MWLAC’s Under 6 Pocket Rockets registration is now open and will close on December 14. To register please visit the following LANSW registration page
Please read through our Q&A below for further information:
We look forward to welcoming new families and younger siblings of existing families to our U6 Pocket Rockets in January. Below is a series of questions and answers that should be of help.
Q&A U6 Pocket Rockets
How old does my child have to be to join the U6 Pocket Rockets?
Children must be born between 01 January 2014 – 31 December 2014
When does the Pocket Rocket season run?
Its runs from 10 January 2020 to 7 March 2020
How do I register my child?
Parents and carers interested in registering their child should visit the LANSW registration page
I have other children who compete at MWLAC. Am I a “new” or “renewing” registration member?
You are registering as a new athlete (not a renewal)
Is the registration process the same as all other age groups?
Yes, you register your child at the same LANSW registration page however the only available option will be Under-6
Do I have to do parent duties?
No, there is no need to do parent duties in the U6s
What is the cost of registering?
Cost of Pocket Rocket registration is $85. If using an Active Kids Voucher the registration is essentially free, however there will be no reimbursement for the $15 surplus
What events do the kids participate in?
Sprints, throwing, long jump and longer distance
Once I finish registration what happens?
You will be sent a welcome email post December 14 with further details
Why do I need to register for other clubs (eg. Wakehurst) under the Manly Warringah Centre?
Manly Warringah Little Athletics Centre is one of the largest Little Athletics clubs in NSW (beaten only by Balmain!). As we are so large, sub clubs have evolved over the area to form Seaforth, Wakehurst, Manly, Cromer and Peninsula. Please ensure you register closest to the area in which you live (eg. Balgowlah = Seaforth, Palm Beach – Narrabeen = Peninsula, Forestville = Wakehurst)
Will there be other competitions my child can participate in this season such as zone or intra-club competitions?
No, our U6 Pocket rockets only compete within the MWLAC Saturday morning competitions at Narrabeen Academy of Sport
Is there training available for my child?
Yes. More information on training can be found here.
What do they wear?
Black shorts and a plain t-shirt is all that is required. Uniforms are available for purchase but are not compulsory for Pocket Rockets
Who looks after them?
An age manager will be appointed to guide the kids around during competition. Remember all age managers are volunteers !! Your support and assistance in making the day fun for everyone is required
How long do they compete for?
Competition for Pocket Rockets usually runs for around 2 hours commencing at 8am on Saturdays and 5.30pm on Friday nights (in January 2020)
Are all events compulsory?
Kids are encouraged to participate in all events but nothing is compulsory if a child does not wish to participate in a particular event
Can the parents follow them during the competition?
Yes, parents can follow their child. It is strongly encouraged that you help the age manager wherever possible. This includes crowd control
What should I bring each week?
Water bottle, sunscreen, some food to nibble on, a hat. Please inform the age manager of any specific help issues, such as asthma
Can I drop my child and leave?
No, we are not a child care centre. A parent or guardian of a Pocket Rocket is expected to be at the competition at all times.
What if my child does not wish to continue with little athletics?
We understand that children of such a young age can change their mind and not wish to continue with little athletics. Please note however there are no refunds.
Who do I contact if I have further questions?
You can contact our Registrars: Shanna and Tonia at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org