FAQs

FAQs Milton Ulladulla Little AthleticsWho can participate in Little Athletics?

Children between the ages of three (3) and seventeen (17) years can register. Parents, grandparents and friends can also be involved by helping with the various events.

 At what time of year does Little Athletics take place?

Little Athletics is primarily a summer activity, running from September through to March.

Where will my child be participating?

The meetings are held at 4.30pm each Tuesday are run until 6pm when we wrap up and have a sausage sizzle. We ask that you arrive at 4:15pm so we can start at 4:30pm.

What events are offered?

Events offered at a Centre competition are dependent on the athlete’s age and the Centre program for that week. Some events have age restrictions on them.

What level of ability do children have to be to join?

Our emphasis is on fun and fitness. Children can join with any level of skill or fitness. Children are given plenty of encouragement to achieve personal bests.

How much does Little Athletics cost?

The fees per child are $95 each. It get cheaper for more children. Please ask at the club.

How do I register my child?

If your child would like to take part in Little Athletics, you need to register them with the local Centre. This registration can either be completed in person or online. To register online, click here.

What age group will my child be in?

Age groups are determined by the year and month of birth. Check the Age Group Calculator to determine the age group you are in. NB. Contact your nearest Centre to find out if they offer activities for Tiny Tots and/or U17.

Can my child try Little Athletics before joining?

Yes, we allow new families a 2 week trial period.

What is expected of parents?

Because Little Athletics is a totally voluntary organisation, Centres cannot operate without the assistance of parents each week in fulfilling the many and varied duties required. These include officiating at an event; managing an age group; recording results; working in the canteen; to name just a few. Most Centres have parent assistance rosters. Additional assistance is always required on the Centre committees and all parents are encouraged to become involved. Little Athletics is one of the few sports where parents can become fully involved in their child’s sporting interests.

Please read, download and return the Parent's Agreement.

What shoes should I buy my child?

Footwear must be worn in all events, by all competing members. The Association does not however specify types of shoes. Running shoes are fantastic to start but if your child is competing at carnivals you may want to buy waffles, spikeless spike running shoes, or spikes if they are allowed in their age group. We will have some used items available in the first few weeks of the season.

Do children need to wear a uniform?

Yes; all registered athletes must wear an approved Centre uniform when competing in Little Athletics competitions. Our singlets are $30 and available at the canteen and plain black short are used for both male and female members.

Will my child be taught the correct technique or have access to coaching?

We try to teach the kids what we know but we can't be good at everything. If you have experience in a certain event please share your knowledge with us!

What other competitions are available?

There are various competitions conducted each season for registered members. The first of these events is the Zone Championships (involving a number of Centres within your local district). The best athletes at each Zone progress to one of five (5) Regional Championships (3 Metropolitan and 2 Country NSW). The first three (3) from each Regional progress to the NSW State Track & Field Championships - which is held in March of each year at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre.

As well as the above events, the Association also conducts the following: State Relay Championships; State Multi-Event Championships; State Cross Country & Road Walks.

Does my child have the opportunity to win any medals/trophies?

Milton Ulladulla Athletics Club run award schemes to encourage athletes to "BE THEIR BEST". Our end of season presentation awards trophies and medal for many different events.

Family, Fun & Fitness

Little Athletics  is a uniquely Australian sport for children aged 5-16 years. It is based upon the sport of athletics (track and field) and the events are specially modified to suit the ages and abilities of children. A wide range of running, jumping, throwing and walking events is conducted.

Little Athletics recognises that children vary widely in shape, size and athletic ability, and is thus one of few sports that successfully caters for them all.

It's not really about winning, but about having fun, making friends and getting families involved in healthy activities. The emphasis is placed on participation and personal improvement. It is little surprise then, that the motto of Little Athletics is: "Family, Fun and Fitness".