Young Athletes – BPM

Introduction
Charter of the Young Athletes Section
Training schedule
Staff
Calendar of competitions
Results of competitions
Challenge BPM
Athletes’ notebook

Introduction

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.

Category Abbreviation Year of birth (season 2019-2020)
Kangourous KAN 2013-2014
Benjamin(e)s BEN 2011-2012
Pupilles PUP 2009-2010
Minimes MIN 2007-2008

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.

Training schedule

You can find an overview of the training possibilities here. See the TIMETABLE section for the days and hours of training of the different categories.

Staff

The coaches

Magali Arboleda
Loïc Basseg
Juan Da Silva
Alexander Heymans
Jennifer Loosen
Yvan Ody
Stephan Rose
Valentin Verthe

Coordinator Young Athletes Section

Stefaan Ceuppens
0473/957623

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.

Challenge BPM

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.

You can find the Challenge’s rules here (French only). The current ranking of the Challenge can be found on the RESULTS section of the website.

Athletes’ notebook

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).

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