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Welcome to Derby Athletic ClubMoorways Stadium, Moor Lane, Derby, DE24 9HY Correspondence to: Moorways Stadium, Moor Lane, Derby, DE24 9HY

DAC Junior Induction Group

The Junior Induction Group offers grouped sessions for athletes aged from eight years old, in the U11 athletics age group. Athletes in U13 and U15 age groups are also encouraged to consider joining one of our specialised training groups.

Competition age groups correspond to school years:

  • U11 – years 4 and 5
  • U13 – years 6 and 7
  • U15 – years 8 and 9

MiniLeague competitions are ideal for all our younger athletes. Athletes need to be aged nine upwards to compete in MiniLeague. Please use the menu on this page to find out more details about MiniLeague competitions.

Join our Facebook group – the group is for parents and carers of members. Please answer the security questions when you ask to join the group.

Looking to join? We are not currently accepting any new members to the Junior Induction Group. For future vacancies within the group, please email Membership@derbyathleticclub.co.uk for more information.

About us

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 our coaches, officials and backroom teams are volunteers. We are a community club that does athletics.

The quality of opportunities we offer depends 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. Please take a look at our “I would like to help when I can” form.

In the Junior Academy, “run, jump, throw” sessions are delivered for young athletes to improve movement skills and physical conditioning, with the goal of developing physical capacities and coordination using a variety of athletics events and challenges. Parents/carers/guardians of children of primary school age are expected to stay on site at all times.

Whilst we do seek to improve how fast a young athlete runs and 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.