Training

If you are not a member already, please click on the “become a member link” on the home page for details of how to join before attending a training session (Membership and Training fees apply after a try-it-out session)

So long as you are aged 9 or over you will have the chance to try most of the different athletic events. You can decide on which events that you are interested in and concentrate on those or even specialize in just one. U11 athletes (school years 4 and 5) may only participate in sprints, endurance, shot putt and long jump.

Club nights are on Tuesday (depending on which session, between 6pm-8.30pm) and Thursday (6.30pm-8.30pm) at the Tabor Leisure Centre athletics track, Panfield Lane, Braintree CM7 1FF.
Training times are listed here, updated for 2017. Note that the Thursday Sportshall sessions ended on 10th March 2016 and Thursday long jump sessions are suspended for the winter after 20th October 2016.

Our coaches are trained and graded in accordance with UKAthletics guidelines, so you can be sure that they have the ability to improve your athletic skills.

Training Fees

When it comes to Training Fees, there are a two options available

Option 1:

BDAC allows the athletes, if they wish, to pay prior to each training session

All Athletes: £3.00 per session

Option 2

Alternatively, BDAC encourages all of its members to setup a Standing Order to pay for training fees.

Those who take up this option are able to make savings if you train regularly. (Based on potential annual savings when compared with 2 x weekly sessions in summer and 1 x weekly session in winter.)

All Athletes: £10.00 per month (Monthly Standing Order)


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