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South Australian Little Athletics Association INC. 2014 ‘IGA’ STATE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETING CENTRES’ INFORMATION ...

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2014 ‘IGA’ STATE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETING CENTRES’ INFORMATION Location SA Athletics Stadium Railway Terrace, Mile End Parking Parking is available on site at SA Athletics Stadium. Additional parking is available in the neighbouring ETSA Park car park. Centre Tents Centre’s who wish to set up tents for their members may do so on the embankment surrounding the arena. Tents must be secured with pegs or weights. The walkways at the top and bottom of the embankments must be kept clear at all times. Centres are requested to ensure that their area is left clean and tidy at the end of the day. March Past The march past of centres will be conducted at 11:20am. Centres are to assemble outside the north eastern gate of the arena at 11:00am. Centres are to line up in the following order – Salisbury East, Eastern Districts, and then centres in alphabetical order. All balloons, streamers, etc must be removed from the track area following the march past and disposed of appropriately. Marshalling Track events will be marshalled in the marshalling tent at the northern end of the arena, 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time of the event. Only complete teams of 4 athletes will be permitted into the marshalling area. For field events, athletes are to marshal at the marshalling tents at the northern end of the arena 30 minutes prior to the starting time of their event. Posting Board Results will be posted on the glass doors at the top of the grandstand.

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2014 ‘IGA’ STATE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Toilets The main toilets are located at the top of the grandstand next to the canteen. Toilets are also available in the change rooms in the warm-up area. Catering Facilities SA Athletics Stadium has a canteen available. First Aid SportsMed will be located in the First Aid Room, which is on the ground floor of the grandstand – enter through the southern door. Warm Up Area The warm up area at the rear of SA Athletics Stadium is available for the use of athletes. Athletes must be supervised in this area. No children are to be on the gymnastic equipment located in the warm up area. All adults in the warm up area are requested to keep children away from this equipment. Parent Assistance Centres are requested to organise their parent helpers ahead of the championships to ensure the smooth running of the day. Centres are reminded of the following rule of competition: 1. It is a condition of entry for all Association events that: a. The Centre will provide a Centre Recorder to assist with result entry at the requested time b. The Centre will be allocated other officiating duties at the event that are to be filled by parents/guardians and officials from that Centre. c. Failure to do so may result in the Centre being denied entry to future Association events. Uniform All athletes must compete in their full correct centre uniform. Athletes reporting to their events without correct uniform will not be permitted to compete. Full uniform (including shoes) must also be worn for all medal presentations.

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2014 ‘IGA’ STATE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Full uniform consists of: Centre Top – The top must have the current season’s age group badge, registration number and JetStar patch securely attached, with the sponsors logos and numbers clearly visible. There should be no other badges attached to the top. Shorts – Athletes must wear shorts, sports briefs or two-way stretch above the knee shorts (commonly referred to as bike shorts or skins) in their centre’s approved colours. Athletes may wear a second pair of shorts underneath their Centre shorts. If worn, they must be plain and the same colour as the approved Centre shorts colour or black, and conform to the description above. Uniform shorts must not carry any unapproved branding larger than 30mm x 30mm square. The description of the uniform used for determining if an athlete is in the correct uniform is that provided to the Association Office at the time of the annual affiliation of the Centre. All changes to centre uniform must be approved by the Board of Directors. Athletes requiring alternative uniform items for medical or cultural reasons may request an exemption by writing to the Competition & Technical Director, c/o the Association Office. Footwear – Spikes Shoes are compulsory for ALL competitors in ALL events. 1.1.1 Definitions 1. Spike(s) – A metal spike inserted into the sole of a spike shoe. 2. Spike shoe - A shoe with screw holes in the sole capable of accepting spikes. 3. Moulded sole - A shoe with plastic or rubber mouldings in the shape of spikes or wedges protruding from the sole of the shoe. 1.1.2 Safety Spiked shoes should not be worn in the stands or outer areas of the track. 1.1.3 Rules 1. All shoes must be a running style shoe. A running style shoe is one that encloses the foot and is fastened with laces and/or Velcro. 2. No competitor may wear football boots or cleats in any event.

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2014 ‘IGA’ STATE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 3. Athletes in the Under 11 age group and above may wear spike shoes with spikes fitted in the following events: a) Track events – 100m, 200m, 400m, 60m Hurdles, 80m Hurdles, 90m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles, 200m Hurdles. b) Field Events - Long, Triple and High Jumps and Javelin. c) Those sections of a relay held wholly in lanes (i.e. all runners in the 4x100m; the first and second runners in the 4x200m and Medley.) 4. Athletes in the Under 13 age group and above may also wear spike shoes with spikes fitted in the 800m and 1500m events, and all legs of a relay. 5. Athletes must not wear spike shoes with spikes removed in any event. 6. Spikes must not exceed 7mm in length. 7. Any number of spikes up to 11 may be accommodated on each shoe, but the number of spike positions shall not exceed 11. 8. Spikes, spike shoes or moulded sole shoes cannot be worn in the shot put or discus events. 9. Spikes or spike shoes are not permitted for the Walks or cross country events. 10. For relay events where an athlete is competing in a higher age group, the rule for that athlete’s age group applies. Circular Relay Rules 1. All relay events will commence in allocated lanes which will be randomly drawn before the event. The allocated lane will be retained by each team for that part of the event that must be run in lanes. 2. Where a change-over zone is in that part of an event being run in the inside lane, then the changeover for all teams can occur in the inside lane. a. For the third change-over of the 4x200m and medley events, the athletes will be lined up across the track in the order of the lane draw. b. Once the athletes are marshalled onto the track, the waiting athletes shall maintain their order, and shall not exchange positions at the beginning of the change-over zone.

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2014 ‘IGA’ STATE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 3. At change-overs, the runner must not impede or interfere with other runners at any time before or after the change-over of the baton. In particular, athletes after handing over the baton must: a. when in the laned part of the event, remain in their lane until such time as it is clear and safe to leave the track b. or when after the laned part of the event, leave the track quickly after ensuring it is clear and safe to do so. 4. Teams will be disqualified for causing interference to other runners during the run, or before, during and after change-overs. 5. For the 4x100m event, members of a team, other than the first runner, may commence running not more than 10m outside the take-over zone. This area is known as the acceleration zone and is denoted by a distinctive mark. 6. For the 4x200m and medley events, athletes must start from a stationary position wholly inside the change-over zone (ie. not touching or beyond the lines that mark the change-over zone). 7. Note that athletes will be marshalled to a position with the start of the change-over zone 1-2m behind them. 8. The baton must be carried in the hand throughout the race and must be passed over to the next competitor within the change-over zone. The passing of the baton is complete at the moment it is in the hand of the receiving runner only. The position of the baton (not the athlete) is critical in determining whether it has been properly passed within the change-over zone. 9. If the baton is dropped during the event, the athlete who dropped the baton must recover it. The athlete may leave their lane to retrieve the baton. Provided this procedure is adopted and no other athlete is impeded, dropping that baton shall not result in disqualification. If the wrong athlete retrieves the baton, the team will only be disqualified if a material advantage is gained. (Note that it is the Track Referee who makes this decision, so the red flag must be raised by the changeover marshal.) 10. The Association will provide batons. 11. Assistance by pushing off or by any other means will cause disqualification.

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2014 ‘IGA’ STATE RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 12. Competitors may place one check mark on the track within their own lane using adhesive tape of maximum dimensions 50mm x 40mm. Use of chalk or similar substances is prohibited. The check mark must be removed by a member of that team at the completion of the event. Relay Track Marking 1. Lines will be drawn across the track to mark the distance of each stage. The line at each stage is known as the scratch line. 2. Lines are also drawn to mark the change-over zone. These change-over zone lines are drawn 10 metres before and after the scratch line. The lines are included in the zone measurement. The baton is to be passed within these zone lines. 3. For the 4x100m event, the acceleration zone will be marked 10m behind the start of the changeover zone. Lane Running Rules 1. All relay events will start in lanes, with parts of some events able to be completed in the inside lane. 2. 4x100m events: All stages of these events must be run entirely in lanes. 3. 4x200m events: The first two stages plus that part of the third stage up to the exit from the first bend (marked with cones) must be run in lanes. From then on all runners may use the inside lane. 4. Medley events: The first two stages plus that part of the third stage up to the exit from the second bend (marked with cones) must be run in lanes. From then on all runners may use the inside lane.