At RLAC, we believe that training is a complimentary part of being a little athlete. By participating in our Training sessions, with our experienced coaches, we aim to provide athletes with the opportunity to learn, develop and ultimately improve their skills. Training has many benefits such as increasing an athlete’s performance and self-confidence, creating a team based environment and over time, can develop an athletes discipline and self-motivation towards training and continual improvement, hopefully developing good habits for life.
At RLAC, we adopt LAVic’s mission and adopt the Little Athletics Motto of “Family, Fitness and Fun”.
Little Athletics Mission:
Coaching and Training must consider a number of key principles that facilitate the opportunity for children to compete, have a go and enjoy athletics, these are (not limited to):
RLAC coaches for our Track & Field season 2022-2023
Our coaching team at Ringwood has continued to build on the foundations created during last season and we have a new Senior coach, Deb Voogd. Deb has been involved in athletics for a number of years and is keen to be involved in coaching little athletes. Deb currently competes in the hammer, her specialty, but also has good “all round knowledge” of athletics. (More info to come). We are proud of our Ringwood senior and junior coaches and are very confident they will extend the continual growth and learning of our little athletes.
RLAC Training sessions
RLAC has a Senior coach co-ordinator, Deb Voogd for the 2022/2023 season, who will oversee the coaching program and co-ordinate the execution of the training program with the other coaches. RLAC’s Vice President Brooke Clarke is a key contact point for any training related queries. Please email her on email@example.com, or you will see her at the training sessions.
RLAC offers two main training sessions, with a number of events training on offer, noting the following conditions:
Session 1 – Tuesday 4:15pm – 5.30pm
Athlete warm up – 4:15pm – 4:30pm
Event Training – 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Events on offer – Most Track & Field events will be on offer for training and it will be subject to coach availability.
Middle distance training – John Walker – Starting at 4:15pm Tuesdays
High Jump training – Michael Shaw\Hannah Linnet – from 5:30pm Tuesdays
5:30pm – 6:30pm Tuesdays – beginner level High Jumpers welcome
6:30pm -7.00pm – Tuesdays – experienced high jumpers only..
Session 2 – Sunday 9am-10am
Events on offer – Most Track & Field events will be on offer for training and is subject to coach availability.
Note that High Jump and Middle Distance training are not available Sundays.
If you have any general queries regarding training, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org so we can respond to your requests.
Member communication is critical to ensuring that RLAC can provide timely and accurate information to their members regarding changes to training times. Times may change based on coach availability, weather or during season break. There are a number of existing member communication channels that RLAC will use to communicate updates to training times or to serve as regular reminders:
Changes to training schedules and\or coach information will be published across this media.
Note that all coaches have had the appropriate checks verified, eg WWCC.