President Update: A quiet start to the new year, with just under half of the registered athletes attending our Welcome Back Meet last weekend. One record was set, with Toby S in the U6B 200m breaking a 15-year-old record; well done Toby!
This weekend we do our Multi-Event program. U13’s-U15s start their Multi Event on Friday night 8th as well as the meet on Saturday 9th. Parents of U13-U15 athletes are required for Set-Up Friday at 5 pm to ensure the program starts at 5.30 pm, set up can be done while your athletes warm-up. We have scheduled High Jump (B/G) 100m (B) 200m (G) Discus (B) and Shot Put (G) for Friday only. IMPORTANT: If athletes do not compete on Friday night, they will be unable to compete on Saturday as the Multi-Event requires all athletes to compete in EVERY Event.
Our next Meet / Set-Up Families: On Saturday the 9th, the following families are scheduled to assist in set-up, HOLEYWELL, HOLMES, HOUSE and HOWCROFT as per the published calendar online. Please be at CLAC at 7:40 am to assist. Warm-up at 08:15 with first events called at 0830. PLEASE NOTE: this is a Multi-Event program; therefore, it may take a little longer to complete.
Uniforms: There is only 1 U13 Warm-Up top left, at the cost of $35.00. Please note we cannot get any more; first in best dressed (literally).
Our Uniform shop is no longer ‘opening’ at each meet, but we can sell items to you on request via the canteen or tower. Don’t forget caps and bucket hats are available for purchase.
U13 Sportsmanship Awards: Each year the LTAS Board accepts nominations from U13 athletes; with each Centre putting forward one boy and one girl as nominees. A specific email calling for nominees will be sent to the relevant athlete families, but U13 athletes who would like to nominate should start to prepare a submission of up to 500 words based on the following criteria:
Criteria to be addressed in the nomination:
The following areas are to be viewed in the case of each Centre applicant, and the Centre to complete with information relating to each section.
CONCERN Nominees shall have demonstrated that they place concern for others above themselves and are committed to the spirit of Little Athletics.
RESPECT During the competition the athlete must demonstrate respect of the rules and the officials charged with their enforcement and maintain standards of behaviour in and out of athletics that reflect their worth to be considered for the award.
IMPROVEMENT Nominees shall demonstrate, during practice and competition, a constant desire to improve and achieve higher levels of skills and performance which reflect their commitment to Little Athletics and its ideals.
DETERMINATION Nominees shall strive with consistent determination to achieve their personal goals, doing so without complaining or resorting to alibi’s, even if things seems to go wrong.
ENTHUSIASMNominees shall look forward to competing and reflect an attitude of enthusiasm in both participation and self-improvement.
Name Badges: We expect the “final” batch of name badges to arrive by 9 January. As always, they should be available in the Age Group Coordinator (AGC) folders.
Registrations: Every athlete should now be registered.
Proof of Age: If you need to provide proof of age, please bring a document with DOB on it, such as birth certificate, Medicare immunisation record or passport to the Tower asap. There is a current list on the notice board. An individual email was sent to those families still on our “to checklist”; please do not ignore this process; only three families provided documentation last week.
LATAS State Multi Champs: 16 and 17 January 2021– Penguin, held over two days for U13s and Up (16th &-17th), with U9s and up on day 2 (17th). This year has a team option, the CLAC committee has agreed to pay the team entry fee ($20) this year, but only those attending are eligible to form a team, you do not need to compete in the Individual Event to be a part of the Team. Whilst the formal closing date is the 11th, for individuals, please nominate for the Team Event by the 9th and let us know so we can finalise teams by the overall deadline! Our nomination form is here: https://forms.gle/k1RGtf9xWSzLybFr5
State Relays:Keep an eye out for more information about the State Relays held in Launceston on 6 February 2021. We will investigate a bus for this event, which would be circa $15 a seat return. The Committee will contribute to the hire costs of the bus. It is hoped that only one parent or guardian will be required per Team for this event. This may help get more teams to meet.
We had hoped to start to formulate teams by now, but we are still awaiting confirmation of the information from the LTAS office.
Expressions of interest will be sought as soon as possible with a view to being finished by mid to late January; this is a great day out, and we often enter multiple teams for each age group.
Athletes must nominate at CLAC to be considered for Relay teams, more info to come.
ALAC Nominations: Nominations are now open for the 2021 State Team for the Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC). The Championships will be held in Melbourne on the 23rd-24th April 2021, with the Team travelling on Wednesday 21 April and return on Sunday 25 April.
For further information or to nominate in the U13 & U15(Multi-Event) age groups, follow the link below.
COVID Safety: Visitors, uncle/aunts/cousins/grandparents and families from different clubs must sign in to our meets. We have registered for the new Tas Government COVID safety App (Check-In Tas) available from the play store or app store, so visitors can sign in via the app using our specific Centre QR code (or do it on paper if you are not techno-savvy. I can do it, so it must be easy!).
Reminder to keep socially distanced when watching, household groups can sit close, but other household members should maintain at least the 1.5M gap. Hand sanitiser is available, and we ask that you regularly use it.
Do not forget your sunscreen; there is also a bottle provided by the club for use at each day meeting.