Track and Field
The track & field based competition is conducted throughout the summer sports season, from September until March. Center based competition events are conducted on a weekly basis.
Athletes participate in our normal weekly competition each Saturday morning (with some twilight competitions on a Friday evening and an occasional Sunday). The regular season provides for 18 normal weekly programs .
Mixed in with our normal weekly competitions, athletes will also have the opportunity to compete in Center, Region, and State Championship events for Track & Field, Relays and Multi Event.
Each week Athletics can paricipate in up to four events. The event program for the competition rotates throught four set programs. Competition events can include the following:
Sprints – 70m, 100m, 200m
Distance – 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3km
Hurdles – 60mh, 80mh, 90mh, 100mh, 110mh , 200mh, 300mh
Walks – 700m, 1100m, 1500m
Jumps – Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump
Throws – Shot put, Discus, Javelin
One of the basic reasons for the continued development and enthusiasm generated by Little Athletics, has been the attempt to meet the needs of children as part of the family unit.
Little Athletics is more than a sport. It is a community-oriented organisation which enables the entire family to do something together.
Parents are involved in the program as voluntary helpers or officials. They share in many experiences with the children.
Little Athletics provides a vital communication bridge between parent and child. This link can have benefits far beyond the years spent in the centre. Society has, increasingly, produced subtle and damaging pressures on family and community relationships. The FAMILY CONCEPT approach to programming counteracts those pressures.