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Information for Newly Registered Members

Little Athletics Centres are run wholly by volunteers – parents just like you.

 

What you Need to Know

  • Almost everything you need to know can be found on our (this) website.

 

Your Key Next Steps

If you’ve completed the on-line registration process (see the How to Join page), your next steps are:

  1. Set up the “App” called “Stack Team App” on parent phones.
  2. Acquire a Uniform
  3. Pick up a Registration Pack
  4. Familiarise yourself with the options available to you to help in delivering the program (which is a mandatory obligation).

The How, When and Where of the above is summarised on the How to Join page & below, with more detail in other sections of this website.

 

Registration & Uniform

  • Be sure to bring a copy of the following when you come to Olds Park to pick up your Registration Pack (see the dates on the How to Join page):
  • The Registration Pack will include patches that need to be affixed (preferably sewn) onto the uniform in specific locations. This is specified on the Uniforms page of the website.
  • Uniforms can be purchased ‘on-site’ on the dates listed on the How to Join page.
  • Check that you have completed all the steps on the  How to Join  page of the website

 

How we Communicate with You

  • Mobile Phone App called:  “Stack Team App“.   We ask all parents to install Team App on their mobile device.   Follows the steps you’ll find in the Team App Brochure.  Note the important tips on p2.
  • We also use a broadcast Email system within our athletics managements system, ResultsHQ.   After registering, you received an automatic invitation to set up your personal (“family”) access to ResultsHQ.   (You will want to accept that invitation as it provides excellent information about your child’s results.)  When you first connect, it allows you to choose to accept or decline various categories of Email.   Please leave the settings as “YES”.   We don’t provide your email address to 3rd parties – we just need to communicate with you about your/your child’s participation at Little Athletics.
  • Emails sometimes fall into your junk mail folder.  The best way to avoid that is to add info@stgeorgelac.org.au to you Email contacts.
  • Our Facebook site is: “StGeorgeLittleAthletics”.    Be sure to “Like” us.
  • We are also on Instagram:   “stgeorgelac

 

Calendar

  • The Fridays on which we do and don’t compete, together with the dates of the main interclub carnivals are set out in our Calendar.

 

Mandatory Parent Helper Duty

  • Every family needs to provide assistance by an adult at least once per 2 weeks.   The ways in which you can assist are set out here:   Parent Helper Roles
  • There is lots of information to assist parent helpers on the website under the “Resources” menu.
  • If you understand the role of Age Manager (& Assistant) and want to do that role regularly each week – you can apply for an Age Manager Role – see:  Age Managers/Assistants.  These roles are limited in number.
  • Most parents will choose a duty from our “Sign-up” web page, where we list all the jobs available for the coming meet.  You can access the “Sign-up” system via the website or via Team App in the week leading up to each Friday meet.

 

On Friday Competition Days

  • Arrive 15mins prior to the scheduled start time for the first event.   For season 2022/23, this means arrive by 5:15 (TT, U6, U7) or 5:45 (U8 – U17).   The best parking is the council car park accessed via Holley Rd & Olds Park Lane (adjacent to the Olds Park Sports Club parking area) – it will fill up, so be early.  Next best is the council car park at the Penshurst branch library.
  • Each athlete should locate their Age Group / Age Manager – a parent must sign-in each athlete (and sign them out at the end of the evening).
  • Parents signed up to a duty should report to the relevant location & time as per the duty description on the Sign-up.
  • An adult in each family must remain at Olds Park while ever your children are participating. If you are performing a duty that evening, you may need to remain a little later –  till your duty is completed.  Often you can choose a duty that lines up well with your children’s program timing.
  • Do NOT enter the main oval (inside the picket fence) unless you are performing a duty on the Track.
  • Do utilise our canteen!  It’s an important source of funding for the club.  Card transactions preferred please.
  • Should you need to collect your child from their Age Group prior to the group finishing, you must inform the Age Manager so that we are not in doubt as to the whereabouts & supervision of any child.

 

Coaching

  • We offer group coaching throughout the season for registered members.   The scope, schedule and conditions for participating are set out on the Coaching page on the website.

 

Awards

  • We offer a comprehensive awards program which is described in the Handbook (which you’ll find under the “Resources” menu on the website). Important to note is that most awards have a minimum level of participation as a pre-requisite:  To qualify for awards, an athlete needs to have participated in the minimum proportion of Events offered to their Age Group across the season (as specified in the Awards section of the Handbook).   So, attending regularly and doing all scheduled events is important!