2017 / 2018 Training

During the Little Athletics season, training takes place at Lionel Watts Oval, Blackbutts Rd, Frenchs Forest on Wednesday evenings. Training commences on Wednesday 6 September 2017.

 

U7 & U8s

from 4:50pm ( warm-up ) with Event sessions starting at 5:00pm and finishing at 6:00pm

September – December Only

 

U9 and above

from 5:45pm ( warm-up ) with Event sessions starting at 6:00pm and finishing at 7:30pm.

September – December

January – March we merge all age groups.

Please ensure that you arrive on time so that all athletes can get the most value out of each session, and the coach doesn’t have to repeat instructions each time another athlete arrives late.

To assist the children in reaching their full potential, Wakehurst Little Athletics provide professional coaches to teach the children in the U/9 and above age groups proper technique in a variety of disciplines.

Children in the U/7 and U/8 age groups will be taught the basic techniques of the different events that they will compete in on Saturdays.

Due to the large number of children that typically attend training sessions, parent assistance is always required. It would be greatly appreciated if at least two parent helpers accompanied each group. They can assist the coach with most activities including much needed “Crowd Control”. Helping at Training will now be one of your required “Parent Duties“.

Parents do not need to have any special training to assist the coaches however if they do wish to gain the skills to be able to more actively participate at training then Wakehurst Little Athletics will pay for their enrollment in the “Introduction to Training Course” conducted regularly by the Little Athletics Association.

At our training sessions we aim to provide the following

Available training

U7 & U8

2 to 3 Coaches teaching the basic Techniques required for Discus, Shot Put, Long Jump, and Track Events.

Fun Games to develop Strength, Stamina, Agility, and Speed.

U9 & above

5 – 7 Coaches to develop athlete’s technique in each event with drills and exercises specific to each event.

Each Training session will be divided into 3 x 30 minute sessions so that the athlete can train for 3 events each week.

Events Covered

Discus, Shot Put, Javelin

Long Jump, Tripple Jump, High Jump

Sprints, Hurdles, Middle Distance

Centre Training

In addition to the training that Wakehurst provides, the Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre runs training for U/9 and above age groups on a Monday evening from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm during the season. This training is aimed at athletes who want to specialise in certain disciplines rather than receive general training.

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