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Latest News: Friday, 18 October 2019
Extra Coaching Starts This Week

200m and Javelin this Friday October 18th. This Friday we are running Event Series 6 with the U10 – U17 age groups running the 200m/800m combination while the U7 – U9 will run a 70m/200m combination and the Tots – U6 will run 50m and 70m. The U11 – U17 age groups will also get to throw the Javelin starting at 8pm. You can print copies (or download copies to your phone) of the ESLAC Event Series 6 Oct 18, 2019, the Event Series 6 Program List Oct 18, 2019 and the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map Sep 19, 2018 and bring them with you on Friday night so that you know what is scheduled for your age group and where you can find your group at any time.

Extra Coaching Available from this Week. ESLAC provides a subsidised extra coaching program midweek at ES Marks for athletes U8 and up. From 5pm at ES marks on Friday (before the start of competition) will have 5 specialist coaches taking hurdles (Mal), sprints (Leo), long/middle distance (Ben), throws (Jemima) and long jump (Sara). ESLAC will also have midweek coaching available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be  sprints/hurdles coaching with Mal Baker on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm for U8, U9, and U10 and from 4:30-5:30pm for U11-U17.

Day

Event

Coach

Age Groups

Time

Meeting Point

Tuesday

Sprints/Hurdles

Mal Baker

U8, U9, U10

15:30-16:30

1500m Start

Tuesday

Sprints/Hurdles

Mal Baker

U11-U17

16:30-17:30

1500m Start

Thursday

Sprints/Hurdles

Mal Baker

U8, U9, U10

15:30-16:30

1500m Start

Thursday

Sprints/Hurdles

Mal Baker

U11-U17

16:30-17:30

1500m Start

Friday

Hurdles

Mal Baker

U8 Up

17:00-18:00

1500m Start

Friday

Sprints

Leo

U8 Up

17:00-18:00

100m Start

Friday

400m, 800m, 1500m

Ben

U8 Up

17:00-18:00

100m Start

Friday

Throws

Jemima Key-Doak

U8 Up

17:00-18:00

Discus 1

Friday

Long Jump

Sara Dougan

U8 Up

17:00-18:00

Long Jump 4

 

Coaching Costs. To be a part of our extra midweek or pre-Little A’s meet coaching program there is a charge of $150 for the season for Tuesday night coaching, $150 for the season for Thursday night coaching and $150 for Friday night coaching, cash payments can be made directly to Drew Richardson on Friday night or you can make an online payment to – Account Name: Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics BSB: 012241 Account Number: 254 095 775. When paying, put your name and the night for which you are paying in the comments field, for example – $300 Tue/Fri H. Bolt. If there is insufficient room in the comments field for your name then use your ESLAC registration number. While entry to ES Marks is free on Friday nights, Centennial Park Trust charges a small entrance fee to each athlete on Monday – Thursday for use of the facility. To see the current entry fee charges please visit the ES Marks Athletics Field web site here.

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Welcome to ESLAC

Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre

From September to March each year ESLAC offers boys and girls, aged 4 to 17, the opportunity to learn, train and compete in a full range of athletic events. Our regular Friday night competitions take place at ES Marks Athletic Field where we aim to continue the Field’s 100 year tradition of community based athletics participation and competition.

The Junior program (Tots aged 4, Under 6s and Under 7s) starts our youngest members off with programs that will develop their coordination, athletic skill and confidence. As our young athletes progress through the age groups, the events in which they participate also progress until, as seniors, they are eligible for dual membership with an adult athletics club.

ESLAC uses electronic timing equipment to accurately time our track events and  with the help of parents and volunteers, results from competition nights are uploaded to our online database where personal best performances (PBs) are flagged for each athlete and a full history of individual results is available 24/7.

What Happens on Friday Night? Each Friday night in the season (see the ESLAC 2019_20 Calendar August 27, 2019) our registered athletes turn up to ES Marks at around 5:30pm. Parents/carers take their little athletes to the age group marshalling area in front of the barbeque where they find their age group flag and catch up with their Little Athletics friends. That gives the parents/carers some time to help set up equipment at the various event locations around ES Marks (see the ESLAC ES Marks Event Locations Map for details). At 5:45pm some of the ESLAC Coaches/Age Managers will take the Little Athletes around the track to start the warm up, then by 6pm the Little Athletes are warmed up and the Events Program is ready to start. The parents/carers come back from helping set up equipment at 6pm and they join their age groups to help out the Age Manager and follow their Little Athletes around the field and enjoy the evening.

Tiny Tots (ages U4/U5) through to U7 do 4 events in 15 minute blocks finishing at 7:00pm. The U8 to U17 age groups do 2 field events that take 40 minutes each and 2 track events that take 20 minutes each, which has them finish their events at 8:00pm.  ESLAC runs a 6 series events program that cycles the age groups through a full range of events over a 6 week rotation. Take a look at ESLAC Event Series 6 to see a typical events series and visit our Events Offered page to see the full range of events on offer at Eastern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre.

The emphasis for all age groups is on fun, friendship and participation but the great thing about Little A’s, as Little Athletics is affectionately known, is that all this is achieved at the same time as our youngsters transform from tots into the athletes of the future.

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