How we run


How We Run

Our Program

Sandy Little Aths caters for children aged 5 to 16. We are an inclusive Centre and can modify activities and events for all abilities. 

We offer Under 6 athletes a dedicated coaching program on the in-field 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 for the first two weeks. This program introduces athletes to the fundamentals of the athletic disciplines. After the initial skill development, we have dedicated coaches for each event throighout the season 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 programs 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.

Program Timing

Our Saturday morning program is split into 2 sessions. The earlier session is for our younger athletes, and the later session is for our older athletes.
For Under 6 – Under 9 athletes:
  • 8:00am – registration patch and/or merchandise pick-up
  • 8:15am – warm-ups to begin
  • 8:30am – first event
  • 9:45am – completion of final event (est)
For Under 10 – Under 17 athletes:
  • 9:30am – registration patch and/or merchandise pick-up
  • 9:45am – warm-ups to begin
  • 10:00am – first event
  • 12:00 midday – completion of final event (est)

The season calendar can be found by going to our Season Calendar page.


First Aid

Our first aid responder is in attendance from 8am -12pm who brings with them 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.


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.