Our local boy ‘Greg Rutherford’ is now Olympic, Commonwealth, European AND World Champion.
There are only 4 other British Athletes who have held all these titles at the same time – Daley Thompson, Sally Gunnell, Linford Christie and Jonathan Edwards.
Greg has joined a very illustrious group of British greats.
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Is your little one a budding Athlete? Aged 5-16 years?
What can MK do for you?
Stantonbury Campus Stadium: Our Athletics track is home to Marshall Milton Keynes Athletic Club (MMKAC) and hosts many athletic meetings.
Youth Development at Marshall Milton Keynes AC
The training groups at the club split broadly as follows:
* Training for 5-8 year olds.
* The Induction (or Tiger Group).
* The Youth Development Programme (incorporating Athletics 365).
* Training for athletes with disability.
* Event specific groups.
Although MMKAC does not take members until the age of 9 years old it does cater for younger athletes.
Each Saturday morning we run sessions for this age group. The focus is on developing the basic movement skills that underpin running, jumping and throwing in a fun way. A small fee is charged on a ‘pay as you go’ basis.
These sessions are run at the following times: Training for 5-8 year olds
9.00 – 10.00am Stantonbury Track (March-October)
12.00-13.00am Bletchley Leisure Centre (November-February)
We also advertise on the club website any additional training aimed at younger athletes run during school holidays, for example, using the StarTrack scheme. The best contact for these sessions is Gordon Fallow:
Contact details: 07952 917556
The Induction (or Tiger) Group
When athletes are old enough to join the club (say 9 or 10 years of age) they will be introduced to the Induction Group.
This is held at 6.00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesday April to September and moves to a Sportshall , called Ashurst Hall, on Stantonbury Campus at 5.30 and 6.30 from October to March. The emphasis remains on learning fundamental skills in a fun environment across event groups.
Contact: 01908 560909
Youth Development Programme
The Youth Development programme is relevant for athletes in the range from 11 years of age through to 15. (By exception 10 year olds).
It is closely aligned to the guidelines in the British Athletics Athlete Development Model*. These encourage broadly based training and competition until the age of 16.
The core of the programme is Athletics 365** and athletes in this age range are initially encouraged to attend one session a week specifically designed around this scheme. Athletics 365 trains an athlete across some 27 competencies and 9 progressive levels and tracks progress against these. The framework is similar to the award of different colour belts in marshal arts.
Each athlete, who is a club member, and joins this programme should get an Athlete Pack to help them track their progress and understand the journey they are on. There is a broad programme covering respectively Youth Development or Youth Endurance (where athletes have a bias towards endurance).
These sessions are run at the following times:
Monday 6.20-8.00 pm Stantonbury Track (Youth Endurance)
Wednesday 6.45-8.15 pm Stantonbury Track (Youth Development)
Monday 5.30-6.30 pm Oakgrove School (Youth Development)
6.30-7.30 pm Oakgrove School (Youth Endurance)
Please note there is a maximum capacity for indoor training and attendance should be pre-booked.
In addition to these core sessions there is a wide variety of training available in events of particular interest to athletes. These can be arranged via the coaches running the Youth Development programme. An example of this is the Youth Endurance sessions run on a Tuesday at 6.10 pm and Saturday at 9.30 am. However, we need to monitor the overall activity to ensure it stays within guidelines for athletes of this age group.
Contact: 07816 901431
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Training for athletes with disability
The club provides extensive support and works closely with local schools. A regular session is run on a Tuesday at 5.00 pm at the track between April and September.
From October it moves to Ashurst Hall at 5.30 pm. Where feasible we seek to include athletes in the other groups and sessions described in earlier sections.
Coaches are volunteers.
We are fortunate at MMKAC in having a number of coaches with a strong reputation in their field.
For more information contact:
David Millett on 01908 690176 01908 690176
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