Inspiring sports coaching for boys and girls aged 7-16

Athletics Academy 2017 with Dean Macey

  • Ages: 7-16
  • Dates: Back in 2018!
  • Time: 09.30–15.30 (Drop-off from 8.45, Pick-up before 16.15)
  • Price: £219 for 4 day academy

The Coaches

Dean Macey

Dean Macey was England’s leading decathlete for a decade. His first major triumph was a silver medal in the 1999 World Championships, which helped him win the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award in that year.

The following year, he was fourth in the Sydney Olympics, and followed that with a World Championships Bronze Medal in 2001. He was again fourth in the Athens Olympics, before winning the Gold medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He has a personal best of 8,603 points.

Click here for more about our current and former coaches.

The Academy 

The Academy will cover the following techniques, drills and disciplines through the week.

  • Challenging warm ups
  • Improving running style and speed
  • Using blocks for effective sprint starts
  • Sprint relays and baton changes
  • Developing hurdling technique
  • Throwing technique in shot, discus and javelin
  • Learning the Fosbury flop high jump technique
  • Advanced techniques for long and triple jump
  • Races, competitions and multi-disciplinary events


If there is a specific area or skill that you would like to gain more knowledge on then please let us know.

What to Bring

Children need to bring the following each day:

  • training shoes (and running spikes if they have them)
  • a packed lunch and snacks
  • water bottle
  • suitable clothing for the weather conditions
  • sun cream


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