One of the greatest achievements of any child in any sporting activity is to be selected in a State Team.
In an effort to avoid any confusion by athletes and parents regarding the State Team, the LATas Board advise the following in relation to the 2022 State Team.
The team will depart Tasmania on Thursday 21 April, returning on Monday 25 April, with the championships being held on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 and April 2022.
All Tasmanian Little Athletes in the U13 & U15 age groups and registered for the 2021-2022 season are eligible for selection, provided the following requirements are met:
Athletes should demonstrate that their priorities and loyalties are with their Little Athletic Club and Centre.
They should compete at two LATas State conducted Meetings.
They should have earned their 25 event Badge.
It is recommended that athletes attend the LATas Coaching Camp.
All athletes who have nominated for selection should be present at the State Individual Championships for the announcement of the team. (The LATas Office must be advised of non-availability due to injury/sickness. This will be taken into account by the selection committee).
Athletes are required to produce their COVID -19 Vaccination Certificate to the LATas office no later than Friday 4th March 2022
The State Team will be announced as soon as possible following the completion of the Under 13 competition at the State Individual Championships.
The State Team Selection Panel’s decision on the Team Membership will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
As part of the State Team, ALL athletes selected are required to show their COMMITMENT to Team functions and competition training.
OTHER SPORTING ACTIVITIES
Full disclosure of all other sporting commitments between the date of selection and the departure date MUST be disclosed to the State Team Coach.
The State Team levy for 2022 will be $1600.00
This Levy is the sole responsibility of the parent, however assistance may be given by the athlete’s Centre, Local Council or community.
The payment is due in full no later than the 31st March 2022. If payment is not made in full or no acceptable arrangements made, the athlete may be withdrawn from the team.
Contact the Little Athletics Tasmania Office if this is an issue for you.
TEAM TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
Selected athletes must travel with the team from Tasmania for the duration of the Championship period. Exceptions to this can to be made in writing and approval is at the discretion of the LATas Board.
Accommodation will be arranged by LATas in liaison with team officials.
Failure to comply with these conditions will mean that the parents will be responsible for any additional costs incurred by LATas in accommodating their child.
TASMANIAN STATE TEAM MEMBER COMMITMENTS
Athletes selected for Tasmania must be prepared to:
Be a part of a team and follow any instructions given by Team Management;
Be punctual at all times;
Attend each day listed in the itinerary.
Parents/Guardians of selected athletes must be prepared to:
Pay the team levy;
Make selected athletes available to attend every camp/activity as listed in the itinerary, unless prior approval by the State Team Management;
Entrust the care and responsibility of your child to the Team Management at all team activities and especially at the Australian Little Athletic Championships.
To nominate follow the links below