New Whitehall Junior Academy from Monday 22 November 2010

Bristol & West Athletic Club will be starting a new Junior Athletic Academy at Whitehall Athletic Arena from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday evening. The lead coach for the sessions will be Dean Garrett and Dean will be supported by Cy Knibb, Hilary Nash and Mike Strange. Between them this group of four coaches will cover fundamental movement skills, running, hurdling, jumping and throwing. From time to time they will also call in specialist coaches from the club to support coaching in specialist events such as shot putting, javelin throwing, triple jumping and pole vaulting.

The aim of these Junior Academy sessions will be to give young athletes a basic grounding in the various athletic skills before they move on to Wednesday night sessions which from the New Year 2011 will also include Academy Sessions between 6.15 and 7.15 p.m. and a later session for older athletes from 7.15 to 8.15 p.m. Further details may be obtained by e-mail from Dean Garrett at dean_garrett72@hotmail.com (there is an underscore between Dean and Garrett) or Keith Brackstone at keithatrvp@blueyonder.co.uk.

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