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LAPS (Little Athletics Program for Schools)

Through LAPS, Little Athletics NSW aims to deliver an outstanding educational athletic program that provides a high-quality experience to every participant. The children involved will develop their running, jumping and throwing skills by participating in highly active sessions with Athletics Australia qualified coaches.

The Little Athletics NSW School Athletics Coaching program is a fundamental movement and event-specific athletics coaching program designed for primary schools. We offer fun, highly active sessions aimed at developing the fundamental skills of athletics and event-specific techniques that facilitate the confidence to participate. We use modified equipment to ensure students can participate safely and successfully.  Many schools utilise this program to prepare for their upcoming school athletics carnival and/or to develop students fundamental movement skills.

Both primary and high schools have utilised LAPS for their school representative athletics squad. Specific events may be chosen.

 To download the LAPS flyer, click HERE

  “Give it a Go” 
LAPS Experience:

Little Athletics NSW would like to offer your school the opportunity to experience our LAPS Program and “Give it a Go” for FREE.

Here is a chance for your school to taste our outstanding educational athletics program obligation free, no strings attached. This session generally takes the form of a fast-moving and fun multi-station, multi-skilled athletics circuit where they explore the fundamental movement skills of Running, Jumping and Throwing.

To book your FREE LAPS session please click HERE (dependent on coach availability)

LAPS School Athletics Coaching Program

Here is the perfect opportunity to prepare your students for the athletics season. The aim of the program is to develop the confidence, skill and understanding to perform athletics events/s to a “no disqualification level”.

Our qualified coaches travel to schools and coach students in Sprints, Relays, Hurdles, Shot Put, Discus, Long Jump and High Jump. Coaching sessions are usually 30-45min. LANSW offers 3 main options:

Option 1:  5 Week Express Session (1 Event / Fundamental Movement Skill each week)
5 Weeks, 5 Fundamental Movement Skills Teaching: 5 events – Running Fundamentals, Jumping Fundamentals, Throwing Fundamentals, Relays and Athletics Games

Yr 3-6:
5 Weeks, 5 Event Coaching Sessions: Sprints, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put and Discus 

Option 2: Individualised School Program
Here is a flexible option so that we can cater to every school’s needs! The school chooses the event/s to be
coached, the number of times the event/s are to be coached and the number of weeks of the program. Coaches can
visit the school for a one-off session (eg Athletics School Incursion) or regular sessions over many weeks!
This option can also be utilised for representative teams coaching.

Option 3: Combination
Schools may choose the Express Session and add extra weeks for the opportunity to extend the program for
repeat sessions.

*We encourage teachers to shadow our coaches during these sessions and utilise the opportunity for an informal teacher in-service.

The minimum cost of the program is only $200 for up to 3hrs coaching time per coach (up to 6 classes x 30min sessions). After the first 3hrs, $50ph thereafter per coach for coaching time.

All sessions must proceed with minimal time between each session (outside lunch and recess). For excessive breaks between sessions, the general hourly coach payments may be charged or program canceled.

To download the LAPS Guidelines for schools, click HERE

To download the LAPS Booking Enquiry Form, click HERE


LAPS Teachers Manual

The LAPS Teacher Manual is a comprehensive resource covering most aspects a teacher requires to conduct a successful athletics program. The manual comprises of the event working model, lesson plans, warm-up ideas, event-specific games and carnival organisation ideas, it’s all here!
To download a copy of the LAPS Teachers Manual, click HERE

Don’t forget LANSW can assist with further Teacher Education

Please note:
LANSW is not a Sporting Schools provider and cannot guarantee that schools will be able to access sporting schools funding
*  We will endeavor to fulfill your request but cannot be guaranteed
*   Successful LAPS bookings are dependant upon coach availability

For other school-related inquiries or assistance, please contact:
Ph 02 9633 4511 (Ext 114) or email