Blackrock A.C. are seeking specialist coaches for the junior and juvenile sections of the club.
A request from our junior and juvenile captains Nuala and Mark
- Long jump
- High jump
- Shot put
- Triple jump
- Conditioning for young athletes
Are you interested in regular or periodic coaching with the junior and juvenile sections of the club? Blackrock A.C. are putting together specialist training groups and would love to hear from you. The more experienced athletes or interested coaches we have involved the better the knowledge base, coaching and experience for the junior and juvenile sections of the club.
Children aged 8-14 train twice per week on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings. Over the year the training focus changes from cross country in the Autumn to track and field athletics in the Spring and early Summer. They compete each year in an age bracket which is the age they turn that year plus 1.
The Club participates in the Cross Country Leagues and National Cross Country competitions. The Dublin indoors held in the National Arena in late February and the National pairs outdoor competition in May/June are highlights of the track and field calendar.
Teenagers aged 15+ and young adults form the junior section. There are two elements to junior training as, at this age, they tend to be either competitive or social athletes. The competitive athletes train with their age group but also specialise in their chosen field. Additional training sessions are provided to those wishing to advance their conditioning further and tailored programmes are created. Training intensity increases overall and the coaching aims to ensure that athletes are stretched to achieve their ability. Social athletes tend to opt out of serious competition but are still encouraged to improve their fitness levels and times in a non-pressurised environment.