The disciplines we offer and what the benefits are

SS Athletics offers a range of classic track and field sports, from PE class staples like the 100-metre sprint to throwing events like shotput and discus. Our approach caters to both casual young athletes looking to make friends and learn a new sport to those considering borough, county or even nation-level competitions.

We take a two-tiered stance towards coaching – We don't just teach children the fundamentals and rules of a sport, but how to do it safely with an emphasis on biomechanics. This could mean correcting an athlete's running form for endurance racing, tweaking their take-off for the long jump, considering arm length for discus throwing and more.

The proof of this methodology is in the pudding, with SS Athletics having produced county-level champions.

Unlock your young athletes' potential – we cater to both Primary and Secondary-school aged children. To find out more, please reach out at 07713 118226.

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Track Sports at SS Athletics Southend


Middle Distance & Endurance 
(400m, 800m, 1,500m and cross-country) 

Middle-distance running occupies a unique place between sprints and long-distance races, which rewards a combination of speed, endurance and tactical prowess (Conserving energy, sprinting for the final stretch, etc). Cross-country running adds mental fortitude into the equation as well.

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Middle distance and endurance running is coached by

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 Ian Pike (Lead coach)

Nette Taylor - middle distance and endurance coach 

 Nette Taylor

Jason Brown - middle distance and endurance coach 

 Jason Brown




(60m, 100m and 200m) 

The classic test of speed, sprinters are known for their explosive take-offs, rapid acceleration and, of course, how fast they can run! Races are often won or just by fractions of a second, making every stride and technique vital for sprinting success.

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Sprinting is coached by

Adam McCarthy - sprints coach 

Adam McCarthy
(Lead coach)

Martin Leaver - sprints coach 

 Martin Leaver

Daryl Blows - sprints coach

 Daryl Blows




(60mh, 100mh and 110mh) 

Hurdles is known as one of the most challenging but potentially rewarding track sports, requiring a combination of explosive power, coordination and endurance. Proper timing and crucial are success, as athletes much maintain momentum while efficiently clearing each hurdle.

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Hurdles are coached by

Adam McCarthy - sprints coach  

 Adam McCarthy (Lead coach)

Martin Leaver - sprints coach 

 Martin Leaver


Field Sports at SS Athletics Southend


An ancient showcase of both strength and precision, javelin throwing is a technical art which requires and rewards explosive power, technique and coordination. Proper grip, approach and release are essential for success in this dynamic and thrilling event.

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Javelin is coached by

Kerry Edwards - Javelin coach 

Kerri Edwards

 Jake Young - javelin coach 

 Jake Young

Daryl Blows - Javelin coach

 Daryl Blows



Long Jump and Standing Long Jump 

Classic tests of athleticism and explosiveness, both the long jump and the standing long jump demand mastery of technique as well as precision and coordination for a proper landing.

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The long jump and standing long jump are coached by

Martin Leaver - sprints coach  

 Martin Leaver

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Lucy Reeve

 Kerry B - long jump coach 

 Kerry B



Shot Put 

Shot put sees the athlete throw a heavy ball as far as possible with a ‘pushing' motion, challenging and developing their strength, precision and ability to generate force. It's as fun to watch as it is for the athlete to play.

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Shot put is coached by

Kerry Edwards - Javelin coach 

Kerri Edwards

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Mark Futcher

Daryl Blows - Javelin coach 

Daryl Blows



Triple Jump 

A mesmerising yet demanding display of speed and power. Our athletes naturally develop balance, flexibility and coordination as they drill this precision discipline, which carries over to others ports and day-to-day life.

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The triple jump is coached by

Martin Leaver - sprints coach  

 Martin Leaver



High Jump 

Competitors aim to clear a horizontal bar set at progressively increasing heights, testing their explosive power, speed and technical skill in the process. This discipline demands, and so develops, the athlete's physical strength and agility as well as their mental focus and determination. 

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The High jump is coached by

Martin Leaver - sprints coach  

 Martin Leaver

 Daryl Blows - Javelin coach 

Daryl Blows


Hammer Throw 

Competitors in this discipline hurl a heavy metal ball, attached to a wire and handle, as far as possible using a rotation technique. The hammer throw requires exceptional coordination, balance and timing, and as both our athletes and coaches can attest is great fun to learn.

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The hammer throw is coached by

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Mark Futcher




An ancient display of strength, technique and precision, the athlete launches a heavy disc as far as possible within a designated throwing area. Our coaching covers the intricacies of the discus throw, perfecting the technique of each athlete based on their unique build and skills.

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The discus is coached by

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Mark Futcher

Daryl Blows - Javelin coach 

Daryl Blows


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SS Athletics Southend develops skills, builds confidence and forges friendships

If you are interested in signing your primary or secondary-school aged child(ren) up with us, please give us a call at:

07713 118226

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