SA Athletics Academy

South Australia’s Athletics Academy is a junior development program that has been developed by Athletics South Australia and Little Athletics South Australia, to provide all young athletes from 9 to 19 years of age the opportunity to take their athletics to the next level!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Bronze & Silver squads will not return for 2020.
The Gold & TTP squads will still go ahead for 2020, and will commence on Sunday 5th July 2020.


The Academy has four squads; Bronze, Silver, Gold and the Target Talent Program (TTP)

It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to athletics or you’ve been competing for a long time, the SA Athletics Academy is perfect for you! The Academy caters for everyone and aims to assist athletes to further their skills in all track and field events. These are delivered by highly skilled and experienced accredited coaches.

The Silver, Gold, and Talent Target Program (TTP) Squads have education theory sessions each month. These sessions aim to provide athletes with the extra knowledge and understanding to ensure they continue to follow the athletics pathway to success!


SA Athletics Academy Booklet 2020 (revised COVID-19 version)CLICK HERE – Please read the booklet prior to registering for all information. This includes costs, times and plenty more vital information, as well as eligibility and selection criteria for each Academy squad.

To Register for the Bronze or Silver SquadsReturn in 2021!

To Register for the Gold SquadREGISTER HERE!




If you have any questions that are not answered in the FAQ, click here to enquire or contact the office on 08 8352 8133.

Shirt Sizing Chart (to assist with registration):

  1. Youth Sizes
  2. Adult Sizes


Would like to congratulate the South Australian Little Athletics Association and Athletics SA organisers and all the members involved in helping all the athletes at the SA Athletics Academy that was offered to my daughter and many other athletes. Such a wonderful program that enabled my daughter to learn the basics and correct ways of doing their chosen athletic field, coaches were very encouraging and it was great meeting new friends with the same passion. She has certainly left the academy knowing so much more and already putting the steps into practice to enable her to do each event to the fullest.

I would like to say a massive thank you again to everyone involved in this amazing program. To each volunteer giving up their time for the athletes to come and learn these skills is an incredible credit to them. My daughter has really enjoyed the last two years doing Academy. She has improved in her skills and has made some friendships with some kids that she looks forward to seeing when we come up from the country (it’s just a pity we live so far away!). Again I’d like to say thank you to all the coaches, especially the throw ones as that’s my daughters favourite events and the only ones she did the whole Academy, for their time and patience with the kids. Now, to practice what’s she’s learnt this year at this seasons Little Aths!!