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YARRAMBAT-PLENTY LITTLE ATHLETICS CLUB – The Bats Season Handbook 2012/2013 Guidebook for parents and members From the Committee, YPLAC. (est. 2007) In.

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1 YARRAMBAT-PLENTY LITTLE ATHLETICS CLUB – The Bats Season Handbook 2012/2013 Guidebook for parents and members From the Committee, YPLAC. (est. 2007) In association with the Diamond Valley Little Athletics Centre.

2 Committee 2012/2013 President Scott Wesley Secretary Jennifer Mills Treasurer Kevin McCudden Registrar Angela Camilleri Team Manager Darren Mills Coaching Scott Wesley Newsletter Jennifer Mills General Committee Simon Kerr Andrew Lever Uniform Co- coordinator Simon Kerr Fundraising Sharon McCudden Centre Delegate Simon Kerr

3 Welcome to YPLAC – under 6 & 7 “On Track” Program – all children aged 5 or 6 as at 1 Oct Any child that turns 5 during the season may join at any time on or after their birthday. U6 is a skills based program and is a way to introduce our younger children into Little Athletics. U7 participate in supervised “On Track” as well as a partial competitive program where each week they will compete in one event i.e. 70m/100m/Long Jump/Shot Put or Discus which will increase to two events later in the season. It takes place at 9.00am – 9.45am for Under 6 and 10.00am – 11.00am for Under 7. The On Track handbook is available and will give you more detail about this program.

4 Welcome to YPLAC – under All children are assigned into age groups according to their age as at 1 Oct They will remain in that age group for the season. Example – child turns 8 on 15/12/2012. They were 7 as at 1 Oct 12, therefore will be in under 8 for the season. U8 – U10 age group compete in max 4 events each week U11 – U16 age group compete in max 5-6 events a week Program of events, for the season, has been set by DVLAC

5 Expenses Registration - $100 for one child (discount for two or more) This cost helps pay for registration with the centre (Diamond Valley) and use of their track facilities and equipment; registration with the State Association (VLAA); insurance cover; registration patches (worn on T shirts); centre handbook; ticket books (in which to record performances). Uniform is a separate cost. Club T Shirt/Singlet is purchased from the club. Plain black shorts/briefs can be purchased from various department stores. Other expenses are a flat weekly competition fee of $5 per week per child for all their events. There are also Open Day and Centre and State Championship entrance fees. (Refer to centre handbook).

6 Key Dates for Competition 2012 Mon 10 th Sept 5 - 6pm (Yarrambat Primary School) Sat 15 th & 22 nd Sept Commencing 9.00am – approx am (Willinda Park Aths Track, G’borough) Monday 10 th Registration, Information & Sausage Sizzle. Sat 15 & 22 Come and Try & Registration Days Sat 29 th Sep 8.30amSeason commences Modified Program Sat 20 th OctCentre Relay Championships 2013 Sat 15 th DecLast competition prior to Christmas Sat 19 th JanSeason resumes for new year Sat 9 th FebCentre Multi Championships Sat 9 th MarLast day of official competition Sat 16 th & Sun 17 th MarCentre Track and Field Championships

7 YPLAC Uniforms The clubs uniform consists of a black & orange T-Shirt/Singlet with club logo and black shorts or black sports briefs. The week following registration, athletes will be given a registration patch that pins to their T-Shirt. This has their age group on it. This must be worn & clearly visible on competition days. There will also be an IGA patch that is required to be attached on the back of the athletes top. Shoes are to be worn at all times, i.e. runners – for all age groups. Spikes are permitted for children U12 to U16, but are to be worn on the track only. Spikes are to be 7mm conical shaped and can be purchased at Centre canteen. Other YPLAC club apparel can be purchased, i.e. caps & adult polo’s. See uniform coordinator for orders. Correct club uniform ensures athlete’s event performance is recorded. Athletes not wearing correct uniform will be issued with an “Out Of Uniform” notice and will not be allocated performance points. (Rule 3, pg24. DVLAC)

8 What to bring On competition day: Club uniform with registration patch attached $5 weekly fee per child Tracksuit and runners Hat and sunscreen Chairs Something to eat and drink – there are canteen facilities at the track

9 Arrival on competition day – what to do Report to the club table – we are located directly in front of the club rooms. Look for the orange sign with the BAT. Read the club notice board for the days events. Athletes are to report to Team Manager, who will assist with event program and allocated times. Wait for your event to be called – events are called by age group. Athletes are then directed to the event. “On Track” athletes are called to the centre of the track at 9.00am for U6 and 10.00am U7. Parents are to accompany their child to the meeting point when called.

10 Parental Support It is a centre requirement that each child has a nominated adult in attendance. Children thrive on the support and chance to compete with their parent/guardian watching. The club also needs your help to help make the program run smoothly. When sharing the duties across the club, this will give everyone a chance to watch and participate with their own children. Duties assigned to our club - Walk judging Official’s for Shotput Canteen – 2 adults for one hour block, weekly, from 24 th Sep Ticket writing/Timing – 2 adults, for various Sat’s, over the season Set up/Pack Up and Toilet cleaning – three times a season Our club will have a roster that will allow parents to nominate in advance where they can assist. (See Registrar)

11 Club Training Monday night 5.00pm – 6.00pm however during Daylight Savings 5.30pm-6.30pm Commences Monday 5 th Sep, 2011 Yarrambat Primary School We would love to hear from any parents who can assist us with basic training/coaching Level 1 Accredited VLAA officials course is available – see Committee Other higher levels of coaching are also on offer and we will cover the cost provided assistance is given at training


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