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Introduction to Teaching Little Athletics Skills Course


Introduction to Teaching Little Athletics Skills (ITLAS) course is a non-accredited practical coaching course designed for Little Athletics. The ITLAS course is designed to help participants become better placed to assist children to perform basic athletic skills. The course is great for parents, school teachers and other interested persons who want to know a little more about the skills of the sport so that they may help to coach children of Primary school age, assist at Little Athletics Centres or prepare students for a school athletics carnival. Participants will be shown drills, skills, games and activities relevant to the target age group.

The cost is $125.00 (Inc. GST) per participant.

Costs of the course include a coaching manual, attendance certificate, relevant literature and morning/afternoon tea.

The course is 6.5 hours in duration and covers all event groups on the Little Athletics track and field program. At the conclusion of the course the coach will be able to;

* Implement a coaching session appropriate to the target group
* Organise a group of young athletes safely
* Implement a working model of each event through the use of drills, technical skills and games
* Rectify some of the more common technical faults associated with Little Athletes

Course Dates and Locations:


Upcoming Introduction to Teaching Little Athletics Skills Course dates can be found on the LAQ Calendar of Events.

Participant Requirements

All participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
There is no exam, written or practical.
While participation in each of the activities is strongly encouraged, it is not a prerequisite of the course to complete them.
You will need to bring clothing suitable for participating in the various events, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, pen, notepaper and your own lunch.
Arrange payment for course with your Centre, unless other arrangements have been made with course coordinator.

Here are a few comments from the feedback we received in previous years:

“The course is easy to understand and the fun drills and practical sessions make it a great day”

“Everything was made so all level of athletes could understand and have fun with it”

“Having a practical side to the course certainly makes it “sink in” and will definitely help me to assist the age groups at my Centre”

If your Centre is interested in hosting an Introduction to Teaching Little Athletics Skills Course, please read through the information guide, which can be downloaded below. If you require further information or would like to host an ITLAS, please contact:

Course Coordinator:
Shaun Lethem

PO Box 355, Sunnybank, QLD, 4109

Phone: 0417 613 911


Information & Forms:

Information Guide

Application to Host ITLAS

ITLAS Program

Registration Form