The weather gods shone down on Hagenauer Reserve last Sunday. Whilst the entire state wasl almost washed out on Saturday, we were very fortunate to have a full afternoon of sunshine and athletics. There have been lots of comments this season about the way we go about our program. It's fun, relaxed and full of atmosphere. However it is really the positive attitude and commitment from everyone involved that has made the program so enjoyable.
Thank you to all the parents for committing to a big duty roster. Without you we just would not get it done. Seeing all the smiling faces has well been worth it!
This week coming we see our program head to our first Friday night twilight event. The first in a few years. Whilst we expect the turnout to be reduced due to the long weekend, we still will provide an action packed program for everyone attending.
Please note the start time is 5pm sharp for the On Track U6/U7 athletes and the remaining athletes will commence at 5:30pm.
We will have a BBQ available for anyone wishing to purchase a quick dinner and because it is also Halloween on Monday we would encourage anyone to come in their best Halloween outfit if you like.
Twilight Program A
With the increase of member numbers this season Program A has had to expand. Please take note of the timetable changes for your age group.
On Track U6/7's will start at 5pm sharp. The rest will start from 5:30pm.
Click here to download a copy of the Twilight Program A Schedule
Box Hill Relay Day - November 20, 2022
With just over 4 weeks to go before the biggest carnival of the year it's time to start talking about Relays. Our Box Hill Relay Day is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved, make a team and have loads of fun. Open to all U8-U17 athletes you can make a team yourselves or allow the BHLAC Team Committee to make one for you.
So as we can start to get ready with team selection, please click this link below to register any athlete in a team.
Click here to register your child for a BHLAC Relay Team
Your Age Group Managers will be able to assist you with any queries or alternatively email us at BHLACompetition@gmail.com
2022/23 State Combined Event Championships - LAST CHANCE TO ENTER
Entries close this Wednesday 26th October 2022 @ 11:59am or prior should entry cap be reached
The first major event held by Little Athletics Victoria is the State Combined Event Championships. This multi event competition is open to all athletes between the ages of U9-U17 and will be held at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park on November 12 & 13.
Click on this link to head to the State Combined LAVic event page
Training at BHLAC - This Wednesday
We had over 100 athletes attend mid week training last Wednesday which is just fantastic to see. To help Coach Steve and is team plan for coaching numbers we'd appreciate it if you can complete this quick form so as we can prepare for the session. Please complete before midday this Wednesday.
Click on this link to register for Wednesday night training
Parent Duty @ BHLAC this Friday Twilight Meet
Remember all families must complete a parent duty at, at least 50% of the season meets for your children to be eligible for an end of season award.
Support and training is offered if you would like to learn starting or operate the timing computers. A special duty is offered in the SignUp roster for timing support. Please select 'Track Timing Assistant' if you would like to learn more about being an official timer.
Thank you to every parent that has assisted this season. There is no doubt the last few weeks have run so smoothly because our parent cohort has provided the assistance needed. Thank you.
This week we are on Friday night which is a little trickier. With the reduction in attendance because of the Melbourne Cup Long Weekend we traditionally have run a little lean. If you are planning to come we'd greatly appreciate your support. Thank you!
Click on this link to select your parent duty
2022-23 BHLAC Season Handbook
The 2022/23 BHLAC Season Handbook is now available to download. This is a one stop information handbook giving you everything you need to know about the season, including programs, important dates, Centre records plus loads more.
Multus Performance Coaching
We are very fortunate to have Coach Steve Cain look after out Box Hill Little Athletes. Steve is an accredited IAAF Level 4 coach and an ex Australian Decathlete. He is also runs a very successful training business called Multus Performance Coaching.
If you are looking for additional training Steve and his coaching team at Multus would be able to assist. Training squads and sessions are on at Hagenauer Reserve all week. If you would like to know more head to the Multus PC website.
Click here to head to the Multus PC website
Uniform at BHLAC
All financial members of the Centre are required to purchase and wear the official BHLAC uniform. This is available as a singlet, crop top or t-shirt. Our Uniform manager Rosa Deol will be able to assist on meet days with orders.
We also offer a range of other merchandise. Caps, Hoodies, Jackets and Beanies just to name a few. The hoodies have been a big seller over winter as you can order your name on the back.
Communication at BHLAC
Communication at BHLAC is a key pillar to our success as a centre.
TeamApp by Stack Sports is the most effective communication tool we use. By using TeamApp we can instantaneously send messages to all members via their smart phone. Additional to this an email also gets pushed simultaneously. Whether it is a weather update or the weekly blog, it is the fastest way to get information to you. Simply download TeamApp on the App Store or Google Play. Search for 'Box Hill Little Aths' and select the general member page.
Facebook, Instagram and our BHLAC Website will also give you all the information you need through the season.
Your feedback matters
Thank you to all the parents that have had such kind words to say about their experience at BHLAC so far. With such a big program and lots more athletes each week, we are still working through and finalising ways in which we can make the experience better for all our families.
What is important though is that we hear from you. The good, the not so good and most of all what you think we could do to improve our program.
We would love to hear from you so please feel free to share your thoughts with our club President Dean Williams on 0417346382 or at president@boxhillLAC.com.au
See you at the track!
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