Youth Development League – Training Session & Get Together

Attention all u13 and u15 athletes (school years 6 to 9).

On Sunday 23 February we will be holding a group get together and training session at the NSC track for any athletes interested in finding out a little bit more about the junior IOM athletics team (Team IOM Youth) who compete in the UK in the Youth Development League (YDL) during the summer. This will be an opportunity to meet other athletes, coaches and helpers and to try out a few events that might be new to you. After a brief introduction, we will have a group warm up and then give athletes a choice of events to try out where they will be guided by one of our fantastic Coaches. Any athletes already involved in YDL should also look to attend.

There will be a chance for athletes and parents to ask questions and to find out more about this great team event. We hope to hold further sessions in March and April, so don’t worry if you can’t make this first one.

Athlete registration forms will be available at the session which should be completed to register your interest and athletes must be fully paid up members of an athletic club.

The session starts at 10am and will finish by 12noon and it would be great to see as many athletes as we can – new and existing – so that we can start our preparations for the track season.

Gordon Crowe

YDL 2017

Team IOM Youth will again be competing in the UK Youth Development league in 2017. The team competes in the North West Division 1 League at various venues around the region. Each fixture comprises of a day trip from the Island and are scheduled on the following dates this season:

22nd April 2017
20th May 2017
17th June 2017
15th July 2017

The team is comprised of athletes from each of Manx Harriers, Northern AC and Western AC in the Under 15 and Under 13 age groups (School years 6 thru 9 ). Representatives from each club meet prior to a fixture to select a team.

To be considered for the team an athlete MUST BE A PAID UP FIRST CLAIM member of one of the clubs. If you are unsure of your membership status, you should check with your club membership secretary. It is also very important that your membership is renewed promptly for the 2017 season and you are registered with UKA.

Athletes who regularly attend their club training sessions and are willing to compete in a number of disciplines if required will be put forward by their club for selection.

Athletes may be selected for their perceived potential and not necessarily their current performance.

Registration forms will soon be available from Club Representatives but in the first instance we are asking athletes to register their interest by emailing the following details to Niamh Goddard , the YDL administrator at ydladmin@iomaa.info

Name – Age Group – Date of Birth – Club .

If you have any queries or questions, please contact the YDL administrator or your club coach.