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Coaching Camps & Clinics

Little Athletics NSW has operated coaching clinics & live-in coaching camps since the 1970’s for members and for those who want to “come & try”. Each year a number of such clinics are organised and conducted at various venues throughout the state. In providing clinics to the community, Little Athletics NSW aims to:

  • Provide an equitable and affordable coaching service to athletes throughout the state and allow access and opportunities to quality coaching that result in the development of skills
  • Provide an opportunity for non-registered athletics to “give it a go”
  • Promote long term involvement in athletics by encouraging participants of all standards to identify the sport with enjoyment, friendship, improvement, learning, personal achievement and positive experiences
  • Offer participants opportunities to experience aspects of the sport beyond what may be available at a local centre level

All coaches are highly skilled in working with the ages groups catered for each event. Parents can be assured that all camps and clinics are conducted in a professional manner, as LANSW only employ qualified and accredited coaches and have undergone a full “Working with Children Check” and signed the Prohibited Persons Employment Declaration”, in accordance with the NSW State Government Legislation.

Skills Clinics Frequently Asked Questions


“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”

Mums, you:

  • Have a child between the ages of 8-16yrs of age?
  • Want your child to have a fun filled day at an affordable price?
  • Want some extra coaching for your child?

Athletes, do you:

  • Want to improve your skills of running, jumping and throwing regardless of your ability or limitations.
  • Need to prepare for the school athletic season?
  • Want to learn from nationally accredited coaches that specialise in coaching young athletes?
  • Want the opportunity to meet and make new friends and have “good ol’ fun”.

If you have answered “YES” to any of the above, come join us at a Little Athletics Skills Clinic.

The prime focus of each coaching session is TECHNIQUE. Famous American coach Vince Lombardi once said: “Only perfect practice makes perfect”.

These clinics are “skills based” and offer the first step to perfect practice- learning correct technique. Our coaches will ensure a fun filled experience focusing on this. Remember, whether you are a beginner or a state level athlete, “technique” is the vital key to improving your performance.


JETS Program for Under 12-17 Athletes
The JETS (Junior Encouragement & Talent Squad) program is the official Little Athletics NSW development program for dual age group athletes. Amongst its benefits, the program provides access to “members-only” coaching clinics and a live-in weekend performance camp, as well as discounts to other non-JETS coaching clinics.

Any athletes who are in the U12 to U17 age groups who achieve the qualifying standards and agree to the conditions of membership may apply to become a member of the squad at any time during the season.

For more information about JETS, including the qualifying standards and how to apply, click HERE.



Upcoming Camps & Clinics 

2015 Northern Rivers Zone Super Coaching Clinic

Saturday, 14 November 2015 (8.30am – 1.00pm) and Sunday, 15 November 2015 (8.30am – 1.00pm)

Toormina Sports Oval, Toormina Road, Toormina (The venue used by Coffs Coast Little Athletics)

This clinic is open to athletes of all abilities up to the Under 17 age group, the minimum age being Under 9. (DOB age range 1 Oct 1998 to 30 Sept 2007).

Non-members are welcome to “Come ‘n’ Try”.


  • $45 for one day if registration is received by Sunday 25 October, 2015; $55 after this date.
  • $70 for both days if registration is received by Sunday 25 October, 2015; $80 after this date

The clinic will be staffed by qualified, experienced coaches who are highly skilled in working with the age groups catered for by this event. All coaches have undergone a Working with Children background check. To see the proposed coaching team for the clinic click HERE.

Junior Clinics

  • These clinics are open to athletes in the Under 9 – Under 11 age groups (DOB: 1 Oct 2004 – 30 Sep 2007)
  • Each athlete will each day complete a set program of four forty-minute sessions being: Saturday – Sprints (Starts), High Jump, Shot Put, Middle Distance; Sunday – Sprints (Technique), Hurdles, Long Jump, Discus
  • Participants will be placed into groups with athletes of similar age.

Senior Clinics:

  • These clinics are open to athletes in the Under 12 – Under 17 age groups (DOB: 1 Oct 1998 – 30 Sept 2004)
  • Coaching will be made available in a range of events, subject to demand.
  • Senior clinic athletes are required to pre-select two events for each day of the clinic (see registration flyer)
  • Senior athletes will take part in two 75 minute coaching sessions on each day of the clinic.


  • Numbers are strictly limited. Places may be exhausted prior to the closing date.
  • Registrations will only be taken after the closing date or on the day if places are available (phone the office after the closing date for availability). The cost of late registrations will incur an extra $10 administration fee.
  • A $10 administration fee is payable for any athlete withdrawal prior to the closing date. No refund of monies will be issued for athlete withdrawal after the closing date.

To download a clinic information/registration form, click HERE.

To register online for the clinic, click HERE.


2015 Christmas Camp

When is it?
Friday, 18 December 2015, 7.00pm until Sunday, 20 December 2015, 3.00pm. Registration from 6.15pm.

Where is it?
Blue Gum Lodge, 3 Fels Avenue, SPRINGWOOD

Who can attend?
Any LANSW registered athlete, in the U9-U15 age groups (born between 1 Oct 2000 - 30 Sept 2007).

What is the cost?
‘Early Bird’ special if application/online registration and full payment is received by Monday, 2 November 2015.

$210 payable after this date. Final closing date is Monday, 7 December 2015

This price includes accommodation, all meals and activities.

Please click HERE for an information flyer and manual registration or click HERE to do an online registration.