The Aspiring Athletes Club would like to welcome all new and returning athletes to the 2021-22 athletics season where we offer competitive and non-competitive training and competition. Our year is broken up into two seasons:

  • Summer – Term 4 and Term 1 (Thursday Club Nights and optional private lessons);
  • Winter – Term 3 & 4 (for optional private lessons with our senior coaches)
     
    If you are looking to learn new skills, make new friends or even get a little competitive then Athletics could be for you. Come and join in the fun this athletics season!
     
    Why is Athletics training so good for school kids?
     
    Athletics training develops the personality traits of: teamwork, perseverance, responsibility, physical endurance, commitment, time management, and personal and emotional health. It’s also a fun and exclusive way to have fun and learn new skills that build a foundation
    for many other sports. Training in any sport helps children to develop mental and physical toughness; it shapes their body and make them strong and active. It’s also a fun and healthy way to be social.
     

Our vision is …
 

Club Nights

Term 4 & Term 1

All primary and high school children are welcome to join our club and participate in fun activities at our weekly club nights held at the Wanaka Recreational Centre grounds on Thursday afternoons, starting in October 2021. If you are a returning athlete you can re-register now by clicking on the Athletics link below or email admin@aspiringathletes.nz for more information.

Club Nights are held in Term 4 and Term 1 on Thursdays with the following times and availabilities:

Get Set Go – Grade 5 & 6 – 4.30pm – 5.15 pm

Get Set Go is a fun initiative which allows kids to develop the essential movement skills they need to make participation in games and sport more fun and successful, including:

  • Physical movement skills
  • Knowledge and cognitive skills
  • Emotional and social skills

Run Jump Throw – Grade 7 – 14 – 4.30pm – 5.30pm (with the option of an additional half hour for any Competitive registered athletes)

Run Jump Throw is all about developing athletics-specific skills in a fun, inclusive way that encourages kids’ to participate in athletics. This innovative programme for Grades 7-11 uses a bottom-up rather than a top-down approach to teach skills needed for each athletics movement – so children learn the necessary fundamental skills and basic movement patterns before being taught the refined skills.

Run Jump Throw creates an enjoyable environment where children learn at their own pace and gain confidence and overall competence in athletics skills.

Additional training days and nights are available – please see below.

For coaching age groups…

2021 Summer Opening Night – Exact date TBA October 2021

Rotation details are…
 
Club Nights
Every 3rd week at our Club Night we will run a fun and inclusive ‘Competitive Night’. All members will be able to take part in events and have their race times recorded or throws measured.

To run a quality competition night, we ask parents to help with timing and measuring once every three weeks. Please contact us in advance to help with the competition night.


Competitive Squad Training

Distance running, Sprints, High Jump & Long Jump training is offered by specialised coaches for Athletes focussing on personal performance goals and interclub competitions.
 
For coach details and training times, click here…

Coaches / Sessions:
Sprints, hurdles and Jumps      Barbara & Michael Beable
Distance Running                     Val Burke 
 

Membership and club fees

The following are the membership categories and respective club fees. Click on the categories below for further details.

Membership year is 1 April to 31 March