The National U15 Camp will be held from Sunday 29th September to Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at the Australian Institute, Canberra.
The live-in camp is designed to provide elite coaching and active participation in athletics. Situated at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra, we are able to take full advantage of these world class facilities. With coaching sessions planned each day, you will be able to enhance your performance in your event and improve your general fitness. Workshops will be held on various topics such as strength & conditioning and stretching; there will also be guest appearances by senior elite athletes.
For athletes to be selected to attend the National U15 Camp they must firstly attain a result within the national qualification standard which is set by Coles Little Athletics Australia. National qualification standards are based around the results from the State Championships. Athletes are selected based on their State Championships results and ranked against the very best athletes across Australia. In some circumstances if an athlete was unable to attend their State Championships due to unforeseeable circumstances this may be taken into consideration.
There are 3 female and 3 male (may be adjusted at LAA discretion) athletes will be invited for each of the 14 Track and Field events as well as a female and male Multi athletes from each State Association.
Athletes will be sent an invitation via their State Association to attend the camp.
Date: Sunday 29th September to Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Vacancies: Approx. 100 elite athletes will be invited to attend the National Camp.
Supervision: Camp Coordinators (Coles Little Athletics Australia Employees) and Athlete Managers. All Athlete Managers have a Working with Children Check (or State equivalent) and are minimum Level 2 coach accredited.
Accommodation: Single and double rooms with shared bathrooms in the AIS Halls of Residence. Males and females will be accommodated in separate blocks within the Residences.
Arrival Time: Approx. 1pm Sunday 29th September 2019*
Departure Time: Approx. 12 pm Wednesday 2nd October 2019*
This is a great opportunity for athletes to be coached by some of Australia’s best coaches, and to receive expert training and education in a range of areas, both physical and theoretical.
For more information on the National U15 camp or to learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process, please the Coles Little Athletics Australia office at email@example.com or 03 9682 1511.
Athlete’s and Athlete Managers benefited from LAA’s new partnership with ISC receiving a full kit of ISC apparel including a hoodie, t-shirts, singlets, shorts and backpack.
Athletes were also lucky to recieve some streetwear apparel from our partner Pavement.
Second day of camp athletes were bused out to Woden Athletics Track due to maintenance of the AIS track and headed straight into the mornings training sessions with the elite coaches.
This year’s camp again had a high calibre of coaches many who have coached at national, international and Olympic level, for full coaches credentials click here
John Boas – Triple Jump
Richard Huggins – Middle Distance
Ian Hatfield – Middle Distance & Strength and Conditioning Workshop
Glynis Nunn Cearns – Multi Event & Strength and Conditioning Workshop
John Minns – Shot Put
Suzie Fulop – Long Jump
Melissa Breen – Sprints
Alex Beck – 400m & Recovery and Self Massage Workshop
Chris Nunn – Multi
Simon Baker – Walks
Mathew Horsnell – High Jump
Leigh Bennett – Hurdles (Long)
Abbie Taddoe – Hurdles (Short)
Ken Harradine – Discus
Josh Robertson – Javelin
Monique Allen – Stretching (Workshop)
Once the morning sessions were over all athletes headed back to the AIS for some lunch and to get ready for the afternoons workshops.The workshops covered various aspects of an athletes training including stretching, strength and conditioning, recovery and self massage and Recovery in the AIS specialist recovery area (hot and cold pools). Athletes were involved in two workshops per day.
That night the camp heard from elite athletes Alex Beck, Abbie Taddoe and Josh Robertson about their time in Little Athletics and what it takes to become and elite athlete.
Day 3 of the camp saw the athletes head once again to Woden Athletics Track for their final coaching sessions, squeezed in as many questions and tips before the coaches left that afternoon.
The second round of workshops were held that afternoon with athletes, many enjoying the stretching and recovery sessions due to a big couple of days of training.
There was plenty of time during breaks for everyone to mingle and meet athletes from other states which is what the camp is all about.
The last night of the camp athletes were treated to a Psychology and leadership presentation by Chris Nunn.
Last day of the camp athletes learnt how they should be fueling their bodies with a nutrition workshop and the journey of Glynis Nunn Cearns to Olympic gold.