COMP NIGHT: Mondays from 5.30pm..*.. Training available to all Club athletes Thursday 5.30-6.30..*

Coaching & Accreditation

The Club offers general coaching to all athletes under 6 to Masters and is conducted on each THURSDAY during the summer season.

Coaching commences at 5.00pm to 6.00pm     

During the daylight saving period coaching time is 5.30pm to 6.30.

Whist every effort is made to cover all events there are restrictions due to coaches work times and availability.

There are some specialist coaching groups conducted on other days covering specific events, these sessions are organized by the coaches

 

OUR CLUB COACHES

SPRINTS

Steve Kelly, Peter Watson

HURDLES Neville Holahan
WALKS Neville Holahan
LONG JUMP Peter Watson,  Robert Browne
TRIPLE JUMP Peter Watson,  Robert Browne
HIGH JUMP  Bob Ryan
POLEVAULT Peter Herd
SHOT PUT   Dave Browne,  Max Teasdale
DISCUS

Margaret Holahan, Melissa Holahan

JAVELIN  Hayden Steele
HAMMER

Margaret Holahan, Melissa Holahan

   
   
   

                                        

OFFICIALS / COACHING COURSES AND ACCREDITATION

 

LITTLE ATHLETICS NSW ONLINE EXAMS - COMMENCED 2012

 

Little Athletics NSW provides an officials accreditation. The Accreditation scheme has five levels of accreditation levels which are achieved through a mixture of theory exams and practical assessments.

 

1. JUNIOR D GRADE

AGE

This grading is for 14 and 15 year olds (at time of doing exam)

EXAM

Same as D Grade done online

EVENTS

Discus; Shot Put; Javelin; High Jump; Long/Triple Jump; Place Judge; Timekeeper; Umpire; Race Walking

CESSATION

The Junior D Grade accreditation will expire once an official turns 16; however the official may apply through their zone coordinator to translate that accreditation to D Grade.

RESTRICTIONS

Can only officiate (including being chief) on events for age groups younger then themselves.
Can assist at Zone/Region but only for age groups younger than themselves but may not be a chief on those events.

THEORY EXAM

  • Multiple choice
  • 15 questions from a pool of 20
  • Pass mark 12 out of 15
  • Open book exam – can refer to ROC (on LAANSW website) and IAAF handbook during exam

PRACTICAL

There is NO practical required to receive D Grade accreditation

2. D GRADE

TARGET

Aimed at officials who will chief events at centre level and wish to assist at Zone/Region Championships.

AGE

16 or older (except for starter, who must be 18)

EVENTS

Discus; Shot Put; Javelin; High Jump; Long/Triple Jump; Starter; Place Judge; Timekeeper; Umpire; Race Walking

THEORY EXAM

  • Normally done online
  • Multiple choice
  • 15 questions from a pool of 20
  • Pass mark 12 out of 15
  • Open book exam – can refer to ROC and IAAF handbook during exam

PRACTICAL 

 

3. C GRADE

 None

 

Aimed at officials who will chief events at Zone/Region Championships and wish to assist at State Carnivals for 16 or older (except for starter, who must be 18). It consists of an online exam and a practical assessment in the events of Discus; Shot Put; Javelin; High Jump; Long/Triple Jump; Starter; Place Judge; Timekeeper; Umpire or Race Walking.

 

4. B GRADE

Aimed at officials who will chief events at Region/State Championships and wish to be event coordinators at State Carnivals.

 

 

5. A GRADE - REFEREE

Aimed at officials who will be referees at Zone / Region / State Championships.

 

       

 

AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION LEARNING PORTAL 

 

TEMPORARILY FREE COURSES – learning.ausport.gov.au


Introductory Level Officiating General Principles - The course is aimed at first time and beginner officials (eg. Parents) to encourage beginner officials to undertake training. The course contains three modules and will take approximately four hours to complete. The course is initially being offered free of charge, only to those people with a valid Australian postal address. The course is subsidised by the Australian Sports Commission to encourage beginner officials to undertake training. Learners will have six months from the date of registration to complete the course.
 

 

The Beginning Coaching General Principles Course - The course is aimed at first time and beginner coaches (eg. Parents) to encourage beginner coaches to undertake training. The course contains five modules and will take approximately six hours to complete.  There is assessment included within each module of the course. The course is initially being offered free of charge, only to those people with a valid Australian postal address. The course is subsidised by the Australian Sports Commission to encourage beginner coaches to undertake training. Learners will have six months from the date of registration to complete the course.
 

High Performance Goal Setting - The online goal setting course takes learners through the process of setting goals for life and sport. Designed for High Performance athletes, this is one of several courses that we will be rolling out over the 2012 for our high performance athletes.

 

High Performance Decision Making - This module looks at how goals motivate you and how making effective decisions will help you in your sport. You’ll look at values, what they mean, and how they can inform your decision making.

MPIO Online- Member Protection Information Officer Course. Includes child protection, harassment and discrimination, complaint resolution procedures and Member Protection and the law.

PBTR - Member Welfare

Includes Child Protection (from Play by the Rules); Harassment and Discrimination (from Play by the Rules);  Complaint resolution procedure; Member Protection and the Law; Listening and responding effectively (Communication Skills); Meeting with a contact (Complaint Handling – The Starting Point) and Ethical and Practical considerations in handling complaints.

Play By The Rules - The course features two new modules: child protection and harassment and discrimination. The modules provide information for coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators on their rights and responsibilities under discrimination and child protection laws. Users who successfully finish a module and its assessment quiz can print a certificate of completion. The completion of the Play by the Rules course will be a requirement for Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) training in the near future