Reminder for all Little Athletics & Juveniles
This Thursday 27th October will be a dress up party at Juvenile & Little athletics. As the following week is midterm there will be no training on November 4th. Training will resume as normal November 10th!
Date for the Diary
LAUNCHING OUR NEW GROUP, "FIT FOR YOUTH" on Thursday NOVEMBER 10th at 7pm at the hockey pitches.
Have you got a teen age 14 or older who has left other sports or would like to try something new and keep fit in a fun and social environment?
Well this group is for them!
The cost is €25 which covers their membership to Athletics Ireland, LSA and their insurance til the end of the year.
If they would like to be more competitive or show talent for the sport, we have a pathway for that too!
If interested, please contact our Registrar by email to email@example.com
Leinster Development Academy Squad
The Leinster Development Academy Squad is a good opportunity for athletes aged 11-14 to receive coaching in a specific track & field event. Athletes choose one event to participate in. Parents and coaches are welcome to observe.
The next Leinster event is Saturday 12th November-venue TBC. Admission fee is €7 per athlete.
If your child wishes to participate, please register HERE, and please let their coach know if they are participating.
Another fantastic week for LSA at Donabate Parkrun with 20 listed LSA participants and first male for Shane O'Farrell and first female for Eimear Caulfield! Huge well done to all participants and thanks to Pat McCormack & Willie Cahill for volunteering.
Athletics Ireland Courses
Athletics Ireland Forerunners Programme
Ali, Sarah & Sophie attended their first Athletics Ireland Forerunners workshop on Saturday. This programme assists athletes & coaches gain expertise in coaching, club development, communication and connectivity. The course runs over four full days of workshops and 3 short evening workshops with mentors. The programme is designed to equip participants with skills and knowledge to lead more efficiently in their coaching and to network across sport and connect with like-minded women all across Ireland.
Sarah described the first session as an amazing experience, with inspiring talks form a top Irish coach, a professor of Sport Science in DCU and the AI Women in Sport Manager.
Sounds like an amazing experience. Looking forward to hearing how the ladies get on throughout the course.
Athletics Ireland Little Athletics Leader Course
Myself, Wala, Ben & Maura (Special Olympics) attended the Athletics Leader course in Manor House, Raheny on Saturday. This course focuses on organising athletics games and activities for young children. The focus is primarily on developing athleticism through games designed to improve agility, balance and co-ordination. The course is very practical in nature with learning by doing as we developed games & plans & even competed against each other in lots of high energy games. This course equipped us with lots of tips, practical ideas and games that we look forward to using in our Thursday Little Athletics training.
Athletics Ireland kindly gave us a bag full of shiny new little athletics equipment including cones, hoops, low hurdle & beanbags for the club! A huge thanks to Ben for carrying this home on the train!
Track & Field
This year the Track and Field Live takes place at both the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Dublin and at the International Indoor Arena at TUS Athlone.
This is open to all Athletics Ireland members at all standards, from high performance to club athletes.
Entries will open 1 month in advance of each competition date and the first meet is on Thursday 24th November. Last year entries sold out quickly so don’t delay!
Thurs 24/11/22 NIA
Wed 01/12/22 TUS
Wed 14/12/22 NIA
Wed 18/01/22 NIA
Wed 01/02/23 TUS
Wed 08/02/23 NIA (Tour final)
Fri 24/02/23 NIA
More information HERE
Run n' Roll September 2022
LSA supports Inclusivity. Delighted to see LSA represented in the video round-up from the Irish Wheelchair Assocation Run n' Roll which took place in September in St. Annes Park. This was an amazing inclusive event and a really fun day out. Keep an eye out for this event next year! The event video is here (have a look 32 secs in!!)
Dublin City Marathon 2022
Very best of Luck to the biggest ever LSA crew running this year's Dublin City Marathon this Sunday 30th October. Looking forward to next week's marathon edition of the newsletter with all the photos & news form the big day! Please keep me posted with any marathon photos or stories to be included in next week's newsletter on 087 9583807 !!