About Juniors

Crook & District A.C. is an athletics club which includes running, sprinting, jumping and throwing. The club’s Junior Section focuses on youth development and holds training sessions at Stadium 2000 at Shildon on Thursday evenings starting at 7:30.

Our junior groups start from 8 years old. All training sessions are supervised by our volunteer coaches who are qualified through the England Athletics coach education programme and go through all the relevant security checks.Crook Juniors have three age groups: – Under 11’s, Under 13’s and Under 15s/U 17’s.

Young athletes will, in general, follow a recognised pathway as they progress and develop with focus shifting from multi-event based training for the Under 11’s group [with the emphasis on having fun and enjoyment] through to more event specific training as they progress into the older age categories.

While the junior training sessions are arranged around groups, Crook is a small friendly club and individual young athletes will be asked what their favourite events are and what they want to get out of the training sessions. Young athletes have different abilities and develop at different rates. At Crook we encourage everyone to aim to achieve personal bests and try to be the best young athlete they can be.

Improvement works were carried out at Stadium 2000 at Shildon during 2020 which included a re-laid track and a new throws cage. Stadium 2000 is now one of the best athletics stadiums in the North East of England.

As a junior athlete, our members have lots of opportunity to represent Crook & District Athletics Club in competitive events throughout the year. Our membership is provided with information about competitive events throughout the North East of England.

The Junior Section has a Parents Committee which liaises with the Coaches to organise the training sessions, teams for competitive events and the day to day running of the club.

For more information, or if you have any queries, then please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to advise – juniors@crookac.co.uk