Athlete Pathway

No matter what your age or goals Athletics has something to offer everyone. Why not get in contact with your local Athletics Club to see what they have to offer or check out the various programmes supported by Athletics NI and our partners.

What's on offer?

For children under 12 years of age there are numerous Grass Roots programmes available to get them started in Athletics. Then from 12-14 years old why not try out a Rising Stars squad to learn the fundamentals of Athletics. Then from 15 years up for those who want to take their Athletics a little more seriously there are various options available through the High Performance Athlete Support Pathway. And of course this all complements the existing Club Athletics programme delivered by your local Athletics Club.

Grass Roots  

For children under 12 there are several programmes available to get them interested in running, jumping and throwing - the foundation of Athletics. Some of the programmes on offer include:

Rising Stars

Specifically designed for children aged 12-14, Rising Stars is a structured curriculum to introduce he fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing. An athlete who has undertaken the Rising Stars curriculum should be well prepared to transition into club or high performance training. CLICK HERE to find out more

Schools Athletics

Most athletes get their first experience of Athletics at school. CLICK HERE to find out more.

High Performance Athlete Support Pathway

Athletes who dream of achieving international representation or attending major games can be supported through the High Performance Athlete Support Pathway. This incorporates a number of programmes including:

Club Athletics

Your local Athletics Club will offer a range of training options. CLICK HERE to find out more about clubs in your area

Running for Fitness

Running as a route to life long fitness has recently grown in popularity. CLICK HERE to find out more about Running for Fitness.