To develop children of all abilities by promoting positive attitudes and a healthy lifestyle through family and community involvement in athletic activities.
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
Welcome to the Echuca Moama Athletics Centre. By participating at Little Athletics, children have the opportunity to improve their athletic skills and abilities in an environment that focuses on sportsmanship and enjoyment. Our aim is to assist all athletes, through encouragement, instruction, training and competition, to improve their athletic skills and abilities whilst meeting new friends in a fun and family orientated environment.
Little Athletics is a family activity, parents and friends are encouraged to participate by acting as helpers to make competition days run smoothly, plus your little athlete will love seeing you get involved. Little Athletics cannot function without the regular contribution from parents.
Our club does its best to support others where we can and along with LAVic we support the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Please keep an eye out over the season for some fun days/activities to help raise money for a great cause.
GOALS OF ECHUCA MOAMA LITTLE ATHLETICS
For Parents & Spectators
Our focus is on improving individual performance and not on determining winners and losers. Honest efforts are more important than victory.
Encourage children to participate if they are interested, if not, do not force them. Encourage them to try again next time.
If your child is having difficulty with any aspect of Little Athletics talk to a committee member or another parent. Athletes can quickly lose interest if problems are not resolved immediately.
Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches & officials. They give their time and resources to provide enjoyment for the children and deserve your support.
Guard against projecting your aspirations onto your child.
Children have different abilities and will develop at different rates as the years go by.
The best way to maximise your child’s performance is by learning the correct skills, ensure they enjoy what they are doing and, most importantly ensure they receive plenty of encouragement and support.
Be a good role model for sports behaviour. Be courteous to athletes, officials and other spectators.
Children compete for enjoyment. Discourage the “win at all cost” mentality.
Make any new parents/families welcome on all occasions.
Do not abuse any child, particularly your own.
Reward the performances of all athletes with generous praise and applause.
Never ridicule or yell at a child for making mistakes or losing a competition. Bad language is not tolerated.
Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.
Parents are discouraged from judging/measuring performances of their own child.
For Parents & Spectators
Play by the rules and compete for enjoyment.
Be a good sport. Applaud all results whether they are by your Centre, opponent or another Centre.
Never argue with an official. If you disagree, ask your age group manager to deal with the matter.
Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other athletes, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in our sport. Bad language is not tolerated.
Treat all opponents the way you would like to be treated. Do not interfere, bully or take unfair advantage of another athlete.
Cooperate with all officials and other participants. Without them there would be no competition.
Victoria Little Athletics is broken into 7 regions. 4 metro and 3 country regions. Region Carnivals are held for Relays, Track & Field and Cross Country. Echuca/Moama belongs the Northern Country Region (NCR) along with 20 other centres. When competing in Regional Carnivals the athlete will compete against other centres within our region until they progress to a State Championship where all regions come together to compete.
NORTHERN COUNTRY REGION CENTRES ARE:
1. Albury 131
2. Alpine 159
3. Barooga 153
4. Benalla 57
5. Bendigo 2
6. Echuca/Moama 58
7. Howlong 148
8. Kyabram 139
9. Kyneton 69
11. Mansfield 85
For more information on the Northern Country Region, visit the NCR Facebook page where you will find information relating to all centres and a good recourse for region open days and other competition information.
12. Mt Beauty 87
13. Murrindindi 147
14. Nathalia 137
15. Rochester 141
16. Rutherglen 157
17. Seymour 36
18. Shepparton 55
19. Wangaratta 250
20. Wodonga 26