Whether it’s running, jumping or throwing, every young athlete needs guidance to help them reach their full potential?
The coaching group at Sandringham Little Athletics are here, every Saturday, assisting and helping every young athlete, encouraging them to learn, understand and achieve their personal best every week.
SLAC’s coaching coordinator, Craig Furber leads our young, dynamic and enthusiastic coaching group assisted by Barry Mladen and Clodagh Cogan, both LAVic qualified coaches… a talented team covering all disciplines in athletics, but more importantly helping all young members enjoy their Saturday mornings at the Sandringham Track.
The aim of the Sandringham Little Athletics Coaching Program is to provide a safe environment where athletes have fun improving fundamental motor skills in running, walking, jumping and throwing that form the basis for many other sports.
While no one event or activity participated in at Little Athletics provides this foundation, collectively all the events in Little Athletics do. As such, the emphasis of participation in Little Athletics is on involvement in a wide range of events rather than specialisation at an early age.
As a centre we want the athletes to enjoy the experience and for them to look forward to coming back to the next session.
As athletes progress through the age groups and start to focus on particular events, specific coaching per event is available through our accredited coaches.
During the season we run the following coaching programs at SLAC:
Weekday Coaching (During Season)
Tuesday – 5.00 – 6.00pm
Thursday – 6.00 – 7.00pm
Other Times By Appointment
For new or returning members wishing to attend a Tuesday or Wednesday training session, please email Craig to register prior to the coaching session.
Vic coaches high jump at Little Athletics Sandringham and always attends our athletes regional and state championships to encourage and coach our younger athletes. He has been coaching for over 30 years! Vic has personally coached some of our top Australian athletes including:
Raelene Park – 2 National Championships
Caroline Lewis (Wright) – 1 National Championship; holds 6 National titles; competed at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games; and is the mother of our very own Sandringham athlete (Olympic Champion) Tamsyn Lewis
Jane Fleming – Olympic Champion
Cathy Soanes – Coached her to 2 World Championship
Vic coaches Monday to Thursday at 4pm.
Over the past 10 years I have been coaching at Little athletics Sandringham. I have coached young athletes who have regularly competed successfully at a State and National level, both in the School and Little Athletics competitions. My preference is to coach running events from 400m to Cross-country however I have a keen interest in Relays and Multi-events.
For the last 5 years I have worked as the senior boys distance coach for Caulfield Grammar School. Currently I am working with Brighton Grammar School senior distance squad.
I have been actively involved in coaching at Sandringham Athletics Club since 2000.
I have attended National Athletic competitions with my athletics and with the Caulfield G.S. athletic squad on more than 12 occasions.
I am currently a qualified level 2 general Coach and level 2 specialists in sprints, hurdles and relays. Currently Athletics Australia accredited and insured.
Monday and Wednesday 5.00 – 6.00pm
Cost: $50 per term payable to Paul Abbott.
M: 0466 240 360 H: 9589 6312 email: [email protected]