Weekly Newsletter – Nov 24

The third week of athletics was our biggest and best yet.  Once again athletes had an opportunity to experience a wide range of events with some excellent performances from all athletes throughout the morning. It was great to see so many new faces joining the club for the first time and enjoying the opportunity to experience some new activities with new friends. It was fantastic to see athletes, helpers and parents settling into the rhythm of Saturday morning athletics and the recording of some early season PB’s. Congratulations to Ky Harris on a centre record last week.

Thanks to all the helpers who complied with the new restrictions and procedures to ensure we all had a fun and safe morning of athletics.  A big thanks to the senior athletics club members who volunteered their time, expertise and enthusiasm to help the day run smoothly. A special shout out to Ken Taylor, who returned to the track after a 5 year absence to help with starting events. You still have the starters touch!

We hope to see everyone back next week with more friends to enjoy another moning of fun athletics. Competition starts at 9.00am with grouping starting from 8.45am.
We always need help with setup, if you can help please we start setting up about 7.30-8.00am Please check our social media pages for more information and any updates to competition procedures.

Athletics Victoria will hold the first round of AVSL on Sunday 29th November, entries close at midday on Wednesday 25th November. So get yourself registered and entered as soon as possible.

The club is also hosting “Back on Track 3k/5k” evening on Saturday 28th November along with the Running Company Lilydale. This is open to anyone 12yo and older wanting to test their fitness over 3k or 5k. A great opportunity if you are missing Parkrun. Enter via https://tinyurl.com/YRA3K5K. There will be spot prizes, pace graded races and BBQ will be going.

Registration are open for both Little Athletics and our senior team via Athletics Victoria.  The club welcomes and encourages all athletes of any age or ability. 

Make sure to register tonight or before 12pm tomorrow for this weekend’s first round of AVSL! https://athsvic.org.au/avevents/avsl2020-21/
More information below.

For information on training, how to join or trial, photos, results and updated news, visit the website at yarrarangesathletics.org.au or check us out on Facebook. Run, Jump, Throw…too easy!

Please ensure that you check in following the above instructions when entering Morrison Reserve for all purposes
BACK ON TRACK 
TWILIGHT 3000m & 5000m
THIS Saturday 28th November 
OPEN TO ALL RUNNERS
ENTER ONLINE 

Pacers / Spot Prizes / Accurate Timing
ALL Ages / ALL Abilities / Pace Graded
Morrison Reserve, Burdap Drive Mt Evelyn

LITTLE ATHS TRACK & FIELD SATURDAY – 28th November
MORRISON RES, MT EVELYN
STARTING AT 8:45am


Week 4 of Little Athletics, set up and helpers please arrive from 8am. 
On Friday a program of events will be e-mailed along with reminders on protocols for all registered families.In line with the current protocols the following items will help the morning run smoothly:Arrive early, allow plenty of timeCheck in, to register attendance via the QR code below or the link Age Group Leaders please meet with Dannie at 8.45am for a review / briefing before competition startsIf you, or children are unwell, runny nose, cough etc. we’ll miss you, but please stay homePlease note the COVID safe principles 
Click the QR code or scan to check in attendance for LAV events 
More Information:Collection of Bibs
This week the collection of bibs will be in the folders for your age groups. 
 
Trial Athletes
If you haven’t received information about what to expect, where to go, what to do etc, please e-mail join@yarrarangesathletics.org.au

Banana’s are Back
This week the bananas are back at the Track thanks to Renee Horsley for collecting them from Coles Lilydale. You are welcome to take a Banana or 2 for your family!
 
Results HQ
All athletes results are loaded into Results HQ every week. If there is any issues with this please contact info@yarrarangesathletics.org.auLooking forward to seeing everyone Saturday morning!
SENIORS ATHLETICS
In case you missed it, AVSL is back!
We know that everyone is excited to get back on the track and we wanted to make sure that you have all of the information you need to participate this season.

Due to COVID-19, understandably there are some changes to the that we events can be operated in order to align with State Government Health and Safety standards and ask that all members are aware of the format and processes associated this coming season.

For a detailed list of results on all AV events, the AV results hub is the place to go.
 
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AVSL – Track and Field – starting November 29th – Registrations NOW OPEN – Closing 12PM tomorrow!
The AVSL ’20-21 guide can be found here


HOW IT WORKS
There will be ten (10) rounds of AVSL commencing 28th November 2020 – March 2021.
4 Metro venues and 3 Regional venues will operate each week
Each venue will host (4) 60 minute sessions – where you will be able to participate in all four events on offer within the 60 minute session – just book in a timeslot
Events will include Sprint, Run/Walk, Jump and Throw
Open to all individuals – junior, open, masters, able-bodied and para-athletes
Teachers/School Coaches, please contact Athletics Victoria if you wish to register your students for AVSL rounds at info@athsvic.org.au
School students may be eligible to compete in their school singlet, enter by event basis and will not need to be an AV Member to compete.
SENIORS ATHLETICS In case you missed it, AVSL is back!
We know that everyone is excited to get back on the track and we wanted to make sure that you have all of the information you need to participate this season.

Due to COVID-19, understandably there are some changes to the that we events can be operated in order to align with State Government Health and Safety standards and ask that all members are aware of the format and processes associated this coming season.

For a detailed list of results on all AV events, the AV results hub is the place to go.
 

AVSL – Track and Field – starting November 29th – Registrations NOW OPEN – Closing 12PM tomorrow!
The AVSL ’20-21 guide can be found here


HOW IT WORKS
There will be ten (10) rounds of AVSL commencing 28th November 2020 – March 2021.4 Metro venues and 3 Regional venues will operate each weekEach venue will host (4) 60 minute sessions – where you will be able to participate in all four events on offer within the 60 minute session – just book in a timeslot. Events will include Sprint, Run/Walk, Jump and ThrowOpen to all individuals – junior, open, masters, able-bodied and para-athletesTeachers/School Coaches, please contact Athletics Victoria if you wish to register your students for AVSL rounds at info@athsvic.org.au
School students may be eligible to compete in their school singlet, enter by event basis and will not need to be an AV Member to compete. 
SENIOR ATHLETICS SEASON CALENDAR

NOVEMBER 2020
SATURDAY 28th 6PM YARRA RANGES BACK ON TRACK 3000m/5000m COMMUNITY EVENINGSun 29 – AVSL Round 1 & HVC Hurdles Meet 
 
DECEMBER 2020
Thu 3 – Victorian Milers Club  AV Throwers 
Sat 5 – Rare Air Club (Box Hill/Casey/Geelong)
Sun 6 – AVSL Round 2 & HVC Hurdles Meet 
Thurs 10 – High-Velocity Club & AV Throwers Meet
Sun 13 – AVSL Round 3 & HVC Hurdles Meet 
Thurs 17 – AV Throwers (Juniors only)
Sat 19 – Rare Air Club (Box Hill/Casey/Geelong)
Sun 20 – AVSL Round 4 & HVC Hurdles Meet
Tues 22 – Victorian Milers Club 
 
JANUARY 2021
Sat 2 – Rare Air Club 
Sat 9/Sun 10 – High-Velocity Club 
Thurs 14 – Rare Air Club 
Sat 16 – AVSL Round 5 
Sun 17 – AV Throwers 
Fri 22 – Sun 24 Vic. Country Champs (Ballarat)
Sat 23 – High-Velocity Club Meet 3
Tues 26 – Zatopek10                                     
Sat 30 /Sun 31 – Relay Championships (Box Hill)
 
FEBRUARY 2021
Thurs 4 – High-Velocity Club & Rare Air Club 
Sat 6 – AVSL Round 6 
Sat 6 /Sun 7 – Multi Event Champs (Bendigo)
Thurs 11 – 5000m Champs (Box Hill)
Sat 13 – AVSL Round 7 
Sun 14 – High-Velocity Club & AV Throwers & Rare Air Club
Fri 19 /Sun 21 – Victorian Championships (Lakeside)
Fri 26 /Sun 28 – Victorian Championships (Lakeside)
 
MARCH 2021
Tues 2 – AVSL Round 8 
Sun 7 – Rare Air Club 
Thurs 11 – High-Velocity Club & AV Throwers 
Sat 13 – AVSL Round 9 
Sun 14 – Rare Air Club 
Thurs 18 – High-Velocity Club
Sat 20 – AVSL Round 10 
Sun 21 – Rare Air Club 
Tues 23 – AV Throwers
Thurs 25 – Rare Air Club 
Sat 27 – AVSL Playoffs (Lakeside)
Wed 31 – Rare Air Club 
 
APRIL 2021
Thurs 1 – High-Velocity Club 
Tues 6 – Rare Air Club 
Thurs 8 – High-Velocity Club & AV Throwers 
Sat 24/Sun 25 – Victorian Masters Championships

COACHING, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS
All events and disciplines catered for including running, sprinting, jumping and throwing.
All ages, abilities welcome.

TRAINING AND COACHING IS AVAILABLE FOR OUR MEMBERS.We are privileged to have several qualified and experienced coaches who strive to help our athletes of all levels improve.
It is asked that you contact the coaches before attending the first time, so they know to expect you.
Specific details of each coach and their sessions will follow in separate posts to the summary below:
OUR COACHES:
Kate Downward / Jamie Strudley / Graeme Woolridge / Malcolm Duncan / Brendan Dixon / Dale Bullen / Susan Taylor


CURRENT TRAINING GROUPS
PRE-BOOKED ONLY – WEDNESDAY 4.00PM – Kate Downward all ages of Little Athletics members can join in anytime.
Session format: warm up, drills, main session (changes each week), strength, stretching and mobility. Parents can join in too!

Contact to discuss current coaching plans and availability under existing restrictions coaches@yarrarangesathletics.org.au 


Reading Cinemas are helping us earn free movie tickets.  Click on the image below to open and print the coupons to hand in each time you purchase a ticket to earn 1 POINT for YRA. 
For every 10 coupons handed in YRA receives 1 free movie pass to be able to use as prizes and rewards for our Athletes.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM

YRA Hoody
$ 45.00 (adult sizes)
$40.00 (Kids sizes)

Jacket
Shower Proof, Zip-up pockets, Sizes from Kids 6 – XXL
$55.00

Long Sleeve Training Top
Light weight, moisture wicking
$45.00

Competition Singlets & Crop Tops (LAV & AV)
$ 35.00

50th Anniversary Tops and Singlets 
Thanks to Bendigo Bank and Max Brown Real estate, available below production cost. All in technical fabric:
Kids tees $33 / Adult tees from $39 / Singlets from $35 / Polos from $45. 






We have a range of apparel available for purchase from our uniform room on competition days.  Alternatively email av@yarrarangesathletics.org.au to arrange a time to try everything on.

More items available, check them out at the club.

November Update

Welcome back to athletics! 

It was another fantastic turnout of eager athletes at Morrison Reserve on Saturday morning, despite families being able to travel to regional Victoria for the first time in many months.  Once again our athletes and parents adapted to the very different set of rules for participating in Little Athletics competition.

Athletes had an opportunity to experience a wide range of events with some excellent performances from all athletes throughout the morning. It was great to see so many new faces joining the club for the first time and enjoying the opportunity to experience some new activities with new friends.

Thanks to all the helpers who complied with the new restrictions and procedures to ensure we all had a fun and safe morning of athletics.  A big thanks to the senior athletics club members who volunteered their time, expertise and enthusiasm to help the day run smoothly.

We hope to see everyone back next week with more friends to enjoy another morning of fun athletics.  Competition starts at 9.00Am with grouping starting from 8.45am.  We always need help with setup, if you can help please we start setting up about 7.30-8.00am Please check our social media pages for more information and any updates to competition procedures.

Athletics Victoria had their first competition since lockdown in March.  A challenging cross country event at Cruden Farm that was open to anyone wanting a run. Club member, Jared Byrne finished third in his wave recording a very solid 23.32 for the tough 6km cross country course.  A reminder to all senior athletes that the first round of AVSL is on Sunday 29th November, entries close at midday on Wednesday 25th November. So get yourself registered and entered as soon as possible.

Registration are open for both Little Athletics (lavic.com.au) and our senior team via Athletics Victoria (athsvic.org.au).  The club welcomes and encourages all athletes of any age or ability.

For information on training, how to join or trial, photos, results and updated news, check us out on Facebook. Run, Jump, Throw…too easy!