Track not available Sun 26 Oct

The track will not be available for use on Sunday 26 October, due to the annual Australian Air League sports carnival being held at the Knox track. The carnival is due to finish at approximately 2.30pm.

Therefore, there will be no access for Knox LAC training on Sunday 26 October – including High Jump and Throws.

For training options, please see the Training page or contact your coach directly.

Note: Relay Teams will be competing at Box Hill on this day.

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Mentone LAC Relays Open Day – Sun 16 Nov

Mentone Little Athletics Centre will be holding their Annual Relay Open Day on Sunday 16 November 2014, commencing at 9.30am.

They have made a couple of changes to the program, and will be awarding batons to all members of first, second and third placed teams and entries will only be accepted online.

Under 8 teams are also welcome for the 4x100m relay event. This is a great introduction to the Relay competition for the following season.

The entry fee per team remains at $15.

Register Online

Entries close at 8pm Friday 7 November.
No late entries will be accepted on the day.

A timetable will be available on their website closer to the date. As a rough guide the following are the estimated timeframes for each block of events:

9:30am – 12:00pm 4x200m
12:30pm – 3:00pm 4x100m
3:00pm – 5:00pm Medley’s

This is a great warm up for Region Relays!

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Updated: Next Saturday 18 October is ‘Bring a friend day’

Bring a friend

Do you have a friend that might like to try out little aths? Why not ask them to come down next Saturday to have a go! Just make sure they wear appropriate clothes and footwear for little aths, and that they check-in WITH YOUR CLUB to get a temporary patch.

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Arrive early for U13-U16 events

8am start for U13 – U16 300mH and U11 – U12 walks

Uniforms and sportswear for sale

The uniform shop will be open on Saturday, and Diadora and Safelace will also be back with their goodies for sale.

Do you still have an IGA patch on your uniform?

If you do, please remove it from your club and centre uniforms.

 

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Great turn-out at the track on Sunday for LA Vic training

LA Vic held Starter and Chief of Officials training sessions at Knox Park on Sunday 12 October.

There were volunteers from various Victorian little athletics centres, including regional centres.

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Race walking rules

Was your child disqualified in the race walk event this week?

Here are a few helpful tips on how to avoid a DQ.

There are only two rules in race walking:

  • First rule: There must always be one foot on the ground. Athletes can be DQ’d for running in a walk race.
  • Second rule: The leading leg must be straight from the moment of contact with the ground until directly under the body. This is only the leading leg not both legs, so when the leading leg makes contact with the ground at the front, it must be straight, with no bent knee. Even if you’re walking slowly and cautiously, you may not have the leading leg straight. This is the most common reason for disqualifications.

The best way to have good technique is to point your front toes up and keep your back straight, do not lean forward.

Also, you need three reports to be disqualified. If you only get two reports, you’re ok. If you get cautioned by a walk judge during the race, you can try to adjust your style during the race to avoid a DQ.

Here are two examples of 8 year olds (click photo to view full size). The photo on the left shows an example of straight back and leading toes up – great technique. The photo on the right shows body leaning forward, leading toes down and slightly bent knee for the leading leg. Unfortunately, the bent leading leg on the right is likely to receive some reports and if you get 3, a DQ is the end result.

Knox Little Athletics Centre provides race walk coaching every Tuesday and Thursday night at the track between 6:15-7:00pm. Come down and get some tips from the Knox walk coach, Fran who will teach you correct technique.

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Waverley LAC Open Day – Sun 30 Nov

Knox little athletes regularly participate at the Waverley open day and it’s a great day.
Gives the kids a chance to participate at another centre and run on a grass track.
Maybe even win a medal!

When: Sunday 30th November 2014, first event marshalling at 9:45am
Where: Central Reserve, Glen Waverley VIC 3150

For more info, see the Waverley Open Day 2014 – Flyer.

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Photos for first meet available on website

See KLAC Photos on Google+. Otherwise, go to our website and then click on the Photos link (menu).

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Relays training U11 Girls – Time Correction

Please note that the correct time U11 Girl Relays training on Monday night is 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Not 6-7pm as previously advised.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

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U7s High Jump and Triple Jump

With the program this coming Saturday, 11 Oct, some events will be modified to suit the development of children of this age, and to also account for the fact it is the first time that many will be exposed to particular events.

With High Jump the first two sessions will include–
1. Exploring which leg to jump from and introducing the scissor jump with no run-up (Flexi bar) – Max. height for all 50cm .
2. Add the run-up (Flexi bar) – Max. height for all to be 60cm with each child receiving a ticket for this height.
The aim of these sessions is to ensure the children have an introduction to the basics of high jump, build confidence going over the bar (thus flexi bar first), and that every child has multiple turns at going over the bar. It is often the children who require extra assistance that are eliminated first so we want each child to have heaps of turns.

With Triple Jump, we will do the standing start only. Developmentally to piece the run-up, hop, step, and jump together is quite a challenge for the U7s. Thus we will persevere with the standing start at this stage and introduce the hop, step and jump through skill activities at Mini Olympics.

If you have any questions please see Nevenka or email her at completion-sectretary@klac23.org.au.

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Relays for U9-U15 Athletes

You may have received some info from one of our coaches on the weekend about Relays for U9-U15 athletes.

Relays present a unique opportunity for athletes to compete as part of a team.

With our proud and successful history of competition in Relays, we invite U9-U15 athletes to join the Knox Relay Squad for the 2014-15 Track & Field season.

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the squad please contact your age group’s coach.

The first meet for relays is in just a few weeks
Box Hill Invitational Relay Day
Sunday 26 October

Coach contact details and training schedule for Relays

Some relays training has already started!

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