2017/18 STATE EVENTS

 

ADELAIDE BRIGHTON CEMENT STATE CARNIVAL (TT-U12)

Sunday 19th November 2017

The State Carnival is open to all registered little athletes in the Tiny Tots to Under 12 age groups, with the event split into a morning session and afternoon session.

The Tiny Tots – U8’s participate in the morning and are involved in the following:

  • Tiny Tots – A fun one hour fundamental skills session, learning running, jumping, and throwing, with the opportunity to have a run on the track to experience what the “big kids” do!
  • U6-U8 – A fun one hour run/jump/throw skill development coaching clinic. The learning of correct techniques are vital to ensure participants can perform events successfully throughout the season. This clinic will be followed by a short informal competition, which is optional to do.

The U9 – U12’s participate in the afternoon and are involved in an informal competition, where they can select up to 5 events to be involved in. The State Carnival is a great opportunity for U9 – U12’s to familiarise themselves with the SA Athletics Stadium, make new friends, learn about competition rules, and get valuable coaching tips from experienced coaches throughout the day!


Age Groups:
 TT-U8 and U9-U12
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, 145 Railway Terrace, Mile End 5031
Entry Fee: $10.00 per athlete

Nominations Open: Thursday 5th October 2017
Nominations Close: Thursday 2nd November 2017

To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Thursday 2nd November 2017. 

STATE PB CLASSIC

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th December 2017

 

The State PB Classic is an opportunity for all registered athletes in the Tiny Tots to Under 17 age groups to compete at the SA Athletics Stadium in their favourite track and field events.

This event is all about “Personal Bests” (PB). It provides athletes with the opportunity to be introduced and understand the processes of a formal competition. All age groups, except Tiny Tots, can select up to 5 events to be involved in, with the primary purpose of the event is for each individual athlete to strive for their own personal achievement.

The Classic will use a structured program, with events scheduled for each age group.

Tiny Tots to Under 8 on the Saturday morning
Under 9 to Under 17 on the Sunday – Athletes can choose up to 5 events to compete in and there will be NO restriction on track/field, as in previous years.

Note: Under 6 athletes have the opportunity to select the On Track Program as one of their 5 events. On Track is a skill-based program and aims to teach children the fundamental skills of athletics through fun game-based activities, before the children are asked to perform these skills in a competitive environment. The session is 45 minutes in length.

 

Age Groups: TT – U17
Location: SA Athletics Stadium, Railway Terrace, Mile End
Entry Fee: $10.00 per athlete

Nominations Open:
 Thursday 19th October 2017
Nominations Close: Thursday 30th November 2017

To participate in this event, athletes must be a registered financial member with a South Australian Little Athletics centre before Thursday 30th November 2017. 

STATE CHALLENGE

Sunday 18th March 2018

 

The State Challenge is for registered athletes in the Under 9 to Under 13 age groups.

This event is a competition for athletes who did not quite qualify for the State Individual Championships, but is an exciting opportunity to still compete at SA’s premier athletics facility and finish off the season with some personal bests (PBs) in what is one of the most “feel good” events on the Little Athletics SA calendar.

Most individual events are held for each age group, with the top three placed athletes awarded medals. Finals will not be conducted for this event; medals will be based on heat times. Field events will be best of three attempts (no final 8).

Note: Registered athletes in the Under 14 to Under 17 age groups attain straight qualification for the State Individual Championship; providing eligibility requirements are met. Therefore, athletes in these age groups are unable to compete at the State Challenge.

 

Age Group: U9 – U13
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:

Event Specific Rules

  • Athletes who have qualified for the State Individual Championships in three or more events are ineligible to enter the State Challenge.
  • Athletes cannot enter an event in the State Challenge that they have qualified for in the State Individual Championships, regardless of whether they nominate for that event in the State Individual Championships.
Qualification Standards – 2018 State Challenge Qualifying Standards
  • Athletes in the Under 9 to Under 13 age groups must have bettered or equalled the qualifying standard for the nominated event(s) within the specified Qualification Period.


Eligibility Requirements –
 Standard Rules of Competition (pages 43 – 44)

  • 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 or qualification. An individual discipline may only be counted as one event at a competition (e.g. competing in the 100m twice still only counts as one event.) At most, 7 events may be counted towards an athlete’s eligibility total within a week.

 

State Individual Championships

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th March 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

REGISTER HERE!

NOTE: When you click “Register Here!”, you will be directed to the Little Athletics SA Members Portal page. If you have a profile, simply log in and click the “Event Registration” tab at the top and follow the prompts.

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 13 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 14 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).