Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club - Somerset's Premier Athletics Club
2013 SUMMER COACHING TIMETABLE
With the recent changes to coaching staff we have now put together a coaching schedule for this summer.
We hope this will give more certainty to all our athletes and coaches and will provide opportunities for all to train in their specific events. The timetable is available by clicking this link below:
2013 Summer Coaching Schedule
We will be offering specialist event coaching throughout the summer on a Thursday (Shot, hammer and discus on a Tuesday) . Further information can be found by clicking below
SPECIALIST EVENT COACHING FOR SUMMER 2013
We hope to add more events to this schedule shortly.
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BILL WHISTLECROFT - it is very unfortunate that, due to ill health, Bill will not be able to coach or carry out his many and varied roles throughout the club during the 2013 season. YOAC are striving to ensure that there is a continuity of coaching put in place for hurdles and for other specialist events throughout this season. Our very best wishes go out to Bill and Ann. If you wish to pass on a message to Bill or Ann then please could you do so via Jen Slade (email@example.com) or Barbara Gadd (firstname.lastname@example.org) - thank you.
SAFEGUARDING AND VOLUNTEER PROTECTION: there will be a short course/refresher to highlight and expand upon recommended guidance and protocols when dealing with young (U18) athletes. This is open to all adults - particularly coaches, officials and team managers - and will take place at the clubhouse. The course was going to be on Friday 19th April from 7 until 9pm but has been postponed - further details soon. To register your interest please email Barbara Gadd at email@example.com
Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club - for fun and performance
With excellent facilities and a team of committed and qualified coaches, we are helping to produce many outstanding individual athletes who have gained national and international honours at senior and junior levels of competition. Our club was established in 1969 and has always enjoyed being amongst the leading clubs in the South West of England. In 2001, YOAC joined forces with Wells City Harriers and now enter combined teams for Track and Field as well as Cross Country and Road Running.
We have always made good use of the council owned and managed track that was up-graded to an 8-lane "all weather" track in 1984. With Lottery and Sport England funding the track was refurbished in 2002 including the installation of floodlighting and the track was again refurbished in 2011. We run a small friendly clubhouse that provides changing facilities and a refreshment bar for members, guests and visiting athletes. The clubhouse was opened in June 1988 in memory of former member Joanna France from funds raised by the Joanna France Memorial Trust.
YOAC and South Somerset District Council work together to develop and promote athletics in the local community. This partnership is providing real optimism for the future of athletics in the area by supporting various initiatives such as Star:track athletic camps in the school holidays. Our members also provide support to the Sports:hall athletics programme promoted by Somerset Active Sport Partnership. These take place at Yeovil College and Stanchester School.
Senior Men's British Athletics League
This competition is for Senior and U20 Men. It is possible, however, for U17 Men to compete, with the League's approval, if the athlete has attained the Senior Grade 3 AAA standard or is capable of finishing in the top 3 of the A string.
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IMPORTANT NOTICES and website updates
New web pages added Feb 2013
Club Information - links to Contact us, About Yeovil Olympiads, Lost and Found and new Codes of Conduct page.
Codes of Conduct - new page under the Club Information page above.
Latest News, Entry Form for Men, Entry Form for Women - new pages for 2013 IAUM World Championships for Double Decathlon and Double Heptathlon - under the IAUM 2013 Double Dec/Hep header.
New web page added Dec 2012
2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR DOUBLE DECATHLON AND DOUBLE HEPTATHLON
New web pages - Oct 2012:
Membership and Fees - details of new England Athletics Affiliation Fee and Club Membership as well as training and match fees.
Training and Competition - training days and times. Athletics League Competitions available to YOAC members.
Financial Assistance - a sub-page of the Membership and Fees page above. Funding from the Yeovil Lions Club to assist eligible athletes.