2012 / 2013 Little Athletics Season
The Little Athletics season begins on 6th October 2012 and runs through to September 2013.
The season is broken up into 2 parts:
1. Track & Field - Summer season is held on Saturday mornings at Central Reserve, between October and March.
2. Cross Country - Winter season is held between April and August run at various parks in the local area.
Athletes can register at any time during the season provided they are between the ages of 5 and 15. (Athletes must be 5 years of age to join).
PLEASE NOTE: Parents or guardians are required to stay for the duration of the weekly programs as they remain primarily responsible for the behaviour and welfare of their children.
The Registration Process
Athletes new to Little Athletics can register register two free "Come and Try" days.
To do this, please contact or see the Registrar for more information. (Registrar can be found at the Admin table early on any of the regular competition days during the season)
All paid registrations require both new and existing athletes to complete their details online via the Little Athletics Victoria (LAVic) website.
Note: Secure online payment of membership fees will be available via the LAVic link from 10th August 2012.
Existing athletes with a valid email address on record will receive an invitation to register from LAVic during the last week of August 2012.
This email will include their username and password and steps to register online.
New members - Please attend one of the Registration Days where you will be given further information, options and further directions to enter membership details as required above.
Come and Try Days
LAWav offer 2 "Come and Try" sessions to NEW athletes only. This gives the athlete an opportunity to try before they buy!
The Come and Try sessions do not need to be held on consecutive weeks.
Once the athlete has completed their 2 "Come and Try" sessions, you will receive an email from the Registrar with details on how you can register & make payment.
Note: Once your Come and Try sessions expire, you aren't allowed to compete unless you register & make payment!!
Come and Try athletes will be required to fill in a form with their basic details (for insurance purposes) prior to participating.
This can be found in the "Come and Try" information package (link below)
Upon deciding to fully register, you will be given further instructions by the 'Registrar' which will entail following "THE REGISTRATION PROCESS" (above) and providing your 'proof of age' to the Registrar as soon as possible.
ONE COME AND TRY SESSION IS ALLOWED FOR "NEW" ATHLETES INTERESTED IN CROSS COUNTRY. PLEASE CONTACT THE PRESIDENT FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Payment / Fees
Payments will be accepted via the following methods:
1) Online with your registration,
2) At the pre-season Registration Days at Central Reserve or,
3) During the weekly Saturday programs.
Payments by Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard only) will be accepted online ONLY. Cash or Cheque is preferred if paying 'in person'.
2012/13 Fee Structure:
Early Bird Membership Fees (Fees cover Summer & Winter):
$110 for the first child, minus $10 each child there after.
Registrations MUST be received by 11.59 pm 5th October 2012 to receive "early bird" rates.
Regular Membership Fees (Fees cover Summer & Winter):
$120 for first child, minus $10 each child there after.
Registrations received between 6th October and 11.59 pm 31st December 2012.
Post-Christmas Fees (Fees cover Summer & Winter):
$70 each child.
Registrations received between 1st January 2013 and 11.59 pm 31st March 2013.
Winter Fees (Cross Country Season):
$60 each child.
Registrations received between 1st April 2013 and August 2013.
This will cover the Winter season ONLY!
The Summer & Winter membership fees include an LAVic fee of $54, with our LAWav fee making up the balance.
The LAVic fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
The LAWav fee component may only be refunded under extraordinary circumstances (and after being approved by the committee).
Pre Season Registration Days:
Saturday 22nd September 2012 - 10am until 12 noon
Sunday 30th September 2012 - 10am until 12 noon
Both Registration Days will be held at the Central Reserve Clubroom, Glen Waverley.
Computer access will be avaliable on both days for anyone who can't register online or need any assistance.
Manual Payments will be accepted (via cheque or cash only for registrations) You must have your Online Registration completed prior to making Manual Payment!
Proof of Age
LAVic requires that ALL NEW MEMBERS must provide proof of age to the Registrar. This may be in the form of a passport, birth certificate or child health record.
'Proof of age' must be shown prior to athletes competing, or forfeit all results up until such time as it is presented.
Members are required to wear the LAWav uniform. This includes;
The LAWav top (available as a t-shirt, singlet or crop top), priced at $35.
Plain black shorts (available as 'normal', 'hipsters' or 'bike pants/leggings') priced at $22.
The club is offering existing members the opportunity to sell pre-loved spikes or sprint shoes (at a cost determined by the owner).
Pre-loved items may be left at Registration or competition days (at owner's risk) in a 'CLEAR BAG' (zip-lock) with an envelope included that lists the owner's name, contact details, product details and sale price.
The seller, at their discretion, may consider donating a 'handling fee' to LAWav for assisting with the sale of their pre-loved items.
To determine the age group that athletes will belong to during the 2012/2013 season, please use the Age Group Ready Reckoner below.
Parent Duty, Code of Behaviour and Privacy Agreement
LAWav is a non profit organisation that relies on the assistance of parents to operate. Therefore, ALL families who register athletes in the Little Athletics program are required to contribute to its operation.
To successfully operate the Little Athletics program on a weekly basis (which often involves over 300 athletes participating at one time) a minimum of 60 parents is required to do Duty!
LAWav therefore asks that every registered family assists at least once per fortnight. Duty may include measuring jumps or throws, raking the long jump pits, assisting age group leaders or recording results.
Duty positions are easy and assistance is provided to those who are new or are unsure.
In some extraordinary circumstances families may be unable to assist. In this instance, a $50 duty levy fee may be requested to be paid .... in lieu of completing duty.
By completing the Registration process, parents are accepting the conditions stipulated in the LAWav Parent's Charter and the LAVic Privacy and Parent - Guardian Declaration Statement.