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Rule Change re. Spikes - affecting U9s

In standardising some rules across Australia, under 9 athletes will not be permitted to wear spikes in any event from the 2014-15 season. In 2015-16 this will be extended to  under 10 athletes. A fuller explanation of this rule change can be found in the June 2014 Little Athletics NSW Newsletter here.

Coach Education Courses - 2014

NSLAC encourages age managers and parents to improve their knowledge of our sport to help our athletes to develop. Coach education courses are a way of doing this.

Introduction to Coaching Courses are being facilitated by Little Athletics NSW in our Region on 28 September (Barton Park) and 19 October (Narrabeen). Information about this course (which does not lead to formal coaching accreditation) registration etc. can be found here.

Also Various Athletics Australia accredited coach education courses facilitated by the Australian Track and Field Coaches Association are coming up during the second half of 2014. See the dates below. For more information refer to the AA coaching model described here. For information/registration for these courses (which will all be held at Wesfields Sports High) contact Glen Howell at glen25_howell@hotmail.com.au or on 0412 143 977.

August  
Sat 9  Level 1 Community Athletics Coach
Sat-Sun 9-10  Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach
Sat-Sun 9-10  Level 2 Advanced Coach - Event group specific: sprints/relays/hurdles*
September  
Sat 20  Level 1 Community Athletics Coach
Sat-Sun 20-21  Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach
November  
Sat 8  Level 1 Community Athletics Coach
Sat-Sun 8-9  Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach
Sat-Sun 8-9  Level 2 Advanced Coach - Event group specific: throws*

*Level 2 advanced courses require pre-course work to be completed before commencing.

2014 State Cross Country & Road Walks

Congratulations to all of our competitors for their efforts on the weekend. With nine top ten finishers out of eleven starters it was a great event for NSLAC athletes. Particular congratulations to both the U7 girls (Sarah Baker (1st), Emilia Massaro (9th), and Eve Rothwell (10th)) who not only ran well individually but also as a team to win gold for NSLAC, and Hanna Cerezo (GU11) who finished second in her race. Full results can be found here.

Winter competition

Interested in some winter athletics? Registered athletes in the U12s and over age groups should consider the Friday night winter series at Barton Park. See the flyer hereAlso, there are a range of cross country options for winter (see the notice board on the right of this page for more information).

Uncollected 2013-14 items

2013-14 awards/certificates/trophies/year books will be able to be collected during the 2014-15 season. Information on how to collect will be provided later in 2014.

Zone results helper needed

The Northern Met Zone Committee would like to put together a team of people made up of representatives from each of the 5 centres in the Zone to be trained in Meet Manager and together handle the Zone Results Data Entry and processing, rather than leaving this to just one or two individuals.  We already have one volunteer, but would welcome one or two more parents to get involved.  

Full training and support will be provided and with a workload shared between several people this job is not onerous and can be great fun (you get to sit in the air conditioning at Zone!).  If you are interested or would like further information, please contact the Centre Secretary, Sally Richardson by e-mail or phone (0411 586 001). 

Australian Little Athletics Championships: Congratulations! 

Congratulations to Eliza De Laine for her terrific performances at the Australian Little Athletics Championships including her first place in the 1500m walk. A great season's end for Eliza (and NSLAC).

 

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Opportunities to learn

There are lots of opportunities to learn more about athletics through NSLAC. We suggest that all parents consider on-line learning in your own time at no cost. For more information, click here.