Club nights are held Tuesday evenings from 5.45pm – 7.00pm during Term 1 & Term 4
(Cnr or Neville & Walker Rd)
In the event of cancellation. A notice will be posted facebook and the website by 4.30pm on the day. Our time line allows for at least 1 rain day per half season, so don’t worry you will not miss out.
The 2023/ 2024 season dates:
Term 4: Tuesday 17 October – Tuesday 12 December 2023
Term 1: Tuesday 30 January – Tuesday 19 March 2024
(Please note your registration is valid until March 31st 2024, no need to register again for Term 1)
7+ Club night is a 90 minute programme which rotates in 3 x 25 minute blocks.
Each block will consist of a run event, a jump event & a throw.
- 5.45pm Warmup and notices.
- 6.00pm Block One
- 6.20pm Block Two
- 6.40pm Block Three
- 7.00pm Programme finish
- 7:00pm Optional timed sprints or distance race
How it works
Athletes assemble behind their age groups signs at the start of each club night. Please ensure that they tick their name off the register each week. There will be a roll call and club notices before the blocks start.
Seven event stations are set up and run by Pt Chevalier Athletics committee members and parent helpers. Children do three disciplines each week, completing all six over a two week cycle.
One of our primary functions as an athletics club is to teach children to train for and compete in competitions run under NZAA and IAAF rules.
Therefore the following events are coached and competed in:
Running: Sprint – 60m / 100m / 200m / 400m
Distance 800m / 1500m / 2000m.
Jumping: – Long and High
Throwing – Discus and Shot
Your child(rens) age groups is determined by their age as at 31/12/2023.
PARENT HELP EXPECTATIONS
The club is NOT set up to cater for unsupervised children under the age of 14 years, therefore responsibility to ensure that children are adequately supervised falls on the parents. Please bear in mind, that there are approximately 200 children participating in various programmes across Walker Park on club nights, so please help us out by ensuring that your children are looked after.
The club is managed on a volunteer basis (by parents of athletes that are members) without your support it can’t run. To assist with the smooth running of club nights, we are letting parents know in advance what will be expected of them during the season. There are three main roles, as outlined below….
Assisting on event station – you will be required to help out a few times a term on an assigned event station. Don’t worry, no coaching skills required it will be just a matter of assisting with drills, games and events, as directed by the team managing the station. You will receive the roster for your child’s age group at the start of the season, and your age group manager will send you a reminder the week before your duty is due If you can’t take your turn, please find a responsible adult or teenager to assist – grandparent, older sibling (13+) or friends welcome!
Age group team manager – in the same way that you might have a manager for your netball team or football team! The roles of the team manager will be to:
· Be the key point of contact for the committee, and disseminate info as required to parents of the age group.
· Manage the duty roster for parents assisting on events station. This will include emailing parents the previous week to remind them they’re on duty. If parents are unable to assist, ask them to provide contact details of someone else – such as grandparent or friend – to help.
· On club nights, ensure kids have signed and help move them between event stations (or nominate another parent to stand in, if you are going to be unavailable that week)
The good news is that if you’re a team manager, you don’t need to be on the BBQ or events duties. And if more than one person volunteers for the manager’s role, we’re happy for people to job share!!
BBQ duty – let us know if you’re keen to help cook the sausages and we’ll put you on the BBQ roster.
The club has a uniform and all athletes are required to wear the uniform on club nights.
The uniform for this age group is a club singlet and black plain shorts and Colgate age patch with PC number. Uniforms and Colgate age patches can be collected on club nights from the registration desk. (see the uniform tab under join in for more information).
The club uniform must be worn. A Colgate age patch with your childs name and registration number must be clearly visible on the front of the age patch. Age patches can be collected from the registration desk on club nights.