Week 4 at BHLAC saw us return to Program A today, albeit with a few adjustments to the program. For the first time in 2 years we offered a Competition walks program to start off the day. It was really pleasing to see so many turn out to complete the walks event. At distances between 700m through to 1,500m it definitely gave a number of athletes a solid warm up before the main program commenced.
With today's program mainly consisting of sprints on the front straight we included a trial of running the 400m program as a laned event. Something we have not done for many years. To put it simply, it takes a lot more effort and time to run the event this way. We normally get an entire age group completed in one heat when we start them off the single line but it is important for the kids to be comfortable running in their own lane, given they will compete like this at Regional & State Carnivals.
Besides an unfortunate IT timing delay at the start of the day, the program ran extremely well and should be a permanent feature moving forward following a post meet review with the Committee.
The Committee also unveiled the new Electronic Timing Board which was positioned above the timing tent. It was fantastic to see it make its debut and was really well received by the athletes and spectators. The timing board is courtesy of a Sports Grant BHLAC received late last season. A special thank you to Peter Stefanos who is a well known member of our Seniors club.
Peter has worked tirelessly in the background to get this ready and the Committee would like to thank Peter for his assistance with this new permanent feature at the track.
With two weeks to go before the Xmas breakup we have the busiest two programs coming up. Next week is Program B (hurdles focus) and then a busy last week on the 19th December.
We will be holding a BBQ on the last day of the year and also are hoping for a very special visit from Santa in the afternoon as well.
Thank you to all the parents that assisted today and also for your patience while we sorted out the technical issue. It is great to have such amazing support.
Enjoy your week!!
Parent Support Program - SignUp
As we edge closer to the end of the year and the Christmas break we will see less families at the track. It is really important to secure parent support early this week so as we have an efficient program on Sunday. Please click the link to signup to this weeks duty roster.
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2022 LAVic State Combined Championships
The 2022 LAVic State Combined Event Championships are being held on January 29 & 30 at the State Athletics Centre - Lakeside - Albert Park. Open to Ages U9 to U16. Entries will be limited and the portal is now open. Click on the link below to head to the LAVic entry portal. Entries close Sunday 12th December.
Click here to enter the 2022 LAVic State Combined Event Championships
Mid-week training at BHLAC
Mid week training is offered to all BHLAC members. It is held on Wednesday afternoons between 4:30 & 5:30pm. To assist our Head Coach Steve Cain with his planning, we ask all parents to register their children for each weekly session by Midday on the day. Click on the link below to register for Wednesday nights training.
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Multus Performance Coaching
BHLAC is very fortunate this year to have highly decorated coach Steve Cain and his team assist our club with coaching this season.
Whilst Steve runs our weekly training program each Wednesday afternoon during the season for members, he also provides a range of programs throughout the week that may be perfect for your little athletes that are looking for that bit extra. Head on over to the Multus Performance Coaching website for further information regarding programs and pricing.
It's not too late to join - Tell your friends
We still have plenty of Athletics left this season. With 2 more program meets this year and another 6 after the New Year's break, there is still plenty of time to become a member of BHLAC. Tell your friends and family that BHLAC is the place to come for all your Little Aths needs. Click on the link below to join as a full member or for anyone new and considering Little Athletics, you can even try our 2 week program before you commit.
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