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Athletes registered with Girraween Little Athletics and in under 6’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.

First two weeks of training focus is on fitness plus new events for age groups (all athletes start at 6pm)

After first 2 weeks training is split into 2 sessions
Under 6-10 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:

  • sprints;
  • blocks training (sprints);
  • walks;
  • middle distance running;
  • long jump;
  • triple jump;
  • high jump (double session);
  • discus; and
  • shot put.

Athletes in the under 6-10 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. 

 

2021/22 Training Schedule

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