Junior Development Squad

The Front Runner Junior Development Squad is a structured training squad for children aged between 11-14 years, who are beginning to show a keen interest in running.   Our squad works within two pathways, Sprints and Endurance.  Both squads will teach your child our values of consistency, teamwork and goal setting.

Our focus is the individual development and progress of each child and we also highly value the role of mentoring in our programmes. As such, all our Junior Development training is at same time as our Elite squads to allow natural interaction, facilitate aspiration to develop within each child and also show a clear pathway to the highest levels if and when your child decides that is their motivation.

As your child develops they will start to develop a preference for certain activities however it is imperative that during this time your child continues to get exposure to a wide variety of sports and activities as specialisation too early will actually limit your child’s long term outcomes.
Training Schedule as of 1st November 2018


ENDURANCE: Alex Dreyer (B.Sc Dietetics). As a qualified dietitian and coach Alex brings outstanding technical knowledge and expertise to the coaching role. In addition, his engaged and outgoing personality and experience as a collegiate athlete at Eastern Kentucky University in the USA as a scholarship distance runner gives him a perfect platform to assist junior runners towards their full potential and create a positive team environment in the process with assistance from senior coaches Ben Green and myself.

SPRINTS: Zac Born (B.Sc (Hons)). Zac is an accredited Athletics Australia Coach (Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach) and an accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach (Level 1). He has completed a Bachelor of science in the fields of mechanical engineering and sports science, and is currently completing his honours degree in Sports Science (Majoring in Biomechanics) at The University of Western Australia.  Zac has 12 years of competitive sprinting experience and 6 years of coaching experience, ranging from cross country, sprinting events, state relay coaching and strength and conditioning. He has a passion for junior development in both sprinting events and fundamental movement skills and draws on his years of experience to provide a holistic approach to training.

SPRINTS: Jessica Haig (B. Sc Exercise Science, B. Arts Psychology). Jess is a level 2 Advanced athletics coach, with 8 years coaching experience in a range of sports. She has been involved with coaching children, ranging from 3 to 17 years of age, from regional athletics clubs, private, as well as public schools, and elite junior squads. Jess is also a C grade official, which adds an extra dimension of knowledge and love for track and field. Jess currently competes herself in sprint and middle distances on the track, having represented her state at junior and open levels. She has completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Psychology, giving her the technical expertise to assist her in developing children’s athletic abilities beyond the basics. Jess is a strong advocate for being active for life, and encouraging the participation of young children, in particular, girls in sport.
Junior Physio:
Marc See (B.Sc Physio) is one of only 7 West Australians to have broken the 4 minute mile. A 10* state champion in Track and Road events he brings over 6 years of private practice experience to our clinical classes. A specialist in running biomechanics and injury management, this session helps reduce risk and enhance performance at the same targeted session.

Pricing (as of 1st November 2018):

  1. Group Training: Casual Training Pass Option
    Junior 10 Session Pass $120 – BUY HERE
    Junior 20 Session Pass $220 – BUY HERE 

    Junior Single Session $13 – BUY HERE
    (create a log in to purchase your training pass)
  2. Training Membership:
    Junior Development Squad – 2 sessions per week: $75/month BUY NOW
  3. Junior 11-14 Sprints 8 Week Program:
    Monday Lake Monger 4.30pm,
    Wednesday Shirley Strickland 4.30pm or
    WA Athletics Stadium 5.30pm
    Next Program Starts Monday 11th February – Sign Up HERE!
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Tell us you are coming and more about your child: Before attending, or if you have any queries please email Andrea at services@frontrunnersports.com.au with an overview of your child’s goals and background so we can hit the ground running!
Contact Andrea at services@frontrunnersports.com.au or 0478 841 104