Golden Grove Little Athletics Centre Incorporated was established in October 1992.
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Little Athletics encourages children aged from 3 to 17, regardless of ability, to strive to achieve their best in the full range of athletic events. At Golden Grove Little Athletics Centre the emphasis is on Family, Fun and Fitness (Little Athletics Motto), and to be Your Best. The aims of little athletics are
- To promote the fitness of children in a fun family environment
- To develop the basic athletic skills of children
- To encourage children to improve and achieve higher levels of skill and performance
- To develop in children a healthy attitude towards competition
Little Athletics teaches more than sports skills, with discipline, respect and teamwork being all part of the training. Studies show that children who have participated in Little Athletics have better coordination, flexibility and mobility.
To find out your Age Group go to the SALAA website.
Tiny Tots is for children who are 3-4 years of age. The emphasis here is on FUN while developing basic motor skills through simple games.
Little Athletes (5-17 year olds) compete in a variety of Track and Field events that rotate each week. Some events are dependent on the Age Group participating but generally events include:
Sprints (50m, 70m & 100m)
Middle distance (200m, 300m, 400m & 500m)
Long Distance (800m & 1500m)
Hurdles (60m, 80m, 90m, 100m, 110m, 200m & 300m)
Walks (700m, 1100m & 1500m)
High Jump (U8 to U17)
Triple Jump (U11 to U17)
Vortex (U6 to U8)
Turbo Javelin (U9 to U10)
Javelin for (U11 to U17)
Home Meets are at Tilley Reserve and are mainly on Saturday mornings from 8:45am along with some Friday night twilight meets.
New athletes are welcome at any home meet (check the program page for more details).
During the season, athletes have the opportunity to participate in additional regional meets, Northern Region Open Day and Northern Improvers* along with association events held at SA Athletics Stadium Mile End, Including SA State PB Classics, State Track & Field Relay Championships*, Combined Event Championship*, State Challenge* and State Individual Championships* along with Inter Club meets including the Australia Day Hurdles Competition. All registered members are also eligible to compete in the Cross Country events during the winter season (May-July).
*Qualifying criteria apply
Little Athletics is a family sport and cannot operate without Parent involvement. A parent or guardian must remain at the Centre whilst their child is participating in the activities. During the meets, our Centre requires chaperones for each age group to supervise athletes, officials to conduct the events and helpers to carry out tasks, such as, measuring and raking jumping pits. These are simple tasks that can be done by almost everyone. Children love to see their parents helping out and being involved.
Volunteers are essential for the Centre to operate as there are many jobs that must be done each meet. It is expected that each family will do their bit to help out with either the set-up or pack-up of equipment, Canteen or BBQ. We believe that each family should not need to volunteer for more than two hours throughout all home meets as long as every family does their bit.
GGLAC and SALAA have a number of policies that we ask you familiarise yourself with.