The Junior Development Squad (JDS) gives U12 – U15 athletes an opportunity to gain new skills and improve technical competencies through participation in coaching and training sessions with some of Victoria’s leading coaches.
For nearly 40 years the Eastern Metro Region has conducted weekend Coaching Camps for young athletes at the Alexandra Adventure Resort, Crystal Creek in Alexandra. Two Camps are offered, one for under 10 and 11’s and the other for under 12 -15 athletes usually held in November/December each year.
Invitational clinic where athletes attend a two day coaching program that covers all track and field events, including; Preparation, Clothing, Equipment, Hydration and Nutritional information.
The skill focus for this age group are designed according to the athlete development pathway. Athletes will receive coaching from the State Team and JDS coaches.
On Track is a skills based development program designed for children U6-U8. Its focus is primarily on fun and the development of gross motor movement incorporating Run, Jump and Throw. On Track provides essential experiential learning for young children that will underpin and enhance their participation in a variety of sports into the future.
Follow this link to find useful information about the different Sports Science areas to help improve the practices that your athlete can use and the performances they may want to achieve.