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How We Run

Our Program

Sandy Little Aths caters for children aged 5 to 15 of all abilities. We offer Under 6 athletes a dedicated coaching program on the in-field on Saturday mornings throughout the season which focuses on an introduction to Little Athletics and developing the children’s motor skills while having fun.

For U7-U9 athletes, we run a skill development program on Saturday mornings for the first four weeks. This program introduces athletes to the fundamentals of the athletic disciplines. After the initial four weeks, we have dedicated coaches for each event that provide coaching and instruction to help the athlete develop their skills.

For our U10+ athletes, we have coaches for each event that provide guidance and input to help the athlete continue to develop their skills.
We have 3 program of events that are rotated on a weekly basis. Our Calendar highlights what Program Number we are running on a particular day and what events it includes.

COVID-Safe Protocols

In line with the latest restriction easing please find the following information we ask Parents to respect and adhere to.

  • There is an entry and exit plan in place for the venue to ensure we don’t have large groups of people entering and existing at the same time.
  • Social Distancing must be adhered to and if you can’t social distance please wear a mask
  • Hygiene process will be in place for athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers.
  • If you are unwell please stay home
  • We will have a ‘Get In. Train Get Out’ policy.
  • The Canteen will not be open at this stage so please bring water bottles with you

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our COVID-safe policies, please contact the Sandringham Little Aths President who is also our COVID Officer via [email protected]

COVID-Safe Saturday Schedule

Due to the current lifting of restrictions we are able to return back to our normal 2 session program. This is effectively immediately and as follows:

  • • U6-U9 8:15am warm-up, events 8:30am – 10:00am
  • • U10-U16 9:45am warm-up, events 10:00am – 12:00pm

The weekly program is emailed to members as part of the weekly news bulletin.

For more information on the competition calendar for 2020/21 season, please click here.

First Aid

Our registered Nurse is in attendance from 8am -12pm who brings with her a basic first aid kit including an epi pen. First Aid is located at the entrance to the Club rooms. The Centre also has a defibrillator and several committee members are qualified to use this.

Uniform

All athletes are required to wear a Sandringham Little Aths uniform. A: Uniforms will be available for purchase starting on the first Saturday of competition.

New athletes are welcome to wear comfortable running clothing of their choosing until their uniform is purchased.
For more information on the Sandringham Little Aths uniform, please click here.

Parent Volunteering

Parent volunteers are essential in the running of our program.  Because Sandringham Little Aths is a totally voluntary organization, we cannot operate without the assistance of parents each week in fulfilling the many and varied duties required, including staffing the canteen, measuring long jumps, recording throws, to name a few.

Volunteering at Sandringham Little Aths also allows parents to be fully involved in their child’s sporting interests.

For more information on parent volunteering, please click here.