Southern Life Members Centre Challenge Day

 

This annual event is run by Little Athletics Tasmania and provides an opportunity for athletes from different Southern Centres to compete against each other at the Domain Athletics Centre.

The Centres compete for the perpetual shield and particiapte in an athlete march at the conclusion of the day.

The Challenge Day is designed to  reward participation and improvement against athlete's individual PB's. Each athlete receives points for participating in events, and the Centre receives points based on an average of how many athletes attend the Challenge Day. This ensures that smaller Centres can compete without being disadvantaged.

Athletes must compete in the full Centre uniform, and the name and sponsors badges must be sewn on the shirt. Infrigement notices may be issued to those that participate without the correct uniform. Multiple infringement notices can lead to disqualification from further State conducted events for the remainder of the season.

At the Challenge Day athletes compete in the following events:

PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Event U6 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15
70 Metres X X X X            
100 Metres X X X X X X X X X X
1500 Metres         X X X X X X
Long Jump X X X X X X X X    
High Jump                 X X
Vortex / TurboJav / Javelin X X     X     X    
Discus     X     X        
Shot Put       X     X   X X

The scoring systems is based on the following:

  • 70m - every athlete that competes in the event receives 50 points.
  • 100m - starting from a base of 1000, 10 points are added/subtracted for every 0.1 second difference between the actual time and the athlete's PB.
  • Long Jump - starting from a base of 1000, 5 points are added/subtracted for every 1cm difference between the actual distance and the athlete's PB.
  • High Jump - starting from a base of 1000, 10 points are added/subtracted for every 1cm difference between the actual distance and the athlete's PB.
  • Shot Put - starting from a base of 1000, 5 points are added/subtracted for every 2cm difference between the actual distance and the athlete's PB.
  • Discus - starting from a base of 1000, 5 points are added/subtracted for every 2cm difference between the actual distance and the athlete's PB.
  • Vortex/TurboJav/Javelin - starting from a base of 1000, 5 points are added/subtracted for every 10cm difference between the actual distance and the athlete's PB.
  • 1500m - every athlete that competes in the event receives 50 points.

Parents assist in the running of the day through the provision of rostered field site or track duties. Competent parents are nominated for officials duties. All new parents are paired with experienced parents in field crews.

Officials can also benefit by receiving mentoring from other officials during the day.  It is important that parents nominate early so that mentors can be organised prior to the event.

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