This part of the RRCB website contains information which is addressed in particular to our youngest athletes and their parents – although much of the information may also be of interest to older athletes. You will find the categories of the youngest athletes in the table below. Note that the category of an athlete is defined on the basis of his/her year of birth. An athletics season starts on 1 November and runs until 31 October of the following year.
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You will notice that in our communications, we usually refer only to the “benjamin(e)s-pupilles-minimes” (BPM). Younger children (“kangourous”) are of course most welcome at the club. The only difference with the benjamin(e)s is that kangourous cannot yet participate in competitions – with the exception of so-called “Kids’ Athletics” meetings.
Charter of the Young Athletes Section
The Charter (French only) explains the principles underpinning our approach of the youngest athletes. Our goal is to contribute to the children’s physical and mental development, respecting their pace and without putting pressure, without a “performance at any cost” approach.
Juan Da Silva
Coordinator Young Athletes Section
Calendar of competitions
In order to allow you to plan your (sports and family) activities, we communicate in the course of the athletics season an overview of interesting competitions. You will receive a winter calendar (cross country and indoor competitions) and an outdoor calendar (sometimes communicated in two stages: spring and summer-autumn).
We differentiate between: competitions recommended by the club and for which we aim to provide support by our coaches; other competitions in the Brussels Region; some interesting meetings in Wallonia or Flanders. A reminder is sent 1-2 weeks before the most interesting competitions, with more detailed information.
You can find the latest calendar here.
Results of competitions
During the season, we establish a list of the best performances of each athlete, achieved during official competitions. You can find this overview on the RESULTS section of the website.
The Challenge BPM is a “permanent pentathlon” that covers an athletics season. It rewards participation in competitions and the fact of trying out a broad range of disciplines.
As soon as one takes part in a competition, one automatically enters the Challenge. All participants receive a medal. The winner of each category receives a cup. The athletes receive their medals/cups at the club’s party.
This brochure is designed especially for BPM – but may very well be of interest to the higher categories too. It contains useful information and tips regarding participation in competitions. It allows recording the child’s performances and thus monitoring his/her development.
Copies are available at the club’s secretariat (Stade des Trois Tilleuls). You can also download it here (French only).