This group consists of
U9, U11 and
U13 boys and girls. The minimum age is 9 years for the Tuesday and
Athletes under the age of 9 can attend the Monday and
Wednesday sessions only.
They are coached by Coached by Kenny Gray, Donald Wilson,
Theresa Ferrie, Ian Stirrat, David Halliday, Sharon
Waters, Senga Sinclair and Trish Little.
They are currently training at Scotstoun Stadium on
Mondays, Tuesdays Wedesdays and Thursdays from 7pm.
We will try, via the website and Message Board to keep you up
to date with any changes to our plans, but if you are in any doubt, you can
always telephone the staff at the Kelvin Hall on
0141 357 2525.
The facility does occasionally close to allow
preparation for major Sporting events.
All the athletes need to bring to the training session is a tracksuit or vest
and shorts and a pair of training shoes. Spikes may be of benefit if you
can afford them but are not a necessity.
A cold drink of some kind is also recommended
to replace those lost fluids.
The coaches of the U11's try to introduce the athletes to the core elements of
track and field i.e. running, jumping and throwing through fun activities.
The U13s are introduced to a variety of track and field events
including sprints, middle distance, shot put, long jump and
high jump and are prepared for competition at all levels.
Itís not essential to rush out
and buy a pair of spikes so try to resist the initial earache. A good pair of
training shoes is far more beneficial and used far more in training than
spikes. Remember though that when you do buy spikes to put the studs in with
Vaseline. This way the spikes will be easier to remove when they become worn
down and require replacement and youíll also cut down on the risk of breaking
the thread when you try to take the old spike out. If the spike hasnít been put
in with Vaseline then you run the risk of the spikes becoming embedded in the
shoe and effectively rendering the shoe useless. With a pair of shoes averaging
around the £30/40 mark against a few pounds for a new pair of track studs then I
know what sort of cash Iíd rather part with. When buying replacement spikes for
your shoes please note you should buy 5mm for the track and 9mm or 12mm for
cross-country. 9mm are more commonly used with there not being too many races
which require that extra long grip.
There is competition all year round for this
age group. Track and Field throughout the Summer, Cross Country,
Road Running and Indoor Competitions at The Kelvin Hall.
For more information,
contact Gordon by e-mail or on 0141 563 7013.