Recent and Upcoming Events

 

 


This Season's upcoming events:

Season 2017/18 will start on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Keep an eye on the website or Facebook for updates.

DARE TO DREAM 

ATHLETICS HOLIDAY CLINIC


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Little Athletics South Australia and Athletics South Australia would like to invite ANY child or teenager between the ages of 5 and 17 to be involved in our DARE TO DREAM ATHLETICS HOLIDAY CLINIC at the SA Athletics Stadium. 

Whether you are new to athletics or have been involved for a long time, this clinic is perfect for anyone! The clinic provides a great opportunity for you to learn and develop your athletic skills through the participation in event coaching with our experienced coaches! There is also other fun activities planned, as well as a very special guest appearance from Olympic athlete Chelsea Jaensch on Thursday!

 DATES: Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October 2017

LOCATION: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031 SA

TIMES: 9:00AM – 3:00PM

COSTS: ONE DAY (Wed or Thurs) - $65.00 TWO DAYS (Wed and Thurs) - $100.00

AGE GROUPS: U6 – U18

WHAT WILL YOU GET TO DO?

§  U6-U8’s to participate in a fun developmental run, jump and throw program!

§  U9-U18’s to receive exceptional coaching in the athletic events of their choice!

§  Registrations Opening - Monday 11th September!

If you have any questions about the clinic, please email development@salaa.org.au or call the office at 08 8352 8133

 

Adelaide Brighton Cement State Carnival (TT-U12)

Sunday 19th November 2017

 

The State Carnival is open to all registered little athletes in the Tiny Tots to Under 12 age groups, with the event split into a morning session and afternoon session.

The Tiny Tots – U8’s participate in the morning and are involved in the following:

§  Tiny Tots – A fun one hour fundamental skills session, learning running, jumping, and throwing, with the opportunity to have a run on the track to experience what the “big kids” do!

§  U6-U8 – A fun one hour run/jump/throw skill development coaching clinic. The learning of correct techniques are vital to ensure participants can perform events successfully throughout the season. This clinic will be followed by a short informal competition, which is optional to do.

The U9 – U12’s participate in the afternoon and are involved in an informal competition, where they can select up to 5 events to be involved in. The State Carnival is a great opportunity for U9 – U12’s to familiarise themselves with the SA Athletics Stadium, make new friends, learn about competition rules, and get valuable coaching tips from experienced coaches throughout the day! 


Age Groups: TT-U8 and U9-U12
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031
Entry Fee: $10.00 per athlete

Nominations Open: Thursday 5th October 2017 through Member Portal
Nominations Close: Thursday 2nd November 2017

 To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Thursday 2nd November 2017

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State PB Classic

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th December 2017

 

The State PB Classic is an opportunity for all registered athletes in the Tiny Tots to Under 17 age groups to compete at the SA Athletics Stadium in their favourite track and field events.

This event is all about “Personal Bests” (PB). It provides athletes with the opportunity to be introduced and understand the processes of a formal competition. All age groups, except Tiny Tots, can select up to 5 events to be involved in, with the primary purpose of the event is for each individual athlete to strive for their own personal achievement. 

The Classic will use a structured program, with events scheduled for each age group.

Tiny Tots to Under 8 on the Saturday morning
Under 9 to Under 17 on the Sunday - Athletes can choose up to 5 events to compete in and there will be NO restriction on track/field, as in previous years.

Note: Under 6 athletes have the opportunity to select the On Track Program as one of their 5 events. On Track is a skill-based program and aims to teach children the fundamental skills of athletics through fun game-based activities, before the children are asked to perform these skills in a competitive environment. The session is 45 minutes in length.

Age Groups: TT - U17
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, Railway Terrace, Mile End
Entry
Fee: $10.00 per athlete

Nominations Open: Thursday 19th October 2017 through Member Portal
Nominations Close: Thursday 30th November 2017

To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Thursday 30th November 2017

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DREAM. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE.


 

Little Athletics SA and Athletics SA are proud to present the:


Dream. Believe. Achieve. Development Clinic

  

 

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This clinic conducted in the January school holidays is open to all age groups from Under 6 through to Under 18. 

The clinic is designed to provide opportunities for skill / technique development in the participants desired athletic track and field events through coaching from some of South Australia's best young coaches. 

Our aim is for you to dream, believe, and achieve personal best results!!!

Check the SALAA website closer to the holidays for more information.

 

 

Toyota State Multi Event Championships

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st January 2018

 

Little Athletics SA and Athletics SA are pleased to announce that the 2018 State Multi Event Championships will once again be a combined event. This event is over two days for registered athletes in the Under 9 to Under 17 age groups.

The Multi’s is a competition in which athletes participate in a specified number of track and field events, earning points for their performance in each event. Each age group competes in a mixture of running, jumping, and throwing events, where athletes have the opportunity to showcase their all-round ability. Medals are presented to the three highest total point scorers in each age group.

The Under 9 to Under 13 age groups will participate in a pentathlon (5 events), Under 14’s participate in a hexathlon (6 events), and Under 15 to 17’s participate in a heptathlon (7 events). The pentathlon events are conducted over one day, with the hexathlon and heptathlon events conducted over two days. 


As mentioned, athletes accrue points based on their performances in the individual events, with medals presented to the three highest point scorers in each age group. Check the association website for how the points are allocated.


Age Group: U9 - U17
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031
Entry Fee: $15.00 per athlete

Nominations Open: Thursday 23rd November 2017 through Member Portal
Nominations Close: Thursday 4th January 2018

To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Sunday 31st December 2017  and have met the qualifying standards and eligibility requirements. Check the association website for more details.

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Health Partners State Relay Championships

Sunday 11th February 2018

 

The Health Partners State Relay Championships is for registered athletes in the Under 9 to Under 17 age groups.

The State Relay’s is a great team competition in which athletes compete as a team in various track relays (4 x 100m, 4 x 200m and Medley) and field relays (both jumps and throws). This event displays excellent team and centre spirit, and demonstrates the importance of team camaraderie between athletes. Medals are presented for the top three placed teams in each event, in each age group.

Families are encouraged to join in on the fun too with a 4 x 100m relay for females and males.


Age Groups: U9 - U17
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031
Entry Fee: $20.00 per team


To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Sunday 31st December 2017  and have met the following:

Eligibility Requirements

§  Athletes must have competed in a minimum of 20 events at their registered centre/club between their date of registration and the close of nominations (Note: Performances achieved at a 'Come and Try' session do not count towards eligibility).

WHO NOMINATES FOR THIS EVENT?

Team Nominations - Each Little Athletics Centre are responsible for nominating the number of teams they wish to submit for this event. Each centre are required to submit their team nominations by no later than Monday 22nd January 2018.

Athlete Nominations - Each Little Athletics Centre are also responsible for nominating which athletes will make up each of the teams they submitted. Any athlete that may be interested in participating in this event must speak to their centre. Each centre are required to submit athlete names by no later than Monday 5th February 2018.

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State Challenge

Sunday 18th March 2018

 

The State Challenge is for registered athletes in the Under 9 to Under 13 age groups.

This event is a competition for athletes who did not quite qualify for the State Individual Championships, but is an exciting opportunity to still compete at SA’s premier athletics facility and finish off the season with some personal bests (PBs) in what is one of the most “feel good” events on the Little Athletics SA calendar. Most individual events are held for each age group, with the top three placed athletes awarded medals. Finals will not be conducted for this event; medals will be based on heat times. Field events will be best of three attempts (no final 8).

Note: Registered athletes in the Under 14 to Under 17 age groups attain straight qualification for the State Individual Championship; providing eligibility requirements are met. Therefore, athletes in these age groups are unable to compete at the State Challenge.

Age Group: U9 - U13
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031
Entry Fee: $10.00 per event/Capped at $30.00

 

Nominations Open: Thursday 1st February 2018 through Member Portal
Nominations Close: Thursday 1st March 2018


To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Sunday 31st December 2017 and have met the following:

Event Specific Rules

§  Athletes who have qualified for the State Individual Championships in three or more events are ineligible to enter the State Challenge.

§  Athletes cannot enter an event in the State Challenge that they have qualified for in the State Individual Championships, regardless of whether they nominate for that event in the State Individual Championships.

Qualification Standards -  (Check association website for qualifying standards)

§  Athletes in the Under 9 to Under 13 age groups must have bettered or equalled the qualifying standard for the nominated event(s) within the specified Qualification Period.

Eligibility Requirements - 

§  Athletes must have competed in a minimum of 20 events at their registered centre/club between their date of registration and the close of nominations

§  NOTE: Performances achieved at a 'Come and Try' session do not count towards eligibility or qualification. An individual discipline may only be counted as one event at a competition (e.g. competing in the 100m twice still only counts as one event.) At most, 7 events may be counted towards an athlete's eligibility total within a week.

 

State Individual Championships

Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th March 2018

 

The State Individual Championships (SIC) is for registered athletes in the Under 9 to Under 17 age groups.

The SIC’s is the pinnacle event for many athletes in the Little Athletics season. The SIC’s is a great opportunity for athletes to showcase their athletic ability whilst competing against the best athletes from around the state!

To qualify, athletes in the Under 9 to Under 13 age groups must have bettered or equalled the SIC’s qualifying standard(s) for the nominated athletic event(s) on at least two occasions. Athletes in the Under 14 to Under 17 age group must only record a valid performance in the nominated event(s). This must occur within the specified qualification period for all age groups.

All standard individual events are held for each age group, with the top three placed athletes awarded medals. Walks and some field events will be conducted on the Friday night, with all other events on both the Saturday and Sunday.

Age Groups: U9 - U17
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031
Entry Fee: $10.00 per event/Capped at $30.00

Nominations Open: Thursday 1st February 2018 through Member Portal
Nominations Close: Thursday 1st March 2018

To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Sunday 31st December 2017 and have met the following:

Qualification Standards - (Check association website for qualifying standards)

§  Athletes in the Under 9 to Under 15 age groups must have bettered or equalled the qualifying standard for the nominated events on two occasions within the specified Qualification Period

§  Athletes in the Under 16 and Under 17 age group must have recorded a valid performance in the nominated events within the Qualification Period.

Eligibility Requirements - 

§  Athletes must have competed in a minimum of 20 events at their registered centre/club between their date of registration and the close of nomination (Note: Performances achieved at a 'Come and Try' session do not count towards eligibility or qualification).