Date: Saturday, 4 December 2021 Venue: Ballina Heights Sports Fields, Power Drive, Cumbalum Cost: $65 per person Age: Minimum is 16yrs+ Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm (arrival at 8.45am) Closing Date: 12pm Thursday, 2 December 2021 or earlier if maximum numbers are reached.
About the Course
The ITLAS Course (Introduction to Teaching Little Athletics Skills Course) is designed to help participants become better placed to assist children to perform basic athletics skills.
The ITLAS course is a practical course designed for Little Athletics and conducted on behalf of Little Athletics Australia. It covers how to teach basic working models for each event on the Little Athletics program. Participants will be shown event-specific skills, drills, games and activities relevant to the target age group.
Who is the course for?
The course is great for parents, school teachers and other interested people who want to know a little more about the skills of the sport so that they may help to coach children of primary school age, assist at Little Athletics centres or prepare students for a school athletics carnival.
This course is suitable for:
People with little or no athletics coaching experience
Little Athletics Age Managers
Primary school teachers
People who are considering attending a Level 1 Community Athletics Coach Course
People who have completed a Level 1 Community Coach Athletics Accreditation
The areas covered include:
Track – Running, Standing Starts, Hurdles, Race Walking and Relays
Jumps – Long Jump , Triple Jump and High Jump (Scissors only)
Throws – Shot Put (Standing), Discus (Standing) and Javelin (3 step approach)
*Basic rules of some events will be covered.
6.5 hours attendance face-to-face (No pre-course work or reading required)
At the conclusion of the course the participant will, for the target age group:
Better understand an appropriate working model for each Little Athletics event
Have a greater knowledge of appropriate drills, skills, games and activities for each event
Identify some of the more common technical faults associated with each event
Have a basic understanding of a simple coaching session
Better understand how to organise a group safely
All participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of the course.
There are no other course prerequisites.
There is no exam, written or practical.
While physical participation in each of the activities is strongly encouraged, it is not compulsory.
Participants will need to bring clothing suitable for participating in the various events, water bottle, pen, notepaper, own lunch, drinks and snacks.
All COVID safety-related restrictions and guidelines current at the time of the course will need to be observed.
This course sits outside of the Athletics Coach Accreditation Framework and therefore no formal accreditation is gained for attendance.
What Participants Are Saying
“This course was very enjoyable, easy to follow and very informative.”
“Anyone wanting to participate in a competition night, this course is worth it. It will allow you to confidently guide young athletes in the correct manner.”
“Practical, will be recommending this course to others.”
” The teaching cues and tips for relating techniques into children’s terminology were very helpful. The course was hands on. It was great to practice what we will teach/coach.”
“This should be a prerequisite for all Age Managers.”