Junior Academy

Our Junior Academy is a great place to start athletics!

Aimed at athletes aged 6 to 16 years old, Junior Academy sessions take place on:

• Tuesdays 6-7pm

• Wednesdays 6-7pm and 7-8pm

• Thursdays 6-7pm

• Saturdays 10-11am and 11am-12pm

All sessions take place at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex.

Under the supervision of our qualified coaching team, young athletes can experience a broad range of events, from sprinting and long jump to pole vault and javelin, all on our brand new athletics track. Athletes are split into smaller groups, by age and the athletics activity will vary each week so that we can cover a broad range of athletic skills, ensuring that young athletes can experience all the run, jump and throw events.

Once you’ve got the hang of it you may want to focus on one or more specific disciplines, and we’ll introduce you to one of our Club Nights (Tuesdays & Thursdays) for specialist coaching.

We’ll also help you to try out your new skills in local competitions if you fancy it. You never know you may be the next Usain Bolt! And there will also be opportunities to compete as part of our Yate team in local or national league matches.

All sessions are run under Covid-19 secure guidelines. This means that we can only have a limited number of athletes in each group and are unable to allow athletes just to turn up as before Covid-19. We have introduced a pre-booking system so we can allocate athletes to specific coaching groups. Places will need to pre-booked monthly, at a cost of £12 per month.


If you would like to request a place, please complete the booking form (right click to save a copy) and return to yateacacademy@gmail.com

Please indicate both first and second preference of session and we will allocate your second choice if your first choice is full. Please also indicate if you’d like to do more than one session per week and we will allocate these as they become available.

We will confirm if a place is available, and then you’ll need to transfer your first monthly payment in advance to secure it. If at any time you feel you want to stop, please advise and at the end of the paid month your place will be cancelled and allocated to another athlete.


Interested? Have any questions?  Want to book?

Contact our Academy administrator, Jennie Young, whether you’re looking for fun, fitness or something more competitive, this could be the start of something special!

Contact Jennie Young