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2020-21 Trial Athlete Offer - Cross Country Season (Winter)

This portal is now closed.

For summer registrations (due to open in August) please refer to the bottom of this page.

We encourage you to contact the Centre you wish to join prior to submitting your trial application to identify when/if their winter program ends. If applicable they will have you complete a manual trial application form.

What is the Trial Athlete Offer?

The Trial Athlete Offer is available to children:

  • that have not previously registered as Competitive Members of any Little Athletics Member Association; and
  • who are 5 years of age or older, and who are 16 years of age or younger at the end of the calendar year in which the summer season commences.

The conditions of the Trial Athlete Offer are:

  • The opportunity to trial Little Athletics at a Centre of choice on 2 competition days;
  • Trials are to be completed within a 28 day period, commencing on a date agreed with by the host Centre;
  • Trials are conducted free of charge;
  • Events trialled will be determined by the host Centre;
  • Trial Athletes may attend sanctioned Centre training activities by agreement with the host Centre during the term of the Trial Athlete Offer.
  •  Competition days participated in as a Trial Athlete can be claimed towards qualification for Region and State competition only if the individual has registered as a full financial LAVic Competitive Member in their correct age group by the closing day and time for entries for the competition.  
  • Trial Athletes are fully covered by the national insurance program entered into by Little Athletics Australia Ltd (‘LAA’) for the 28-day period of the Trial Athlete Offer
  • A Trial Athlete can register as a full financial LAVic Competitive Member at any time.

How do I apply to be a Trial Athlete?

  • New athletes can register for the Trial Athlete Offer by completing the Trial Athlete registration process.  Click on the 'Register for Trial Athlete Offer' button above.
  • A separate online application is to be submitted for each Trial Athlete.
  • Upon successful of a Trial Athlete, an application receipt will be sent via email, containing further instructions on how to complete your trial.  Print off your Trial Athlete bib and you’re all set!
  • To confirm which age group the athlete will be registered in please view the 'Age group table - Season 20/21' in the horizontal menu

Upon registering your Trial Athlete registration:

  • You will receive a confirmation email containing: a receipt for the Trial Athlete registration; a template Trial Athlete Bib for optional printing (containing first name, age group and gender)

Further information

  • The ‘Find a Centre’ function, located in the horizontal menu above, this will enable you to search for your preferred Little Athletics Centre. To view the Trial Athlete Policy, click HERE.
  • To determine your child's correct age group for the new 20/21 season, view the ‘Age Group Table – Season 20/21’ chart in the horizontal menu.

Summer registrations

Our new summer (Track & Field) season registrations open in August, with competition commencing in September / October. If you are interested in registering for the summer season please click here to submit your details so we can contact you once our new season commences.