Introduction to Teaching Little Athletics Skills (ITLAS) Courses are designed to help participants become better placed to assist children to perform basic athletics skills.
They are practical coaching courses designed for Little Athletics and conducted on behalf of Little Athletics Australia. They cover 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.
The courses are 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.
The courses are suitable for:
6.5 hours attendance face-to-face if completing all modules (track, jumps, throws) in one day, including a lunch break OR
3 hours per session if the modules are completed on two separate days:
(No pre-course work or reading is required).
Participants receive the following Little Athletics Australia downloadable manuals according to the sections of the course completed:
At the conclusion of a course the participant will, for the target age group:
The registration fee is $70.00 per person.
These courses sit outside of the Athletics Coach Accreditation Framework and therefore no formal accreditation is gained for attendance.
To receive the Introduction to Coaching Course Certificate, all modules need to be completed.
“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.”
“An excellent intro to basic coaching.”
To view all upcoming courses and workshops on the Event Calendar, click HERE.
Little Athletics centre committees interested in hosting an ITLAS course will need to complete an online ITLAS Host Request Form. Prior to doing this you may like to read the ITLAS Host Information Booklet.