Each club night is designed to excite and challenge.
The weekly program is designed to build on your childs natural ability. Each week the events are rotated so every child becomes competent in both track and field events. The techniques start with the basics at Tiny Tot level, and become more precise through Mini Club, Juniors Unders 7,8,9,years and the Junior overs 10-14 years.
Affiliation to Athletics Waikato Bay of Plenty & Athletics New Zealand gives your child the option of competing at local, regional and national competitions.
Club night is held on a Wednesday 5.30pm - 7.00pmover the summer months from October - March (school terms four & one). There is no winter season, as the grounds are utilised by other codes.
The Litt Park facilities include a 400m grass track, 1x caged discus circle & 1x shotput circle, a combined long jump/triple jump pit and a 2x mobile high jumps.
Tiny Tots have a seperate area comprising one 60m grass tracks with 6 lanes and their own high jump event.
Restrooms & grassed grandstands are located onsite for your convenience. There is shade along one boundary line overlooking the long jump pit.
New Season Dates
Registration will be done Online only
Membership 2 -4 yrs $45.00
Membership 5-6 yrs $55
Membership 7 - 14 yrs $85
Merchandise available on a pre-paid basis only- Shirts $35- Singlet $35 Hoodies $65 each payable via online banking
Te Puke Amateur Athletic Club: New ANZ Account 06-0453-0243064-00
Wed 26th October 2022- Wed 21st December 2022(term four) then restart February 2023
All new registrations to be completed online, find the link at the base of Begin the Journey
Begin the journey
Boys and girls and split into four groups based on their age at 31st December of each year.
Tiny Tots are 2 - 4 years
Mini Club are 5 - 6 years
Juniors Unders are 7,8,9 years
Junior Overs are 10-14years
Those members aged 2-4 years have a fun play based program designed to build coordination and introduce the concepts of athletics. Their night consists of basic fun activities sprint races and introductory level field events. Due to their size and attention span, their program lasts a maximum of 1 hour.
Members aged 5-6years have a bit more insturction working on more correct technique but still fun based for field and sprint races duration 1hr.
Members aged 7-14years Field sprints and mid distance running.They have instruction nights at the beginning of each season working on skils technique and starts duration 1 -1.5hrs approx.
All paid and registered Memberswear a compulsory Age flash to identify their age & name.These must be worn at club nights as well as ribbon days.
All paid and registered athletes(members) are eligible for club points nights and club champs nights which contributes to end of season prizegiving.
There are Club competitions locally, regionally and nationally throughout the season.
to register click on the link.
Become a team leader or group assistant
Te Puke Amateur Athletics Club (TPAAC) needs to provide structure every Club night so athletes can compete at every track and field event safely.
This season 5 team leaders are required to run each event for a specific age group.
Coaching will be provided via an online program prior to the season starting in October. Each Club night a membership list, guideline sheets, equipment trolleys and communications devices will be provided.
By choosing the age group your child is in, you get to follow them to each event and support them as you normally would.
Tasks include taking a roll, correcting basic technique, reporting any issues & trolley stock take. Awarding a player of your group who will recieve either a voucher or a free sausage.
10 assistants are required each week to start races, confirm placement/distances/height & move athletes through in a timely fashion.
You & your assistants recieve a free hot or cold treat from the BBQ each night.
Click here to register as a team leader or field assistant
Each season requires a dedicated team of people who work in the background to create TPAAC as you know it.
There are various roles to take on each year.
The Chairman overseas all administration of the Club, creates relationships in the community to drive registration membership & sponsorship, then ensures the health and safety of its members.
Club Secretary is responsible for all meeting correspondence, emails, calendar & entry forms.
The Treasurer is responsible for all finaincal dealings, including membership, equipment purchase and affiliation fees.
Committee members become the voice of parents, volunteers or community and provide essential feedback and advice on issues the Club faces from one season to the next.
Funding seeker acquires funds for all manner of product required by the Club for the current season and beyond.
Competition Liaison will have a child who competes and is able to give assistance to those athletes & parents wanting to compete in local, regional and national meets. Liaison attends on the day briefings, ensures all athletes are aware of their event, takes a record of results and organises team photos.