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Cork Athletics Youth Development Initiative - CYDI - Spring 2019

Cork Youth Development Initiative (CYDI) Day 1 2019

CIT Track, Bishopstown, Cork

Saturday January 12th 2019

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Following on from the success of last years CYDI and Winter training programme, Cork Athletics County Board is delighted to announce that this year's training will continue into the spring, commencing on Saturday week, January 12th, at CIT Track.

The session for CYDI selected athletes will run from 1pm to 2:30pm
The session for all other athletes / age groups will run from 2:30pm to 4pm

Session 1 2019: Saturday January 12th

Session 2 2019: Saturday February 16th

Fees €5 per athlete per session

The indoor season begins on Sunday January 20th, with the Munster Juvenile Indoor Relays, a great way to kick start your 2019 athletic season


Distance Group session: 

The CYDI Distance Group session will also take place on Saturday next, January 12th, from 1pm to 4pm, with Registration between 12:45pm and 1pm


Criteria for CYDI/EYOF Endurance/Middle-Distance Group

  • Born between 2003-2006


  • Have participated in Cork Athletics Cross-Country League 2018
  • Finished in First 6 in Cork Athletics County Even or UnEven Cross-Country Championships
  • on Cork team for Even-Age National Cross-Country Championship

Registration Times

CYDI Panel A: 12:45pm to 1pm 
Open Coaching Group: 2:15pm to 2:30pm

Joining CYDI Group

Athletes who may be aspiring to join the CYDI group, but NOT already selected to join the group: These athletes MUST first join the Open Coaching Group Sessions, from 2:30pm to 4pm, so that they can be assessed by the coaches, after which they MAY be invited to join the CYDI Group.


Aims of CDYI

1)    To provide coaching and event peer training groups to aid achievement of qualification standards for EYOF competition in 2019 and 2021 (age dependant).

2)    To provide a pathway to the National High Performance Junior squad


EYOF - European Youth Olympic Festival is for athletes who are Under-18 (Born in 2002 or 2003, for the 2019 event)

EYOF 2019 - Baku

The 2019 Summer EYOF will take place in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan, from July 21st -27th 2019

As at January 4th, Athletics Ireland has not yet outlined its Selection Policy

EYOF 2021 - Kosice

The 2021 Summer EYOF will take place in the city of Kosice, Slovakia, from July 24th to August 1st 2021, and will be for athletes born in 2004 or 2005.


Outline Plan: Year One

Provide information on qualification standards and selection policy, and how they are determined - Jacqui Freyne Athletics Ireland High Performance

To organise workshops around the area of physical development and the young athlete, and its impact on performance. - Mary Gleasure BSc SMISCP (Specialist in Sports Medicine, DIP Sports Psychology, DIP Nutrition).

To organise workshops on training pian towards achievement of standards, and to understand competition peaking. - Athletics Ireland High Performance   

To hold regular coaching sessions in the events with selected athletes


About Us

Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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