Coaching and Training Structure

UK Athletics Rules of Competition

The latest rules can be found on the on the British Athletics website.

City of Portsmouth Athletic Club has a comprehensive range of training groups across all age groups from U11 to over 60s and compete in events from Cross Country, Road Running, Track & Field, Quad Kids and Sportshall.

Whatever you are interested in doing and whatever level  – elite, beginner or in-between – we have a training group for you,  Come along and try a few groups until you find what’s right for you.

The Junior Athletics Academy Level 1 Fundamentals* - School Years 3, 4 and 5 Girls/Boys 8-10 Yrs Multi-Skills

 

 

Phil Budd

Coaching Coordinator

Email:phil.budd1@btinternet.com

Mobile: 07874882899

Junior Academy for athletes in School Year 3, 4 and 5

Training Days are Tuesday Evenings 5.30pm - 6.30pm at "The Mountbatten Centre" and Saturday Mornings 9.00am -10.30am at " The Mountbatten Centre"

The Junior Academy Level 1 is designed to develop children's athletic skills from an early age using fun and play based activities to develop fitness, techniques and primary abilities.

Training takes place on the back straight of the track

Helen Vincent

Junior Athletics Academy

Email: helen@m4-management.co.uk

 

Junior Academy for athletes in School Year 3, 4 and 5

Training Days are Tuesday Evenings 5.30pm - 6.30pm at "The Mountbatten Centre" and Saturday Mornings 9.00am -10.30am at " The Mountbatten Centre"

The Junior Academy Level 1 is designed to develop children's athletic skills from an early age using fun and play based activities to develop fitness, techniques and primary abilities.

Training takes place on the back straight of the track

The Junior Athletics Academy Level 2 Foundation* - School Years 6 - 7 Girls/Boys 11 -12 Yrs

Various Training Days dependant on Event and Age Group

The Junior Athletics Academy Level 3 Event Group* - School Years 8 - 9 Girls/Boys 13 -14 Yrs Old

Various Training Days dependant on Event and Age Group

Gary Sprake

Level 2 Sprints/Hurdles Coach

Sprints/Hurdles Years 8/9

Email:JuniorSprintAcademy@gmail.com

The Junior Sprints/Hurdles Academy for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Training Days are Tuesday Evening 6pm - 7pm, Thursday Evening 6pm - 7pm - Saturday by Invite

The Next Step after The Junior Academy Level 2 includes developing the athletic event skills associated with the 100m, 200m, and 300m Sprint and Hurdle Events

Jason Stone

Sprints Years 8-9 Age 13-14

Email: jas261@iCloud.com

 

Sprints for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Training Days are Tuesday Evening 6pm - 7pm, Thursday Evening 6pm - 7pm

The Next Step after The Junior Academy Level 2 includes developing the athletic event skills associated with the 100m, 200m, and 300m Sprint Events

Wendy Jackson

Sprints Years 8-9 Age 13-14

Email: wendylilac@hotmail.co.uk

 

Sprints for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Training Days are Tuesday Evening 6pm - 7pm, Thursday Evening 6pm - 7pm

The Next Step after The Junior Academy Level 2 includes developing the athletic event skills associated with the 100m, 200m, and 300m Sprint Events

Matthew Bartlett

Sprints Years 8-9 Age 13-14

Email: http://mwrb1304@gmail.com

 

Sprints for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Training Days are Saturday Morning 9am - 10am

The Next Step after The Junior Academy Level 2 includes developing the athletic event skills associated with the 100m, 200m, and 300m Sprint Events

Vince Stamp

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Endurance Years 8-9 Age 13-14

Email: vincestamp@hotmail.co.uk

 

Endurance Training for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Training Days are Tuesday Evening 6pm - 7pm, Thursday Evening 6pm - 7pm

The Next Step after The Junior Academy Level 2 includes developing the athletic event skills associated with the 800m, 1200m, 1500m, 3000 and 5000m and covers Track, Road Running and Cross Country

Alan Crook

Endurance Years 8-9 Age 13-14

Email: crookalan@hotmail.co.uk

 

Endurance Training for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Training Days are Tuesday Evening 6pm - 7pm, Thursday Evening 6pm - 7pm

The Next Step after The Junior Academy Level 2 includes developing the athletic event skills associated with the 800m, 1200m, 1500m, 3000 and 5000m and covers Track, Road Running and Cross Country

 

 

Andrew Vincent

Shot Put Years 8 - 9

Email:

Shot Put Throw for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Introduction level and junior shot put 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Experienced shot put (5.30 pm to 6.30 pm) (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Missed ability Shot sessions (Saturday 10 to 11.30) inclusion must be confirmed by coach in advance.

 

Bronwin Carter

Discus, Hammer, Javelin and Shot Put and

Paralympic Throws for School Years 8 - 9

Email: bronwin.carter@hotmail.co.uk

Javelin Throw for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Experienced javelin 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Introduction level and junior javelin (5.30 pm to 6.30 pm) (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Missed ability javelin sessions (Saturday 9.30 to 11.30) inclusion must be confirmed by coach in advance, timings may vary please check

Paralympic Throws All Disciplines School Years 8 - 9

Training Days are Tuesday Evenings 6pm - 7pm and Thursday Evenings 6pm - 7pm

Bronwin Carter is a Level 4 Athletics Coach specializing in Throws including Discus, Shot, Javelin and Hammer.  Bronwin was also part of the GB coaching team at the Athens and Beijing Paralympic Games. Bronwin worked for Portsmouth City Council as their Disability Multi-Sports Coach, which was a two year contract. It lasted for 8 years and from 20 children entering sporting events it rose to 200 over that period.

Graham Arnold

Discus, Hammer, Javelin and Shot Put,

for School Years 8 - 9

Email:

 

Discus, Hammer, Javelin and Shot Put for athletes in School Year 8 - 9

Training Days are Tuesday Evenings 6pm - 7pm and Thursday Evenings 6pm - 7pm

Level 2 coach in Hammer Shot and Discus. I have been coaching for over 22 years. I have coached both my daughter and other athletes to International and English Schools Level

Helen Bloomfield

Discus, Hammer, Javelin and Shot Put,

for School Years 8 - 9

Email:

 

Discus, Hammer, Javelin and Shot Put for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Training Days are Tuesday Evenings 6pm - 7pm and Thursday Evenings 6pm - 7pm

Ex international Shot Putt and Hammer International (coached by my dad Graham Arnold) competing at various English Schools championships winning both the english schools and schools international for the shot and many internationals for the hammer. Representing GB at junior and senior level (as a u20) competed for GB at the European Junior Champs gaining 5th place with 54m78 (4kg hammer) Shot 12m 64 (4kg shot)

Phil Budd

Long Jump and Triple Jump

School Years 8 - 9

Email: phil.budd1@btinternet.com

Mobile: 07874882899

Long Jump and Triple Jump for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Long Jump for athletes in School Year 8 - 9

Training Days are Monday Evenings 6pm - 7pm

The Next Step after The Junior Academy Level 1 includes developing the athletic event skills associated with the Long Jump.  The Junior athlete will learn all the technique involved in the event of Long Jump from Speed, Power and movement

Tom Farres

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Pole Vault School Years 8 - 9

Pole Vault Training for athletes in School Years 8 - 9

Training Days are Tuesday Evening 6pm - 7pm (depending on weather)

When Junior members reach this age group they can receive their 1st taste of Pole Vault. 

Paul Smith OBE

Wheelchair Racing Years 8 - 9

Circuit Training for all athletes 11 Yrs +

 

Wheelchair Racing for athletes in school Year 8 - 9

Training is by prior arrangement.  

Circuit Training takes place on Thursday evening 6-7pm in the main Sportshall

The Senior Athletics Academy Level 4 Event * - Ages 15 - Senior

Various Training Days dependant on Event and Age Group

 

 

 

Training Programs *

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a sports development framework that matches training needs to a child's growth and development. In athletics a novice athlete will go through the following stages of development:

  • Fundamentals - developing agility, balance, coordination
  • Foundation - developing run, jump, and throw skills
  • Event Group - developing the athletic event skills associated with the Sprints, Endurance, Jumping or Throwing
  • Event - develop the skills specific to one athletic event

Athlete Development Stages

 

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