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If the Q&A below doesn’t answer your question, please email us at:  info@stgeorgelac.org.au

 

1.  How old does a child need to be to register for Little Athletics?

Children must turn 5 by 31st December in the year in which the season (Sept to March) commences in order to be placed in our (youngest) under 6 age group.  This means that for the 2020/21 season, children born in 2015 are placed into the under 6 Age group, those born in 2014 go into the under 7 Age group, and so on.

 

2.  When can I register?

You can register online from the 15th of August 2020 then pick-up your registration pack in person on our Orientation Days at the Olds Park clubhouse.

Visit our How To Join and/or Upcoming Events page for more information.


3.  Are late registrations taken?

All registrations must be conducted and paid on-line (a LANSW requirement).  We will keep registrations open beyond the start of season and Registration Packs can be collected from the clubhouse at Olds Park on competition nights  between 5:30 and 6:00pm, subject to Registration being completed prior to the Friday.

 

4.  How much will it cost to register my children?

Annual Registration Fee for 2020 – 2021:

1st Child – $145

2nd Child – $140

3rd Child – $135

Registration Charge for the 4th or subsequent child is $100.

Remember, you may be able to significantly reduce these fees by using an Active Kids voucher.  Registrations after 1 January (ie. after mid-season) are typically offered at a reduced price.

Note: Registration Fees are collected by Little Athletics NSW and in most cases are Non-Refundable.

 

5.  What are the Uniform Requirements?

Uniforms are mandatory.  For information on prices and how to buy, see:  Uniforms

 

6.  When does the season start and end?

Our season usually runs from September through till March.  Please see our Calendar page for specific dates.

 

7.  When does St George Little Athletics meet to compete?

Competition is conducted on Friday nights as set out in our Calendar page.  Please arrive by 5:45pm to sign-in, join your age group, and be ready for the first event at 6:00pm.

 

8.  Does the club compete during school holidays?

We do take a break around Christmas time, and on those Fridays that clash with certain Carnival events, but otherwise we do compete during school holidays. See our Calendar page.

 

9.  Do parents need to attend each Friday night?

A parent/guardian must be in attendance at all times.

 

10.  Do parents need to participate?

Yes!  Parent/guardian participation is required in the running of all events each Friday night and we offer pre-season “training sessions” (Orientation Day) to explain the rules and procedures of each event.   It’s easy once you’ve been shown!   Each family should expect to provide an adult acting as an “official” (or to perform another duty, such as assisting in the canteen, helping with hurdles, etc) at least every 2nd Friday.  There’s more information about this on our Parent Helpers and Guide to Officiating pages.

 

11.  What events are conducted?

Events depend on the athlete’s age but our program includes sprints, hurdles, distance races, jumps and throws over a 2 week cycle.

 

12.  How important is winning

The focus is not on winning.  We encourage athletes to participate, to do their best and to pursue personal improvement.

 

13.  Are athlete’s results available?

Individual results are available via our online results portal.  There is a link to the Family Portal on most pages of our website.

 

14.  How is competition conducted?

Children move through a sequence of events each night, guided by their Age Manager.  Each event is “officiated” by the Age Manager and 3 additional parent helpers.  See our Parent Helpers and Guide to Officiating pages for more information.

 

15.  Is coaching available for athletes?

Coaching/Training is available during the Little Athletics season (and usually the off-season too).  See the Coaching page of the website for more details.

 

16.  What to do in case of wet weather?

We do not compete if it is raining or if weather conditions prevent ground preparation or make the ground unsafe.   If the weather is in doubt, we’ll issue information via Team App and/or our Facebook page.