jumping, playing ‘games’ and throwing soft javelins, all in the same session. We also tend to tailor the activities towards the ongoing competition events at any point in time, ie. track and field events in summer, and indoor sports-hall and cross country in winter.

Competition

Our U11s compete in track and field, cross country and indoor sportshall. We encourage our athletes to compete, and believe that this can be an excellent way of taking athletics participation to the next level. It also helps to develop team working skills. Participants of all abilities are welcome, and everybody scores points for the team no matter where they find themselves on the results sheet. After you join the club, you can expect to be contacted by email by the relevant team manager for your child’s age group, advising you of upcoming competitions. Our coaches will also discuss competitions with the junior athletes, and advise them of their strongest events.

Cross Discipline Challenge

The Cross Discipline Challenge exists in order to promote and celebrate participation in all of the disciplines that the club is active in and to encourage members to branch out and compete in areas outside of their normal preferred discipline and to support the club through volunteering.

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