This page is a great place to start if you are thinking about joining Little Athletics. The needs of each family vary and we recognise that you may have many questions regarding Little Athletics. Here you will find information on why, how and when you can join us.
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WHY CHOOSE LITTLE ATHLETICS?
Little Athletics is a great family orientated sport open to children aged 5-15 years. There are a few things that may help you when making a decision to join. Mill Park-South Morang Little Athletics Club is a community not-for-profit sporting group which champions young people through building confidence and strengthening relationships. We also encourage and value personal bests over and above any other achievements. We believe it is more important for a young athlete to continue to improve that focus on the next medal. We love medals, but we love personal bests more. One of the greatest strengths of Little Athletics is the ability to have children compete, whilst surrounded by family, and increasing fitness all at the same time.
Here’s a short You Tube video from Sally Pearson advocating the benefits of Little athletics.
COME & TRY?
All children aged 5-15 years old are welcome to “Come & Try” on any competition day. We start each season with a “Come & Try” or two. The dates for the coming season are;
Saturday, 15th September 2018 at Meadowglen International Athletics Centre
The calendar for the entire 2018-2019 Season has just been released… view or download a copy here.
WHEN AND WHERE DO WE TRAIN AND COMPETE?
Training and Competition is held at Meadowglen International Athletics Centre (146 – 156 McDonalds Rd, Epping VIC 3076). The Summer Track & Field Season runs between September and March. Refer to our Season Calendar for Competition venue’s, dates and times. Club Training is held on Tuesday each week commencing from 11th September 2018 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Cross Country Season runs between April and July. Competition is typically at Bundoora Park between 8:30 am and 10:30 am on Saturday mornings.
WHAT AGE GROUP WILL MY CHILD COMPETE IN?
The age group the athlete competes in will be determined by how old they are on 31st December. For example, if they turn 10 in that year they will be in the Under 11 age group. You can find an age group calculator on the Little Athletics Victoria Website.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
You may like your child or someone you care for to join Mill Park-South Morang Little Athletics Club yet you are not sure how they will go. That’s okay we have you covered. We welcome newcomers every week. For the first week that you attend, you are able to compete with no financial obligation to join. There is a requirement that a child be registered in order to participate for insurance purposes. Use the link above to access the LAVic Registration Portal.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
The costs of the registration are as follows:
Under 6: - $175
Under 7 - Under 16: $205
Further discounts apply for additional siblings. You will also need to purchase a Competition Top (Singlet or Sunsmart style) for $35. Please do not hesitate to ask us any questions you like. We have several ways that you can ask us.