Training

We currently doing Summer Training.

Important: Please ensure your child goes to the toilet before attending any training session, as we have no or limited facilities at our outside venues.

Summer Training

Track and Field training  takes place on the sports field within The Bicester School opposite the Bicester Leisure Centre. There is a grass track along with an all weather jumps and specialist throws area.

The summer training will have a phased starting session through April dependent on school age group and will run through to August.

For current School Year 3, 4 & 5 summer training is on a Tuesday evening 6:15 registration, and the first session will start Tuesday 25th April 2017.

Please Note: All under 11s (school years 3 to 5) must be collected from the field by a parent or guardian, no under 11 will be allowed to leave on their own.

For current School Year 6 & 7 summer training is on a Tuesday evening 6:00pm registration, and the first session will start Tuesday 11th April 2017. The aim is for this group to be coached together so that they can understand techniques for running, jumping and throwing including the health and safety around using new equipment which includes shot, discus and javelins.

For current School Year 8 and over the regular outdoor summer training will start on Tuesday 11th April 2017 6:00pm registartion.

There is the opportunity for School Year 6 and above to also train on a Thursday evening 6:00pm registration from Thursday 13th April 2017.

Registration is at 6:00pm or 6.15pm (depending on age see above) and the training session will finish at around 7.30pm and the cost for each training session is £2.00 per session to BAC members, if you have more than one child attending a session it is £2.00 for the first child and £1.00 each for all your other children.

Please note: As the track is on grass if it has been raining all day, or is raining at 5pm then there is a chance the training session may be cancelled due to health & safety issues. Please see our Training cancellation document to see how we will notify members.

Please bring a non fizzy drink and warm clothes to each session and if it’s sunny please apply sun cream.

Winter training

Training takes place during the winter from September through to March.

Sundays           Cross Country (year 3 and above)

Tuesdays          Circuit training (year 8 and above)

Wednesdays     Indoor Sportshall (year 3 and above)

Indoor Sports Hall training

For the 2016/2017 season Sportshall training started on TBC September 2017.

Sportshall training takes place at the Bicester Leisure Centre on a Wednesday. Due to the high demand this is only available to paid up members and is split into two sessions by age group to allow the maximum number of people to benefit from the fun and fitness training:

First Session 6.30 pm – 7.25 pm – Primary School age – Years 3, 4, 5 & 6.  Registration will be at 6.15pm and all athletes attending this session must be collected after the training from the Reception Area in the Bicester Leisure Centre.

Second Session 7.30 pm – 8.25 pm – Secondary School age athletes – Years 7, 8, 9 & 10.   Registration will be at 7.15pm and we request that these athletes are also collected from the Reception Area as we do not want them waiting outside after the training session during the winter.

A small facilities usage fee of £2.00 is charged at each session to cover venue rental.

Circuit training

For the 2016/17 winter season Circuit Training starts on Tuesday TBC October 2017.

BAC circuit training is open to all club members in school year 8 and above. We do accommodate year 7’s if space is available, please contact Steve for further information.

We aim to improve the core strength of the youngsters by using standard circuit exercises (press ups sit ups etc) along with plyometric work such as bounding. We don’t use weights at all and rely on individual body weight to build strength and power which can be of benefit across all parts of athletics and other sports. We start off at a level where new youngsters learn about the exercises and build up the workload as we progress through to next summer. Each session is started by an intense warm up and then finished with a stretching for recovery session.

Circuit training takes place in the gym at The Bicester School on a Tuesday with registration at 6.15pm for 6:30 start and will finish between 7:30 & 7:45. £1 per session. The gym is behind the admin block through the gates on the left hand side but I will be outside on the first week to direct new athletes and answer any questions etc. Year 7s must contact Steve before coming along.

For more information regarding Circuit Training please contact Steve Flynn contact

Cross Country training

Please Note: There will not be any training if we have a race that day. Please check fixtures.

For the 2016/17 season training begins on TBC of September 2017.

Cross Country training takes place opposite Lidl on a Sunday starting at 9:50am. There is a training fee of £1.00 per session. By coming to cross country training there is no obligation to take part in races.

Members are encouraged to do extra fitness work away from the club, a good source for extra running is Parkrun. If you are doing extra training please speak to one of the coaches to ensure you are not doing too much.

Please Note: Please do not just turn up at a training session, please contact our membership secretary Derek here before attending your first session.

If you have any queries concerning training please speak to one of the coaches after the training session.

Important: Please ensure your child goes to the toilet before attending any training session, as we have no or limited facilities at our outside venues.