Guide to Parent Helping

Video Resources

The following short videos provide helpful guidance for parents supervising athletic events:

Parent Helping (Officiating) Throwing & Jumping Events

Hints & Tips for Parents/Volunteers


Here are a couple of videos discussing track procedures:

Starting a Race;   Track Rules


Event Fact Sheets

The following 1 page sheets explain the key rules and techniques for each event and are helpful for both Athletes & Officials.  Parent officials should pay particular attention to the sections on ‘fouls’ and ‘measuring’.

Throws:   Discus;   Shot Put;   Javelin

Jumps:   Long Jump;   Triple Jump;   High Jump


Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme (AAOES)

Level 1 of the AAOES addresses the needs of club level officiating and includes short, easy to complete on-line courses covering each of the Event areas in Little Athletics.  Each course (eg. “Discus”) requires about 45 – 90 minutes of your time, and you will receive a Level 1 Certificate for each course you complete.  The scheme also provides pathways to Level 2 and Level 3 programs which provide the higher levels of expertise required to officiate at State & National level championships.

To find out more about Officials Education, visit:  Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme.