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Doncaster LAC Open Day – Registration Now Open

Doncaster Open Day 2019 will be held at the Tom Kelly Athletics Track on Saturday 21st December, commencing at 1.00pm and concluding (as always) with a great Fireworks display.

Entries are capped per event in each age group. Once full, entry to that event will not be possible.

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Click here to download the flyer

Register online now at: https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=33640&OrgID=1377


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The Wrap Oct 2019

The latest wrap newsletter has some important information for the start of the season, please have a read here.


2019/20 Track & Field Season – first day back.

Our first day of T&F Competition which will be Saturday October 5 starting at 8.30am sharp.


Crystal Creek Coaching Camp

Entries are now open for The Eastern Metropolitan Region weekend Coaching Camp at the Alexandra Adventure Resort, Crystal Creek.

The Coaching Camp will be conducted for the Under 11 – 16 age groups from Friday 29th November – 1st December, 2019

Click here for more information & to register.


Registration for 2019/20 Season

The LAVic Registration Portal for the 2019/20 season will open on the 20th of August 2019.  To find out more click here.

Our registration & try out day will be on the 7th of September from 10am-12pm at Tom Kelly aths track.

If you couldn’t attend the registration day, you can still register online, click here for more info.


How to join

At Little Athletics, our emphasis is on Family, Fun & Fitness. Children can join with any level of skill or fitness. Children are given plenty of encouragement to achieve personal bests (PB’s), giving each and every child the opportunity to continue to improve and earn bronze, silver and gold medals throughout the season.

If you are uncertain whether your little person will like Little Aths, you are welcome to two free trial sessions on any competition day (excluding special registration events – see the Calendar). We do recommend to register online first, just don’t pay until you’ve completed your free try-outs. Contact one of the club registrar of how best to organise this.
Other than trials, you cannot compete until you are registered and financial.


Is my child eligible?
Little Athletics is open to any boy or girl five or older (check the Age-Group Ready-Reckoner. Your child must be five or older before they can participate.

  • U6-U7 athletes compete in the On-track program from 8:30am-9:30am (Saturday sessions)
  • U8-U16 athletes complete in the Competition program from 8:30am – 11.30pm (Saturday sessions and some Friday evenings due to coinciding events)

Which club should I join?

There are 4 clubs at the Doncaster Centre and schools in the area are allocated to these clubs. We do encourage families towards the clubs associated with their school, however you are free to choose any club because of family or friends etc.
Find your school in the table below, or get in touch with the centre to work out which club will be best for you.

CLUBS SCHOOLS      CLUB COLOURS
Bulleen TempstoweTemplestowe HeightsTemplestowe ValleyTemplestowe ParkBirraleeDoncasterOrange & Black
Doncaster HeightsDonburnDoncaster GardensSerpellsDonvale ChristianYellow & Green
East DoncasterAnderson CreekCarey DonvaleDonvaleMilgate PSWarrandyteBeverley HillsRed & Navy Blue
Templestowe All SaintsSt CharlesSt KevinsSt ClementsSt Gregory'sOur Lady/PinesSt Peters/PaulsNavy & White

How do I register?

Registration will be open from early September, 2019 through the LAVic website, as described below. After registering on the LAV website, print off your Proof-of-Payment page & Parent’s Charter and bring them along to Registration Day to complete your registration, arrange uniforms and collect your showbag with membership materials.

All new registrations must produce a “Proof of age” such as a birth certificate, passport etc.

Registration Day is 7th September 2019.  Click here for more info

Returning Athletes
You will have recently received an email with your child’s username and password from Little Athletics Victoria (if you have not received this email contact your club registrar).

  1. Go to the LAV website and click on register for 2019/2020 “Register Now” button.
  2. Click on Renew your members and login with the username and password to complete your registration.
  3. Follow the prompts and pay online as per previous seasons to LAVic.  Your child will receive their bib once they are financial and active.  No need to come to registration day, unless you try out an event, buy uniforms or have any questions.

New Athletes

  1. Go to the LAV website and click on register for 2019/2020 “Register Now” button.
  2. Choose New Members
  3. Choose Doncaster Little Athletics Centre
  4. Choose one of the four Clubs that make up our Centre. If you’re not sure which to choose then select Doncaster Little Athletics Centre and we can sort it out on Registration Day
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your registration
  6. If you are considering the free trials, just submit the registration without paying (you can pay the fee after your free try outs are completed).
  7. Come to Registration Day or your club desk with your Proof-of-Payment and some Proof-of-Age for your child.

Parent Support Program

It is a condition of registration that parents perform their rostered duty.

Please read the Parent’s Charter before registering your child (part of registering online is by accepting and agreeing to the charter).

DLAC has no paid staff – everything depends upon the efforts of volunteers to prepare and run the events and pack-up afterwards. A competition day at Little Athletics isn’t only about the kids. All the events our children take part in are run by parents whose children are also participating. The kids enjoy it and their parents get to have fun, too.

The Duty roster gives parents a chance to have fun being involved with the athletes, cheering them on and guiding them. Kids get a kick from having their parents officially measuring their throw, run or jump and most people find it’s more fun to occasionally have a hand in their children’s events than just watching.

So there is a Duty Roster. It’s not optional!

If you have difficulty being available for duty please don’t hesitate to speak to your Club’s Parent-Organiser or President. As we’re all volunteers we understand that everyone has constraints to work around.

Each Club rosters parents to help run the On-Track and Competition events that they are responsible for. The details of the roster depend upon each Club and the event. The tasks don’t require any prior Athletics experience – this handbook describes each event & how you can help (it also gives hints about becoming a qualified official, but that’s entirely up to you).

If someone else will be bringing your child on a day you’re rostered for duty (and you haven’t made other arrangements with your club’s organiser) that’s ok – we’re happy for that person to fill-in in your stead.

Note: for insurance reasons, the person performing the duty must be either a parent/guardian on the athlete’s registration, or must provide their name on-the-day for our Centre records.


What are the registration fees?

The registration fee for U6 – U7 athletes is $170

The registration fee for U8 – U16 athletes is $205

Athletes are also required to wear a club uniform. (approx $40 – $70). The registration fee does not include uniform costs.

The registration fee includes the Doncaster coaching program and Special Event days at Doncaster (Open-Day, Multi-event, Handicap Day, Centre-Championships & Doncaster Cross-Country) as well as Region Relay competition.

Region and State Track&Field, State Multi-Event and State Cross-Country now require separate online registration and payment, they are not included in the Doncaster registration fee. These are optional events and require separate registration and payment as they occur.

External programs such as Junior Development Squad (JDS) and the Crystal Creek Camp are also not included.

If you are having difficulty paying these fees, please don’t hesitate to speak to your Club President regarding payment options.


Little Athletics Victoria – Code of Conduct

Little Athletics Victoria expects all members to comply with the Code of Conduct.

Appropriate action may be taken in the case of any breaches of the Code of Conduct. Little Athletics Victoria will ensure that all athletes, coaches, spectators, parents, officials and administrators are not prone to sexual abuse, neglect, physical abuse or emotional abuse. They will ensure that all persons are included, protected and not discriminated against in any manner.

Little Athletics Victoria is registered as an Incorporated Association as protection for its Centres, Committees and its Members.

The LA Vic Code of Conduct is available here.


Officiating Booklet

Please read the Officiating Booklet.

Calendar

December 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • LAVic U6-8 Skills Clinic & Carnival - Doncaster
2
  • Training U8-16
3
4
  • Training U8-16
5
  • AV/LAV Dual Athletes Training U13-16
6
  • Australian All Schools Track & Field Championships - Perth
7
  • On Track & Interclub (Program 3)
  • Knox Open Day
8
9
  • Training U8-16
10
11
  • Training U8-16
12
  • AV/LAV Dual Athletes Training U13-16
13
14
  • Zatopek-LAVic 1500m Championships
  • LAVic State Relay Championships U9-16
15
  • Interclub U6-16
16
  • Training U8-16
  • Centre Council Meeting
17
18
  • Training U8-16
19
  • AV/LAV Dual Athletes Training U13-16
20
21
  • Doncaster Open Day
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Cross Country

The Cross Country season runs over winter, from April 28 2019  the cost of running Cross Country is included in your summer fee, we do not require additional registering for Cross Country for this season.

Doncaster LAC competes against athletes within the Eastern 7 group, which includes Box Hill, Camberwell/Malvern, Nunawading, Ringwood, Kew and Collingwood.   Races are held on Sunday mornings, at various locations around the Eastern suburbs, from 9.30am and we’re usually finished around 11am.

 Time  Distance  Age Group
9:30am 3000m U13 – U16
9:45am 2000m U11 – U12
10:00am 500m U6
10:15am 1500m U9 – U10
10:30am 1000m U7 – U8

Please come to the Doncaster LAC table each week so we can record your child’s attendance.


Uniforms

In the Winter we put our Doncaster clubs rivalry aside and run under the Doncaster Centre banner.

Athletes must compete in the Doncaster Uniform (NOT THEIR CLUB UNIFORM). Uniforms will be available at the venues from 9am for the first few weeks of the cross-country season, after that by arrangement with the cross country co-ordinators.

 


Registration information

Summer Registered Athletes

Cross-country registration is included as part of your Track & Field Registration.

New Registrations

For those athletes not registered for the 2018-19  Track & Field Season, cross-country must complete a New member’s registration (reduced to $95 for remainder of season).

  1. Click here for the Little Athletics Victoria Cross-Country registration site
  2. Click on “Join Here/Register”
  3. Enter “Doncaster Little Athletics Club” as both the Centre and Club
  4. Click here to calculate your athlete’s age group.
  5. Print the invoice/receipt and hand to your cross-country co-ordinator
  6. Read & complete the Parent Charter
  7. Send an email to crosscountry@doncasterlac.org.au to activate your membership with Doncaster Centre and ensure you’re all set for the next event
  8. Bring Proof of Age e.g. birth certificate, passport etc. so your registration can be completed. Please allow time to have this completed before your event starts.
  9. If you do not register before midday on the Friday before your first event you will run as a “trial” at that first event and then be fully registered the following week.

Please contact the Centre Registrar for more information on registration.


Training

Training sessions are Mondays and Wednesdays during the season from 4.30pm-5.30pm, meeting at 4.30pm sharp at Rieschieks reserve.

Note that Training will go ahead in almost ALL WEATHER unless there is lightning or flooding – the sunny Autumn days won’t last forever!


More information

For more information please contact your friendly Cross Country Co-Ordinator email: crosscountry@doncasterlac.org.au

Photos

Our photo galleries allow us to recognise the effort, determination & fun our Athletes put into their events.

Doncaster Centre & Clubs have a number of photographers who will be out on the track taking photos of our athletes. Our volunteers have Working with Children checks and will be wearing a yellow vest and identification. All photos are taken and used in accordance with the DLAC Photography Policy

Anyone who wishes to take photos at the Doncaster Centre will need to read and abide by this policy.

DLAC does not want to stop parents/carers from taking legitimate images of their own children for personal use, however there are restrictions. This policy has been introduced to protect Doncaster’s most valuable assets – our young athletes.

Please note only Officials and those on duty are allowed out on the track or the inside of the arena, so we must ask you to take your photos from the stands or from the outside of the track.


Event photography

2019/20 Season

2019 October 12th &19th

2019 October – First Day of Season 2019/20

2016/17 Season

2016/17 Doncaster LAC

2017 EMR Regionals

2017 State Track and Field

2014/15 Season

2015 State Track and Field

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