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Introduction to Teaching Little Athletics Skills

There are many great courses starting with the Introduction to Teaching Little Athletic Skills. The ITLAS is a non accredited practical coaching course designed for Little Athletics and conducted on behalf of Coles Little Athletics Australia.

The Introduction to Teaching Little Athletic Skills (ITLAS) is designed to help participants become better placed to assist children to perform basic athletic skills. The course is great for parents, school teachers and other interested persons who want to know a little more about the skills of the sport so that they may help to coach children of Primary school age, assist at Little Athletics Centres or prepare students for a school athletics carnival. Participants will be shown skills, drills, games and activities relevant to the target age group.

Course Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course the participant will, for the target age group:

  • Better understand an appropriate working model for each Little Athletics event
  • Have a greater knowledge of appropriate drills, skills, games and activities for particular event groups
  • Identify some of the more common technical faults of events
  • Have a basic understanding of a simple coaching session
  • Better understand how to organise a group safely
  • The cost for the course will vary from state to state.

The next step after the ITLAS course, if interested, is to become an Accredited Athletics Coach. This can help further develop the skills and confidence required to assist an athlete to be their best. Through Athletics Australia, their courses are engaging, educational, and entertaining and are designed to give you a practical understanding of coaching Athletics at all levels of the sport.

Interested in becoming a Coach?

Contact us.

For all accredited Coaching courses please contact Athletics Australia

Athletics Australia and State Member Associations deliver coach education courses accredited with the Australian Sports Commission. You are able to find a full calendar of upcoming courses on the website.

Need to find a Coach?

Some Little Athletics Centres will offer athlete training sessions in addition to their weekly program. Please contact the Centre directly.