Lucan Harriers has over 180 juvenile members, who are trained by coaches and coach assistants. At Lucan Harriers we cater for children aged 7 to 17 and seek to introduce children to Athletics – in particular the running, jumping and throwing disciplines, in a fun and safe environment.
Lucan Harriers also coach the young athletes in preparation for the Dublin County Board Athletic competitions. We meet and train throughout the school year on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm, at Lucan Harriers Running Track.
We take part in Athletic Ireland’s Little Athletics Programme. Little Athletics is a program designed to address the specific physical requirements of young children. It focuses on introducing the fundamentals (agility and balance coordination) of athletic movement to children in a fun, exciting and non-competitive environment. Little Athletics centres on the use of games to provide fun while developing fitness. Props such as hurdles, obstacles, foam javelins and hula-hoops are used to encourage running, throwing, hopping and jumping. This starts at age 7.