The object of these Rules shall be to set down the requirements for Competition for all meetings conducted by the Association, or on behalf of the Association. All such meetings are to be conducted under the rules as set down in the I.A.A.F. Handbook, or as otherwise stated in this Yearbook.
REPORTING FOR EVENTS:
Athletes are required to be at the field Fifteen (15) minutes prior to start of weekly competition for assembly and are generally required thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of Championships.
Athletes should WARM UP before any competition. Start with one slow jog/lap of the Track and finish with gentle stretching exercises. This will save body/muscle damage which can occur by competing when cold. Other warm ups and stretches can be done away from events in the grass area outside the track.
All registered Athletes with the Association competing at Centre, other Centre and Association meetings must be and shall compete in Centre Approved Uniform Only as notified to the Association each year.
Athletes are expected to be in uniform within 2 weeks of registration unless uniform supplies are not available.
Singlets must be tucked inside Running Shorts, Bloomers, and Bicycle Pants etc. only if your age patch cannot be seen when on the area of competition.
Large Registration Number shall be firmly fixed to the front of the athletes' top with the border clearly shown and to be clearly visible at all times. On smaller sized crop tops for athletes in the U/12-U/17 age group the lower sponsors band may be folded under not cut off.
Small Age Patch Number must be placed on the left leg of shorts/bike pants, Bloomers etc.
Coles Sponsors Patch shall be firmly fixed to the athleteís top above and right of the registration number. On Small sized crop tops the Coles sponsors patch may cover only the boarder of the Registration Number patch
Unless these patches are attached as stated, competition will not be permitted. These numbers are also required to be worn at all Association Carnivals/Gala Days as well and including, Zone, Region, State, State Multi and State Relays etc.
If any Patch is lost, please notify the Centre Registrar or Any Centre Committee Person. It is the parents' responsibility to have these patches replaced (Additional age patches will be available at a cost of $1. Replacement of lost Registration number cost $5) in accordance with the Association's rules, with no exceptions.
Shoes MUST be worn at all times at competition & training in this Centre & at all Association conducted events. Competing in bare feet is no longer allowed. Running shoes may be worn by athletes as purchased off the shelf.
Spiked shoes shall not be worn by any athlete competing in Tiny Tots, U/6, U/7, U/8, U/9 and U/10 age groups.
U/11 age groups may only wear spiked shoes in events which are run entirely in lanes only and all field events except Discus and Shot Put.
U/12 to U/17 age groups are now permitted to wear spiked shoes in all events except Shot, Discus and Walk.
The maximum size of spikes at this Centre is 12mm and spike holes must be filled.
NEW rule changes for 2019 onwards:
Under 11ís Straight Track Hurdles Change
Commencing from season 2019/2020, all athletes in the U/11 age group shall compete in the 80m hurdles, with nine flights of hurdles at 60cm high. They will no longer compete in the 60m Hurdles.
Under 12ís Straight Track Hurdles Change
Commencing from season 2019/2020, all athletes in the U/12 age group shall compete in the 80m hurdles, with nine flights of hurdles at 68cm high. They will no longer compete in the 60m Hurdles.
Starting Blocks may be used at the discretion of the athlete; the athlete must show that they can use them proficiently so as to not hold up the starting of the event in a reasonable time.
ENTRIES FOR ZONE CHAMPIONSHIPS:
An entry Fee for Zone and Region is paid by the Centre. This season it is again included in the registration fee, and therefore no additional fees are payable.
Age Managers will distribute entry Forms. These must be returned via the Age Manager or the Championships Officer by the close date noted on the entry form. No late entries will be accepted.
In Zone, Region and State Championships, each competitor shall be allowed to enter no more than four (4) events, except U/13-U/17 who can enter up to 6 events. Each centre is only allowed to submit 4 athletes in the one event e.g. if we have x5 U/7 Boys entered in the 100m we must then ask the athlete with the slowest time to change his event or opt to compete in 3 events only. For U/13-U/17 this rule does not apply.
Once acceptance of Zone Championships has been received, athletes must be prepared to also compete at Region and State, as eligible. Athletes must also have parents arrange transport and be in attendance to help on a roster system with events and report to the Team Manager, failure to report and assist will jeopardise your childís nomination for Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championship nominations.
Centre Championships are held on the last weekend of January or 1st weekend of February. The dates will depend on what day Australia Day falls and a held over two days.
They are open to all REGISTERED MOUNT DRUITT LITTLE ATHLETICS CENTRE ATHLETES who satisfy participation requirements for the events they have chosen, e.g. an athlete that has only competed 1 or 2 times in the 3000m would normally not qualify however eligibility will be decided by the Officer for Records and Rankings.
Athletes in the U/9 to U17 Age Groups may compete in up to Six (6) events
Athletes in the U/6 to U/8 Age Groups may compete in up to Four (4) who are permitted to enter Four (4) events. Tiny Tots will continue with play training activities.
Entry forms for Centre Championships will be handed out in Early November and must be lodged by the due date noted on the entry form (Early December). No Late entries will be accepted.
ENTRY FEE is $5 per Tiny Tot and $10 per under 6ís-Under 17ís and $5 per Tiny Tot with a maximum of $30 per Family
In the event of Rain and the event is postponed to another date, still no late entries are accepted due to ordering of medals and program etc.
Families who will be away prior to the closing date would need to submit an early entry to avoid disappointment. In the past we have had multiple postponements due to rain and parents may not have entered their child but can now as they can make it and think they are entitled, you are not! As stated above this is due to ordering of medals and program of events.
The Minimum Requirement for Junior / Intermediate / Senior Champion Nominations is Entry to Zone and Entering Centre Championships.
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