Waverley Little Athletics Centre Inc.

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

Coaching / Training


On Track (U6-U8) and Teaching Athletic Skills (U8-U17) sessions are included in the Summer (Track and Field) season weekly programs.

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.



Scroll down to check out the Little Athletics Australia videos below or click on this series of FUNdamentals from Little Athletics NSW

LAVic has just released some videos re coaching tips for Centre Volunteers.



Middle Distance/Long Distance & Running training with Neil Hutchins.

Mon & Wed, 4.30 - 5.30 pm @ Jells Park North. Entrance off Waverley Road. Meet up near Madeline's Cafe/carpark 5. Starting Mon 15th April.

Training sessions suitable for cross country or for maintaining general fitness for the upcoming summer season or winter sports.



Suitable for U9 and above, regardless of ability.

All our coaches have appropriate coaching qualifications & are experienced, and are happy to accommodate any coaching requests.

Please check our website and Facebook pages in case of cancellations due to wet or very hot weather.  Bring water bottles, hats, sunscreen, lots of enthusiasm!!!

Any queries let us know. 


Middle Distance/Long Distance & Running training with Neil Hutchins,  U9 and above preferred, as these age groups do 400m, 800m and 1500m (U11 +) - finished

Throws coaching with  Chloe Beovich - finished 

Multi-Event offering Sprints, Jumps, Hurdles and Throws coaching with Angela Phillips & Sofia - finished

Angela also offers private coaching for athletes interested in improving their techniques, please contact her directly about coaching only (0402 143 669)


JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD (JDS) - LAVic program for U12 - U16

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 U17 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) - to be confirmed

U6 – U12 age groups. 

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 on how to join and compete with Athletics Waverley

Last Updated: 09/04/2024 16:47:15

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 can be done in the sprint events, from U11 to U17. Except for those wearing spikes, who have to use blocks.