KTC are really pleased to be operating a youth scheme on a trial basis. Fully endorsed by the British Triathlon Federation (BTF) the scheme starts on September 21st 2023. Sessions will run at the same time as the main KTC training session and will be managed by Liz Parris a BTF qualified coach.
Our BTF qualified coach Liz Parris noticed the massive benefits to her own son when he got involved in running. She wanted other young people to get the same benefit and has pioneered this brand new KTC youth scheme.
There is so much of evidence out there on the benefits of fresh air and exercise for mental health and well-being. Exercise is also a great stress reliever, particularly during the exam years.
Running also builds resilience to deal with the pressures of daily life; it boosts self-esteem and confidence and provides social interaction and opportunities to meet like-minded people. It can also provide bonding experiences within families. This is a great opportunity to start running which could develop into a lifetime love of sport.
The sessions will involve a warm up followed by a main set and finish with a cool down. It is expected that sessions will last about 60 mins.
Coaching will emphasise the ABC’s of running – Agility, Balance and Coordination. We will look at running form with a view to building up speed and stamina over time. The sessions will allow you to work at your own level, set your own goals and work towards achieving them in a fun and supportive way. We will also teach you how to protect against injury.
The KTC Youth session will take place at the same time as the main KTC track session but on a separate part of the track.
The KTC coaches are DBS checked and have completed the necessary safeguarding courses.
If you are 15, 16 or 17 years old and you want to start running or improve your running times then the sessions are for you.
Maybe you just want to get outdoors and take some exercise with similar aged people and of course have some fun. We cater for all levels of ability and experience – it doesn’t matter, the main thing is that you join in.
WHERE & WHEN?
The sessions will take place at Altrincham and District Athletics Track, Park Road, Timperley, WA15 6UA. Every Thursday 7.00 – 8.00pm (starting 21st September 2023)
The sessions will be free of charge for the foreseeable future. We are fortunate to have secured funding from BTF who are keen to get young people involved in the sport. There may be a small cost in the future.
For more information or to book please contact:
Liz Parris (coach KTC)
KTC Welfare Officer
Katy O’Connor, email@example.com