Little Athletics Australia provides an exciting opportunity for athletes in the under 15 age group with the National U15 Camp. This camp will take place from the 29th September – 2nd October 2019 at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra.
This is a live in elite camp and is a great opportunity to improve athletic skills by providing elite coaching and active participation in athletics. Being held at the AIS in Canberra means athletes can take full advantage of the world class facilities on offer. Each day will consist of coaching sessions to enhance performance in chosen events and improve general fitness. Workshops will be held on various topics such as strength and conditioning and stretching and there will also be guest appearances by senior elite athletes.
The aim of the camp is to develop and support young athletes who are showing a commitment to the sport and have reached national standard. Not only will athletes receive expert advice from some of the very best coaches from around Australia, it will be a fun and exciting time, and a chance for athletes to make new friends from all over the country.
The camp is open to selected athletes in the U15 age group in the 2018 / 2019 Little Athletics season, who have met a qualifying standard set by Little Athletics Australia. This qualifying standard is based on the top 3 results nationally in each event. Athletes will be ranked from 1st to last and the top 3 athletes from each event will be invited to attend. As athletes are invited to attend based on a National Qualifying Standard, this may result in more athletes being selected from one State as compared to other States.
To view the Qualifying Standards, please click here.
Multi Event athletes from each State will also be selected to attend. These athletes will be selected based on performance at the LAQ Senior Pentathlon, held in March. Athletes who do not attend this competition will not be eligible for selection.
It is worth noting that selection of athletes will be at the discretion of Little Athletics Australia and LAQ has no involvement or input into the selection of athletes from our State.
The cost of the camp in 2019 is $750 all inclusive (covering flights, accommodation, meals, coaching, ground transport in Canberra and other activities).