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Codes of Conduct
Little Athletics Victoria has outlined “Codes of Behaviour” for all Administrators, Officials, Parents, Coaches, Little Athletes and Spectators. A Parent Handbook is distributed to every family in their child’s registration package. Please refer to this booklet to be aware of the various Rules & Policies that govern the Association. The LAVic Probity Policy also covers the above aspects and introduces an expansion of these ideals in terms of Adults and Children’s Rights and Responsibilities.
Officials are the backbone of the Little Athletics movement, whether at Club, Centre, Region, State or National level. Without these officials Little Athletics would collapse.
Unlike many sports, the ratio of officials to children is extremely high. Each family needs a representative to assist in the running of the program each week.
This high requirement of officials gives parents the opportunity to actively participate in the running of their child’s chosen sport.
For cross country (winter season) the ratio is very much lower.
Please do not equate any fees levied on your children's registration as being adequate to run a Club or Centre. These fees barely, if at all, cover material requirements.
At each level of Little Athletics officials are required, be it at Club training or State Championships. Please volunteer your services.
All officials are to sign in, 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the program. If this is done it should be possible to start the program on time and therefore enable it to finish on time.
People volunteering for positions on a permanent basis for the season is invaluable. This is a vital ingredient to running a successful program. If you are one of those willing persons that we all rely upon to make things work, please advise the Officials Executive of your availability.
When officiating, there are a number of simple rules and things we ask of you to keep control and order in the system:
Responsibilities of Duty Personnel
It is the responsibility of each and every club to ensure that it is suitably represented AT ALL TIMES when some form of duty (particularly early duty) is scheduled.
Setting up of competition equipment is under the direction of the Track & Field Executive and/or the Equipment Officer.
Normal setting-up time for Saturdays is 7.30am. Times for other programs will normally be one hour before the commencement of the program or as notified.
Tasks Include: Setting up of equipment and preparing venues around the arena ready for the commencement of the program.
Duty Club (As scheduled in the Calendar)
The duty club will be required to carry out tasks related to the conduct of the program and may require moving of equipment during the program. At the end of the program, the duty club is responsible for the return of all equipment to the equipment room for checking and packing away. Any damage and shortages noticed are to be reported to the Equipment Officer.
Ensure that the ground is left in a neat and tidy condition. Clothing or other items left lying around are to be brought to the lost property area.
The duty club is required to seek a clearance from the Track & Field Executive or Equipment Officer that they have completed all required tasks.
Please Note: The duty club should ensure that they are fully represented for the duration of the program. Penalties may be imposed if not adequately represented.
Eligibility for Registration
Dogs and Bicycles
Hire of Equipment