Another great day of Little Athletics today at Hagenauer Reserve. With plenty of families still away for the summer holidays, it allowed the program to run on time with next to no delays. The sun was out and the zooper doopers were in high demand. Most importantly, everyone had a fantastic afternoon.
Congratulations to all the athletes today. There were an enormous amount of PB's. The Age group managers were very busy giving out all the PB ribbons.
A special mention to Hannah Plant & James Hall. Both Hannah and James broke a BHLAC Centre Record today. Hannah in the U16 girls Javelin and James in the U10 boys 1,100m. Well done to you both.
Our Centre membership numbers are continuing to grow. With a number of families taking up the post New Year special membership joining fee of $99 we currently have 373 members for the 2022/23 season. We have almost doubled our membership numbers from the previous season and current forecasting predicts that we will achieve more than 400 members for the season once we include the Cross Country members still to join.
With only 4 program meets to go before the season ends in March, we are getting to the busy part of the season. In the next 5 weeks we will also have the State Relay Championships at Lakeside (Sat Feb 4) and 2 weeks after that the EMR Track & Field Carnival at Doncaster (Sat 18 / Sun 19).
Our end of season awards day & presentation is on Sunday 2nd April. More news to come over the coming weeks for this day.
Training at BHLAC - This Wednesday
With the State Relay Championships on in a few weeks we are encouraging all athletes and their teams to come to our Wednesday training for a dedicated relay training session. This is a great opportunity to get the team back together and get some serious practice in with our BHLAC coaches on hand to assist.
Training will still be offered to non-relay athletes possibly with an adjusted program. Please click on the link below to register for this weeks training program.
Click on this link to register for Wednesday night training
2022/23 Season Calendar
With only 4 program weeks to go in the season it is important for all families to take note of the dates that we are at the track and weekends that we are not. Here is a list of the remaining weeks. NO LITTLE ATHS Next to the Day/Date means that we DO NOT HAVE a regular Little Aths program this weekend
Sunday 29th January - Program A
Saturday 4th February - State Relay Championships - NO LITTLE ATHS
Sunday 12th February - Program B
Sat 18th & Sun 19th February - EMR Track & Field Carnival - NO LITTLE ATHS
Sunday 26th February - Program C
Sunday 5th March - Program A - Final Program for season
Sat 11th & Sun 12th March - State Track & Field - NO LITTLE ATHS
Sunday 2nd April - End of Season Awards, Break up & AGM
Parent Duty - An important update.
A huge part of the clubs success this season has been the amazing effort and contribution from parents. With nearly 80 parent duties required to run each week smoothly we have had almost every week filled before the day.
In the next week all parents will receive an email advising them of how many parent duties each family has completed.
For all athletes to be eligible for an end of season award, their parents/guardians must complete a duty at 50% of the program meets. With 13 program meets this season all parents must complete 6 duties over 6 program meets. For example, 3 duties in one day by a family equate to only one duty noted for the day.
If you are unsure of how many duties you have completed or you know you have only completed 3 or less duties this season, then you still have a chance to complete your required number of duties before the season comes to an end.
This coming weeks parent duty roster is now available.
Click on this link to select your parent duty
Uniform @ BHLAC
With Championship season nearing, this is a timely reminder to all BHLAC of the uniform requirements. All athletes MUST wear the BHLAC uniform. Singlet,
T-Shirt or Crop Top. All tops must have the Coles badge sewn on the shirt above the Little Aths Victoria logo. The BHLAC uniform is available to purchase each Sunday at our program days.
Winter BHLAC Merchandise - Order Now
With the winter Cross Country season coming up it is now the perfect time to order all your winter merchandise. Hoodies (can get name on back), Puffer Jackets, Water proof jackets and Beanies are all available.
Rosa our Uniform Manager will be able to assist each Sunday. We even have Hoodie samples for the kids to try.
Hoodies - $69 (plus $10 for name on back)
Adult Puffer Jacket - $89
Adult Waterproof Jacket - 139
Beanie - $25
Caps - $20
Allow a few weeks for delivery once ordered.
Post New Year Membership Offer
With only 4 program meets to go and the Cross Country Season fast approaching you can now join for only $99 for the remainder of the season (including the 2023 Cross Country Season)
Share this new with any friends of family looking to try Little Aths.
Click on this link to head to the membership portal
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
BHLAC - Sponsors for 2023
Robinson Gill Lawyers, Smile to Go Dentistry and Lexus of Blackburn have been an associated with the Box Hill Community for a number of years and we thank them for their commitment once again this year to our Centre.
Please consider them should you require legal advice, dental work or even a new/pre owned car.
BHLAC Shoe Swap
We would like to encourage all BHLAC families to support our BHLAC Shoe Swap Program. If Christmas has been kind and Santa has given you a new pair of shoes then why not donate your old shoes to our shoe swap program??
Any shoes donated are available to BHLAC members for only $10.
For any shoes not re-purchased we will donate the shoes to 'Sport for All" a leading social inclusion charity. Please bring any shoes you wish to donate to the team at the Canteen on program day.
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
Now that we are approaching the back part of the season, it gives us all a chance to review and think about what we have thought of the season at BHLAC. We are extremely motivated to improve the experience for not only the athletes but also for parents.
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!