We run a Get Set Go programme as an introduction to athletics for 5 and 6 year olds.
The programme usually only runs for an hour for these younger athletes (6-7pm).
Parents are expected to participate in the activities with their child and not to leave children at Club Night unsupervised.
Our club night programme for 7-15 year olds is based on the Athletics NZ Run Jump Throw programme to develop all round athletics skills and the Athletics NZ 5-Star Award Scheme based on personal improvement with the aim is to encourage participation across a range of events. Results are recorded and we need parents to help out at all events.
The events for 7-9 year olds are 60m, 100m, 200m, Long Jump, Discus and Shot Put.
The events for 10-15 year olds are 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, High Jump, Long Jump, Discus and Shot Put. Hurdles are also introduced from age grade 12+.
A warm up using the Run Jump Throw programme will start the night. The programme will then rotate through a mixture of field events and races (sprints and middle distance). Relays will be practised at the end of the evening on some nights.
The club policy of recording every athlete’s performance at club nights enables us to provide athletes with an ongoing record of their Personal Bests (PB’s). The long-running Colgate 5 Star Awards scheme has recently been discontinued at a national level, but athletes are able to compare their performances to national benchmarks using the following tables:
Colgate 5 Star Scheme Explanation
Colgate 5 Star Points Table - Boys
Colgate 5 Star Points Table - Girls