Cadet Academy at TeamSport
Our new Cadet Academy gives young drivers the chance to develop and enhance their skills and technique out on the track even if they have no previous karting experience. The sessions are available for ages 8-15* and will take place on a regular basis so you can make karting their favourite hobby!
The Academy runs in three stages from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced, each stage will be assessed throughout with driver criteria which needs to be met in order to proceed to the next stage. Once drivers have proceeded to Advanced Stage, they will then also have the opportunity to take part in Nationwide TeamSport Championship events against other TeamSport tracks.
Beginners Stage is available to all young drivers aged 8-15* with little or no experience of go-karting. If the young driver is a current #GRID member and meets the relevant Intermediate driver criteria then they will not need to attend Beginners Stage and will be instantly fast-tracked to Intermediate Stage.
Beginner Stage gives drivers the opportunity to learn their racing line, with tuition provided for braking points and kart control. Throughout Beginner Stage, drivers will be assessed on their abilities to allow them to progress with the opportunity to become a #GRID member and proceed to Intermediate level. The format of beginners stage is 3x10 minute time trials with tuition and assessment.
As a #GRID member, intermediate stage will allow you to continue to enhance your technique out on the track with the chance to compete against other drivers. At intermediate stage, young drivers will be confident on the track with focus on setting competitive lap times and claiming podium spots. The format of intermediate stage is a 10 minute practice, 10 minute qualifying and a 10 minute grid started race.
#GRID members will receive 2 stamps on their loyalty card per session! This means that every 3 Cadet Academy sessions you attend, you'll get your 4th session free - just remember to claim your stamps at the track upon arrival!
For the confident young drivers who are consistently setting the fastest lap times, that have good racing line and kart control that have proven their abilities to be able to compete against other drivers of similar qualities. The format of advanced stage is a more competitive race event with a 10 minute practice, 10 minute qualifying and a 10 minute grid started race. Advanced drivers will also be invited to compete in Championship race events across TeamSport tracks.
For more information on Cadet Academy or to book in for a session at your local track then just give us a call on 0844 9980 000. This event is currently not available to be booked online.
- Sessions must be pre-booked.
- Racesuits and helmets are provided.
- Young drivers are required to have a #GRID Membership to proceed to Intermediate and Advanced stages, which is an annual cost of £19.95pp.
- 10% discount applies for all #GRID members
- #GRID member loyalty sessions can be redeemed on Cadet Academy.
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Please note that track times may vary across venues. Unfortunately Cadet Academy is not available at our location in Tower Bridge.
EVERY SUNDAY, times may vary - check at booking (All stages)
22nd February, 5.30pm arrival (Academy Racing)
4th March, 9.30am arrival (Cadets & Juniors)
11th March, 9.45am arrival (Juniors only)
31st March, 5.30pm arrival (Cadets & Juniors)
1st April, 9.30am arrival (Cadets & Juniors)
15th April, 9.30am arrival (Juniors only)
29th April, 10.45am arrival (Cadets & Juniors)
28th February, 4.15pm arrival (Future Stars)
5th March, 8.45am arrival
28th March, 4.15pm arrival (Future Stars)
27th February, 5.45pm arrival
26th February, 11.45am arrival
26th March, 12pm arrival
9th April, 11.45am arrival
23rd February, 5.30pm arrival
30th March, 5.30pm arrival
27th April, 5.30pm arrival
25th May, 5.30pm arrival
29th June, 5.30pm arrival
26th February, 12.15pm arrival
12th March, 11.45am arrival
26th March, 12.00pm arrival
New dates coming soon!
2nd March, 5.00pm arrival
21st February, 5.50pm arrival
9th March, 6.15pm arrival
28th March, 5.20pm arrival
4th March, 5.00pm arrival
18th March, 5.00pm arrival
1st April, 5.00pm arrival
15th April, 5.00pm arrival
29th April, 5.00pm arrival
13th May, 5.00pm arrival
27th May, 5.00pm arrival
10th June, 5.00pm arrival
24th June, 5.00pm arrival
8th July, 5.00pm arrival
22nd July, 5.00pm arrival
5th August, 5.00pm arrival
19th August, 5.00pm arrival
2nd September, 5.00pm arrival
16th September, 5.00pm arrival
20th September, 5.00pm arrival
14th October, 5.00pm arrival
28th October, 5.00pm arrival
11th November, 5.00pm arrival
25th November, 5.00pm arrival
5th March, 10.00am arrival
2nd April, 9.45am arrival
5th March, 10.05am arrival
5th March, 12.30pm arrival
Between 9am -10am - £20 – MAX 20.
This is for Cadet drivers (in cadet karts, 8yrs -12yrs) it’ll run as 3 x10 open practice sessions
Cadet Grid members will receive tuition.
Between 10am -11am - £20 – MAX 20
This is for Junior drivers (in adult karts, 12yrs -16yrs) it’ll run as 3 x10 open practice sessions
Junior Grid members will receive tuition.
*All drivers must be at least 8 years old with a minimum inside leg measurement of 25 inches for our Cadet Karts. Ages 12+ with an inside leg measurement of 29 inches or above may be required to drive in our Adult Karts.