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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?

To participate in the standard Little Athletics program, children must turn 5 by 31st December in the year in which the season (Sept to March) commences in order to be placed in the 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.

For the 2020/21 season, we are introducing a “Tiny Tots” age group for children turning 4 in 2020.

 

2.  When can I register?

You can register online now then pick-up your registration pack in person on our “Pick-up” 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.

All Tiny Tot registrations are $100 per child.

Remember, you may be able to significantly reduce these fees by using an Active Kids voucher (generally available to children who have reached 4 years and 6 months of age).

Note: Registration with St George Little Athletics Centre (STGLAC) establishes the athlete and their parents/guardians as members of both Little Athletics NSW (LANSW) and STGLAC.  Registration Fees are collected by Little Athletics NSW (on behalf of both organisations) 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.   In some cases, events may be scheduled earlier than 6pm.

 

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.  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 Parent Helping pages.  The latter includes many short videos which explain the officiating of each event.

 

11.  What events are conducted?

Events depend on the athlete’s age as set out in Events by Age Group.  For each age group, most events are covered over a 2 week cycle.  Tiny Tots will generally perform 4 events:  2 x Runs, 1 x Throw and 1 x Jump each week.

 

12.  How important is 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.  [This may not be applicable to Tiny Tots.]

 

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 Parent Helping pages for more information.

 

15.  Is coaching available for athletes?

Coaching/Training is available during the Little Athletics season.  See the information under the “Coaching” menu on the website for more details.  There are also coaches working privately who conduct programs at Olds Park and other locations.

 

16.  What to do in case of wet weather?

We do not compete if it is raining, judged likely to rain 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, Email and/or our Facebook page.