INTRODUCTION TO THE JUNIOR JETS

What are the Junior Jets?

The Junior Jets are young athletes under the age of 11 years.
New members must contact us by e-mail to go on the waiting list.
The Junior Jets are part of the Wakefield and District Harriers, which are affiliated to the Athletics Association.

When and Where do the Junior Jets Meet?

The Junior Jets meet most Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm at the Thornes Park Stadium. The only times we do not meet are usually Bank Holidays.

How Much Does It Cost?

For the first 4 weeks you will only need to pay the current entrance fee per session. This must be paid to the official taking the register or one of the coaches. After the first 4 weeks, if you wish to carry on and your coach has recommended you, you will need to make yourself a member of the Wakefield Harriers Athletics Club. This costs 50.00 for lifetime membership. The cost includes a Club running vest which you will need to wear when you enter any competitions. You will still need to pay the current fee when when you become a member.

Competitions

During the season, in addition to attendance at the Club, all athletes will be expected to enter competitions. There are various types of competitions. One type of competition is known as an Open Meeting. These are held regularly throughout West Yorkshire and you should attend these to obtain your personal best times (commonly known as PBs). All members of the Junior Jets are also expected to compete in the West Yorkshire Track and Field League.

The Club holds its own competitions nights once a month. Points are scored for all the events and medals and certificates are awarded at the end of the summer and autumn seasons.

Injuries

If an athelete is suffering from injury or illness you should not attend the Club. If a coach feels that you are not 100% fit, you will not be allowed to take part in the training session.

Long Term Injuries

Any member of the Junior Jets who does not attend for 5 weeks will be removed from the register. It is necessary therefore, in the event of long term injury or illness, to advise the Club in writing before the end of the 5th week.

If an athlete intends to return to training after 10 weeks (without the Club having received written notification of absence) the athlete may be put on the waiting list until a place becomes available.

Behaviour Whilst at the Club

When attending the training sessions, every athlete must listen to the coaches at all times. This is for safety reasons. If an athlete misbehaves, shouts, argues, calls other children names etc, the athlete will be cautioned by a Club Coach. If the athlete still misbehaves the athlete will be asked to leave the track and parents/guardians will be informed. It is possible that the member will be suspended from the Club.

All parents/guardians of children are reminded that children must be collected from the ground by 7.00 pm at the latest. Children must not be left unattended on the stadium premises. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children at all times during the training sessions.

What to Bring to Training Sessions

Athletes should always bring a waterproof jacket and a non-fizzy drink. The weather can always change during the training sessions. All clothing should be clearly marked with the athelete's name. During the indoor seasons, drinks must not be taken on to the running track.

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