ATHLETE PATHWAYS

DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS

EDLA promotes athletics as a life-long sport.  We encourage our athletes and parents to continue into senior athletics as athletes, coaches and officials.    Coaching fees, coaching courses, and officiating courses are included in athletes’ registration. Any parent who would like to assist with coaching or officiating or would like to participate in a course should make themselves known to the coaching or Officials’ Coordinator by emailing officials@edla.com.au

Our programme provides the complete pathway through to senior athletics with appropriate training and competition for each age group. For more information, please contact our club coaches by emailing coach1@edla.com.au

The coaching and competition opportunities available to our athletes are as follows:

TRACK AND FIELD

U6-U8 

A parent must be in attendance and helping at both training and competitions meets

Training:

Tuesday 5pm-6.30pm at Webb Oval, EDLA

Fun and games based on track and field event skills

Measurement:  

4 events at Eastern Districts Little Athletics competition on Sundays 8.30-11.30.

SA Classic

State Carnival

Goals: to learn basic skills such as waiting in turn, following rules, how to jump, run and throw

 

U9-U11 

A parent must be in attendance and helping at both training and competitions meets

Training:

Tuesday 5-6.30pm at Webb Oval EDLA

Fun, skill and technique development across all track and field events

January SALAA clinic

Competition: 5 events at Eastern Districts Little athletics competition on Sundays 8.30-11.30am

Jetstar SA Classic

State Multi-Event Championships

State Relay Championships

State Carnival

State Challenge

State Individual Championships

SAPSASA

Goals:    Sportsmanship, Expansion of friendship groups, PBs, State Championship qualifiers

 

U12–U13  

Training: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 5pm-6.30pm in September and October at Webb Oval EDLA. 

Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 6-7.30pm November to March at Webb Oval EDLA

Fun, honing technique for a number of events, being part of a training squad, commitment, determination, goal setting, learning how to train

January SALAA clinic

Competition: 5 events at Eastern Districts Little athletics competition on Sundays 8.30-11.30

Jetstar SA Classic

State Multi-Event Championships

State Relay Championships

State Carnival (U12)

State Challenge, State Individual Championships

SAPSASA

ALAC

Goals: Friendships, Sportsmanship, PBs, Qualification for competition events, Selection in state teams

 

U14-U17 

Training: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm-6.30pm in September and October at Webb Oval. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7.30pm November to March at Webb Oval

Fun, start to specialise and perfect technique for three or four events, training squad becomes a solid friendship group.  Training may be preferred to competition, social activities and winter training.

Coaching by specialised event coaches in throws, track or jumps.

Competition: 5 events at Eastern Districts Little athletics competition on Sundays 8.30-11.30

Jetstar SA Classic

State Multi-Event Championships

State Relay Championships, State Challenge (U14 & U15)

State Individual Championships

ALAC multi Events (U15),

All schools Trials

SSASSA

IGSA

Achilles cup

Co-ed cup

Catholic schools comp

KO cup,

National All Schools,

National Juniors

EDLA has a strong link with Pembroke Athletics South Australia senior club as the nearest senior club, and we encourage our athletes to join Pembroke ASA as a dual member and occasionally compete at Athletics SA interclub on Saturday afternoons.  More information is available from the EDLA club coaches in person r by emailing coach1@edla.com.au

Other athletic opportunities:

  • Level 1 official’s course.  
  • Volunteer coach U6-U8 at training sessions (this can count towards volunteer hours required as part of school and IB requirements)  
  • Athletics SA and SA Little Athletics Gold/Silver/Bronze development squad. 
  • U15 AIS camp
  • U17 AIS camp (for Athletics SA members only)

U18–U100

Training:   

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm-6.30pm in September and October at Webb Oval. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7.30pm November to March at Webb Oval

More frequently depending on goals

Fun, specialised, continuous improvement, very strong friendship group, 12 month training plans, 

Training around Year 12, university studies and work commitments

Competition:

ASA interclub Saturday afternoons for Pembroke athletics club,

Uni Games                                                          All schools

National juniors                                                   Open nationals

Commonwealth Youth Games                            Youth Olympics

Oceania Champs                                                World Juniors

Commonwealth Games                                      Olympics

World Champs                                                    Invitational events at EDLA

SALAA parents races at relay day                      Masters competition Wednesday  nights

ASA 35+ competitions                                        Saturday afternoons at SA Athletics Stadium

Australian Masters Games                                 Masters Championships

Other Athletic Opportunities:

  • Coaching courses,
  • Coach at Little Athletics, schools, ASA clubs,
  • Level 2+ Officiating courses
  • Officiate at Little Athletics Schools meets (SASSCA & SSSSA), ASA meets, National meets, Commonwealth Games

OUT OF STADIUM

The following describes the coaching and competition opportunities that are available to athletes in the winter season for out of stadium activities:

Little Athletics Cross Country TT- U17 and Parents races, May-August

EDLA Cross Country Training TBA

SAPSASA Cross Country 10-12 yo

Schools Cross Country 13-18yo

ASA Cross Country 13+

SA Amateur Walkers Club Ages 7+

ASA Half Marathons

ASA Marathons

ASA Mountain Running

Ekiden Relays

Fun runs

For more information see the Athletics SA Winter Calendar on www.athleticssa.com.au