ADAC encourage youngsters to become active in the sport of athletics, we have a team of qualified coaches who work with young people on a wide range of athletic events to help them develop and improve as athletes. With the younger athletes the emphasis is on fun and taking part.
We do not focus solely on a single discipline with our young athletes, instead using Athletics 365 we encourage them to try a wide variety of events and work to develop all round athletic skills.
We do encourage competition and take part in Track and Field events/ League meetings, Club Competitions, Sports Hall and Cross Country.
As the athletes develop, we will continue to encourage multi-event training; however we will also help to develop specific disciplines and encourage each athlete achieve their personal goals.
Although England Athletics operate and age badning system, we work to develop athletes depending upon their own physical abilities. Our focus as a club with our youngsters is on participation and enjoyment, respect and tollerance are placed high on our agenda.
Track & Field
The sun was shining in Ashton-under-Lyne as plenty of our primary school youngsters displayed their cross country potential with impressive performances. This was the second staging of this event, and has caught the attention of plenty of clubs in the Manchester area....read more
National XC - JuniorsWhat makes a good cross country course? Hills? Tree roots? A pancake flat route? How about mole hills and streams? Yes, streams! Streams are awesome. They increase the mud factor exponentially. Every athlete should come back caked with mud on...read more
The juniors were again out in force at Woodbank Park in the final race of this year's Manchester XC League. The U11 girls had six representatives, even though four of the girls that did the last two races were away for half term. The A team finished a creditable 5th...read more
On a lovely day at Heaton Park lots of our girls were running in the Greater Manchester Schools XC Championship. Qualification for this event was based on the local schools XC leagues, with most of our girls representing the borough of Trafford.In the U11 girls race,...read more
It was a real baptism of fire for the U11s. Many times were the words "proper cross country" heard. A bit of a change from the nice grass at John Leigh Park and Crossford Bridge. So typical Manchester Cross Country League then. Except one thing wasn't typical. That...read more
Yet another brilliant performance from our young athletes, at Colwyn Bay on Saturday 16th July, resulted in a third successive match win in the Youth Development League Division North West 4. As a result the team were not only promoted to Division 3 but...read more
NOSEBLEED TIME AS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE TEAM WIN MATCH AND TOP TABLE FOR FIRST TIMEPrior to 22nd May we had never won a Youth Development League match nor been top of a Youth Development League table. I am delighted to say that thanks to the talent and hard work of...read more
At the Trafford AC Open meeting on Tuesday 28th July at Longford Park, 15 year old Chayce Smithwon her 400m heat in a time of 57.90s, beating two U20 and an U23 athletes in the process.Her time breaks the existing U16 Girls Club Record previously held by Carolyn...read more