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Event Information and Rules Changes for 2018/19 Season

Little Athletics NSW has put together a series of Basic Event Fact Sheets, aimed at providing centre volunteers with the essential knowledge for helping at an event at the local centre.

The fact sheets are a suitable resource for people with little or no knowledge of the sport and cover such things as:

  • ages and correct specifications for the various age groups
  • basic instruction on how to do the event
  • basic rules
  • basic officiating procedures
  • safety considerations
  • handy tips for conducting the event at centre level

 

You can download copies of the Fact Sheets, from http://lansw.com.au/Education-Training/Centre-Helpers/Event-Fact-Sheets events include

Starters / Starting             Timekeeping                      Place Judging                     Hurdles

Relays                                 Walks                                  Shot Put                              Discus

Javelin                                 Long Jump                          Triple Jump                        High Jump

 

Whilst participating in Little Athletics, athletes should work towards the improvement of their technique in the various events. This will not only help improve their performance in Little Athletics, but the correct movement patterns will carry across to other sports and activities.

You can download copies of the basic technical model for some of the Little Athletics events from http://lansw.com.au/Education-Training/Athletes/Basic-Technique . Events include

Standing Start                    Crouch Start                      Sprinting                             Middle Distance

Hurdles                               Shuttle Relay                     Circular Relay                    Shot Put

Discus                                  Long Jump                          High Jump (scissors technique)

EVENT DETAILS

Event

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U17

50m

X

X

70m

X

X

X

X

X

100m

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

200m

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

400m

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

500m (pack start)

X

700m (pack start)

X

800m (pack start)

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1500m

X

X

X

X

X

X

3000m

X

X

X

X

700m Walk

X

1100m Walk

X

X

1500m Walk

X

X

X

X

X

60m Hurdle

X

X

X

X

X

80m Hurdle

X

Girls

90m Hurdle

Boys

Girls

100m Hurdle

Boys

Girls

110m Hurdle

Boys

200m Hurdle

X

X

300m Hurdle

X

X

Long Jump

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

High Jump

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Triple Jump

X

X

X

X

X

X

Shot Put

1kg

1kg

1.5kg

2kg

2kg

2kg

2kg

3kg

3kg

3kg (G)
4kg (B)

3kg (G)
5kg (B)

Discus

350g

350g

500g

500g

500g

500g

750g

750g

1kg

1kg

1kg (G) 1.5kg (B)
Javelin

400g

400g

400g (G) 600g (B) 400g (G) 600g (B) 500g (G) 700g (B) 500g (G) 700g (B)

Tiny Tots – Play training activities and modified games

Rules changes for 2018/19 season

Changes to events & standard rules are as follows:

  • Under 10 Age Group will no longer compete in 1500m races.
  • Discus – U11 boys change from 750g to 500g, U11 girls change from 750g to 500g, U13 boys change from 1kg to 750g (no rubber discs).
  • Shut Put U12 Boys change from 3kg to 2kg.
  • 400m races at Zone, Region and State Championships will now be run as timed finals.

Reminder

  • No spikes or starting blocks for U9 & U10
  • U9 & U10 highjump can only do scissor jump on scissor mats – Centres & zones without the appropriate mats can not offer high jump to these age groups (Tamworth does have scissor mats)