MBD Development Squads – Age 13-18


If you enjoy your athletics, recently done well at your school carnival, been involved in little athletics and want to give yourself a chance to run faster, jump further etc. then this squad is for you.

MattyB DEPT. is looking to find the next Melissa Breen and Lauren Wells. Both these girls started training with MattyB DEPT. at the age 14/15 and have developed into Olympians and wonderful ambassadors.

If you looking to take your athletics to another level this is the squad for you.

Development athletes will complete many of their sessions with the Senior squad so there is an high expectation of professionalism and maturity from this squad.

The MBD Elite Development squad is for athletes aged 17+ who have achieved the following Elite Standards and show a complete commitment to their training. The standards for athletes under the age of 17 are used as a guide only to give a potential guide to how an athlete is tracking towards the elite standards.

The squad has grown over the past 12 months but athletes will always be considered based on squad size and dynamics at the time of your expression of interest.

There are also limited spots available to athletes who have not reached the performance standards but fit into the dynamics of the squad and have a strong desire to learn and improve.

There is a free 2 week trial available to see if you like the training and fit well into the squad.

Training will focus primarily on sprints, jumps, hurdles and general athlete development.

MBD DEVELOPMENT SQUAD – Sprints, Hurdles, Long/Triple Jump


Who – Athletes aged 13*-18 who love their athletics and looking to do it regularly (*athletes under the age of 13 may be considered if coaches believe they are better suited in this group instead of the junior squad)

When – On going all year (except when coaches are interstate or overseas for competitions or camps)

Commitment  2+ days per week

How much?     $150 per month for 2 x sessions p/w , $250 per month for 3+ session p/w

– MBD Elite Development athletes working with Senior Squad $250 per month for 3+ session or Can enter the MBD Complete Coaching and Therapy Program

Where – AIS Track (athletes must purchase their own season pass or tickets at additional cost)

Squad Coaches – Matt Beckenham and Melissa Breen


The development squad represents stage 2 of the Athlete pathway and introduces athletes to a squad environment that trains regularly.

Long term athletic development is the primary focus but athletes in the Development Squad will be introduced to planning, goal setting and some of the requirements needed to become a more serious athlete and target major events of interest.

It is hoped that development squad athletes will one day develop into elite athletes in their own right and progress into the Senior or the extremely exclusive Elite squad in the future.

Please email mattybdept@gmail.com or call 0490026875 to register your interest ASAP. If you are not aged between 13-18 but keen to train please contact MattyB DEPT. and we can discuss possible options.


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