Little Athletics Program for Schools

Through the Little Athletics Program for Schools (LAPS) program, all Little Athletics Associations aim to deliver an outstanding educational athletic program that provides a high quality experience to every participant.

The children involved will develop basic running, jumping and throwing skills by participating in highly active sessions with Australian Track & Field Coaches Association qualified coaches.
Our qualified coaches travel to schools and coach students in Sprints, Relays, Hurdles, Shot Put, Discus, Long Jump and High Jump. Which event, and the number of events to be coached is up to the school. LAPS is a flexible program so that we can tailor to every school’s needs! Coaches can visit the school for a one-off session or a program of regular sessions over many weeks!
The focus is on group participation, team morale and lots of fun activities.
FREE in-servicing of the teacher accompanying each group is available during the coaching session and a certificate will be issued.

At the end of the school coaching program, all students will receive a certificate of participation.

Contact your State Association for details.

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LAPS Resources for Teachers

As the primary provider of modified track and field activities for children under the age of 15 years, Little Athletics Australia is pleased to present the below comprehensive teaching resources. This resource aims to be the definitive reference for teaching athletics in Australian primary schools. It aims to be practical and user-friendly, containing simple information outlining age-appropriate working technique models, teaching progressions, lesson plans, games, assessment ideas, and competition guidelines.

Australian Curriculum and LAPS

Australian Curriculum and LAPS

The Events

Sprinting

Standing Start

Crouch Start

Relays

Long Jump

High Jump

Shot Put

Discus

Hurdles

Middle Distance-Cross Country

 

Lesson Plans

Pages from LAPS resource Lesson Plans

 

Great Ideas for Group Games

Great Ideas for Group Games Resource

 

Competitions

Competitions Resource

Appendices