A must for all enthusiastic four year olds at Ginninderra, the Tiny Tigers (Tiny Tots) are prefect for parents looking to entertain the whole family on a Saturday morning at Charnwood (the fun starts at 08:30am).
Enrolments for 2017 are now open. Places are limited so register now to avoid disappointment.
The Tiny Tots group is focused on group activities full of fun, colour, team work and skills. It is coordinated by the Jarvis Family and Bron Jeffery, who volunteer their time to have fun with the Tiny Tots and teach them some basic skills.
Not athletics, it's funletics for kids
Children must be 3 before the start of this season, as at the 30th September and no older than 4 by season end in April to be registered. A registration number will not be issued and Tiny Tots are required to wear our club uniform.
Tiny Tots is not to be confused with the competition performed by registered Little Athletes - Tiny Tots are not eligible for LA ACT Participation or Merit Awards.
Tiny Tot registration fee is $60.00 (includes T-Shirt) and the activities run until the Christmas Holidays when it finishes for the season. January is typically a quiet time in Canberra due to school holidays and our club's competitive period begins in March with State Championships. Any Tiny Tot wishing to do Tiger Cubs post Christmas holidays may do so for half the normal cost.
Membership also includes registration with ACT Playgroups who are our Tiny Tots sponsors. All of our members are covered by the ACT Playgroups insurance policy.
The Tiny Tots' activities are designed by our club coaches and teach and improve the childrens basic motor skills, co-ordination and ensure the children have a great time in a fun safe group environment.
Tiny Tots does rely on a lot of parental involvement and at least one parent must be ring side to assist with their child.
Tiny Tots start at 8:30am Saturdays during our season at Charnwood Oval, with warm up exercises then onto the activities. Depending on the numbers, Tiny Tots will break up into several groups (usually 4) and each group will act just like one of the main age groups, they will play on one activity and then when the whistle sounds they will move onto the next.
Activities include junior versions of hurdles, shot put, discus, running races, balance beam, long jump, parachute play, hula hoops and ball games. The fun goes for 45 minutes and ends usually at 9:30am, before it gets too hot.
In Tiny Tots we don't record race times, placings, etc. Tiny Tots is more focused on fun and learning the basics.
At times during the season the main age groups will clear the main straight track to make way for the Tiny Tots to do the 40 metre sprint. As a parent it is a wonderful sight to see your 4 year old child running down the track and staying in his/her lane, while all the other parents and athletes are cheering for them on from the side.
Each Saturday at Charnwood we award Tiny Tots encouragement stickers to place on their own Reward Chart. One will be given each week to each child who attends who:
- Display good behaviour
- Listen and follow instructions
- Help the Tiny Tots Coordinator, Group Leaders and other Tiny Tots
- Shows Improvement etc …
Tiny Tots who turn 5 are eligible to become a registered Ginninderra Tiger Cub.
The Start Times for this season are:
- Tiny Tots - Under 8s: 08:30am
- Under 9s and Under 10s: 09:30am (warm-up 09:15am)
- Under 11 - Open Age: 10:00am (warm up 09:45am, walks 09:30am)
Tiny Tots at Ginninderra Little Athletics Club are covered under the ACT Playgroups insurance policy. All members receive free 6 month registration to ACT Playgroups.