The Endurance and Relays Development Squads offer promising young athletes and their coaches the opportunity to come together to learn and develop.
Run in conjunction with the Ulster Athletics Council and Athletics Ireland the "Northern Ireland & Ulster Endurance Development Squad” weekends are typically held three times across the year and provide an opportunity for the select group of developing endurance athletes to train together and learn key skills that will aid them in achieving success in endurance events.
Full details of the squads can be found HERE.
During 2016, Athletics NI began to establish Northern Ireland Relay Squads at both senior and developmental age groups. The project's aim is to ensure all speed athletes across Northern Ireland develop the skills necessary to compete effectively at relays. In time it is hoped this will lead to an opportunity for Northern Ireland to deploy competitive relay teams at the Commonwealth Games. It should also mean that Northern Irish athletes are also able to excel should they be selected for the GB or Irish relay teams. Running alongside the relay squad days are a series of development opportunities for speed coaches that focus on providing a solid foundation of modern training methods in sprints and hurdles.
Full details of the Speed and Relays Squads can be found HERE.