Children who are 3-4 years of age may also be registered and participate in our “TINY TOTS” program. The emphasis here is on FUN while developing basic motor skills through simple games. The fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing are approached through “appropriate” activities for 3-5 year olds. Emphasis is not on competition but on the development of young children and this is incorporated in play and relatively unstructured games. These games are managed by our Coordinator, Amy Cobb and requires that at least one parent remain with the child and assist the Coordinator.
Games include activities such as running and jumping over rope ladders, mini hurdles, hoops, throwing and catching bean bags or playing with the big parachute. The children also get to participate in ‘Athletics’ events such as long jump, 50m sprint and 100m run on the track.
Tiny Tots sessions are held at all Home Meets, generally Saturdays from 9.00am with some Twilight Meets from 6.30pm, and go for approximately one (1) hour. Tiny Tots sessions are also held at Regional and Association Meets such as the SA State Classic and State Carnival which are held at SA Athletics Stadium, Mile End. Please check the Program page and facebook for updated information.
PLEASE NOTE: Children must remain in Tiny Tots for the entire season, even once they turn 5 years old, as per the SALAA Constitution.
Not sure if your child qualifies, go to the SALAA Age Group Calculator.
All regular attending Tiny Tots will receive a Participation Medal and certificate at the end of year Trophy Presentations.