The Junior Development Squad (JDS) gives U12 – U16 athletes an opportunity to gain new skills and improve technical competencies through participation in coaching and training sessions with some of Victoria’s leading coaches. Training with other keen and enthusiastic squad members is both fun and motivational and helps develop new friendships based on an enjoyment of athletics. The emphasis on learning new athletic skills and improving existing ones is in a friendly and supportive environment.

To join JDS, athletes must achieve the qualifying standard in their current age group of the season. Athletes must achieve one standard on two separate occasions or two different standards, once. This ensures that the performances show a consistency and not just a once off.

The JDS information pack contains the calendar, qualifying criteria and standards. By clicking on the poster image below you will open the information pack.

Once you have read the information pack and checked that you have qualified, you can register by following the link inside.