Development Programs

Little Athletics ACT and Athletics ACT run a wide range of development programs for athletes of all ages.

Some programs such as the Little Athletics Indigenous Scholarship are designed to increase participation, and others, like the Target Talent Program is a high level talent ID program. Wherever you sit on the spectrum, we have a development program that will help you achieve your best in athletics!

U7, U8 & U9s Holiday Skills Clinic

The U7, U8, U9s Holiday Skills Clinic is run twice a year, in the September School Holidays, and the Christmas School Holidays, and is led by highly qualified and experienced coaches. The clinic is designed to continue to develop the athletic skills that are being taught at Little Athletics Centres, in a fun, games based but event specific environment. 

U10 & Over Holiday Skills Clinic

The U10 & Over Holiday Skills Clinic is also run twice a year, in the September School Holidays, and the Christmas School Holidays, and is led by highly qualified and experienced coaches. This clinic is designed to be an extension of the U7, U8, U9s clinic, taking our first look at the 'new' athletic disiplines such as triple jump and javelin, while still in a fun, games based, but event specific environment.

U13-U15 Development Squad

The U13-U15 Development Squad is a great oppurtunity  for athletes to be part of a team and further develop their event specific skills under the guidance of highly qualified and experienced coaches. This program consists of 4 training sessions spread out across the season, as well as a 2 night camp to Sydney which includes experiencing a Little Athletics competition at a Sydney centre.

Emerging Athlete Program

The Emerging Athlete Program (EAP) is a state-based development program and is designed to better identify and develop the young, emerging, athletic talent in our region. The ACT Emerging Athlete Program (EAP) will bring together athletes who have showed performance potential at Interclub, State or National level, athletes who have achieved at the ACT Schools competition and athletes from other sports that may show an aptitude to perform strongly as Track & Field athletes.

Target Talent Program

The Target Talent Program (TTP) is funded and directed by Athletics Australia, via Athletics ACT. TTP is the early identification element of Athletics Australia's High Performance Department.

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