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Keilor “Come and Try” days, 30th September and 7th October, 9am to 11am

Looking to try little athletics for your family? But not sure if they will like it? What exactly does it involve anyway?

We have tried to put as much helpful information as possible here, but is nothing like trying it for yourself.

For this reason, we have two “Come and Try” days scheduled for this year, both being from 9am to 11am on both of 30th September and 7th October. The programs will differ between these two days, but some things will be in common:

  • A series of age appropriate activities
  • Athletes will be encouraged to have a go at these activities, under the guidance of experienced officials
  • With the exception of 100m (U9 to U16 athletes only), performances will not be measured. We have done this to take the pressure off athletes
  • For developing athletes, an opportunity to try new disciplines in a safe and non-pressure situations. For example, U9s will be coached in high jump, and U11s in javelin and triple jump.
  • For more experienced athletes, this is an opportunity to gain some refresher coaching at the beginning of the season.
  • Parents are welcome to follow their athletes around – and will be taught how to help out as well.

The program for both days is found here – note that there two tabs to this spreadsheet, one for each day.

Note the wide range of activities on offer (taking into some age restrictions on the * activities below)

  • 100m and race starting
  • Shot put
  • Discus*
  • Javelin*
  • Long jump
  • Triple jump*
  • High jump*
  • Race walking*
  • On Track*

Relays

We do encourage parents to register with us prior to this (so that we can communicate with you), and there is no need to pay* if you are unsure. However we will welcome families who have not registered.

  • Note – for those parents who want to start recording performances to help with PB medals or Regional T&F eligibility, you need to be paid in good time prior to these Come and Try days for these performances to count.

Any unanswered questions? – Please text Mike on 0419 103 533, or mike.lloyd@keilorlac.org.au