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On the right track

This season Ginninderra Athletics is only one of a handful of Little Athletics Centres in Australia to be trialing the national On Track Program before it officially starts across Australia in 2019/20.

On Track is the new skills and fitness program that’s non-stop fun!!

The program is a new way of athletics training with an emphasis on skills development, participation and lots of fun activities.

Ginninderra’s Junior Coaches have all been trained in On Track over Winter and are raring to greet our Tiger Cubs (U6-U7) this summer.

So join today and enjoy the training program that’s all in, all fun, all the time!

On Track

Registration

 

Merger: One Tigers – University of Canberra

In the lead up to the Special General Meeting to discuss the merger of GLAC with UC Ginninderra Athletics Club, a series of posts will be posted discussing some of the key background thinking behind the proposal.

University of Canberra

In 2015, the Ginninderra Athletics Club affiliated with the University of Canberra to form UCGAC. This was a significant marriage of two long established Belconnen institutions.

GLAC for the past 41 years has been servicing families year on year, yet our oldest members each season departed the club after Under 17s and effectively left the sport.

The formation of UCGAC was in part to reduce the membership churn and build a sustainable model for Ginninderra Athletics moving forward. It was agreed that a two club model be established and that in time the two clubs would merge together.

In the three years since, UCGAC has become more than simply just a pathway for older Little Athletes.

The club has attracted a growing number of  Masters athletes with an interest in social athletics. Training and socialising together using their interest in becoming fitter and healthier as their connection. These members have also joined the committee of the club and help extend Ginninderra Athletics beyond its Little Aths roots.

UCGAC has also built strong relationships with established athletics squads and welcomed these athletes into the club. Ginninderra Athletics can now boldly and proudly count many top Australian Athletes, Coaches and Officials as its members.

Ginninderra Athletics has attracted many tertiary students by providing on campus activities, training and offering services to suit their needs including a Winter Season. UCGAC’s involvement in university sport has also benefited students with access to support and assistance for attending Uni Games and World Universiade, as well as cross training and assistance by UC sporting clubs to qualified speed, agility and fitness coaches to supplement their technical skills program.

The connection with UC extends beyond simply members:

  • The Internship Program has arguably been one of the most successful initiatives to come out of the club in its short existence;
  • Ginninderra Athletics has been making use of UC facilities including sports grounds for training, meeting rooms and the presentation capabilities of the impressive Ann Harding Conference Centre;
  • The UC: Fit gymanisum for Strength and Conditioning training sessions;
  • The partnership with UC Faculties has been wonderful particularly their Masters Program for research and analysis; and
  • UCGAC will host the next Athletics Australia Level 1 Coaching Course in the ACT at UC on the 15th of July;

The merger of Ginninderra Athletics will complete the original vision of One Tigers: one membership, one club, primary to tertiary, tiny tots to masters athletics.

Merger: One Tigers – UC Interns

In the lead up to the Special General Meeting to discuss the merger of GLAC with UC Ginninderra Athletics Club, a series of posts will be posted discussing some of the key background thinking behind the proposal.

University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club Interns

One of the most successful programs introduced by UCGAC that have benefited the members of both clubs has been the adoption of the UC Interns. These 3rd and 4th year Health Science students are studying Occupational Theraphy, Physiotheraphy, Exercise Physiology, Sport Health and more.

Each Intern will volunteer 250 hours each to Ginninderra Athletics. Already we have seen their efforts in:

  • Megan co-running the Tiny Tot program;
  • Alex and Jordan developing and delivering the Tiger Cub program;
  • Nat delivering the Under 9 to Masters Winter Cross Fit program;
  • Lindsay running comms and marketing across the club;
  • Alex coaching Athletes with a Disability;
  • Nat co-running the Cross Country program;
  • Jordan working with all the Club’s Coaches including Dick Telford, Faye Todd, and Steve Dodt;
  • Alex delivering Strength and Conditioning sessions;
  • Megan developing Grant Applications;
  • Lindsay working with the FAST squad; and
  • They all are working with the Junior Coaches and UCGAC’s Luke Allard to improve engagement and encouragement from training to competition delivery.

All the UC Interns have undertaken the online Coaching and Officials Courses. In July they will complete their first Athletics Australia Coaches Course. Over Spring and Summer the UC Interns will provide additional coaching sessions and mentoring to all members including:

  • Skills development;
  • Proper warm up;
  • Nutrition;
  • Strength and Conditioning;
  • Event preparation;
  • Sport psychology;

The merger of Ginninderra Athletics will allow the UC Intern program to continue to flourish.

For more information on what the UC Interns do, read their weekly Blog Updates on the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club website.

 

Merger: One Tigers – Junior Coaches

In the lead up to the Special General Meeting to discuss the merger of GLAC with UC Ginninderra Athletics Club, a series of posts will be posted discussing some of the key background thinking behind the proposal.

Junior Coaching

Over Winter 2018, the Interns working with UCGAC have been developing new training programs for our Under 6 to Under 8 athletes, now affectionately called Tiger Cubs.

The Interns along with UCGAC Open Athlete Luke Allard have been mentoring the Junior Coaches in engagement, event speciality and program delivery.

The vast majority of the Junior Coaches are also members of UCGAC. These older athletes enjoy giving back to Little Athletics and being an older member of Ginninderra Athletics this gives to them the incentive to stay in the sport, transition into open athletics and remain committed to the Tigers.

Junior Coaching is an example of the two sides of Ginninderra Athletics coming together for the benefit of our members, the club and the sport.

Winter Athletics wonderland

Ginninderra Athletics will be offering a new, exciting training and fitness activities for children and parents of all ages starting in May to celebrate the Winter of Athletics. Come and enjoy in the warm and welcoming community atmosphere at the Ginninderra track. There are new friendships to be made, different activities to try and coaches to help develop your skills, fitness, balance and strength. There are opportunities for both individual and team pursuits. It is a place where boys and girls from as young as 3 to as mature as 99 to enjoy, have fun, connect, grow, learn, laugh and develop.

Activities will be hosted on Wednesday afternoons (Tiny Tots and Cross Country) and Saturday mornings (ALL ages athletics – Tiny Tots, Tiger Cubs, Winter Track and Field).

Through the enjoyment of our Winter program each and every individual will have the opportunity to feel a club that prides itself on belonging and inclusion, encourages and emphasises fun, family, development and fitness and supports each person to be the best they can be.

In addition we are offering a unique Winter specialised coaching pathway program for our new and continuing Junior Coaches.  Interested teens (from 13 years) and existing junior Coaches are encouraged to come along and develop their coaching and development skills.  Junior coaches will be trained and mentored  to support, encourage, coach, lead and help our Tiny Tot and Tiger Cub athletes.

Registration is now open
Ginninderra Athletics will only be offering online registration to the Winter Season. Athletes can sign-up/register using ResultsHQ starting from April 2018.

Returning Athlete registration

For Athletes who have a ResultsHQ Login and were a member in 2017/18 Summer Season, please sign up and register by using the Nomination process on ResultsHQ. Please read the Nomination Step by Step Guide for help.

New Athlete registration

If you do not have a ResultsHQ Login you should sign up and register using this method. Read the Online Registration - Step by Step Guide for assistance with the System.

Programs for 2018 Winter Season:

  1. Tiny Tigers (Tiny Tots) program for 3 to 4 year olds facilitated by Debra Evans;
  2. Tiger Cubs program for 5 to 8 year olds coordinated by Fiona Jarvis; and
  3. Winter Track & Field program for 9 years to Masters athletes coached by Steve Dodt;
  4. Cross Country for 6 years to Master athletes coached by Brian Daly;  and
  5. Junior Coach Mentoring program for 13 to 18 year olds mentored by Luke Allard.

Tiny Tots: A must for all enthusiastic three to four year olds at Ginninderra, the Tiny Tigers (Tiny Tots) are prefect for parents looking to share in some fitness and fun with their little ones.   Tiny Tots utilises children’s innate desire to play in a positive, fun learning environment.

Tiny Tots activities are based around athletics running, jumping and throwing events and are designed to help children develop fundamental movement skills (FMS). FMS act as precursors to more specialised, challenging and complex movement skills.

Mastering FMS assists children to be physically active, which helps with their general health and wellbeing, promotes social interactions and emotional attributes and thus assists in the development of speech, self-esteem, confidence and independence.

Each week Tiny Tots are engaged with colour, activities, learning, movement and fun. Parents are actively encouraged to join in and share the bond, connection and joy of participating actively with their children.   The laugher, happiness, development and frienships being made is always heartwarming, beautiful and special.

  • Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30 – Commencing 2nd May (10 week season)
  • Saturday 9am – 10am – Commencing 5th May (10 week season)
  • Cost:   $80/season

Tiger Cubs: Ginninderra will teach kids the skills of athletics before we ask them to perform these skills in a competitive environment. Tiger Cubs is a coaching program. It is based on a massive amount of research that has been done on how children learn sporting skills, what children want out of their early sporting experiences and the learning capacities of children at different ages.

All children from 5 to 8 years are invited to enjoy learning athletics skills in a fun, engaging, non competitive, family friendly way. Tiger Cubs is skill develop based and lead by a Tiger Cubs coordinator and qualified Junior Coaches.

Parents are encouraged to come along, be part of Tiger Cubs and enjoy the joy of participating with their children. All children will be successful, develop, learn, and be actively engaged at Tiger Clubs.   All athletic events are coached and the activities keep kids on the go the whole time.

  • Saturdays, starting 5th May 2018
  • Time: 9am – 10am
  • Cost:  $100/season

Winter Track and Field:  Over winter is when most Schools organise their Athletics Carnivals. Ginninderra is offering coaching and mentoring for any athlete aged 9 years to masters. All event areas will be offered in a fast paced weekly session that is just as much about fun as it will be improving fitness and delivered in an entertaining and non-competitive way. Measuring and timing will not be conducted. Parents are encouraged to actually give the session a go for themselves.

  • Saturdays, starting 5th May 2018
  • Time: 9am – 10am
  • Cost:  $100/season

Cross Country: The Cross Country season gives athletes an opportunity to run a distance race over different terrain and courses each week.

There will be three Cross Country courses that provide for variety and the opportunity for all ages to enjoy the challenge, fun and sensory excitement of mud, grass, hills and possibly even a creek.  Cross Country will be lead by our highly trained and experienced middle and long distance endurance running coach Brian Daly.

  • Wednesdays, starting 2nd May (at Charnwood Oval)
  • Time: 4:45 – 5:45pm
  • Locations:  Rotations every three weeks from Charnwood Oval, Mt Rogers Hill and  The Pinnacle Lookout (register to get the full details).
  • Cost:  Gold Coin donation each week

Junior Coach Mentor Program: Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Junior Coach at Ginninderra this Winter season? Becoming a Junior Coach is a fun and rewarding way for individuals from 13 years of age to get involved with coaching athletics and make a difference in the lives of families, and children in the Ginninderra Athletics community.

You will be provided with support, guidance and training and learn important life skills that will help with your development and future school and employment options.  Junior Coaching is also a great way to further develop your own athletics, communication, and organisational skills, give back, feel a sense of accomplishment, make a difference to our Tiny Tot and Tiger Cub athletes, make friends and learn from an incredible and experienced senior coach and athlete.

Being part of the program is free and done on a volunteer basis. Junior Coaches must register to participate in the Winter Program.

  • Junior Coach Training and development:  Saturdays 8:30 – 9:00am
  • Delivery Sessions:  Wednesday 4:15pm  – 5:45pm
  • Delivery Sessions:  Saturday 9:00 – 10:00am
  • Cost: FREE

Dates/Where?

All activities based at Charnwood Athletics Field off Lhotsky Street, except Cross Country which varies. The shorter winter season will be held during the school term with a break over the School Holiday period.

  • Term 2 – Saturday 5 May to Saturday 30 June 2018 (9 weeks)
  • Term 3 – Saturday 28 July to Saturday 8 September 2018 (7 weeks)

Winter Season Track and Field – Charnwood Athletics Field – Saturdays 9:00am to 10:00am

  • 5th May
  • 12th May
  • 19th May
  • 26th May
  • 2nd June
  • 9th June
  • 16th June
  • 23rd June
  • 30th June
  • 28th July
  • 4th August
  • 11th August
  • 18th August
  • 25th August
  • 1st September

Winter Cross Country – Wednesdays 4:45pm to 5:30pm

  • 2nd May (Charnwood)
  • 9th May (Mt Rogers)
  • 16th May (The Pinnacle)
  • 23rd May (Charnwood)
  • 30th May (Mt Rogers)
  • 6th June (The Pinnacle)
  • 13th June (Charnwood)
  • 20th June (Mt Rogers)
  • 27th June (The Pinnacle)
  • 25th July (Charnwood)
  • 1st August (Mt Rogers)
  • 8th August (The Pinnacle)
  • 15th August (Charnwood)
  • 22nd August (Mt Rogers)

High Noon (AIS Athletics Track) – Twelves years and up – Sundays 12:00pm

  • 6th May
  • 20th May
  • 17th June
  • 7th July (TBC)
  • 22nd July
  • 5th August
  • 2nd September
  • 16th September

Run_ACT Senior Series – Over 12 – Saturdays

  • 21st July
  • 4th August
  • 9th September

Run_ACT Junior Series – Under 12 – Sundays

  • 29th April – Menindee Drive, Lake Burley Griffin
  • 13th May – Lake Ginninderra
  • 27th May – Fadden Pines
  • 3rd June – Lake Ginninderra
  • 23rd June – Stromlo – Age Handicap
  • 30th June – ACT LA XC Champs – Stromlo

 

 

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