2017/18 CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

TOYOTA STATE MULTI EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

20/01/2018 – 21/01/2018

Little Athletics SA and Athletics SA are pleased to announce that the 2018 State Multi Event Championships will once again be a combined event. This event is over two days for registered athletes in the Under 9 to Under 17 age groups.

The Multi’s is a competition in which athletes participate in a specified number of track and field events, earning points for their performance in each event. Each age group competes in a mixture of running, jumping, and throwing events, where athletes have the opportunity to showcase their all-round ability. Medals are presented to the three highest total point scorers in each age group.

The Under 9 to Under 13 age groups will participate in a pentathlon (5 events), Under 14’s participate in a hexathlon (6 events), and Under 15 to 17’s participate in a heptathlon (7 events). The pentathlon events are conducted over one day, with the hexathlon and heptathlon events conducted over two days.

As mentioned, athletes accrue points based on their performances in the individual events, with medals presented to the three highest point scorers in each age group. Point Scoring tables is as follows:

U9 to U14 – Alberta Youth Points
(http://www.jac.asn.au/downloads/Scoring%20Tables/Alberta-Youth-Tables-2007-Edition.pdf)

U15-U17 – IAAF Points (https://www.iaaf.org/download/download?filename=53f7d332-be0c-434c-8467-1d9078966147.pdf&urlslug=IAAF%20Scoring%20Tables%20for%20Combined%20Events)

Age Group: U9 – U17
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031
Entry Fee: $15.00 per athlete

Nominations Open: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Nominations Close: Thursday 4th January 2018

To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Sunday 31st December 2017  and have met the following:

Qualification Standards – 2018 Multi-Event Qualifying Standards

  • Athletes in the Under 9 to Under 13 age groups must have bettered or equalled the qualifying standard in at least three of the five events and have recorded a valid performance in the other two events to be conducted for their age group prior to the nomination close date.
  • Athletes in the Under 14 to Under 17 age groups must have recorded a valid performance in each of the events to be conducted for their age group prior to the nomination close date.


Eligibility Requirements
 – Standard Rules of Competition (pages 36 – 37)

  • Athletes must have competed in a minimum of 15 events at their registered centre/club between their date of registration and the close of nominations (Note: Performances achieved at a ‘Come and Try’ session do not count towards eligibility or qualification)

HEALTH PARTNERS STATE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

11/02/2018

The Health Partners State Relay Championships is for registered athletes in the Under 9 to Under 17 age groups.

The State Relay’s is a great team competition in which athletes compete as a team in various track relays (4 x 100m, 4 x 200m and Medley) and field relays (both jumps and throws). This event displays excellent team and centre spirit, and demonstrates the importance of team camaraderie between athletes. Medals are presented for the top three placed teams in each event, in each age group.

Families are encouraged to join in on the fun too with a 4 x 100m relay for females and males.

Age Groups: U9 – U17
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031
Entry Fee: $20.00 per team

To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Sunday 31st December 2017  and have met the following:

Eligibility Requirements –
 Standard Rules of Competition (pages 38 – 42)

  • Athletes must have competed in a minimum of 20 events at their registered centre/club between their date of registration and the close of nominations (Note: Performances achieved at a ‘Come and Try’ session do not count towards eligibility).

WHO NOMINATES FOR THIS EVENT?

Team Nominations  Each Little Athletics Centre are responsible for nominating the number of teams they wish to submit for this event. Each centre are required to submit their team nominations by no later than Monday 22nd January 2018.

Athlete Nominations  Each Little Athletics Centre are also responsible for nominating which athletes will make up each of the teams they submitted. Any athlete that may be interested in participating in this event must speak to their centre. Each centre are required to submit athlete names by no later than Monday 5th February 2018.

NOTE – It is a requirement that parents who have children participating in a relay team are responsible for that team and their child on the championship day. The committee will run relay training days and assist where there are any selection disputes.

STATE INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

23/03/2018 – 25/03/2018

The State Individual Championships (SIC) is for registered athletes in the Under 9 to Under 17 age groups.

The SIC’s is the pinnacle event for many athletes in the Little Athletics season. The SIC’s is a great opportunity for athletes to showcase their athletic ability whilst competing against the best athletes from around the state!

To qualify, athletes in the Under 9 to Under 13 age groups must have bettered or equalled the SIC’s qualifying standard(s) for the nominated athletic event(s) on at least two occasions. Athletes in the Under 14 to Under 17 age group must only record a valid performance in the nominated event(s). This must occur within the specified qualification period for all age groups.

All standard individual events are held for each age group, with the top three placed athletes awarded medals. Walks and some field events will be conducted on the Friday night, with all other events on both the Saturday and Sunday.

Age Groups: U9 – U17

Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031
Entry Fee: $10.00 per event/Capped at $30.00

Nominations Open: Thursday 1st February 2018
Nominations Close: Thursday 1st March 2018

To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Sunday 31st December 2017 and have met the following:

 

  • Athletes in the Under 9 to Under 15 age groups must have bettered or equalled the qualifying standard for the nominated events on two occasions within the specified Qualification Period
  • Athletes in the Under 16 and Under 17 age group must have recorded a valid performance in the nominated events within the Qualification Period.

Eligibility Requirements – Standard Rules of Competition (pages 45 – 48)

  • Athletes must have competed in a minimum of 20 events at their registered centre/club between their date of registration and the close of nomination (Note: Performances achieved at a ‘Come and Try’ session do not count towards eligibility or qualification).