© 2023 by Cockatoo Little Athletics Club. FUN FITNESS FAMILY

ABOUT

Cockatoo Little Aths was established in 1985 as an environment where kids are encouraged to enjoy themselves and learn the basics of Athletics.  It is excellent for developing and honing motor skills in all children regardless of ability.  We measure kids against themselves and actively promote sportsmanship and acheiving personal bests.

WHAT WE OFFER

OUR LITTLE ATHLETES

Cockatoo Little Aths is for 5 - 15 year olds.

 

You can register at any time during the athletic year.  The Little Athletics year begins in October and runs through to the following April.  A cross country program is run through till September following the Little Athletics season. 

 

Please note athletes must have turned 5 years of age before registering.

COMPETITION DAYS - Track & Field

During Terms 4 & 1 we run 20 competition days on mostly on Saturday mornings between 8:15am and 11:30am.  Some competitions are run as twilight events on Thursdays from 5:15pm - 7:30pm

 

We run a variety of events on these competition days which include:


•    Sprints (50m, 70m, 100m, 200m,  400m, 800m,1500m
•    Hurdles depending on age (50m, 70m, 100m) 
•    Long Jump/Triple Jump/ High Jump 
•    Discus/ Shot Put 
•    Relays 
•    On Track for U6 – special program held for U6 aimed at non-competitive skill acquisition and general introduction to athletic events. 

REGIONAL & STATE EVENTS

During the season we encourage our little athletes to participate in regional events.  If they do well at these events they may proceed to state level.


•    Regional Competitions (for U9 to U15) – Competition with other centres within the Eastern Metro Region. 
•    State Competitions – Children who progress from Region to State competition will compete against all regions in Victoria. 

CROSS COUNTRY

During the Autumn & Winter months there is an opportunity to run cross country courses at our club and at other clubs in the region.

 

Each year we host THE HILLS CHALLENGE which attracts many members from other clubs.

OUR EXPECTATIONS

  • Parents are expected to assist with the operation of Little Aths by carrying out a duty. On each competition day we need parents to help with “officiating” at an event by Recording/ Ticket writing, measuring, raking jump pits, Timekeeper or Place judges. Please feel free to ask if you notice something needs doing, offer and don’t stand back. We need your HELP!!!. We also roster 2 parent son to help at one Saturday a season setting up at 7.30 am and packing up the equipment as the program finishes. 

  • Children must behave in a proper manner with friends and parents

  • Everyone must uphold our motto “Family, Fun, Fitness”

OUR LOCATION

The Cockatoo Little Athletics centre use the Athletic oval at the Mountain Recreation Reserve during the Track & Field season, located in Mountain Road, Cockatoo.

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