Welcome to Tiny Tots. Your children will have a great time learning and participating in our games and activities each week.
Tiny Tots are aged between 3 and 4 years old. The Tiny Tots program includes games based activities to develop gross motor skills in a non-competitive environment. The activities include building running, throwing and jumping skills whilst also developing listening skills, responding to instruction, and working as individuals in a team.
Tiny Tots programs
Tiny Tots athletes are split into groups and rotate through three to four different activities each week before coming back together for a group activity. These activities focus on fun, fitness and coordination as well as teaching the techniques needed for when the tots graduate to the full track and field program. From time to time, Tots also have the opportunity to run on the “big” track and have a go at developing their long jump skills in the sand pits. The aim of this is to ease the transition from Tots to Under 6s.
Each Saturday we award Tiny Tots encouragement trophies, which children take home for a week. The trophies are awarded to children who have shown good sportsmanship, team work or trying hard to develop a new skill.
Tiny Tot dates
Tiny Tots ‘compete’ on the same dates as the regular Centre competitions (see Season Program), with a slightly different program. Tiny Tots starts at 8:10am each Saturday on the Top Oval, and the program finishes by 9:30am, before it gets too hot.
If there is inclement weather, check the website or facebook to see if the competition has been cancelled for the day. A decision to cancel is not normally made until the day itself, so the website would not be updated until early on the Saturday morning.
We rely on the parents helping with this program, to keep it running each week, and the children love showing family members what they can do. Most importantly don’t forget a drink and a healthy snack for your child, sunscreen and a hat. These are absolute musts, as it gets very warm out there. Tiny Tots wear a special T-shirt, available to purchase online, and any shorts or pants can be worn with appropriate sports shoes.
We do hope your children have a great season, and that you enjoy watching them have fun.
Tiny Tots Team Managers
We need parents to supervise the activities of our tiny tots groups. There is always a need for additional help and the Tiny Tots program is already written, with very easy to follow instructions. So if you can follow instructions, have enthusiasm, and love being a part of your child’s development, then you will be great for the role!