Albany Little Athletics

Parent Information

The success of our Little Athletics club relies on the involvement and participation of parents and carers. You are required to help in some way each week, this may be helping at sites (for example measuring, calling names, raking sand, lifting the cross bar back onto the high jump, helping at the finish line of track events) You will be supported by other parents who have helped before.

We also require help each week to set up for events, and pack up at the end of competition for the day. This may involve pegging out the inner lane of the track, putting together timing gates, setting up gazebos, opening up sheds and dragging out high jump mats. At the end of each day, everything needs to be put away, the veranda needs to be swept and toilet floors tidied.

Please note, it is a requirement of the club that each child competing has one parent or carer in attendance with them each and every week. It is not safe nor appropriate for your child to be left unattended.

 
Remember children participate in Little Athletics activities for fun. They are not participating for the entertainment of spectators. They are not small adults.

Applaud good performances and efforts from each athlete. Congratulate each athlete regardless of outcome.

Respect the officials’ decisions. If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate procedure in order to question the decision and teach the athlete to do likewise.

Never ridicule or scold an athlete for making a mistake during competition. Positive comments are motivational.

Condemn the use of violence and verbal abuse in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or athletes.

Show respect for each athlete. Without them there would be no events.

Encourage athletes to follow the rules and the officials decisions.

Keep to designated spectator areas and do not encroach on the middle of the arena unless you are officiating an event. This is very important for safety reasons.