Parents - How to Help

Parent Helpers

Our weekly Little Athletics competition cannot run without parents- in fact, when you sign your child up to little athletics you also agree to help. Little Athletics is not a drop off activity. All parents or supervising adults are expected to assist. No special skills are required other than to be open to learning new experiences and to be there to encourage the children.

Roles include:

Age Group Helpers - making sure the children get to all their activities on time, recording measurements, ensuring that they remain as a group and ensuring children visit the bathroom in pairs and providing general supervision.

Event Assistant - eg. Assisting at a particular event such as high jump, long jump, discus etc. Each field event requires a minimum of 2-3 adults to run the event. Rules/ guidelines for all events are in the folders provided.

Regular Age Group Marshall/Manager – please advise via email to smdlac@gmail.com

Some parent volunteers to do the Starters

Parents with athletic expertise to identify themselves to the committee to assist with coaching (especially during our Sunday morning competition)

Any parents with a current First Aid certificate and current Working with Children Check (WWCC) also to make themselves known to committee (president@smdlac.org.au) to be put on a weekly rotating roster

With current Child Safety Legislation, not only do the committee, coaches, starters and First Aid need to have current Working with Children Checks, but it is ideal that as many parents as possible also have current WWCC. If you don't already have one it is suggested that you obtain one. Please send a copy of your WWCC to registrar@smdlac.org.au