Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.

Family, Fun and Fitness since 12 November 1968
Victoria's Premier Grass Track

Coaching / Training

On Track and Coaching

On Track (U6-U8) and Coaching (U8-U16) sessions are included in the Summer (Track and Field) season weekly programs.


Weekly Coaching

Remember to bring drink bottles, hats, sunscreen to coaching and arrive 10 mins before the session starts.

Coaching sessions are at our home track (unless otherwise specified), Central Reserve, Glen Waverley.

Coaching is open to all WLAC athletes. 
Coaching sessions are optional (but recommended) with some training sessions incurring an extra fee. Please see descriptions below for more details.

Parents are required to stay for coaching.

Please contact the Coaching Manager for further information or to offer assistance.



Start Date




Form to Enrol


14th Oct

4:30 - 5:30 pm

1 Track or 1 Field Event

Simone Albiston & Andrew Baxter



9th Oct

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Track Events & Jumps

Angela Phillips & Holly Hodges



10th Oct

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Field Events

Mark Beovich



13th Oct

12:00 - 1:00 pm

1 Track & 1 Field Event

Mark Beovich & Angela Phillips



Mark Beovich throws coaching (suitable for U9 & above)

Available for WLAC athletes every Thursday 5.00 - 6.00 pm. Any queries, contact Mark: 0425 853 678


Jumps and sprints coaching with Angela Phillips & Holly Hodges (suitable for U9 & above)

 Wednesday 4.30 - 5.30 pm   Sprints / Hurdles / Jumps.  Available for all WLAC athletes U9 and above.


Multi-event coaching with Mark and Angela Phillips (suitable for U9 & above)


Sunday mornings 12.00 - 1 pm.  Athletes spend 1/2 hr doing throws and 1/2h doing sprints / hurdles or jumps. Available for all WLAC athletes U9 and above.



Junior Development Squad (JDS)

JDS is an Little Athletics Victoria program aimed at giving our talented athletes a little more in terms of coaching, education, competition and a sense of accomplishment. The squad is open to all registered athletes from U12 to U16 that meet the performance criteria. Starting in early October and concluding late August of the following year, the program consists of numerous activities including coaching days, alternate coaching sessions, coaching camp, education sessions, role model sessions with elite athletes and a presentation ceremony.

Note: U11 athletes may qualify during the season in readiness to be eligible to join JDS at the beginning of their U12 year.

Check out LAVic's JDS page for the qualifying standards.


Athletics Waverley


Simone's Summer Season Coaching with Athletics Waverley (our senior club) - on hold for the moment. Cross Country training starting in March - details to come.

Monday Nights 4.30pm to 5.30pm, U6 – U12 age groups. Queries email Simone Albiston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coaching will focus on a different discipline each week giving athletes a chance to practice their skills in a variety of athletic events. All levels of athletes welcome. No previous experience necessary.





Winter Season Coaching with Athletics Waverley (our senior club)

Athletics Waverley is offering free training sessions to local secondary school students interested in improving their running for the school cross country events next term.

The sessions will be on Thursday nights at the Waverley Athletics Track at Central Reserve, Glen Waverley (corner of Waverley and Springvale Roads). The sessions will cover technique and provide base training to help students improve their running. The sessions will be on Thursday nights in April and May starting at 6pm for approximately one hour. All standards are catered for.

Please contact James Atkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Simone Albiston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.

(Dual Athletics Registration)

(Athletes are reminded that a Dual Registration to both Little Athletics and Athletics is available from U12.)

Please contact Simone Albiston (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more details for how to join and compete with Athletics Waverley


Coaching Videos

Check out the Little Athletics Australia videos below.

Last Updated: 10/02/2020 19:44:05

Field - Discus


Field - High Jump

Field - Javelin

Field - Long Jump

Field - Shot Put

Field - Triple Jump


Track - Hurdles

Track - Running Technique

Track - Starts

Standing starts are done in all Long Distance events and by the younger age groups for all running events.

Crouch Starts are done in the sprint events, except by the younger age groups.