Mosman Little Athletics Cross Country Training Program
We offer a Cross Country Training Program (“XC Program”) for athletes aged U7 to U17 who are interested in participating in the NSW Little Athletics State Cross Country Championship and who maybe training for their school carnivals.
Training for our XC Program commences on Monday 20 April 2015 at Balmoral from 4-5pm and continues every Monday throughout Term Two up to and including Monday 29 June 2015. Please note there will be training on the Queens Birthday Weekend.
The membership fees for current (2014/15 T&F) members is $70 and new members $118. No uniform is required unless you are competing at the State Little Athletics Championship on 5 July 2015.
The XC program develops endurance through running distance on bush trails, sand, hills and stairs (subject to ability). We separate the athletes into groups based on experience and ability as well as taking into consideration the length the athlete is required to run at the Little Athletics State Championship.
- U7, U8 – 800m
- U9, U10 – 1500m
- U11, U12 – 2000m
- U13, U14, U15 – 3000m
- U17 – 4000m
As an athlete’s fitness and experience improves throughout the season there maybe an opportunity to move between groups.
Our coaches for the 2015 XC program will be:
- Will Chapman
- Eliza Peirce
- Clarisse Chaves
- Antonio Vilar
The Club’s Senior Distance Athletes will be assisting our coaches by pacing the athletes during each training session.
XC PROGRAM SEASON DATES (4-5 PM)
20 April 2015 (time trial for group assignment) to
29 June 2015 (last training)
The cost of the XC Program is $70 per child (U7 to U17 only) for current members, and $118.00 for new members. Please note that a “current member” means you have been a member of the Mosman Little Athletics Club for the Track & Field 2014/15 season. There are no family registration discounts. Your registration must be completed before training commences on Monday, 20 April 2015. If you have not registered and paid your child will not be permitted to train on the first training day. Registrations for both current and new members must be done online via this link:
- Select Centre and Club “Mosman”
- Press Next
- Select whether you are a “current member” or whether you are a “new member”
- Press Next
- Check the “Information Only” box and the box agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations of LANSW
- If you are a new member you will need to complete the next page with the athlete’s details as requested and follow the step by step registration process.
- If you are a current member you can log in using your child’s username and password. This must be copied and pasted from the email from LANSW otherwise it may not work. If you have misplaced your username and password simply press on the “login” button on the blue bar and you can put in your email address in the Forgot Password option and you will be sent the username and password of your child within a few minutes. Once you are logged in you will be guided through a step by step registration renewal process.
- Secure Payment can be made online.
If you have any problems registering please email the club on at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining the problem and we will help you.
Current members simply keep the registration number and age patch from this season. If, however, you are a new member you will be provided with a registration number and age patch at our first training on 20 April 2015 at Balmoral Oval once proof of age has been verified. Proof of age (passport or birth certificate) can also be scanned and emailed to email@example.com.
NSW LITTLE ATHLETICS STATE CROSS COUNTRY & ROAD WALK CHAMPIONSHIP
We would like to encourage all athletes who participate in the XC Program to compete at the Little Athletics State Cross Country Championship on Sunday 5 July 2015. Mosman LAC is keen to have as many teams as possible to compete for the team medals. A team consists of three athletes per age group and gender. This year the State Cross Country & Road Walk Championship is being held at Scheyville National Park, Scheyville (hosted by Kurrajong/Bilpin Little Athletics Centre). Athletes from U7 to U17 are eligible to enter the State Cross Country via self-nomination. Further details can be found by clicking on the following link.
CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITION
Ku-ring-gai Little Athletics
Between May and August, KLA conducts a cross country competition at Bannockburn Oval on a Sunday afternoon commencing from 3.15pm. Further information http://klac.org.au/information/winter-cross-country/
Hornsby Little Athletics
A cross country competition every Sunday morning at 10.00am from late April until July at Pennant Hills Oval. Further information http://www.hdlac.org.au/crosscountry.htm
West Met Cross Country
This is a cross-country series in the inner west metro area that has been a staple of the Athletics NSW club scene for some years and is open for Little A’s members. Season starts late March/early April. Races are conducted on a Saturday afternoon and the short distance race (1.5km – 3km) starts at 2pm. Further information http://westmetxcclubs.com.au/wmx_wp/
The MiniMos is a 2km, 5km or 10km fun run held in June and is a great build up for state cross country.
You can enter here http://www.mini-mos.com/
Check out a couple of recent articles from the Mosman Daily
MOSMAN’S YOUNGEST SHINE IN STATE TITLES
THEY were the smallest in the state championship team but Mosman Little Athletics’ under-9s stars won big when it mattered most.
From the haul of two gold, six silver and four bronze won at the three-day carnival, the under-9s youngsters were to thank for half.
Speed demon Georgia Morgan won bronze in the 400m and 100m as well as silver in the long jump.
Finnlay Bartlett scored a silver in the 60m hurdles and the long jump, while Jessica Gocher brought some silverware home for her efforts in the 800m.
There was plenty to cheer about higher in the age ranks too.
Nikita Spalvins won her first individual medal at the state level, taking home a bronze in the under-17s 1500m, while high jump queen Alannah Green picked up a silver in the under-12s event, her third individual medal at this level in four years.
Club president Andrew O’Donnell said it capped off a hugely successful season.
“We competed against the best athletes in the state and not just held our own, but excelled,” O’Donnell said.
“This was on the back of great results in almost all of the other championships throughout the season.”
TEEN RUNNER IS ON THE FAST TRACK TO TOP
EVEN when her legs are burning and her heart is racing, star runner Nikita Spalvins can’t help having a smile from ear to ear.
“I’m always smiling when I’m running, even if it’s just a mental smile,” Nikita said.
The 16-year-old Queenwood student has been part of the Mosman Little Athletics Club for more than a decade and this year received the club’s President’s Award for her outstanding sportsmanship.
She is also this week’s Junior Sports Star nominee, sponsored by Rebel Sport. 7 News is a media partner. Cross country events are where Nikita really finds her stride but the Year 11 student also flourishes in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m events.
“Cross country is almost like an adventure with different hurdles and obstacles, it’s not just over and done with quickly,” she said.
“I find it’s more of a challenge for me in that way because you’ve got to think of every part.”
It’s not just on two feet that Nikita excels – she also plays water polo and swims with the Spit Swimming Club.
The Mosman youngster also represents her school in basketball and hockey.
“I use sport to balance out all the school work,” she said.