Wollongong City Little Athletics Centre (WCLA)
WCLA is locally based and provides competition for athletes aged from Under 6 to Under 17. The age division that you compete in is determined by your age as at the 30th of September. This age rule is determined by the Little Athletics Association of NSW.
Friday Night Competition
WCLA stages its athletic meet on a Friday Night during the athletics season (Spring/Summer).
The competition is held at the Kerryn McCann Athletic Centre and commences at 5.15pm. Competition nights finish between 7.30pm – 8.00pm depending on the number of athletes competing.
There are 4 events for the Under 6 to Under 12 age groups and 5 events for the Under 13 to Under 17 age group. The events usually consist of two track and two field events for each age group.
Each competition night is a point score night. Points are accumulated throughout the season to determine the age champions at the end of the season. For the 2014-2015 season we will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place age champions based on point score. There may also be 2 additional awards per age group.
Introduction to Coaching Course
Take your first step into “event-specific” athletics coaching! All practical…No exam…No previous experience necessary!
Are you interested in helping kids learn more about athletics? Teachers - Do you need specific athletic event training to increase your knowledge and help your class? If you have answered ‘YES” to either of these questions you should consider registering for an Introduction to Coaching course.
The ITC course is organised and delivered by Little Athletics NSW on behalf of the Australian Track & Field Coaches Association. It is a non-accredited course specifically designed for parents, beginner coaches, especially teachers and other interested people who want to coach/teach beginner athletics. It is an “event specific” track and field course designed to give people the ability and confidence to coach basic level athletics to children aged 5-15 years. You will be taught how to introduce and teach beginners the proper skills of each event. The majority of the course is low intensity practical/physical activity, with some theory. It has been found in the past, that to actually “see and do a skill” proves more beneficial than theory alone. The course topics are: Coaching Young Athletes, Warm Up, Running, Relays, Hurdles, Walks, Shot Put (standing), Discus (standing), Javelin (3-step), High Jump (scissors), Long Jump and Triple Jump.
Come and participate in an ITC course and learn from the “grass roots specialists”.
$95 per person. Cost includes a coaching manual and a ATFCA certificate
Applicants must be over 15 years of age
6.5 hours (No pre-course work or reading required)