Keisha O’Brien perfects her Fosbury Flop method.
Centre Manager, Jess Milne
It was almost a case of calling NASA to report several UFOs in the area when the U11 and older trained on the high jump pit. The Centre now has the correct regulation size mats, so we are able to allow the Fosbury Flop jump method to be used which has opened up the competition.
The Fosbury Flop style of high jumping was popularised and perfected by Dick Fosbury at the 1968 Olympics when he won gold using the technique.
Coach Bill has been super excited with the new equipment and thrives on seeing the kids learn a new technique.
Centre competitions are held several times throughout the season and the results are compared to the standard achievement levels for each event. There are three levels; green, red and blue that athletes can work towards, with the reward if all targets are met.
The parent involvement this year has been fantastic. Little Athletics is all about everyone pitching in; not everyone needs to be a coach. There are numerous roles to be filled like scribing the results, measuring distances, working the stopwatches and keeping the record sheets up-to-date.
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