The Juvenile section of Lusk AC is broken up into different groups depending on age and ability. Juveniles train between once and three times weekly depending on the group they are assigned to. All groups have a ratio of 1:10 (one coach per ten athletes) and train in the wide variety of events in athletics including Plyometric’s.
Within Juveniles, we have competitive (enter competition regularly) and non-competitive (maintain a level of fitness through fun) athletes.
This section train twice or three times weekly. Monday is reserved for hill sprint training in a local park during the spring/summer, where a program develops the athlete’s strength and stamina. On Tuesdays, the training of this group is mainly cardio workouts of various distances depending the time of year. During autumn we concentrate on the Cross Country discipline while during late winter and during spring we train for the Track and field season where distances vary from 60m to 1,500m. For older juveniles they also train for 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m.
The third training session each week takes place on Thursdays and this is focused on the field events of Track and Field. During winter months the Thursday training sessions are mainly trunk based. With the group spread thinly among the different disciplines with a ratio of 1:5 approx. It is possible for the athletes to gain a lot of coaching and experience in the events they have chosen. Thursdays also include coaching in plyometric and nutrition for the athletes to do in their own time.
When the opportunity arises these athletes training on Saturdays in Morton Stadium, Santry as part of Track and Field. However, these sessions only take place when there is no competitions scheduled.
Non-competitive athletes train with the club once a week. They follow a training program spread over eight to twelve weeks depending on the time of year and give the athletes training in the different events of athletics in a more relaxed environment. Each group will train and move around three or four different disciplines for each training session so as to maintain interest in the training and increase the fun factor of athletics. All athletes in the non-competitive groups attend training to improve or maintain a healthy fitness level but above all have fun among their peers in a safe environment. Regular auditing of the different groups allows athletes to move to different groups so as to increase their experience. This allows them to achieve new goals. It is also very possible for many of the athletes in the non-competitive groups to move across to the competitive groups.