Bedford Beagles

Bedford Beagles provides a fun athletics based activities for young people in school years 4, 5 and 6 and caters for all abilities and is based on Athletics 365 England Athletics Young Athlete Development Pathway.

The sessions are run each week on Saturday mornings at Bedford International Athletics Stadium from 10:45pm to 12:15pm during in term time. However Beagles does not take when there is a major event on at the stadium or over public holidays weekends.

Beagles provides a safe and enjoyable introduction to all the main athletic activities including

  • Warming up and down
  • Running
  • Throwing
  • Sprinting
  • Jumping

Beagles also provides an introduction to competition and a pathway into full membership of Bedford & County AC and acts as a priority feeder group into the clubs Passport scheme.

Beagle Plus is led and managed by senior Bedford and County AC coaches who are supported by assistant coaches funded under the England Athletics Game Changers Programme.

All coaches, and assistant coaches have DBS clearance.

Beagles should come to the Saturday morning sessions ready to participate and start at 10:45am and finish at 12:15pm.

They need to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for energetic activities.

Beagles should be polite and well behaved.

How much does it cost?

The fee for Beagles is set by term and is £48 for 12 sessions. Enrolment for the term is open until the end of the second session of the term. 

No new members are then accepted until the start of the next term.

There will be a ceiling on numbers to ensure that we have the appropriate number of coaches & helpers.

The club needs some information about young athletes in our care. You will be asked to complete a registration form which you can pick up on your first visit.

Further details are available from the Beagles team contact: Steve Janes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018 2019 Term dates

  • Term 1: 22nd September to 15th December 2018, the second weekend of the school half term holiday will be a break for this group. Twelve sessions.
  • Term 2: 5th January to 13th April 2019 with a half term break. Twelve sessions.
  • Term 3: 27th April to 20th July 2019 with NO half term break as Easter is late. A twelve week term.

There are additional opportunities in the club for the older children and we will be happy to provide information about these.

We hope that in time members of beagles will graduate to other groups within the club.

 

Beagles Plus

Beagles plus provides athletics coaching for young people in school years 6-8.

The sessions are run as on Tuesdays and Thursday during the regular Bedford and Country AC club nights at Bedford International Athletics Stadium from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm.

Beagles Plus provides structured and progressive coaching in all main athletics events including

  • Warming up and down
  • Throws (Shot Putt, Javelin, Discus and Hammer)
  • Running (Sprinting or Endurance)Hurdles
  • Pole Vault
  • Jumping (High Jump and Long Jump)

At each session, two events will be covered followed by running (either sprints or endurance).

Beagles Plus provides the opportunity for competition and allows young athletes to be full members of Bedford & County AC.

Beagles Plus also acts as a priority feeder group into the single or multiple event based coaching in Year 9.

Beagle Plus is led and managed by senior Bedford and County AC coaches who are supported by assistant coaches funded under the England Athletics Game Changers Programme.

All coaches, and assistant coaches have DBS clearance.

Beagles Plus athletes should come to the Tuesday and Thursday sessions ready to start at 5:30pm and finish at 6:30pm.

They need to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for athletics activities.Beagles Plus athletes are full members of the club and as such need to follow the BCAC athletes Code of Conduct.

How much does it cost?

We offer a temporary 4 week trial membership at a cost of £20.00.  

This will be deducted from your membership fee if you join.

Details of all other membership categories and fees can be found elsewhere on the club website.

Further details are available from the Beagles Plus contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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