Lewes Junior Athletics Academy
The Lewes AC Junior Athletics Academy enables young people aged from 9 until 14 to enjoy athletics.
It is the philosophy and practice of Lewes Athletic Club that up until the age of around 14 years old junior members should be presented with the opportunity to be coached in all running, jumping and throwing events. Not only is this good practice but is recommended by England Athletics the sport’s governing body. Over the years we have found that many young athletes eventually excel in an event that wasn’t their first choice.
It is only when the junior member reaches the age of around 14 or 15 should their coaching become more event specific. However within this overall approach the club will of course continue to help junior athletes who have a particular talent or interest in a particular event.
It is also the philosophy and practice of the Lewes Athletic Club that young athletes when asked and when selected are expected to compete for the club. It is a requirement of membership that over a year young athletes compete at least three times for the club and attend training regularly.