ATHLETICS TECHNICAL PACKAGE
NLGAMES 2020 Bay Roberts
Technical Packages for the NLGames are developed by the Provincial Sport Organization governing each respective sport. Questions should be directed to the Technical Chairperson as noted in Section 1 below or to the SportNL Games Coordinator Stephanie Fowler by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 709-576-3397.
1. TECHNICAL CHAIRPERSON
George Stanoev, Technical Director, NLAA
P.O. Box 3202, Paradise, NL A1L 3W4
Mike Daly, Program Director
Special Olympics Newfoundland & Labrador
87 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John’s NL A1B 1R6
(709) 738-1923 phone
(709) 738-0119 fax
All team members and staff must be registered members of the NLAA as of July 20, 2020.
All athletes must be in compliance with regulations governing regional eligibility as per NLGames Policy in Section 16 of this Technical Package.
4. AGE CLASSIFICATION
U18: Born 2003 through 2006 (age 14 - 17 as of Dec 31 2020)
Special Olympics: Born 1999 through 2006 (age 14 - 21 as of Dec 31, 2020)
Para Athletics: Born 1999 through 2006 (age 14 - 21 as of Dec 31, 2020)
5. PARTICIPANTS PER REGION
12 athletes + 1 athlete from Special Olympics and 1 Para Athlete.
12 athletes + 1 athlete from Special Olympics and 1 Para Athlete.
5.2 COACHING/MANAGERIAL STAFF
Regional teams are permitted to carry a maximum of four staff; at least one of whom is designated as a coach and trained in NCCP Sport Coach or Level 1 Technical in Athletics.
There must be at least one female staff for every 8 female athletes. If there are more than 8 female athletes, teams are permitted to carry an extra female coach/manager.
There must be at least one male staff for every 8 male athletes. If there are more than 8 male athletes, teams are permitted to carry an extra male coach/manager.
Each Special Olympic or Para Athlete is permitted to have an attendant. The attendant must be the same gender as the athlete, although exceptions will be considered upon request and based on the ability of the Host to accommodate.
6. STAFF SELECTION
All coaches, managers and attendants must be at least 19 years of age as of December 31, 2020. Staff designated as coaches must be trained to at least NCCP Sport Coach or Level 1 Technical in Athletics. The NLAA will determine the process for the selection of coaches and managers. The process will be communicated to the Regional Coordinator for each region before the regional qualifier.
Attendants are subject to approval by the governing body (Special Olympics or Para), the PSO, and Sport NL.
7. REGIONAL QUALIFIERS
For information, please contact Regional Contacts as per Section 8.
8. REGIONAL CONTACTS
9. REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Each regional team must be registered with the Host by July 31, 2020, through an online registration system that will be provided by the Host.
10. GAMES-TIME MEETINGS
One coach or staff representative from each region and each sport is required to attend the following meetings in the Host region at the commencement of the NLGames:
Chaired by SportNL and including brief presentations from the Host Committee - will cover logistical information on transportation, accommodations, food services, entertainment, venues, etc.
Chaired by the Technical Chair of your sport - will cover sport-specific technical information for your competition.
The athletics competition is sanctioned by the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association (NLAA). The rules for this competition will be governed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 2020-2021 rules and variations as per Athletics Canada and NLAA rules.
Final schedules will be posted on www.nlgames.ca in early August after regional teams are selected and registration is completed.
To be determined
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be presented in each event to the first, second and third place individual finishers and relay teams by gender in the Youth, Special Olympics and Para (2 classes - Standing and Sitting) categories.
15. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
15.1 Competition Categories for Boys and Girls
(An athlete can only compete in one category):
15.2 Competition Events for Boys and Girls:
*Integrated relay includes 1 SO athlete and/or 1 para-athlete, and 2 or 3 youth athletes. The 4x100m IR does not score points.
Implements will be made available by the Organizing Committee. Personal throwing implements will also be allowed and must be checked-in prior to the event.
15.4 Bib Numbers
Each athlete will receive a bib number. All athletes must wear their bib number on their chest. Bib numbers will be distributed during the technical meeting.
15.5 High Jump Opening Height & Height Progressions
15.6 Point System
In the individual events there are 16 scoring positions, with points awarded for 1st through 16th position as follows:
1st place -> 20pts
2nd place -> 17 pts
3rd place -> 15 pts
4th place -> 13 pts
5th place -> 12 pts
6th place -> 11 pts
7th place -> 10 pts
8th place -> 9 pts
9th place -> 8 pts
10th place -> 7 pts
11th place -> 6 pts
12th place -> 5 pts
13th place -> 4 pts
14th place -> 3 pts
15th place -> 2 pts
16th place -> 1 pt
For events run in lanes, positions 9 to 16 shall be determined by the order of finish in the "B" final. Qualifiers for the "A" final shall be scored from 1-8 depending upon finish order in the "A" final.
In the relay events there are 8 scoring positions, with points allocated for 1st through 8th as follows:
1st place -> 40 pts
2nd place -> 36 pts
3rd place -> 30 pts
4th place -> 26 pts
5th place -> 24 pts
6th place -> 22 pts
7th place -> 20 pts
8th place -> 18 pts
Athletes and relay teams competing in the qualifying round of track events and in qualifying rounds of field events that do not finish (DNF), are disqualified (DSQ), do not start (DNS), or do not record a valid jump or throw (NH) (NM) shall not score team points. Furthermore, athletes and relay teams that DNF, are DSQ, DNS, NH or NM in events that are contested as a straight final (i.e. no qualifying round is held) shall not score team points.
Athletes who have qualified for the finals will be awarded points since they did rank higher than the athletes who were eliminated in the preliminary rounds. For example, if Athlete X advances to the "A" Final but then gets disqualified, he/she would still be awarded points of the 8th place finisher. If two athletes were to be DSQ in the "A" Final, they would then split the points that would have been awarded to the 7th and 8th place finishers (10+9)/2 = 9.5 pts per competitor.
Furthermore, athletes or relay teams not finishing (DNF), disqualified (DSQ), not starting (DNS) or with no valid jump (NH) do not score in the overall ranking in events with a straight final.
Ties will be resolved according to IAAF rules. In case of a complete tie, the same points will be awarded to both athletes. The next athlete down in the listing will receive points according to the placing that he would have if no tie had taken place. All events are scored, including Special Olympics and Persons with disability (Para), except the 4x100m integrated relay. The integrated relay is a non-scoring event.
15.7 Competition Entries
Each region is allowed to enter up to two (2) athletes per event. An athlete will be permitted to register for a maximum of three (3) events plus relays.
Online track and field competition registration will open on July 2020 and will close in early August 2020. All entries, seed performances and confirmation, are the responsibility of the athlete and team staff. Entries can be completed by regional coach or manager and should be done for each athlete.
15.8 Competitive Uniform
Regional colours should be worn. (http://www.nlgames.ca/regions)
16. NLGAMES POLICIES
Sport policies are under review and will be available at www.nlgames.ca when complete.
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