Little Athletics is a modified children’s athletics program for 5yo to 16yo athletes.
Athletes participate and compete weekly with their friends during season, learning the many disciplines of athletics, such as running (sprinting, hurdles, endurance running), jumping (long jump, high jump, triple jump) and throwing (discuss, shot put, javelin). Every season there are opportunities to participate in championship events, skills clinics, workshops, camps and other great activities. We are a community oriented sport.
Little Athletics is a year round sport that is broken into a summer and winter season.
Little Athletics welcomes children with disability and children from migrant backgrounds. We can cater successfully to a wide variety of needs. Our approach is to fully integrate children’s participation without the need for separation wherever possible.
We run an ‘On Track’ program during the summer season for 5yo – 7yo age groups. ‘On Track’ is a program developed by Little Athletics Victoria to meet the specific needs of our youngest athletes, and focuses on participation and the development of fundamental motor skills.
Athletics teaches fundamental movement skills that are critical for many other sports, such as Australian Rules Football, soccer, rugby, basketball, cricket, hockey, baseball, tennis…pretty much every sport requiring running, jumping and throwing.