Athletes registered with Girraween Little Athletics and in under 7’s or above are eligible for free coaching sessions provided at CV Kelly Park during the athletics season.
If you are serious about your athletics and want to do well at the representative carnivals and on Friday nights you need to start training early. To do well at these events you must train regularly.
Summer coaching is on Monday and Wednesday nights.
Under 7-10 athletes will train from 6-7pm
Under 11-17 athletes will train from 7-8pm
Your child/children should arrive with sufficient time to run at least two laps of the oval before warmup drills start. Late comers are still required to complete two laps.
Coaching is available in the following events:
- blocks training (sprints);
- middle distance running;
- long jump;
- triple jump;
- high jump (double session);
- discus; and
- shot put.
Athletes in the under 7-10 age groups will initiatly participate in skills training to help develop their coordination in the above disciplines. Athletes that show improved development will progress to advanced event training with older athletes.
Coaching will not be available in every discipline on each night. It will be subject to a number of conditions including the availability of coaches, weather conditions and demand from attending athletes.
Athletes are NOT required to wear their GLAC uniform to coaching sessions but must wear suitable clothing.
For the safety of all athletes children are not to wear running spikes until instructed to place them on by the sprints coach.
A parent or guardian is required to be in attendance at the ground in case of poor weather, an early finish, the requirement of medical attention or discipline for their child. Children who attend without a parent or guardian may be excluded from coaching.
2020/21 Training Schedule
|Time||Age Groups||Activity||Lead Coach||Assistant Coach|
|6.15pm – 7pm||U7||On-Track Training||Graham|
|7.15pm – 8pm||U11-U17||Throws||Tony||Tayla/Teagan|
|Jumps (high can start earlier)||Pete/Luke||Graham|
|Middle Distance/Long Distance||Nathan|
|Joey Farrugia||Joey is our Coaching Coordinator. Level 1 coach.
Coaches all areas. Main areas are sprints, long jump and strength and conditioning.
|Luke Jobson||Assistant Coaching Coordinator Level 1 coach.
International racewalker gaining 7 x All American Honours. Coaches all areas. Lead coach in Racewalks and long distance
|Tony Ward||Level 3 accredited throws coach. Lead coach in shotput, discus and Javelin.|
|Tayla Jobson||Level 1 coach. Assistant coach in Shotput and Discus.|
|Teagan Neich||Assistant coach in shotput and discus..|
|Peter Williams||Level 1 coach. Lead coach in Long jump. Also coaches sprints.|
|Nathan Moffitt||Level 1 coach. Lead coach in middle/long distance.|
|Claudio Corvalan||Level 1 coach. Lead coach in sprints/ hurdles.|
|Wayne Thurlow||Level 1 coach. Lead coach in Blocks training and sprints.|
|Alissa Byatt||Level 1 coach. Assistant coach in racewalks.|
|Karen Farrugia||Assistant coach in racewalks.|
|Graham O’Brien||Level 1 coach. Lead coach in on track training (U7-9). Also assists in throws and Jumps.|
|Assistants / Trainees|
|This could be you||We can always use a hand. We are also looking for parent helpers. If you are interested please let one of the above people know.|