Early 2024 Round Up
We are fast approaching the new 2024/25 outdoor track and field season, so we have some early season news and events to share with you, so read on to find out about Kit, the upcoming AGM, Sports Mind Coaching, Sprints & Hurdles entries (now open) and the new Membership year.
Yate AC Kit
Bespoke order deadline 14th February
Need to refresh your Yate AC kit for the coming season? You can find all the info you need here: https://yateac.co.uk/shopping/club-kit/
If you need a new standard club vest, you can purchase one for £15 from https://membermojo.co.uk/yateac/store?
Yate AC hoodies and zipped hoodies can be ordered directly from Linela here: https://www.linelashop.co.uk/product-category/sports-clubs/yate-athletics-club/
For more bespoke optional competition kit, such as crop top, leggings, lycra vests and shorts etc, please contact Sam.email@example.com with orders or questions. Our crop tops are now midriff length (see picture). The longer vest in the photo is a lycra material. (Different from the standard vests that you can purchase from the club house.)
We do one order a year so please have your orders in by 14th February to Sam.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need a minimum quantity of 10 to order at the cheapest price.
Please also join our kit Facebook page for updates and size guides here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/131260250978319
AGM – 5th March
Our annual General Meeting is planned for 5th March at 8:15pm in the club house. Please make an effort to attend so that your views on the running of the club can be heard and considered.
At the meeting we elect members to the Committee. Please note that this year, Stuart, our Club Secretary will be stepping down, and we also have a vacancy for the position of Health & Safety Coordinator. Please have a chat to Jeremy, or anyone else from the committee if you think you may be interested.
As usual, Cheese and Wine will be provided.
Upcoming Mind Coaching Workshops with Will Bridges
In December we said goodbye, and a huge thank you, to Jordan Lewis who has worked with us a for a number of years. But our commitment to training our mind as well as our bodies remains!
We would like to introduce you to Will Bridges, who will be working with us this coming year as a Sports Mind Coach. Will introduces himself:
“I completed a sports psychology degree at Loughborough University and would love to work as a sports psychologist as a long-term career as I believe there is so much potential for growth in performance and wellbeing in athletes by helping them to better understand their mind and how to use it effectively. I currently work as a mentor for learners with special educational needs at SGS College and I love helping to get the best out of people. I enjoy a range of sports, particularly rugby, rock climbing, and mountaineering and I also used to train and occasionally competed with Yate Athletic Club in the 800 and 400 metres.”
Will has been running a series of workshops to get you competition ready. All sessions take place in the clubhouse from 8:15pm and are open to all athletes, parents and coaches:
- Thursday 22nd February: Progressive muscular Relaxation and Breathing Techniques – Learning effective ways of optimising relaxation to reduce anxiety
- Tuesday 5th March (tbc): Pre-performance Routines- Learning how to ‘get in the zone’ to enhance concentration and reduce anxiety
- Thursday 28th March: Positive Self-Talk- Considering ways of communicating to yourself to improve positivity and confidence
- Tuesday 2nd April: Cognitive & Emotional Restructuring- learning how to reframe your thoughts and feelings to improve motivation, confidence, and anxiety
- Thursday 25th April: General Session- Considering abstract ideas that can improve help to improve performance and go back over some previous techniques with an eye to future competitions
For more information please email Will at email@example.com
We feel very fortunate to have this area of expertise in our club that our athletes can access for free! We would strongly encourage all athletes, coaches and parents to come along – it’s so important to look after your mind and who knows, it may just give you an advantage of your competitors this coming season!
Sprints & Hurdles
Entries now open (close on 4th April or before)
Our Sprints and Hurdles Open on Sunday 14th April is now taking entries!! All the info and entry here: https://gratimhow.github.io/SandHInfoPage.html
This is a very popular event so please don’t delay in getting your entry in!
If you’ve never competed before, this will be a friendly and supportive event to give it a go, with plenty of people on hand to show you the ropes. For other athletes, it would be great to get some early season times on the Power of 10 to assist our team managers in selecting teams for the league matches.
Entries close on 4th April or sooner if the entry limit of 200 competitors is reached. Athletes must be age 10 or over on the day to be eligible to enter. Fees – 1 event £5, 2 events £8, 3 events £10.
Any questions please contact Graham: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are planning the following events:
75m (U13’s only)
150m (U13’s only)
Please also watch out for details of our Jumps and Throws open competition.
The new Membership year is almost upon us. Renewals will be open from 1st March and need to be completed by 1st April for registration with England Athletics. Watch out for reminder emails, these will start to arrive in the first week of March with a personalised link for you to use to renew.
Looking forward to a great new season with you all
Yate AC Committee