Athletics

Customer Notice -

All children attending the classes must be signed up prior to coming along. We advise anyone looking to join our classes to phone up 01236 341969 and a member of our team will be available to sign you up. Alternatively, you can fill out our enquiry form and we aim to get back to you within 48 hours.

Athletics at North Lanarkshire Council has a place for you whether you're interested in keeping fit, training to become a coach or you're targeting a place on the podium.



Kids Athletics Classes

Teeny Tots

18month to 5 years old will work on the following skills & techniques – Running, jumping, long jumps, throwing, javelin, agility, balance and coordination. All these skills and techniques will be tailored to suit the specific age category and allow the participants to develop these at their own pace.

18months to 3 years old – Parent & child participation

3 years to 5 years old – Child participation only

 

Run, Jump & Throw

5 years to 12 years old will work on the following skills & techniques – Sprints including crouch starts, long jumps including run up, take-off and landing, specific running techniques, shot putt, javelin, relays including changeover techniques, triple jump, agility, balance and coordination. All these skills and techniques will be tailored to suit the specific age category and allow the participants to develop these at their own pace.

For more experienced youngsters, the North Lanarkshire Athletics Partnership brings together elite athletes from Cumbernauld Amateur Athletic Club, Airdrie Harriers, and Motherwell Athletics Club, providing them with additional training support on their quest to fulfill their potential. For full details click on your preferred class below:

For more information please contact Craig Holmes on holmescr@northlan.gov.uk

 

Structure of sessions.

18m to 3 y/o – Fun sessions with athletics themes. Working on improving key motor skills such as balance, coordination and many more. Parent participation is mandatory during these sessions.

3 to 5 y/o – Fun sessions with athletics themes. Working towards more specific athletics sessions, gradually implementing run, jump & throw techniques. Child participation only.

5 to 12 y/o – Fun sessions for young aspiring athletes looking to improve their fitness & athletics skills & techniques. We work on specific skills & techniques such as, sprinting, hammer throw, javelin throw, long jump and many more. Child participation only.

 

HOW TO BOOK!

All new and existing bookings are done by contacting the centre of your choice or alternatively go into the main reception. Classes cost £23.95 per month and the programme is delivered over 50 weeks of the year.

For more information contact Sports Development on 01236 341969 / activenl@northlan.gov.uk

 

Included in your monthly fee

If you take out our standard sport specific membership, you will also receive the following great benefits:

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  • Airdrie

    Tuesday

    Run Jump Throw

    Ages 5-7 | 5pm-6pm | Outdoor 2G Pitch (Towards back of the centre)
    Ages 7-12 | 6pm-7pm | Outdoor 2G Pitch (Towards back of the centre)

  • Broadwood

    Thursday

    Teeny Tots

    Age 3-5 | 4.15pm - 5pm  | Indoor Main Hall

    Run Jump Throw

    Age 5-7 | 5pm - 6pm | Indoor Main Hall

    Age 7-12 | 6pm-7pm | Indoor Main Hall

    Saturday

    Teeny Tots

    Age 3-5 | 10am-10:45am | Dojo

    Run Jump Throw

    Age 5-7 | 11am-12pm | Indoor Main Hall

    Age 7-12 | 12pm-1pm | Indoor Main Hall

     

  • Ravenscraig

    Tuesday

    Teeny Tots

    Ages 3 - 5 | 4:15-5pm | Indoor Main Hall 

     

    Run Jump Throw

    Ages 5 - 7 | 5-6pm | Indoor Main Hall - This session will be returning to Ravenscraig from wc 11th October

    Ages 7 - 9 | 6-7pm | Indoor Main Hall - This session will be returning to Ravenscraig from wc 11th October

    Ages 9 - 12 | 7-8pm | Indoor Main Hall - This session will be returning to Ravenscraig from wc 11th October

     

    Wednesday

    Run Jump Throw

    Ages 5 - 7 | 4-5pm | Indoor Main Hall - This session will be returning to Ravenscraig from wc 11th October

    Ages 7 - 9 | 5-6pm | Indoor Main Hall - This session will be returning to Ravenscraig from wc 11th October

  • Townhead Community Centre

    Wednesday

    Run Jump Throw

    Age 7-9 | 6pm-7pm | Badminton Hall

    Age 9-12 | 7pm-8pm | Badminton Hall

  • Time Capsule

    Saturday

    Tiny Tots

    Ages - 18mth - 3yrs | 9:00-9.45am | Indoor Main Hall 

    Ages - 3yrs / 3-5 yrs | 10:00-10.45am | Indoor Main Hall 

  • Wishaw

    Monday

    Run Jump Throw

    Ages 7 - 12 | 6-7pm | Indoor Main Hall

     

    Tuesday

    Teeny Tots

    Ages 18m - 3yrs | 10-10:45am | Indoor Main Hall

    Ages 3 - 5 | 10:45-11:30am | Indoor Main Hall

Other Athletics Information

  • NL Open Graded Athletics Meetings

    What is an open-graded athletics meeting?

    Open Graded athletics meetings are an excellent opportunity for all athletes from U11 to Veteran to take part in an athletics event.

    Open Graded meetings allow athletes of all levels and abilities to compete against others of the same standard. This is a fantastic opportunity for athletes to gauge their competition times/ distances in a variety of athletic disciplines, under competition rules.

    Athletes have the opportunity to set personal best times, under UK Rules and a SAL permit, by qualified officials. You are not required to be part of a club to compete.  All results are also submitted to Power of 10.

    Officials pending all track events use the photo-finish equipment.

    • The meetings are open to male and female athletes in age groups under 11 to veteran
    • Athletes MUST be at least 9 years of age on the day of competition
    • All entrants must be amateurs according to UK Athletics Rules for Competition
  • Athletics Clubs

    Athletics Clubs

    If you want to take your passion for athletics to the next level, Motherwell AC, Airdrie Harriers, and Cumbernauld AAC are on hand to cater to your needs. All three clubs have achieved the Clubmark which recognises clubs who meet national standards of practice and who provide a safe and effective structure for members. North Lanarkshire has become the first Local Authority area in Scotland to have all their athletics clubs Clubmarked.

    Click here to view all the details for local Athletics Club

 

Does your child love sports? Then they'll love our new Ultimate Sports Membership. 

If you take out our out an Ultimate Sports Membership, you will also receive the following great benefits.

USM
USM 1
USM 4
USM 5
USM 6

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