Aspire Development Academy

2022 Aspire Development Academies:

We are now in our tenth year of Aspire Development Academy with many athletes involved representing Auckland and New Zealand.

Upcoming Aspire Academies

Cross Country Aspire as follows:

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Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th April 2022:

Date: Tuesday 26 April: Endurance coaching clinic – Cross country focus Day 1   

Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm

Venue: Mt. Smart stadium, 51 O’rorke road, Penrose

Event content: Practical session for athlete’s, covering skills for endurance running.

Details: Testing controls will be used to assess your current aerobic “fitness”

Date: Wednesday 27 April: Endurance coaching clinic- Cross country focus Day 2

Time: 9.30am to 3.00pm

Venue: Bruce Pulman Park (90 Walters road- Ardmore Marist Rugby club)

Event content: Practical sessions for athletes, covering cross country running.

Details: Learn the skills required to be successful in running cross country events for your club and school.




Please see coaching video clips below and posted on our Facebook page, for all athletes across the Auckland region to practice.

See Uploaded Videos of Track and Long Jump Drills

 Track Drills – 1  |   Track Drills – 2Track Drills – 3 |

Track Drills – 4

Track Drills – 5

Track Drills – 6

Track Drills – 7

Track Drills – 8

Track Drills – 9

Long Jump Intro

LJ Drills – 1

LJ Drills – 2

LJ Drills – 3

Lunge Exercises Intro  | Lunge Rotate Exercise

Summer Aspire Academy – Grade 10 & 11 – Skill Based Learning (TBC)

10 – 11 October 2022  

  • Venue – Mt Smart Stadium

Summer Aspire Academy – Grade 12 and above (TBC)

 11 – 12 October 2022 TBC

  • Venue – Mt Smart Stadium

Note: This event can only take place if alert level restrictions allow.

For more information contact Neil –

Past Aspire Academies

Academy Coaches

Facilitator and Coach: Neil Bartlett: Athletics Auckland Coach Development Manager/ANZ Accredited Coach