The Committee wishes to advise that there has been a change to this season’s 3 weekly programs. The latest versions can be found under the Season Programs list which can be accessed from the Calendar drop down menu above.View Post
Mondays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm for all registered members.
Wednesdays from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm for registered members.
Thursday from 5.30pm to 6.30pm for registered members.
Specialist Training to be advised by email.
The aim of the Coaching Panel is to provide a safe environment where athletes will have fun whilst improving their skills in running, walking, jumping and throwing. As a centre we want them to enjoy the experience and look forward to coming back for the next session.
This season we have introduced a few changes to help parents/athletes plan their training. A training calendar has been produced to identify when different events will be on.
See the calendar on the website or inside the clubrooms.
Coaching Coordinator: Mary Harper
Any enquiries please contact Mary Harper on email@example.com or inside the clubrooms on a Saturday morning or speak with one of the coaches at the track before or after training
Brian Schepisi, Alwyn, Jones, Jason Hodson, Kulan Ranasinghe, Kim Mulhall, Pat Kaufman, Ally Brammer & Bridget Brammer (see below for profiles)
Training may be cancelled due to weather conditions if it’s deemed dangerous to athletes. These conditions are excessive heat, rain, hail or lightning. In respect of Melbourne’s weather it’s not always possible to post information of cancelled training sessions on the website before training, parent discretion is required in these situations.
Cancellation information will generally be posted on the Facebook page or Team App prior to training if dangerous weather is forecast in advance.
Please note our facebook and teamapp are private groups. When asking to join please let us know your child’s name and age group to confirm who you are.
What is training with Caulfield Little Athletics!
Joining Caulfield Little Athletics entitles your children to attend our weekly training sessions. It’s included in your registration fees. Training is optional but we encourage your child/ren to take advantage of the fantastic coaches we have employed.
The training is held on a Monday, Wednesday and this season we are introducing Thursday.
All sessions run from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
Please note all training sessions are subject to change depending on the athletes, numbers and coaches in attendance.
Monday nights we will have two coaches in attendance to train our U6 & U7 athletes.
Thursday night will be a throws session with coach Kim Mulhall.
Walks training will also be introduced this season on various Sunday afternoons from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. It’s recommended all athletes U9 – U16 attend. We are still awaiting confirmation from the walk coach.
In the second half of the season we will have our specialist training in the lead up to the Southern Metropolitan Region (SMR) Track and Field Championships and the Victorian State Track & Field Championships. Information will be emailed to members at the appropriate time.
Why should my child/ren attend training?
Little Athletics is all about Family, Fun and Fitness!
To Caulfield Little Athletics is very proud to encourage personal best performances (PB’s) by each athlete. Our major award at the end of the season is the Season PB Champion. This trophy is awarded to the athlete/s who have achieved the most PB’s during the season. Last season we were lucky to have 3 equal PB champions!
To improve each week an athlete needs to participate in training where the coaches can assist them with technique and fitness.
Our coaches are very experienced and enjoy helping each athlete to achieve their best.
Saturday is competition day we will have team managers and event co-ordinators to assist with technique on the day but the best place to improve is by attending training in a more relaxed atmosphere. The more practice the better their technique and motor skills will become.
Alwyn Jones – Alwyn is a level 3 Jumps Coach who also specialises in Hurdles & Sprints. He is an 8 times National Triple Jump Champion, represented Australia in the World Championships and won a Bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. His PB’s are 16.83m for Triple Jump & 7.66m for Long Jump.
Brian Schepisi – Brian is a level 4 running coach (middle and long distance) with 30 years experience in the fitness industry. He teaches the Certificate 3 and 4 Fitness Instructors Course at the Australian Institute of Fitness and is a course presenter with Athletics Victoria. He has recently returned to coaching at CLAC in both cross-country and middle distance.
Jason Hodson – Jason is an Advanced Level 2 coach in jumps and sprint coaching. He specialises in development of junior athletes aged 5 to 18, introducing, promoting and improving technique posture and execution of the relevant discipline from a beginner to state development level. He is also part of the LAVic Junior Development Squad (JDS) coaching panel and regularly takes squads on the JDS training days.
Athletics Australia Coach – 7165
Level 2 Adv – TJ/LJ/HJ/50m – 400m/Hurdles/Relay
Level 2 Int – SP/Dis/Jav/PV
Australian Sports Commission registered coach
Kim Mulhall – is a level 2 Throws Coach. Kim started athletics at Caulfield little athletics when she was 7. She has been competing in Shot put and Discus at International level since 2007. She finished 4th at World Youth and World Juniors and 11th at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. She has also been coaching at Wesley College for many years.
Kulan Ranasinghe – is a level 2 Club coach specialising in Sprints and Hurdles. He was the 2012 400m Hurdles Victorian Champion and won the Australian University title for 400m Hurdles in 2008. He was a member of the 4x200m relay team that won the Victorian title. He has also competed in the 400m Hurdles at the 2010 Melbourne IAAF World Challenge. He is the senior Hurdle Champion of the Glenhuntly Athletics Club since 2007. You may contact on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pat Kaufman – Pat has volunteered in coaching of track and field for 30 years and specialises in throws.
Ally Brammer – Ally is a level 2 Club coach. She has been competing since the age of 5 with CLAC and has been recognised as a long service member. She still currently competes today with Glenhuntly athletic club. Ally has competed and won numerous state titles in the hurdles, sprints, relays, multi events and cross country events, along with holding several records in hurdles, 100, 200, long jump and multi event at Caulfield and Glenhuntly. Ally specialises in coaching hurdles and sprints.View Post
Great news! The portal for registration is now open….and we have managed to keep the cost of individual registration at last year’s $170.00; note that there is a discount for subsequent registrations from the same family.
We are hoping for a great season spurred on by the excitement and enthusiasm generated by the Rio Olympics…here’s hoping there’s a Usain Bolt waiting in the wings!
We would love to see you on registration day down at Duncan McKinnon on Saturday September 10th from 10 am – 2 pm. The committee will be there to answer any questions. If you have already registered on line we are hoping to have the registration packs and patches ready for pick up – stay tuned for confirmation, as we need to wait for delivery from LAVIC.
If you are unclear on any aspect of registration you will find further details by clicking here.
You need to log on to the LAVIC website to register. Don’t forget that you will need to nominate for duty.
If you are not sure that Little Athletics is for your child we welcome you to “Come and Try”. Further information can be found on our Come & Try page here.
If you have been registered at another club you will need to contact Little Athletics Victoria to facilitate the transfer.
Email Geri or Donna on email@example.com.View Post