FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are some frequently asked questions and their answers to help you work out if Little Athletics at Nunawading is right for you. 

When can I join?


The Little Athletic year begins in late-September and runs through to September the follow year. Track and Field season runs from September through to March the follow year. Cross Country season starts in April each year and runs through to August. We recommend trying out before registering. Come to one of our official ‘Come and Try’ or ‘Bring a friend’ days (see the Calendar) or you can attend one of the regular competition days. Prospective athletes are welcome to try Little Aths, provided they have not already attended or previously registered with Little Aths. You can register at any time during the athletic year, provided you meet the age requirements (see ‘What age group will I compete in?’ below).




How much does it cost?


2019-20 FULL SEASON COSTS REGISTRATION BY AGE. Registration provides the ability to compete in both the summer and winter seasons. If registering for the first time, proof of birth must be sighted at your Centre to accept your registration.

  • Under 6 to 8 years. Full Registration - $160
  • Under 9 to 16 years. Full Registration - $190
FAMILY REGISTRATION
  • Family Registration for 2 Children - $350
  • Family Registration for 3 Children - $510
  • Family registration for 4 Children - $670
  • Family Registration for 5 Children - $820
If your family exceeds 5 please contact your Centre or alternately contact us.




What events will I be doing?


Little Athletics offers running, walking, throwing, jumping and play training events.

  • Track and Field: A variety of events that rotate on a 3 week program.
  • Cross Country: A single race at a distance contingent with their age group.
  • Sprints, Middle Distance, Long Distance, Hurdles, Steeplechase.
  • Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump
  • Race Walking
  • Shot Put, Discus, Javeli and Hammer
  • Relays
  • Multi Event (Sprint, LJ, Discus, middle distance and Hurdle)
  • Mini Olympics/On Track: U6 to U8 non-competitive, aimed at skill acquisition and introduction to athletics.




Where are the events held?


Track and field events are held at Bill Sewart Athletics track which it located at the rear of 330 Burwood Hwy, East Burwood.




How long do the events take?


Track and Field morning sessions begin at 8:45am and finish around 11:30am, with the younger age groups finishing earlier. We also have twilight sessions that start at 6pm and finish around 9pm.




Can I try Little Aths before joining?


Yes! Official ‘Come and Try’ and ‘Bring a Friend’ days are conducted in the early part of each season. Alternatively, you can attend any of the regular competition days. When you come down, make yourself known to the Registrar (normally in the pavilion). Children will be checked-in and given a temporary registration, and can then participate in events with their age group. Note: Prospective athletes are welcome to try Little Aths, provided they have not already attended or previously registered with Little Aths.




How long is the season?


Track and Field season runs from October to March the follow year, with a break over Christmas. Cross Country starts in April and runs through to August.




Do parents need to help out?


Duty: Little athletics does not happen without the help of parent volunteers. Each family is generally asked to help every 3 or 4 weeks. Duty may include officiating an event or helping out in the canteen. There is also an opportunity to help out with centre administration. The centre appreciate any help you can provide. Spectating: When not on duty, parents and spectators are asked to remain behind the fence line. This is for athlete and spectator safety, and minimises disruptions to events. Where appropriate, athletes will be escorted to their event. Supervision: For the safety of your children – athletes and non-athletes, please ensure your children are appropriately supervised at all times. It’s for the family! Little Athletics is more than fun and fitness. It’s a family movement that promotes family participation. It’s a real chance for the family to do things together regularly.




Is training and coaching provided?


The centre provides training for athletes. Sessions are run by qualified coaches. The skills developed through training and competition provide a basis for many sports. The Centre organises training for regular competition and special days. During regular competition, there’s is always coaches on duty to show athletes how and what to do. Regular training sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday during the Track season and on Thursdays during Cross Country season.




Do I need to wear a uniform?


Yes! Athletes wear a uniform when they compete. For more information, see the Uniforms page.




How do I register?


To register: Go to lavic.com.au and click REGISTER NOW. Returning athletes will receive an email from LAVic with login details. If you do not receive an email or do not know your login details, you can request them online. To renew your membership: Click RETURNING MEMBER, then follow the prompts. New athletes must provide proof of age to the Centre when registering for the first time. This should be provided at the athlete’s first meet. To register a new member:

  1. Click JOIN.
  2. Review the age requirements.
  3. When ready to progress, click JOIN.
  4. At Centre select Nunawading Little Athletics Centre.
  5. At Club, Nunawading Little Athletics Centre is automatically selected.
  6. Then follow the prompts.





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