Centre Competition & Rules

RULES OF COMPETITION

Click here to view the Rules of Competition as detailed by the Little Athletics Association of NSW.

MEDAL DAY

Medal Days will be held over a full weekend and children will be able to nominate the event(s) in which they wish to compete. Competition is held over the full day and is run on a set programme; therefore entries will not be taken after the closing date or on the day.  Gold, Silver, & Bronze Medals are awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places in all finals.   The Medal Day allows a child who excels in a particular event to attain an award and recognition. The Medal Day  can be considered like a picnic day, you can come and set up your pergola, chairs, tables etc. from 6:00am.  The day  then starts at 8:00am sharp. So bring along some food and drinks, help at some of the events and have fun.

MEDAL DAY CHAMPION

The Award is determined by Medal Day Results.  The child has to achieve a Gold Medal in a Run, Jump and Throw. Decathlon Points are then awarded for the best performance. The points score sheet can be found at  www.lansw.com.au web site.The child with the highest score is the winner. If a child is a winner of another Major Award,  they are eliminated from the Medal Day Award.

OUTSIDE CENTRE COMPETITION

Throughout the season various Centres organise Gala Days, which are usually held on Sundays. These Gala Days are open to all Centres including those outside the Outer Metropolitan Zone and provide the children the opportunity to compete against children outside their own centre. Details of various Gala Days to be held shall be advised throughout the season via the Centre’s Newsletter and posted on the Club Noticeboard.

The Outer West Metropolitan Zone Championships are held in January or February each year and is a competition between the 7 centres within the Zone.  Children who wish to compete nominate the events of their choice. Final selections for events will be made by the Championship Officer, however all efforts will be made for children to compete in their chosen event(s). Successful children at the Zone Championships proceed into the Western Regional Championships.

Furthermore, successful children then represent at the State Track & Field Championships in March.

PARTICIPATION AWARD

To enable your child to receive a participation award at the end of the season, the child must have a 75% attendance record from the date of registration up until the Christmas break and attend at least two (2)  centre competition days after the break.

If your child cannot attend because of sickness or holidays, please inform his/her Team Manager, otherwise the child will be marked as absent.

Parents: Please advise the relevant Team Manager if your child is sick or on holidays, or if they will not be returning to the Centre.

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD

Team Managers nominate one boy or one girl from each group. Final decision on the winner is made by the Executive Committee.

CENTRE REPRESENTATIVE CHAMPION

This award is determined on a basis of points awarded to each child’s performance at Zone, Regional and State Championships only.

Zone Region State
1st 400 1st 400 1st 800
2nd 300 2nd 300 2nd 700
3rd 200 3rd 200 3rd 600
4th 100 4th 100 4th 500
    5th 400
6th 300
7th 200
8th 100

N.B.  POINTS ARE ALLOCATED FOR FINALS ONLY.

CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD

4 awards given for the overall club champion within their age bracket of Tiny Tots, Junior age groups, Senior age groups and Under 17’s.

Age Category Age Group(s)
Tiny Tot Champion U4 & U5
Junior Champion U6,U7, U8, U9, U10 & U11
Senior Champion U12, U13, U14 & U15
Under 17 Champion U17

 

CENTRE CHAMPIONSHIPS Category Awards and Rules

Season 2018 / 2019 welcomes plenty of changes. Age grouping changes and a few event / weight adjustments. The committee has taken this opportunity to adjust how our Club Age Champions are calculated. We want to reward effort and attendance as much as coming a place. Firstly, Medal Day weekend will be the first days where all new club records can be set. Points will be awarded to each athlete as follows:

* Attendance = 10 points
* Going in an event = 2 points
* Placing = 1st 3 points, 2nd 2 points, 3rd 1 point
* PB = bonus 1 point for improving a PB

 

Athletes are also awarded points on their time or distance based on IAAF scales which are available on the LANSW website: http://www.lansw.com.au/Competition/Championships/State-Multi-Event-Championships/Point-Score-Tables.

The following table is how each Age Group and Champion is determined. It should be remembered that in order to be the Champion in each event (Throwing Sprints etc) you must compete in ALL events in that category.

Note: The Committee and Team Managers take note of season attendance of athletes (also with regard to athlete sickness and split family situations) and assume that all athletes compete regularly – with respect to not just “showing up for the Championship and Medal Day competitons only. Sporting committments to other sports outside of athletics will not be considered.

Determination of Champion:

To determine the champion in each category the best time or distance for each athlete is recorded and converted into points using the NSW Athletics scoring system (which is available on the NSW Athletics website).

The points for each event are then added together to obtain a final score and the athlete with the highest points is determined champion.

Table of Events for each Championship Category

Age Group Champion Category Events: (all events must be contested in each Category)
Under 6 Sprints

Throwing

Jumping

50m, 70m, 100m, 200m

Discus, Shot Put

Long Jump

Under 7 Sprints

Throwing

Jumping

Middle Distance

50m, 70m, 100m, 200m

Discus, Shot Put

Long Jump

500m

Under 8 Sprints

Throwing

Jumping

Middle Distance

Hurdles

70m, 100m, 200m

Discus, Shot Put

Long Jump

400m 700m

60m Hurdles

Under 9 Sprints

Throwing

Jumping

Middle Distance

Hurdles

Walk

High Jump

70m, 100m, 200m

Discus, Shot Put

Long Jump

400m 800m

60m Hurdles

700m Walk

High Jump

Under 10 Sprints

Throwing

Jumping

Middle Distance

Hurdles

Walk

High Jump

70m, 100m, 200m

Discus, Shot Put

Long Jump

400m 800m, 1500m

60m Hurdles

1100m Walk

High Jump

Under 11 Sprints

Throwing

Jumping

Middle Distance

Hurdles

Walk

High Jump

100m, 200m

Discus, Shot Put, Javelin

Long Jump, Triple Jump

400m 800m, 1500m

60m Hurdles

1100m Walk

High Jump

Under 12 Sprints

Throwing

Jumping

Middle Distance

Hurdles

Walk

High Jump

100m, 200m

Discus, Shot Put, Javelin

Long Jump, Triple Jump

400m 800m, 1500m

60m Hurdles

1500m Walk

High Jump

Under 13 Sprints

Throwing

Jumping

Middle Distance

Hurdles

Walk

High Jump

Long Distance

100m, 200m

Discus, Shot Put, Javelin

Long Jump, Triple Jump

400m 800m, 1500m

80m, 200m Hurdles

1500m Walk

High Jump

3000m

Under 14 Sprints

Throwing

Jumping

Middle Distance

Hurdles

Walk

High Jump

Long Distance

100m, 200m

Discus, Shot Put, Javelin

Long Jump, Triple Jump

400m 800m, 1500m

80m girls/ 90m boys, 200m Hurdles

1500m Walk

High Jump

3000m

Under 15 Sprints

Throwing

Jumping

Middle Distance

Hurdles

Walk

High Jump

Long Distance

100m, 200m

Discus, Shot Put, Javelin

Long Jump, Triple Jump

400m 800m, 1500m

90m girls/ 100m boys, 200m & 300m Hurdles

1500m Walk

High Jump

3000m

Under 17 Champion is determined by the total of the best 7 events contested. However, the athlete must have at one score represented from each of the Run (including walk), Throw and Jump (High Jump is included)

 

STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – CLUB JACKETS

Official State Championship representative jackets will be presented to club athletes that compete in one or more events at the LANSW State Championships – at the conclusion of the season. Any athletes that qualify for the State Championships, but do not compete in any event are not eligible for a representative jacket, however, will be awarded a certificate.

STATE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Club team managers are responsible for organising and coordinating any team that they have nominated to attend the NSWLA State Relay Championships. They are to inform the Championship Officer of the the nominations before the due date. Team managers are also responsible for:

– ensuring that all relay team members (and their parents / carers) are committed to attending on the day of competition and have read these rules regarding state relay attendance

– athlete training and awareness with regards to relay rules (more specifically for the track relays – 4x100m etc.)

– Any “no-show” athletes, or athletes that remove themselves from the team – after the team has been registered with LANSW, will be required to pay the registration fee back to the club (the fee that was used to register the team for the relay event).

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – CLUB SHIRTS

Official Regional Championship representative shirts will be presented to club athletes (from Under 8’s and above) that have qualified for one or more events at the Region 6 LANSW Regional Championships.

CLUB RECORDS

The club event records are maintained by the Championship Officer. Club event records can be attained / broken by the following criteria:

– The athlete has attained / broken the record at an event that is held at the club’s annual Medal Day(s) competition

– The athlete has been nominated by their team manager (and reviewed by the Committee) to attempt to break an event record on 1 day before the Christmas holiday break and/or 1 day after the Christmas holiday break. The nomination is to occur 2 weeks prior and having a committee member/official (approved by the committee) at the event

– The athlete has a regular attendance record

– A new event has been introduced by LANSW and the club currently does not have a record against the event

– A change in the event (i.e, throwing weights / high jump method) where the club does not have a record against the event

– The record result(s) are reviewed by the Championship Officer and club Secretary before being published to the club’s website

– Previous held records that have been attained at the club (but have been retired due to event changes) will be recorded here.

– Event recordings from Championship events that are not held at the grounds at Saunders Oval will not be taken into consideration as new club records

– Track events that include heats and/or finals can have the club record broken during a heat or the final race