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Training and Coaching

Insurance cover is in place for all coaching sessions organised by the Centre (see Saturday Competition). This includes extra sessions that may be organised during the season.
General Training Sessions
These give athletes the skills and techniques needed for Saturday morning competition. Coaching is held every Wednesday afternoon at Bannockburn Oval until the first week in February. All Ku-ring-gai Little Athletes are welcome; there is no extra charge.
The session times are: Wednesday : 4:30pm to 6:00pm 
Children train in their own age groups with a Junior Coach. At least three events are covered each week, on a rotational basis. All Junior Coaches are under the supervision of Senior Coaches.
Squad Training Sessions 
Special training sessions are held prior to each Championship (Zone, Region, State, State Relays). These are specifically for athletes selected to compete at these events. Dates and times are published in the weekly newsletter as the Championships approach. Athletes selected in track events for the State Relays must attend the compulsory sessions so that baton changing techniques can be taught and running order decided.
Specialised Coaching
The Ku-ring-gai Little Athletics Centre holds special technique training sessions at Bannockburn Oval for U9 and older athletes. To attend the specialised coaching sessions athletes should have a basic level of competency and be capable of behaving with minimal supervision. There is no additional charge for these sessions unless otherwise stated. The days and times for the 2017/18 season are:
Event Day & Time Coach
High Jump Monday 4.00pm – 5.30pm Leanne Pejkovic
Walks Thursday 4.00pm – 5.30pm Nicole Fagan
Sprints Monday 4.45pm – 6.00pm Clayton Kearney
Long Jump Tuesday 4.30pm – 6.00pm Alysha Burnett
Middle Distance Wednesday 5.15pm – 6.30pm Cath Miller
Throws Thursday 4.15pm – 5.30pm James McFadden
Hurdles Friday 4.30pm – 6.00pm Mia Hemsworth

Coaches attached to KLAC may also offer additional squad training sessions in particular events. Information on these sessions may be advertised in our Newsletter or on our website. Additional charges per athlete do apply to these sessions. Contact details for some of our Specialist Coaches are shown below. A full list will be made available via our website shortly.

Clayton Kearney (Sprints) 0408 316 849
Leanne Pekjovic (High Jump) 0412 000 008
Alysha Burnett (Long Jump) 0431 858 768
Nicole Fagan (Walks) 0409 112 448


Coaching Courses for Parents

The Australian Track and Field Coaches Association and the Little Athletics Association of NSW regularly hold Orientation to Coaching courses. These courses cover basic instruction on all events. For further information  Click Here

 

Sept 2016 Girls 100m start line