On Track and Coaching
On Track (U6-U8) and Coaching (U8-U16) sessions are included in the Summer (Track and Field) season weekly programs.
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.
Mark Beovich throws coaching (suitable for U9 & above)
Available for all WLAC athletes every Thursday 5.30 - 6.30 pm. Any queries, contact Mark: 0425 853 678
Jumps and sprints coaching with David Thomson (suitable for U9 & above)
David is a level 2 advanced coach and a 4th Year Health Science student at Deakin with majors in coaching, nutrition and exercise science. Any queries, contact David: 0424381296
Wednesday 5.30 - 6.30 pm Sprints / Hurdles / Jumps. Available for all WLAC athletes.
Multi-event coaching with Mark and David (suitable for U9 & above)
Sunday mornings 10.45 - 11.45 am. Athletes spend 1/2 hr doing throws and 1/2h doing sprints / hurdles or jumps. Available for all WLAC athletes.
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.
Simone's Summer Season Coaching with Athletics Waverley (our senior club)
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.
(Dual Athletics Registration)
(Athletes are reminded that a Dual Registration to both Little Athletics and Athletics is available from U12.)
Check out the Little Athletics Australia videos below.
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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.