DAC Junior Academy
Grouped sessions for athletes aged 8-14+ on either Thursdays 6-7pm or Saturdays 10-11:30 or both.
To join us, email Juniors@derbyathleticclub.co.uk. Please state the name and age of your young athlete/s and we will send you further information on the club and taster sessions. This will help set up a line of communication to support your enquiries and ongoing support should your athlete choose to join.
We endeavour to deliver elements of running, jumping and throwing in every session.
We are a community club – delivered by the community for the community. All of our coaches, officials and backroom teams are volunteers. We have no paid staff. We are a community club that does athletics.
The quality of opportunities we offer depends entirely on parents coming forward to help at training, with competitions and with the general running of the club. We actively encourage and support parents to volunteer and that makes it all possible.
In the Junior Academy “Run, Jump, Throw” sessions are delivered for young athletes (usually aged 8-14+) to improve movement skills and physical conditioning with the goal of developing physical capacities and coordination using a variety of athletics events and challenges.
Whilst we do seek to improve how fast a young athlete runs, how far they jump and throw, more important is our work on the technical skills (‘how’ to run, jump and throw) required for each individual to develop their own potential as they grow. In addition, we aim to support an athlete’s mental and emotional development, as well as their lifestyle and social development.
Being a club with amazing outdoor facilities but limited indoor facility, we occasionally have to adapt plans to accommodate the weather. Moorways Stadium is one of the most-used in the country for athletics competitions (local, county, regional, national, international). The club encourages and supports events that maintain the prestige and profile of our stadium. On occasions we make greater use of the stadium surrounds to accommodate these competitions and on rare occasions we cancel sessions for safety reasons.