FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When does the season run?

 

What age does my child have to be to join Eastern Districts Little Athletics?

  • Our centre caters for children from 3yrs - 17yrs. We are also associated with an Athletics Club for older athletes and encourage our athletes to be co-members when they are old enough. Please ask a coach for further information.
  • Age Groups have changed for this season.  Age Group Identifier link here from SALAA.

 

What are the times for the Tiny Tots on a Sunday morning?

  • During the Track & Field season, Tiny tots meet at the High Jump Bags 8.45am and go until about 9.45am

 

What are the different season dates?

  • The Track & Field part of the season runs from October to March each year
  • The Cross Country part of the season runs from May to July.
  • All members registered from the start of the season are eligible to compete in both the Track & Field and Cross Country
  • Each year registrations for the new season opens in September.
  • Our Full EDLA Calendar can be seen here 

 

2018/2019 Registration Fees 

** Early bird fees applicable prior to 5pm Friday 12th October 2018

** 1st and 2nd Athletes (each) $140
** Tiny Tot $140
** 3rd Athlete $100
** additional members (each) example 4th and 5th Athletes $20

 

Standard Registration Fees after 5pm Friday 12th October 2018

1st and 2nd Athletes (each) $150
Tiny Tot $150
3rd Athlete $110
additional members (each) example 4th and 5th Athletes $20
 

Please Note: Fees are non-refundable.

 


Are sports vouchers accepted at Eastern Districts?

  • Yes, we are happy to accept sports vouchers and they are redeemed at the checkout when registering your children.

 

What do I do if I am having trouble registering or am not sure on what I need to do?

  • Please contact Little Athletics SA on 8352 8133

 

Can I do a Come & Try Session with my children before we join for the Track & Field part of the season?

  • Yes, from October - March at our Sunday Meets - to register for a Come & Try visit, please register priod.
  • All athletes need to pre-register online & please bring your printout with you when attending our meet on a Sunday after Sunday the 1st of October.
  • All Come & Try visitors MUST be pre-registered before attending.

 

How much does it cost to do a Come & Try Visit?

  • A Come & Try free for 2 visits are free, but you must register prior.

 

When can I do a Come & Try Session?

  • All Come & Try Sessions are on at any Sunday Meet, from the 14th October 2018 (between 8.30am - 11am approx) until 1st March 2019

 

What level of ability should my child have?

  • Children of all abilities can register at Eastern Districts, our emphasis is on Personal Bests (achieving a time, height, or distance better than you did last time). We have a number of qualified coaches on hand that will assist your children with doing this and recognise that children come in many different levels of ability and cater for this.
  • We cater for all those who want to give athletics a go, Including Para-Athletes and Special Olympic Athletes. We can assist in beginning and progressing your journey in Para-athletics or Special Olympics and can provide guidance in classification

 

As a parent what am I expected to do?

 

Are coaching sessions compulsory? 

  • No training is not compulsory however it is a great way to improve skills and to learn more about each of the events. NOTE - all athletes in the U6 - U12 age groups must be accompanied by a parent or a supervising adult.

 

How much does coaching cost?

  • All Tuesday & Thursday Coaching fees are included in the athletes’ registration fees.

 

How much does the uniform cost to buy?

  • Tops                                                               $35

  • Bike shorts (boys & girls)                               $28

  • Running shorts                                               $28

  • EDLA Long sleeve hoodie                              $45 (limited sizes)

 

What needs to be on the uniform for our home meets & SALAA events?

  • Your registration number is attached in the middle of the front of your top, your age group label on the left breast and the new Jetstar/Little Athletics logo on the right breast (they must go over the top of the EDLA logo if you top has one). Please also remove the IGA badge from the right sleeve (if you have one from a previous season).

 

DESCRIPTIONS

Please see some basic descriptions by clicking on the name.

STANDING START

CROUCH START

HIGH JUMP - SCISSOR TECHNIQUE