Registration Information

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Registration Information

This page provides to you the essential information that you need to register your child as a member of Sandringham Little Athletics Centre.
 
Registrations have opened for our Summer Track & Field season. If you’re new to athletics, please scroll down to learn more about the registration process and our “come and try” program.
 
All athletes need to be registered via the Little Athletics Victoria portal.  You can access the portal by clicking on the button below. 
 
Please note that registration for Little Athletics is organized by Little Athletics Victoria. Sandringham LAC does not operate the registration portal, so any questions specifically relating to the portal should be send to https://lavic.com.au/about-us/contact/​​ 

If you have questions in regard to the registration process, please contact us at sandringhamregistrar@lavic.com.au.

 
Track Location
Sandringham Little Athletics Centre runs its mid-week and Saturday morning programs at our track on Glamis St, Hampton. Click here for a map view.
 
Meet Times
Our track program at Sandringham is split into 2 sessions, the earlier session for our younger athletes, and the later session for our older athletes.
 
For Under 6 – Under 9 athletes, warm-ups begin at 8:15am and the first event begins at 8:30am. The session finishes at approx. 9:45am.
 
For Under 10 – Under 17 athletes, warm-ups begin at 9:45am and the first event begins at 10:00am. The session finishes at approx. midday.
 
Note that each athlete needs to have a registration or trial patch before beginning a session, so please allow additional time before the session if you need to pick-up a patch.
 
Summer Season Schedule
Our summer track session begins on Saturday October 7 and finishes on March 2, 2023.  The season schedule is now available and can be viewed on our Season Calendar page.
 
Registration Fees
Sandringham Little Aths offer early-bird membership pricing for new or returning members who register before Monday October 3. The early bird membership fee is $215 per athlete, with discounts for families with multiple athletes. 
 
After Monday October 3, the membership fee is $240 per athlete, with discounts for families with multiple athletes.
 
We also offer a discounted membership fee for those families who register after the New Year. For more information on this fee, please contact the club.
 
Please note that all our membership fees consists of a non-refundable Little Athletics Victoria association fee of $89. The rest of the membership fee goes to the club to run its seasonal program.
 

Trialing Little Athletics

For those families who have not been involved in Little Athletics before, we offer the opportunity for your children to trial Little Athletics for free. Trialers are welcome to join-in all the activities that are available to members on any 2 Saturdays in the first half of the season. Once the trial is complete, you have the opportunity to register as a member of the centre for the season.

If you wish to trial, you can select that option during the registration process on the Little Athletics Victoria portal. To access the portal, please click on the green button at the top or the bottom of this page.

Age Group Calculator

All Little Athletes compete with other children of their same age. The age group for your child is determined by the year of their child’s birth.  The age group will be the next number above the age which your child turns in 2021.  For example, a child that turns 10 in 2022 will be in the Under 11 group.  For more information, please click on the link below.

Children that are between the ages of 5 and 16 years old on December 31, 2021 are invited to register. For children who turn 5 just after the New Year, please contact Sandringham Little Aths for more information at sandringhamregistrar@lavic.com.au.

For more information, please visit LA Victoria Age Group Calculator.

What happens when you Register

Registration is complete when you have filled in the details online at the LAVIC website and if a new member shown proof of age.

A competition patch is produced for all registered members and will be issued to each athlete at the next Saturday session.

A reminder that Registration patches will NOT be issued until a committee member has sighted evidence of the athlete’s date of birth. Acceptable documentation includes a passport, birth certificate or child health record. The documents may be scanned/photographed and emailed to sandringhamregistrar@lavic.com.au.

 Cancellation of Membership

The LAVic component of the registration is non-refundable.  The Sandy Little Aths component will only be refunded under extraordinary circumstances after approval by the Executive Committee. Requests must be made in writing to the Club President.

Cancellation and Program Changes

Cancellation of weekly competition programs can occur throughout the season due to wet weather or excessive heat conditions. On a Saturday morning or prior to any twilight programs scheduled, if you think that the program may be cancelled, please check Sandy Little Aths Website (home page for the weather check button) 1-2 hours before the session is about to commence..

The decision to cancel a program is made by the Sandy Little Aths Committee with the safety of athletes and officials as their primary concern. On some occasions, a program may also be altered to suit weather conditions. The LAVic weather policy will be used in decision making.