HDLAC Training

Training is available for registered and non-registered athletes and recommended for U8+.  Parents are welcome to participate and must remain onsite for the duration of the training for all U12 and younger athletes.  Younger siblings are welcome to participate but must not be disruptive.

Check the HDLAC facebook page for up to date information on any cancellations or changes.  Training will continue in most weather conditions.  Come prepared for the weather conditions and bring appropriate clothing.  You will also need warm and dry clothing for after the session, a water bottle and normal running shoes. Spikes are not required. Centre uniform is also not required.

We are always looking for new coaches to join our coaching team.  Please get in touch with vice@hdlac.org.au if you are interested in coaching at Pennant Hills.

October 2019 Holiday Training

Sunday 13th October2:00-3:15MaddySpeed Development$5
3:15-4:15MaddyHigh Jump (U11+)
HDLAC registered only
$5 on the day
Limited places, online booking essential:
Online Signup

Term 4 2019 Training

Date/TimeMonday 4:30 - 6:00Tuesday 5:30-6:30Thursday 4:30-5:30Thursday 5:30-6:30Sunday TBD
SessionMiddle DistanceSkill DevelopmentTeen Squad
Sprints & Distance
Skill DevelopmentJumps & Throws
CoachJoeGrant & JessMaddy & JoeMaddy & RakeliMaddy & Matt
AgeRecommended U10+Recommended U8-U10Strictly U13+ or by applicationRecommended U11+Recommended U8+
CostNo ChargeNo Charge$5 per sessionNo Charge$5 per session

For more information on our training sessions, see below.  Please make note of the different start times.

Monday – Middle Distance Training: 4:30-6pm.  Ern Holmes Oval, Pennant Hills.

A mixture of long and short intervals across varied terrain, in and around the oval. Aims are for general fitness and speed endurance, as well as technique efficiency. Sessions will be tailored to suit the age and ability of all participants.

Tuesday – Athletic Skill Development: 5.30 – 6.30.  Ern Holmes Oval, Pennant Hills.

Recommended for U8 to U10, our coaches will use the LANSW OnTrack Level 2 skill development plans to build foundation skills necessary for all athletics events.

Thursday – Teen Running Squad: 4.30 – 5.30.  Ern Holmes Oval, Pennant Hills.

This invitational squad will cover all running events and is strictly for U13+ unless by prior agreement.  Training fee of $5 per session payable to coaches on the night.  This squad is for our committed athletes who want to develop their running and demonstrate a maturity to their training.  Younger athletes with proven ability to listen, follow directions and work hard are welcome to apply by emailing vice@hdlac.org.au.

Thursday – Athletic Skill Development: 5.30 – 6.30.  Ern Holmes Oval, Pennant Hills.

Recommended for U11+, our coaches will use the LANSW OnTrack Levels 3 to 4 skill development plans to build extension skills necessary for all athletics events.

Sunday – Jumps & Throws:  Ern Holmes Oval, Pennant Hills.  Meet at the Long Jump pits.

PENDING COACH AVAILABILITY – These sessions will cover foundations and extension skills for jumps and throws.  To actively cater for all abilities, please see the guidelines below. Please pay attention to the timing, dates and small fee for these sessions in the Term 4 table.  On occasion, High Jump training will be available depending on demand and assistance with equipment.

Time Jumps Standard Cost
tbd Long Jump < 3 meters $3
tbd Long Jump >= 3 meters $5


Time Throws Standard Cost
tbd Standing Throws $3
tbd Incorporating half spins/ shuffle
>= 5m for Shot
>= 15m for Discus

Email vice@hdlac.org.au for more information on group training, or to organise event specific training.