Who can participate in Little Athletics?
Children between the ages of five (5) and fifteen (15) years can register. Parents, grandparents and friends can also be involved by helping with the various events.
At what time of year does Little Athletics take place?
The Track & Field season generally runs from October through to mid/late March.
Where will my child be participating?
Centre meets are held on Saturday morning at J.J. Clancy Reserve, Kilmore commencing at 9:00am and concluding at approximately 11:00am.
Athletes will also have the opportunity of representing their Centre at Open Days, Region & State Championships.
What events are offered?
Events offered at KDLA are dependent on the athlete’s age and the program for that week.
Sprints (70m, 100m, 200m, 400m)
Distance Running (800m, 1500m)
Long Jump (All)
Triple Jump (U11- U16)
High Jump (U8 -U16)
Shot Put (All)
Javelin (U11-16)/Turbo Javelin (U9/10)/Vortex (U6-U8)
How does a Little Athletics operate a competition day?
Athletes will be split into their age groups and compete in 4 or 5 events depending on their age. The atheltes will complete an event and then move to the next event site once they have finished that event. Athletes will recieve instruction on how to throw and jump when first introduced. Ongoing support will come from the committee and parents with experience.
What level of ability do children have to be to join?
Our emphasis is on Family, Fun & Fitness. Children can join with any level of skill or fitness. Children are given plenty of encouragement to achieve personal bests (PB’s).
How do I register my child?
If your child would like to take part in Little Athletics, you need to register them via the online portal on the Little Athletics Victoria website.
New Athletes will be required to provide proof of age – birth certificate or passport etc. to the Centre Registrar to finalise registration. To register online, access Victorian Little Aths Registration Program link.
What age group will my child be in?
Age groups are determined by the year of birth. Age groups are taken at 31st December.
Can my child try Little Athletics before joining?
Yes, KDLA allows new families up to two (2) weeks trial period before having to commit to registering for the season.
What is expected of parents?
Parents are expected to be in attendance at all times.
Little Athletics Centres are run by volunteers, we cannot operate without the assistance of parents each week in fulfilling the many and varied duties required. These include officiating at an event; managing an age group; recording results; working in the canteen; to name just a few.
Additional assistance is always required on the committees and all parents are encouraged to become involved. Little Athletics is one of the few sports where parents can become fully involved in their child’s sporting interests.
What shoes should I buy my child?
Appropriate footwear must be worn in all events, by all competing members. Only athletes in Under 11-16 are permitted to wear spikes all other athletes will wear runners.
Do children need to wear a uniform?
Yes; all registered athletes must wear a Club singlet and plain black shorts when competing in Little Athletics competitions. Uniforms may be purchased from the office on registration day or at any centre meet. When representing the Centre at interclub events athletes are required to wear a KDLA singlet and plain black shorts.
Does my child have the opportunity to win any medals/trophies?
Trophies, medals and certificates are awarded at the conclusion of the season at our presentation day. All athlete’s performances are recorded in each event, every week. Results are available via the ResultsHQ online portal HERE.