Am I required to help out during a meet?
As REDLA is run by a limited number of parent volunteers we need help with running a meet. This includes chaperoning an age group, assisting with measuring and recording results, helping in the canteen or BBQ.
All families are required to complete an allocation when their athlete is attending state events.
Am I allowed to bring my dog to a meet?
As home meets are run on school grounds, dogs are prohibited at centre meets. Service dogs are an exempt from this rule.
Is there a smoking area at the centre?
As home meets are run on school grounds and it is a children's event, smoking is prohibited.
It is raining or it is hot, is the meet still on?
If the temperature is predicted to be 37 degrees or above on Saturday at 4 pm the day before a meet, the meet will be cancelled. If it is between 33 and 36 degrees, then a modified meet will take place. When there is severe wet and windy weather during set up on meet morning, the decision to cancel the meet will be made by 8 am that morning after inspecting conditions at the track.
How do you communicate with families?
At REDLA we communicate with our members through the white board at home meets, TeamApp, Facebook and Instagram and for special season events through email and to notify you of any last minute cancellations by SMS. It is important that families keep their contact information up to date.
Can my athletes attend a meet at another centre/club?
Athletes are able to attend meets at other centres. If they do attend another centre meet, please notify us.
What awards are available to my child?
To be eligible for a season attendance award, athletes must attend a minimum of 10 home and state meets during the season. To complete a meet, athletes need to do a minimum of 3 events. If an athlete might not be able to do 10 meets, the committee needs to be notified.
Athletes are also able to be awarded with an Age Group award. This is based on the total number of points that an athlete achieves during a season. Points are given according to the total number of meets and events attended, number of PB's and if they break a centre record. Athletes who receive an age group award can receive the Junior (U6-U8) Athlete trophy or the Senior (U9-U17) Athlete trophy. These are also based on the highest number of points received.
Special merit awards also include athletes that have attended 75 and 150 meets and life membership for athletes that have been members of the centre for 10 years.
What is included in the centre membership?
Athlete membership covers both the Summer and Winter (cross country) season. Also included is the annual region 2 interclub meet.
Where can I park?
Parking is available on Hewlett Packard Drive and it can sometimes be busy depending on what other events are being held at the school. We do not have prior knowledge if there is an event so are not able to pass this information to our members.
Is there a canteen?
Yes we have a canteen, but at the moment only accept cash for purchases.
Where can I purchase a uniform?
Uniforms are available for purchase through the TeamApp online store that can be found here. You do need to sign up as a member to access the store. Uniforms can also be purchased by cash on meet days, please arrive earlier if purchasing on a meet day.
What time does the meet start?
Meets start with a warm up at 9.00 am and events start at 9.15 am. If you have any questions please arrive earlier to ask a committee member.
My child has never done little athletics before can they have a try?
Yes they can! We offer 2 free come and try sessions. To register for this go to the SA Little Athletics website. This can be found here.
What will my child do at a home meet?
Tiny Tots do a specialised program based around basic events skills and games and have a coordinator to assist parents in their learning.
Athletes in the older age groups have a specified program that is followed with 5 events per meet for U6 - U8 and 6 events for the older age groups. These events are Sprints 50 m - 100 m, Long distance 200 m - 1500 m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Discus, Javelin, Vortex, shot Put and Hurdles.
What is a state meet?
These are events held at the SA Athletics Stadium at Mile End. There are costs involved to attend these events and for some there are qualification standards. To view upcoming state events, go to the SA Little Athletics Website which can be found here.