Athletics Auckland Competition Calendar 2019/2020 - VIEW HERE
Auckland Athletics Junior Calendar 2019/2020 - VIEW HERE
*Please note, some events are still subject to change
"Our greatest glory is not never falling, but in rising every time we do"
KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
Check the noticeboard and Facebook and listen for announcements on Wednesday nights for upcoming events. You can also sign up for club events but remember you need to be a member and have your club uniform. If you have any queries please email or Messenger us on Facebook.
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CLUB NIGHT, Wednesday Nights Massey Park, Papakura
• TINY TOTS - 5 YEARS Meet 5.30pm for 5.45pm Start
• 6-14+ YEARS Meet 6.15pm for 6.30pm Start
• FUN / FITNESS RUN Adults & children 12+ 6.00pm (Meet upstairs in clubrooms)
CANCELLATIONS will be notified 5pm on day via FACEBOOK
NOTE: CLUB NIGHT is not a childcare centre, So PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE your children at the grounds unsupervised
CLUB NIGHT FORMAT
The Club night format this year, will run 4 programmes. We will provide an environment where the children are learning new skills yet still enjoying participating in competition. It is important for children to learn a FUNdementals in sports to allow them to participate and compete. Children should enjoy a variety of sport and not specialise at an early age, as per Athletics New Zealand Guidelines.
The SUCCESS of the club comes down to the number of volunteers. It is NOT the responsibility of the volunteers to keep their eyes on YOUR children, their role is simply to coordinate the events. Please direct any complaints to the club email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All members are required to be financial. The financial year is 1st April 2018 – 31st March 2019. This covers Cross Country and Athletics Season Membership fees. Club athletes shall at all times abide by instructions of the club Officials, failure to comply with the rule may lead to suspension. All Judges and Officials decisions’ shall be final. All disputes shall be lodged with the secretary or controller in writing within 30 minutes of the event
• Competition Age (7yrs up) Club Singlet, with a Colgate age group patch SEWN on the left front shoulder, Plain black shorts or Black/Red shorts from SAS sport.
• Tiny tots are to wear Tiny Tot singlet(or white T-shirt) with black tights/shorts & their number sewn on the front.
• Athletes must wear full uniform at all outside meetings. Any athlete failing to comply will be ineligible to compete.
• On club nights long sleeve tops under singlets are allowed.
• Spiked Shoes – only Athletes 10 years and over may wear spiked shoes.
Failure to comply with these rules will result in the offenders being banned from the grounds. Parent, Athlete & Volunteer codes of conduct apply see here
Alcohol is not permitted within the grounds (no exceptions)
We are SMOKE-FREE. No smoking inside Massey Park grounds at ALL
Dogs are not permitted within the grounds (no exceptions)
There is to be no fighting or verbal abuse inside the grounds
Starting blocks must be used by all 10 to 14 years old in events 0 to 400m.
A crouched start is to be used by all athletes 7 years and over for all races up to and including 400m.
For safety reasons, athletes are NOT to wear spiked shoes outside the track area.
Competitors must run in their lane in the 60m, 75, 100, 200, 400m and all hurdle events and stay in their lane until selected for place positions by the judges.
For safety reasons no one is permitted to cross the middle of the field, movement to events is on the outside of the track.
The Athletics New Zealand, Auckland Centre and NZCAA shall lay down competition rules.
The majority of the awards at Prize Giving this year will be based on performances through out the club nights and at the Club Champs, Centre and National events.
To be eligible to compete in the Club Championships, athletes must be fully registered prior to the Club Champs and have attended a minimum of 10 club nights or external championship events.
We will be taking a register!
The title of “Age Group Champion” will be awarded to the athlete with the most points gained from the club championship day(s).
1ST PLACE: 5 POINTS
2ND PLACE: 3 POINTS
3RD PLACE: 1 POINT
MAJOR (7-14YRS) MEETS
Counties relays - club selected teams
Auckland relays - club selected teams
Top 10 - club selected pairs
Counties Champs - Individuals competing in age groups Auckland Champs - Individuals competing in age group
ATHLETICS NZ GUIDELINES
Athletes will improve at different rates and stages, just as children grow at different rates. A period of improvement may be followed by a plateau/consolidation period. Parents, it is important not to put pressure on children to participate but let them enjoy participating and they will learn. Early specialisation is not advocated by Papakura Athletic & Harrier Club Inc and Athletics New Zealand. We follow the Athletics New Zealand Guidelines that athletes should not be trained until 10-12yrs of age. High mileage is not for junior athletes. We do not want to see young athletes burn out or drop out of the sport early. Children should participate in a variety of sports for enjoyment and learning.