LIAA Regulations 2014

LEEWARD ISLANDS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS (to be updated by consensus for 2014)


CONTENTS

(A) GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

(B) SUMMARY OF CRITERIA FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

(C) LISTING OF EVENTS BY CATEGORIES/AGE GROUPINGS.

(D) RECOMMENDATIONS

(E) 2014 HOST COUNTRIES AND ALTERNATIVES

(F) CONCLUSION

(G) TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (To Follow)

 

(A) GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

(1) (a) For age group meets (Youth & Juniors) ages are calculated as of the 31st December in the year of competition.

     (b) Ages should be verified prior to the start of the competition.

(2) (a) Information concerning date(s) should be communicated to participating countries by the end of January of the year of competition. For 2014, information should be communicated not less than two (2) months before the date of competition.

     (b) Team sizes and participation should be indicated to the host country at least one (1) month before the competition. Confirmation of team sizes with names at least two (2) weeks, and event registration by names at least one (1) week, before the meet.

(3) The senior championship shall be conducted in two (2) categories - Male and Female - with separate scoring and an overall Champion team.

(4) The host country will not assume the responsibility for additional persons to championships beyond the established limits.

(5) The order of events should be standardized for all meets. If facility layout does not allow the standardized format, the proposed format should be circulated at least two (2) months before the date of the competition. (Tentative schedules to follow).

(6) The host country will seek (where possible) a waiver on departure taxes for participating teams.

(7) STARTING HEIGHTS FOR HIGH JUMP

AGE GROUP

SEX

HT (ft in)

HT(m)

SEX

HT (ft in)

HT (m)

UNDER 11

GIRLS

3’ 0"

0.914

BOYS

3’ 3"

0.991

UNDER 13

GIRLS

3’ 6"

1.067

BOYS

3’ 8"

1.118

UNDER 15

GIRLS

4’ 0"

1.219

BOYS

4’ 6"

1.372

UNDER 17

GIRLS

4’ 6"

1.372

BOYS

5’ 0"

1.524

UNDER 20

GIRLS

4’ 6"

1.372

BOYS

5’ 4"

1.626

OPEN

FEMALE

4’ 6"

1.372

MALE

5’ 6"

1.676

 

(8) EQUIPMENT FOR THROWING EVENTS

EVENT

CLASS

SEX

WEIGHT

SEX

WEIGHT

SHOTPUT

UNDER 15

GIRLS

3kg (6.6 lbs)

BOYS

4kg (8.8 lbs)

UNDER 17

GIRLS

3kg (6.6 lbs)

BOYS

5kg (11.0 lbs)

UNDER 20

GIRLS

4kg (8.8 lbs)

BOYS

6kg (13.2 lbs)

OPEN

FEMALE

4kg (8.8 lbs)

MALE

7.26kg (16 lbs)

DISCUS

UNDER 17

GIRLS

1kg (2.2 lbs)

BOYS

1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)

UNDER 20

GIRLS

1kg (2.2 lbs)

BOYS

1.75kg (3.85lbs)

OPEN

FEMALES

1kg (2.2 lbs)

MALE

2.0 kg (4.4 lbs)

JAVELIN

UNDER 17

GIRLS

500g

BOYS

700g

UNDER 20

GIRLS

600g

BOYS

800g

OPEN

FEMALES

600g

MALE

800g

(9) Each country is allowed two entries per event.

(10) The crouch start is compulsory in all sprints (100m, 200m, 400m, 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m). Starting blocks should be provided by the host country.

(11) Automatic timing system is mandatory.

(12) A deposit of US $50.00 or the EC$ equivalent, should be charged on all protests written to the Jury of Appeal.

 

B.   SUMMARY OF CRITERIA FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

YOUTH

JUNIOR

SENIOR

CATEGORIES/ AGE GROUP

UNDER 11, 13 & 15 YEARS

UNDER 17 & 20 YEARS

OPEN MALE & FEMALE

TEAM SIZE

35 ATHLETES AND 5 OFFICIALS

27 ATHLETES AND 4 OFFICIALS

22 ATHLETES AND 3 OFFICIALS

COMPETITION FORMAT

OVER 2 DAYS

(FINALS ONLY)

OVER 2 DAYS (HEATS & FINALS WHERE APPLICABLE)

OVER 2 DAYS (HEATS & FINALS WHERE APPLICABLE)

TEAM LEVY

US $15.00 PER ATHLETE & OFFICIAL

US $20.00 PER ATHLETE & OFFICIAL

US $25.00 PER ATHLETE & OFFICIAL

SCHEDULE

IN MAY

END OF APRIL TO EARLY MAY

LATE JUNE TO EARLY JULY

ENTRY LIMIT

MAXIMUM OF 5 EVENTS (INCLUDING RELAYS) PER ATHLETE

NONE

NONE

SCORING SYSTEM

INDIVIDUAL??

EVENTS 10-7-5-3-1

RELAYS 10-7-5-3-1

MEDAL COUNT ONLY:

GOLD = 5 PTS

SILVER = 3 PTS

BRONZE = 1 PT

(MALE & FEMALE SEPARATELY)

MEDAL COUNT ONLY:

GOLD = 5 PTS

SILVER = 3 PTS

BRONZE = 1 PT

(MALE & FEMALE SEPARATELY)

 

(C) LISTING OF EVENTS BY CATEGORIES/AGE GROUPING

EVENTS

YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS

JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

U-11

U-13

U-15

U-17

U-20

MALE

FEMALE

100M

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

200M

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

400M

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

800M

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

1200M/1500M

OPEN (BOYS & GIRLS)

X

X

X

X

3000M

-

-

-

OPEN FEMALE

-

X

5000M

-

-

-

OPEN MALE

X

-

LONG JUMP

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

HIGH JUMP

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

TRIPLE JUMP

-

-

-

OPEN (MALE & FEMALE)

X

X

CRICKET BALL THROW

X

X

-

-

-

-

-

SHOTPUT

-

-

X

X

X

X

X

DISCUS

-

-

-

X

X

X

X

JAVELIN

-

-

-

X

X

X

X

4X100M RELAY

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

4X400M RELAY

OPEN (BOYS & GIRLS)

OPEN MALE & FEMALE

X

X

 

(D) RECOMMENDATIONS

(1) Qualified competition officials could be invited from each participating country by the host. Their passages should be paid by their country of origin.

  1. All three (3) meets should be placed on the O.E.C.S. and N.A.C.A.C. yearly calendars and funding/co-sponsorship sought from these governing bodies by the Leeward Islands Athletics Steering Committee.
  2. It is expected that a thorough review will be performed at the earliest Championship.

 

(E) 2014 HOST COUNTRIES AND ALTERNATES

CHAMPIONSHIPS

HOST

DATE

ALTERNATE

DATE

YOUTH

NEVIS

May 23-25



JUNIORS

TORTOLA

May



SENIORS





 

(F) CONCLUSION

It is hoped that this document will continue to provide clear guidelines for the Leeward Islands Track & Field Championships. Its contents will be reviewed annually and improved upon where necessary.


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