Mini league- (track, cross country and sport hall)
These are fun events special designed for the younger athletes (U11 – U15), where all young athletes in the club can come and compete against other clubs in Nottinghamshire (Mansfield, Newark, Retford, Sutton, Worksop, Rushclifffe). This league forms the ideal basis for competition, it is fun, friendly and EVERYONE can participate.
Track and field (Summer)
This event has both scoring races and guest races which means that it provides an ideal opportunity for all young athletes to have a go at different events from the following.
U11 75m, 150m, 600m, bench throw, javelin, long and high jump, and 4 x 100m relay.
U13 100m, 200m, sprint hurdles 800m, girls 1000m, boys 1500m, long and high jump, shot, javelin and 4 x 100m relay
U15 100m, 200m, 400m (boys) sprint hurdles, 800m, 1500m discus, shot, javelin, high and long jump, 4 x 100m relay.
This is as you would expect held outside regardless of the weather (wind, rain etc). Despite this it is a very enjoyable and important part of the development of all young athletes. The races normally take place on grass and tracks over undulating terrain. There is a very good chance of getting wet and muddy so it is advisable to bring plenty of warm dry clothes, spare trainers, and a waterproof jacket (and trousers if you have them), a drink of water and a snack. Parents might find a flask useful !!!!
U11 girls run 1000m U13 Girls run 2000m
U11 Boys run 1500m U13 Boys run 3000m
First race starts at 1100am with the U11 girls followed by U11 boys events then follow on so in order that you do not miss your race and to support your fellow teammates could everyone could arrive by 1030 please.
This is an indoor event usually held at Grove Leisure Centre, Newark and includes the following events speed bounce (side to side jumps), sit and throw (sit on bench and throw a basketball over your head), standing long jump / triple jump, vertical jump (how high can you jump?) and turbo javelin (using a plastic javelin), shot put plus loads of running races (different distances) ending with a relay. There is plenty of opportunity for everyone to have a go, the more the merrier!!!
Young athletes league (YAL) – (Summer)
Like the mini league this is specially designed for young athletes (U13 – U17) Notts are in the Midland premier league, which means that, we compete against the best clubs in the midlands.
This event is a pre selection event, meaning that athletes are selected to compete usually 2 week before the competition. Unlike the mini league there are no guest races just an A and B athlete for each event.
There is also a certain amount of travel associated with the YAL but the leagues are structured to reduce this. A coach is hired for all away fixtures with a small charge per person for this to help the cost.
For more information on any of the above events please feel free to contact the Notts AC office or
Fiona Palmer (young athletes coordinator) 07724142694 /
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