Constitution & By Laws
A copy of the Club’s registered Constitution and local By-Laws is available for download in Acrobat pdf format:
The Club typically has over 200 registered members each season. This is made up of around 170 Little Athletes and 40 senior members. Teams are normally seperated into Boys and Girls teams. If the numbers in teams are particularly low (which is not usually the case), teams may be combined.
LA Age Teams
Little Athletes age groups cover the ages of Under 6 to Under 17.
Eligibility for each age team is based on each the athlete’s age they are turning each calender year. (See table below.) This is the rule applied by the Little Athletics Association of NSW (LAANSW).
*Tiny Tots age group
3 and 4 year olds my register as a Tiny Tot where a centre offers a Tiny Tot program. Children born in 2016 who are two years of age and have not yet turned three are not permitted to join Little Athletics until their third birthday. All Tiny Tots will only participate in fundamental movement skill games and activities.
**Due to current Covid-19 Safety Guidelines Springwood Little Athletics will not be able to include Tiny Tots and Under 6 age groups in our 2020 program.
Seniors teams cover the age groups of Under 16, 18, 20, Opens, and Masters. Masters are organised into 10 year age groups starting at 30-39’s at the club level (In State competition 5 year age groups are used). For Seniors teams, your team is determined by your age during each calender year. This means that some athletes may move to older age groups from 1 January every 2nd year.
Club uniforms must be worn at all competitions. Uniforms are available for purchase from the club, and can be arranged by contacting the club’s Uniforms Officer.
Registration numbers (comprising a competitor number, an age patch, and a club number) are supplied to all registered athletes and must be fixed to uniforms as follows:
Registration (competitor) number on the centre of your chest. Age patch on the bottom-front of the left leg of your shorts. Club number (also known as your “”Centre Number””)on your back. For singlets it must be on the centre-back of the singlet. For lycra/two piece uniforms it can be located on the back of your briefs (permanently) or pinned to the back of your top for temporary placement.
Appropriate footwear must be worn. Spikes must only be worn during appropriate races and jumping events, and must be removed immediately after for safety reasons.
Spikes are not to be worn by age groups lower than Under 9, again for safety reasons.
Little Athletics competitions are held each Saturday at Tom Hunter Park. A warm-up session commences at approximately 8.15am and competition commences at 8.30am. The 3000m and walks commences at around 7.45 am. There are 4 weekly programs which rotate throughout the season. These are available from the Programs menu.
Seniors and Masters compete on Saturday morning (along with our Little Athletes), and use a 3 weekly program. Please be there at 7.30am to assist with setup.
If weather or other conditions require that that a competition day be cancelled, we will try to have a notice posted to TeamApp and our facebook page as soon as cancellation is confirmed. This applies to routine Saturday club programs, as well as other annual events (eg Zone Championships, Regionals etc).
Training - Coaching
Details of regular training sessions provided by the club are communicated via TeamApp and Facebook. See the committee page for information on how to contact the coaching co-ordinators. Click here for further details.
Blue Mountains Zone Championships are held annually. These are part of the Little Athletics Association NSW (LAANSW) program.
Under 6 teams do not compete at Zone. All athletes from Under 7 teams and older are eligible to participate in up to 4 events (total).
Under 6 and 7 teams do not compete at Regional level.
Under 6, 7 and 8 teams do not compete at State level.
Medalists at Regional Championships from Under 9 teams and older will be eligible to compete at the State Championships which will be held in March at Sydney Athletic Centre, Homebush Bay.