Little Athletics

Joining Coffs Coast Little Athletics for the first time? Welcome! Here’s a quick summary of everything you’ll need to know to get started:

Where and when do we train?

We train on Thursday afternoons at York Street Soccer & Athletics Oval in Park Beach. 

Our usual session times of:

  • Tiny Tots (3 & 4 year olds): 4:50pm – 6:00pm
  • Little A's Session (Under 6 to Under 9): 4:50pm – 6:30pm

See the calendar for exact dates for the upcoming season.

How does it work?

To give athletes variety and introduce a range of skills, we rotate our Juniors and Seniors between the following events in training, and at competition nights.

  • Sprints
  • Long jump
  • Discus
  • Race skills
  • High jump
  • Middle distance
  • Shot put
  • Hurdles


For our Tiny Tots, we run a series of games/activities that promote movement, agility and general locomotor skills, and also encourage social interaction and cooperation. We also run a range of activities that re specifically designed to mimic and teach athletic skills, including:

  • Shotput with bean bags
  • Jumping over hoops as a lead-in to long jump and hurdles
  • Mini sprint races 

Is there a uniform?

Coffs Coast Little Athletics has a club uniform which must be worn on Thursday afternnons for all athletes U7 – U13, as well as at all external competition and championship events. Uniforms can be purchased online, or purchased and collected at registration collection days.


Who provides the coaching?

Our Club coach  with qualifications from courses run by Little Athletics, Athletics NSW  

How do I register my child?

Registrations typically open at the beginning of August for the upcoming season. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to find out when registrations are officially open. Simply visit the registration page to get started. Please note that numbers are capped for each age group, so we recommend registering early to avoid disappointment. 

How do we know what age group to select?

Children are grouped strictly according to their date of birth, outlined by this table. Little Athletics regulations mean there is no flexibility to change age group.

Please note that there is a minimum age requirement of three years for Tiny Tots. Children must have turned three before they permitted to join Coffs Coast Little Athletics.

Can my child compete at championship events?

Coffs Coast Little Athletics supports and encourages all athletes to strive for representation at ZoneRegion and State Little Athletics NSW events, and our athletes often perform exceptionally. We often provide additional training during the week for athletes who have qualified and for athletes interested in improving their skills.


Do I have to volunteer?

The success of Coffs Coast Little Athletics relies heavily on the involvement of parent and carer volunteers. Volunteering is a great opportunity to be part of your child’s athletics experience. For Tiny Tots, parent/carer involvement is mandatory and each child must be accompanied by an adult.  

To see what opportunities are available and for more informatio check out our volunteers page 

Where do we go on our first day?

On the first day (and on every Thursday), children need to meet their age manager at the front of the Canteen