Moorabbin Little Athletics Centre

Welcome to Moorabbin Little Athletics Centre (MLAC).

We welcome new and existing members. We are a not-for-profit club operating for the benefit of local families, providing a high quality athletics program.

The program starts at under 6 (On Track program) and caters for children up to under 16s. Some of our older athletes go on to assist with coaching and starter duties once they have completed the program.

The athletics season runs from October until March, coinciding with the Victorian Little Athletics regional and state athletics activities. MLAC has many athletes who go onto to represent the club at regional, state and national levels.

We encourage parents to bring their kids along and have a try.  Our experienced coaches will spend time with families explaining the various activities and providing quality coaching to participants.

 

Eligibility

Age groups for the 2020/21 Season are based on how old the athlete is as of the 31st of December 2020

From 1 January 2021, a child must have turned 5 before being able to register.

Refer to the Age Group Calculator here to determine which age group your child will participate in for season 2020/2021.

 

Training

***Yet to be announced***

 

Friday Competition

Arrival time: 5:15pm

Warm up time: 5:30pm

Starting time: 5:45pm

 

Registration - Season 2020/21

Register online via the LAVic website or click on the image below to join the Moorabbin fun!

 

Duty Roster - Season 2020/21 

Our parent duty roster for season 2020/21 is listed below. 

Little athletics can not run without your support and assistance. All children perform so much better with parental encouragement and support.

Anyone can help in some way, e.g., by holding a tape, raking the sand in a sandpit, putting the high jump bar back in place, retrieving the discus, recording results and many more. All parents are expected to take turns in helping run our weekly activities.

Parents will also be rostered to assist with specific duties on a particular date throughout the season.

 

MLAC Current News

Hello to all of our new and returning Moorabbin Athletes and Parents, we are so glad to finally be coming back.

This Friday the 27th is our first competiton of the season and things will be looking slighty different than normal.

Please take the time to read the changes below and listed info for what you need to know for Friday. 

UPON ARRIVAL

  • Entry/exit will be via main driveway gates only.  Please do not attempt to access the track from any other point.


GENERAL

  • The maximum number of patrons attending any given Competition night will be limited to 500.
  • A maximum density quotient of 1 patron per 4 square metres applies to all areas. 
  • Physical distancing (>1.5 metres) must be observed by all patrons at all times.  Physical distancing requirements for athletes are spelled out in detail in the ‘Competition’ section. 
  • The maintenance of high standards of personal hygiene – such as regular hand sanitisation – is critical. 
  • Equipment must be disinfected before and after use. 
  • We will be aiming to “Get in, Compete, Get Out”, although for this week only, any athlete who competed last season is encouraged to hang around until the end of the competition, to collect awards from last season.
  • Competition (track and field events) group sizes cannot exceed 50 athletes at a time.  Officials & volunteers conducting the event are in addition to the athletes.  
  • Patrons should avoid all contact with others, such as handshaking and giving high fives. 
  • Access to change rooms and toilets is permitted, however, please do not linger inside.  
  • Face masks must be carried, at all times, by all patrons 12 years of age and older.  Masks should be worn if physical distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained.   
  • Face masks must be worn, inside club rooms, at all times, by all patrons 12 years of age and older.
  • Carpooling is to be avoided, for compliance with child safety standards and COVID-19 safety.  


EQUIPMENT

  • Athletes are encouraged to bring their own water bottles, towels and other personal items to avoid sharing where possible. 
  • Athletes clothing items, such as tops, hoodies, etc, are to be separated when not worn to avoid contact with other athletes’ items.   
  • Uniform items are not to be shared. 
  • Blocks: will not be available for use at our competitions, at this stage.  This may change, later in the season.
  • High jump: will not be part of the program, at this stage.  This may change, later in the season.
  • Javelin: will not be part of the program, at this stage.  This may change, later in the season.
  • Hurdles: will not be part of the program, at this stage.  This may change, later in the season.
  • Discus/Shot Put: Throwing implements are to be cleaned with disinfectant wipes after every attempt.  Athletes will be required to sanitise their hands after using shared equipment. 
  • Long/Triple jump: when athletes are leaving the pit, athletes must clean their hands of sand and sanitise.


COMPETITION

  • Competition events must not exceed 50 athletes at a time.  This applies to both track and field events.  
  • If there is more than one group of 50 people then groups must be spaced apart by 5m or more (unlikely at MLAC). 
  • Field events: athletes must maintain 1.5m physical distancing while waiting for their attempts. 
  • Track events: physical distancing of 1.5m between athletes is not required while competing (i.e. standing at start line and during the race).   
  • Multiple heats may be lined up at the start line with 1.5 metres of spacing between each line of athletes.  
  • Once a field event, with a maximum of 50 athletes, has concluded, the next group of 50 athletes can commence. 
  • Upon completion of track event, athletes are to maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres.

Duty Roster

Our parent duty roster for season 2020/21 is listed below.

Little athletics cannot run without your support and assistance. All children perform so much better with parental encouragement and support.

Anyone can help in some way, e.g., by holding a tape, raking the sand in a sandpit, putting the high jump bar back in place, retrieving the discus, recording results and many more.  All parents are expected to take turns in helping run our weekly activities.

Parents will also be rostered to assist with specific duties on a particular date throughout the season.

Online Registration

Register online via the LAVic website or click on the image below.

Trial Athletes may also use the link to register for 2 weeks free trial. 

 

MLAC Official Sponsors

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR

 

MLAC is seeking a Platinum Sponsor for season 2020/21. 

To view our current sponsorship packages or find out more about the benefits of sponsoring MLAC click here

 

GOLD SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILVER SPONSORS

 

 

BRONZE SPONSOR