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HI Everyone
Just wondering if anyone has kids that have done little athletics i was wanting to know if you can give me rough costs for rego and weekly expenses.
I have looked at the little a site but cant find anything they have a "come and try day" next weekend for $5 so we are going to go to that and see how we go cause both dd 5 and ds3 can do it
I'm not sure if it's the same state to state but in WA we signed DD up and it cost $120 rego - that's it for the year! If you buy the special running shoes they are pricey at about $50-80 a pair but I'm sure they can just use regular sneakers.
There is no weekly cost involved just the one off rego payment and it is great. You need to help on competition day but usually only for about 15 -20 minutes.
We love it and think it is great! Highly recommend it although its worth noting it takes the better half of a Saturday.
Good luck
Thanks for that i was thinking around $100 so thats great and yeah for us it will be on a sunday so will be good cause dh will get to go to and the kids get run off some much needed energy
I've found it is great if you have more than 1 kid enrolled as they train and compete on the same day, time and place. Much easier than juggling different schedules.
So when my next is old enough I'll be signing her up to, hopefully the eldest still likes it then! wink

I've found it is great if you have more than 1 kid enrolled as they train and compete on the same day, time and place. Much easier than juggling different schedules.
So when my next is old enough I'll be signing her up to, hopefully the eldest still likes it then! wink


so how old can they be to start? 4?



they can start at 3
little A's is the one thing we don't do.We know a lot who do and their kids lov it! Here they train in the evenings and it can be a long night for the younger ones.Parents are expected to time keep, marshall etc

mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14

I am a on the committee for our local Little Athletics Club. We had our Come N Try nights the past 2 weeks. Our rego fees are $55 per child per season but we also have a family discount for 3 or more children which is capped at $120 per family. Our centre t-shirts are $25 each, but these last the kids a few years if they register with the Club.

Children can start at the age of 3 and it goes right through to the U16's. My kids LOVE it!

To vkw.... we don't EXPECT parents to volunteer their time on the nights of meets etc, but its always lovely when they due. To give you an idea, we have a Club of around 160 athletes, and at the moment we have a Committee of 8 people running the whole show. We all volunteer our time and we do the best that we can so that minimal parent help is required. But as you can appreciate, any help that we can get from parents make the meets run a lot smoother. What does give me the poops though is the parents who use Friday night Little Athletics meets as a babysitting service. angry

We hold our meets on a Friday night. They start at 5:30pm and are generally all over by 7pm for ALL athletes. We then put on a BBQ for a very small fee of $2 per person after every meet. This is where we need the parent help, so that we can be out on the Oval coaching and teaching your children as best we can. I then spend about 2 hours every Friday night entering all the results of 160 athletes for 5 events per athlete. Its all voluntarily... but if people like myself didn't do it, then children like yours wouldn't have a Club to attend in the first place.

There is another Little Athletics Club near us who have their meets on a Sunday afternoon, so that would solve the problem of having children out later at night if that doesn't suit everyone. But we find we have a lot of children from that area come out to our meets cos they don't like the idea of a Sunday meet each week.

If you have any questions about Little Aths, I will do my best to answer them. smile

Hey fruchoc
Is that fee you mentioned similar in the sa region?
I am not worried about the helping out cause both dh and i will attend weekly and as ours is on a sunday (elizabeth).

Do they have any carnivals where they compete against other nearby clubs (when i did it many years ago we did )so just wondering

Hey fruchoc
Is that fee you mentioned similar in the sa region?
I am not worried about the helping out cause both dh and i will attend weekly and as ours is on a sunday (elizabeth).

Do they have any carnivals where they compete against other nearby clubs (when i did it many years ago we did )so just wondering


I think the fee is pretty much the same across the SA clubs as it is set my SAALA. At the Club I am with we altered the family fee as we have some families with 4 and 5 children, so we offered a discount for them. But you should find its pretty similar across all clubs.

They have 2 or 3 inter club days where all the Northern clubs get together. There is one called Personal Best Day which is in December at Gawler this year I think, and then Northern Improvers Day in March next year at Salisbury. So yeah, they do still do that. smile

We went to the Northern Improvers Day in March this year and it was an awesome day out! Kids and hubby and I loved it! So I might even see you there maybe?!

We have had our Rego Night tonight so I now have over 100 athletes to enter into the system! Yay me! haha! Luckily I can type fast! wink


I am a on the committee for our local Little Athletics Club. We had our Come N Try nights the past 2 weeks. Our rego fees are $55 per child per season but we also have a family discount for 3 or more children which is capped at $120 per family. Our centre t-shirts are $25 each, but these last the kids a few years if they register with the Club.

Children can start at the age of 3 and it goes right through to the U16's. My kids LOVE it!

To vkw.... we don't EXPECT parents to volunteer their time on the nights of meets etc, but its always lovely when they due. To give you an idea, we have a Club of around 160 athletes, and at the moment we have a Committee of 8 people running the whole show. We all volunteer our time and we do the best that we can so that minimal parent help is required. But as you can appreciate, any help that we can get from parents make the meets run a lot smoother. What does give me the poops though is the parents who use Friday night Little Athletics meets as a babysitting service. angry

We hold our meets on a Friday night. They start at 5:30pm and are generally all over by 7pm for ALL athletes. We then put on a BBQ for a very small fee of $2 per person after every meet. This is where we need the parent help, so that we can be out on the Oval coaching and teaching your children as best we can. I then spend about 2 hours every Friday night entering all the results of 160 athletes for 5 events per athlete. Its all voluntarily... but if people like myself didn't do it, then children like yours wouldn't have a Club to attend in the first place.

There is another Little Athletics Club near us who have their meets on a Sunday afternoon, so that would solve the problem of having children out later at night if that doesn't suit everyone. But we find we have a lot of children from that area come out to our meets cos they don't like the idea of a Sunday meet each week.

If you have any questions about Little Aths, I will do my best to answer them. smile

you should have something in the bylaws that they cant just leave kids there. Our soccer and afl does that for training nights.Your club must be very organised because our friends complain that they dont finish until 8-9pm

mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14


you should have something in the bylaws that they cant just leave kids there. Our soccer and afl does that for training nights.Your club must be very organised because our friends complain that they dont finish until 8-9pm


We have put a clause in the handbook this year about it, so hopefully it will stop happening this season. Some parents do stay there, but don't even watch their children, they stand away from the oval drinking beer and socialising. Which is just as bad I think. Parents should at least be out there encouraging their kids while they are competing or something. These parents are always the first ones to ark up if you discipline their children too. Always the way.

Our Tiny Tots class (which I run every 2nd week with another committee member) goes from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The other age groups are generally finished their 5 events by 7pm. Occasionally it can be 7:30pm but this is normally when High Jump is on as that event takes a little while longer than the others. NEVER have we gone past 7:30pm.

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