2016/17 Special Events

Bring a Friend Day: Saturday 22 October 2016
On this day athletes are encouraged to bring friends who are not members. The friends take part in the normal Centre activities. Participating athletes are eligible to win prizes supplied by LAVic.

Open Days:
Little Athletic Centres throughout Victoria conduct Open Days at which all registered athletes may compete. Correct Centre uniform is to be worn to all Open Days. For Open Day entry forms see our website www.bacchusmarshlittleathletics.org.au

Region Relay Championships: Saturday 19 November 2016
Teams from eligible children in Under 9-15 who would like to compete, are selected from the entry forms that are to be filled in and handed to your Club Team Manager prior to the closing date (which is written on the entry form). We endeavour to place all children completing the entry form into a team. Any athlete wishing to take part in relays, must make sure they will be available to run at Region level and State level if that team qualifies. Region heats are held at Melton City with State finals at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park on Saturday 17 December.

Multi Event: Saturday 26 November 2016
Athletes compete in five events gaining points in each event (using LAVic multi event points table) All five events must be competed in to have completed the Multi Event. If one event is not competed in, that athlete will be deemed ineligible to win any award. Trophies are awarded to the winners of each age group with medals for second and third. Where there is only one competitor in any event, the trophy will be forfeited if a reasonable performance is not given.

State Multi Event Championships: Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January 2017
Athletes in Under 9-15 compete in 100m, 800m, 80mh, Long Jump and Discus in one day This year’s LAVic State Multi Event Championship is to be held at Bendigo. Entry for this event will be via the online portal on the Little Athletics Victoria website.

Region Track & Field Championships: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February 2017
Athletes in Under 9-15 who have participated in 50% or a minimum of two normal Centre competitions (whichever is greater) since their date of registration between the preceding 1 October and 31 December of the competition date. Entry for this event will be via the online portal on the Little Athletics Victoria website. This year’s Region Track & Field Championships is to be held at Werribee. Athletes have the opportunity to progress to the State Championships at Albert Park on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March 2017.

Centre Championships: Saturday 25 March 2017
Centre Championships are contested on the final day of the season. To be eligible for Centre Championships children must compete in at least half the available meetings before Christmas (from the time of registration with the Centre) and half the available meetings after Christmas. For Centre Championships, children must be registered by 31 December. This rule does not apply to children who transfer from other LA Centres.
Centre Championships will be conducted in the following format. A maximum of three track and two field or two track and three field events may be entered. An exception may be Under 13-16 when lack of numbers may necessitate elimination of some events. Centre Executive for Championships to decide. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented to placegetters in finals of each event. Where there is only one competitor in any event, the medal will be forfeited if a reasonable performance is not given.

 

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
JDS is open to all qualified athletes in the Under 12 to Under 15 age groups.
JDS qualifying standards are updated evey year in February. Qualifying can only be made against the new standards for season 2016-2017.
Athletes must qualify in their current age group. Use your age group of the current season to check against the standards, not the age group you will when the new season starts in September/October.
U11 athletes can only register from June to September leading into their U12 season.

An athlete must qualify in 1 event twice at separate meets or 2 separate events once to be eligible, A Top 8 finish at either the State Multi Event or Cross Country Championships is an automatic qualifier.
Athletes must use current season results for qualification purposes.
Registrations will close from 29 September until 3 October, athletes cannot attend JDS Day 1 unless they have registered before 29 September, without exception.
A copy of the results must be supplied to verify the performance used on the registration for all results other than LAVic Region and State Championships, as we have those results, otherwise registration will not be accepted.
Athletes must qualify and re-apply each year to become members.
The athlete must achieve these performances at any of the following:
1. LA Vic Centre competition, Open Days, Region & State Championships.
2. SSV State Championships, SSA National Championships
3. AV Shield, AV & AA Junior Championships, AV & AA All Schools competitions.
4. APS/AGS Combined finals.
The application form must have the performance(s) signed by a Centre Executive with supporting documentation attached.
Squad fee for 2016 – 2017 is $70.00 + processing fee.

AUSTRALIAN TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS (ATC)
Each year, the LAVic selects a 22 member Victorian team to compete in the Australian Teams Championships. Winners of gold medals in the Under 13 age group events at the State Track and Field Championships, are generally automatically selected on the Victorian team, however final selection is by the team Management. If more than 22 athletes win gold medals the composition of the team is decided by the selectors.

CENTRE SPONSORSHIP TO ATTEND NATIONAL LA AUSTRALIA COMPETITIONS
Our Centre supports the development of our children’s athletic ability and achievements. The Centre will ‘consider on merit’ any registered athlete who gains selection to compete in a National LA Australia athletic event with $100 to assist them with expenses. A National LA Australia Representation Application Form must be completed and submitted to the executive prior to the event. Approval of the sponsorship is at the absolute discretion of the Executive Committee. Payment of the amount will be made after the competition and will be conditional on the athlete attending and competing in the selected event.