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Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to week 3 of the 2020-2021 new season at Mornington Little Athletics Centre (MLAC). Due to the recent easing of restrictions, we will be moving back to a single Session for all Age Groups with more details provided below.


Our parent duties for this Saturday 28th Nov 2020 are as follows:

  • Set up duties (arrive 7:45am)

  • Family surname i to Le

  • Pack up duties (from 12:00pm)

  • Family surname U to Z

We certainly appreciate your patience and assistance as we launch the new season and we appreciate all our new and returning families who assist with the running of each weekly session.



Also, a special thanks to Mia Ensil U15 girls & Ethan Goding U16 boys for assisting with our younger age groups last week. We really appreciate your help.


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Centre Records

We had three MLAC Centre Records broken in our first 2 weeks of the Season.

  • U12 Boys Darcy Still broke the record for Shot put with a huge 11.20m put

  • U14 Girls Geena Davy broke two records

  • 1.48m high jump

  • 4.89m long jump

A huge congratulations to these Athletes and I’m sure there are more to come this season.


Updated Program Schedule

With the recent further easing of Covid restrictions by the State Government, LAVic has advised on new updated protocols for operations. As such, all Age Groups will be returning to our usual single session commencing at 9.00am.

  • All Age Groups - U6 to U16

  • Start 09:00am until 12:00pm

Parents, please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start to allow time for the Covid Attendance register, collecting your bib and signing in with your Age Group Manager.


The Program 3 event schedule will be available shortly on the Website.


Updated Covid Protocols

In order to comply with Government and LAVic operating protocols, Mornington Little Athletics Centre (MLAC) will be operating under a different set of rules from previous seasons. As part of our Covid Safe Plan, we will require all families to register their attendance using our online Covid Attendance register

for each session. We also have a QR Code that can be used to access the online web form.

  • All parents, volunteers and athletes should maintain social distance of at least 1.5 metres except during events.

  • Face masks should be carried by officials, parents, volunteers and athletes over 12 years and worn only if you cannot maintain a social distance within your group.

  • There is a maximum group size of 50 patrons which does not include age group managers and volunteers.

  • All athletes should still sanitize their hands at the start of the session, after each event and at the end of the session.

  • All equipment should be sanitized after each athlete has completed their turn.

  • Masks, water bottles, hats, warm clothing cannot be stored in trolley and must be kept separate from other athletes. We recommend parents bring a backpack/bag to hold these items between events

  • If you are not feeling well, please do not attend the session and seek medical advice.

Please refer to the full list of MLAC Covid Protocolson our website and if you have questions, please contact our MLAC Committee members or CovidSafe officials.


Age Group Managers and Coaching course

Each season we rely on parent volunteers to step up to the role of Age Group manager. This role is not onerous and lots of fun as you will be guiding, supporting and encouraging our kids through each event.


We encourage and support Age Group managers to complete the course formerly known as the Introduction to Coaching (‘ITC’) that has been re-named by Little Athletics Australia in recent weeks and will now be known and ‘Introduction to Teaching Little Athletics Skills’.


LAVic is planning to conduct a number of ITLAS courses in coming weeks with groups of up to 50 (presuming anticipated restrictions allow). Dates, venues (regional and metro), presenters and other logistics are currently being finalized and will be communicated soon. If you are interested in attending, please let us know via mornington@lavic.com.au

Join the MLAC Committee

Now is a great time to contribute your ideas, suggestions and join our MLAC Committee. We are seeking an Assistant Secretary who can assist with the Club duties. This is a great opportunity to help shape the Club and become a valued member of the MLAC family. We are also seeking a BBQ Coordinator for Season 2020. The BBQ is a great fundraiser for the Club and we all enjoy a sausage after each Saturday Session. If you would like to nominate, please reach out to our Club Secretary Mark Henry who can provide you with more information.


New Members

MLAC welcomes all new members who are entitled to 2 competition sessions under the Little Athletics ‘Free Trial’ offer. During the registration process, please select Option A: Trial Athlete Offerand follow the instructions. Once you have completed the trial, you can log back into the LAVic Registration Portal and complete payment to become a full member.


To determine the correct Age Group for your child, please refer to the LAVic Age Group Calculator.

In order to complete the registration process, new members will need to demonstrate date of birth by bringing the child’s birth certificate or passport to the MLAC registrar.


What happens on the day

MLAC will be running a single session commencing Sat 28thNovember and for the remainder of the season.

  • Parents should arrive by 08.45am to allow time for registrations and briefings

  • All Age Groups will commence their events at 09.00am

  • Competition events are expected to conclude by 12:00pm.

Parents should ensure they complete the Covid Attendance Register

  1. Register your child with the Age Group Manager and collect your Bib (if you are paid member)

  2. If you are participating in the Trial Athlete offer, the Age group manager will add your child’s name to the Event listing

  3. Review the Program schedule for the day

  4. Nominate for assistance with Event duties (cleansing, measuring, recording results).

  5. Bring a bag to hold your child’s items (water bottle, mask, hats, clothes).

Once the session is completed, ensure you sanitize your hands and depart from the track in order to comply with the ‘Get in, Train, Get out’ Covid Safe protocols.


Parent & Volunteer Duties

We greatly appreciate our MLAC parents and volunteers who assist with running our events each Saturday. Each week, parents will be allocated duties including session set-up, pack up and BBQ duties.

Additionally, Age Group managers rely on Parents and volunteers to assist with the following duties for each event:

  • Sanitizing hands

  • Sanitizing equipment

  • Recording results

  • Measuring distance

  • Long Jump pit raking

  • High jump bar resetting/measuring.

  • Other duties as directed by the Age Group manager.

MLAC will prepare a duties roster to advice parent groups of their allocated duties each week and we are grateful for your assistance. Please refer to the Parents Duties Roster on our website.


Results HQ

Each week event results are added to the Results HQ website where you can view your child’s results if you are a paid member. For our trial athletes, once you complete the registration process and pay the fees, your child’s results will also be available.


For those who haven't accessed their results before, you will need to do so through the Results HQ platform. To login use your primary email address that you used during registration, will become our username for ResultsHQ

Please note that results are not always live and it may take a little while for them to be put into the system. There is also a PDF Achievement Book available for families to download. This is a customisable achievement book with all of the athletes' season results.


Uniforms & Merchandise

MLAC offers a range of uniforms and merchandise for sale at each session including Club t-shirts, singlets, crop-tops, MLAC hoodies and LA Vic branded shorts. We also offer ceramic running spikes and shoe bags.


Due to covid-19 restrictions, All payments will be electronic and contactless. We cannot accept cash payments and we will not be offering second-hand shoes for re-sale this season. Please come and see the MLAC officials in the office who can assist with purchases for these items and we can also provide the Coles patch to be sewn to the Club top.

For further information and pricing, please visit our Uniform page on the website.




Enquiries or Feedback

If you have any questions regarding the Season, please contact our friendly MLAC Committee members (in orange polo tops) or contact us via the details below.


Mornington Little Athletics Centre

mornington@lavic.com.au

PO BOX 544

Mornington, Victoria 3931

https://www.morningtonlittleaths.org

https://www.facebook.com/mlac82