For Coaches

Handy Resources For Coaches

This site from Athletics Australia curates and shares original content, peer-reviewed research, and expert opinion to help you to be a great coach.

Basic Technique

Descriptions, with accompanying diagrams, of the basic technique model for some of the Little Athletics events.

Event Fact Sheets

A series of Basic Event Fact Sheets, aimed at providing centre volunteers with the essential knowledge for helping at an event at the local centre.

LANSW “How To…” Videos

Little Athletics NSW is currently developing a series of practical, bite-sized videos that will help coaches, age managers, and parents introduce the various Little Athletics events to beginners in a fun, safe and effective way.

LANSW Rules of Competition

The current Rules of Competition.

LAA Video Resources

Little Athletics Australia has produced a series of short videos that outline the basic techniques used in each event.

Little Athletics @Home: “Run Jump & Throw Yourself Into It Activity Session” Video Series

A series of 24 short videos aimed to assist age managers, coaches, little athletes, teachers and parents to help teach and learn the basic fundamental skills of a variety of running, jumping and throwing events in track and field.  All activities are “FUN”damental skills based, and can be done on the playground, backyard, front yard and even inside using modified equipment and in some cases having fun making your own equipment.

Use some of these ideas as warm/lead up activities when introducing track and field events. Also provides some simple “at home” practice ideas.

To view the entire series from the Little Athletics NSW YouTube channel CLICK HERE

Little Athletics NSW Workforce App

Little Athletics NSW now has its own Smartphone App that has been created specifically to inform, connect and support coaches, officials and others within the Little Athletics workforce.

On Track (Centre Skills Coaching Program)

On Track is a skill coaching program run as part of a Little Athletics centre’s weekly activities.

Policies & Guidelines

Little Athletics NSW Policies and Guidelines, many of which are relevant to coaches.

Sunday Coaching School

The Little Athletics NSW Sunday Coaching School supports ongoing coach learning and development. The bi-weekly sessions are held live on Zoom.

Sunday Coaching School Podcast

Listen to Sunday Coaching School Podcast episodes.

Sunday Coaching School Video Archive

Watch recordings of past Sunday Coaching School sessions.

Got a Coaching-Related Question?

Contact Darren Wensor, Little Athletics NSW Head of Coach & Volunteer Development, Ph. 02 9633 4511 (Ext 108) or email