Achievements and awards

One of the main aims of the Little Athletics movement is to improve the individual athletic performance of the young members.  All athletes can't be champions but it is the spirit with which they compete and improve personal achievement that is most important.

Ticket Books

All athlete's results are entered into the ResultsHQ database and athletes can monitor their performances throughout the year.  The results listed are only those of the individual athlete.   Results for each event, averages and trends for the yeat can be viewed at the ResultsHQ site.

Performance tickets can also be printed from the Results HQ site which can be placed in the athlete's booklet which should have been received at registration. Please ask if yu do not have one.  This will be a hardcopy record of all events and performances for the season.

The personal Best performances are accumulated during the year and the athlete will win a ribbon for each 5 PBs earned (3 PBs for under 6 athletes)

An Achievement Ticket for each event can be printed directly from ResultsHQ

The Gap Centre have a personal best ‘ribbons’ system which awards all athletes with a ribbon each time 5 personal best performances are achieved.  The ribbons reward children for achieving their PB in events run on Friday night meets. This way, the athletes are competing against their best scores for each event and not necessarily against other young athletes, who clearly score highly every week. In fact, with this system, children who are not ‘the best’ athletes often scored more PBs.

Personal best ‘ribbons’

Individual Achievement Awards QLAA/McDonald’s Point System

This card received at registration shows three different levels of achievement (boys and girls for different age groups) as green, red and blue – green the easier, up to blue for a high standard of achievement.  As each child attains the performance level in his/her age category, colour the appropriate spot on the card.  The aim is to attain a full range of green, red and blue stickers on each card by season's end.  As these levels are achieved the athlete should update their card.

The Blue sheet is for Boys and the pink sheet is for Girls.

The system works as follows:

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Highlight the age group scores.  For example for U 10 Girls
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To achieve a green  level , the girls must run 70 m in 13.9 sec; a red level is 12.9 sec and Blue is 11.9 sec or better. When the athlete has reached this level, then they colour in the appropriate circle on the front of the sheet

So, say the 10 year old got a score of 13.5 sec on the 70 m sprint, then they would colour in the green circle in green pencil.

To receive a group award, the competitor must score a green in each group, so in this example they must get 21sec in 100 m and 43.5 sec in the 200m

 

Awards The scorecard is then taken to the registrar for verification (this may take a couple of weeks).  The athlete is then awarded a McDonald’s achievement award.



Those children who are not able to achieve a green award should be marked on attendance. It is up to the Age Marshalls to deem that attendance has been regular and the child has put in their best effort.

Most Improved Trophy

This trophy is awarded tot he athlete who achieves the most personal best performances during the season; it includes events at centre, regioanl ans state events as well as LAQ carnivals and pentathlons.  We consider it the most prestigious award for the athletes.

Age Champion Awards

The girl and boy in each age group who achieves the highest number of points over the whole season will be awarded the Age Champion trophies for the Centre.  Points are awarded to each athlete for their performance in each event that they participate in; points accumulate depending on their personal best results and the McDonald’s levels that the athlete achieves - be it green, red or blue.  Point will also accumulate for participation at Regional and

Age Champion Awards

The girl and boy in each age group who achieves the highest number of points over the whole season will be awarded the Age Champion trophies for the Centre.  Points are awarded to each athlete for their performance in each event that they participate in; points accumulate depending on their personal best results and the McDonald’s levels that the athlete achieves - be it green, red or blue.  Point will also accumulate for participation at Regional and State meets.  By adding up, these points the child that attends every week and participates in each event may be the one who is awarded the trophy, not the child who wins every race but  attends rarely.  These trophies will be presented at the break up and awards presentations.

State meets.  By adding up, these points the child that attends every week and participates in each event may be the one who is awarded the trophy, not the child who wins every race but  attends rarely.  These trophies will be presented at the break up and awards presentations.

Age Improvement Awards

In addition to the above, the boy and girl athletes in each age group who achieve the most personal bests over the whole season will be awarded the most improved award at the break up and awards presentations.

Centre Medals

AwardsAll children who have been with The Gap Centre during the season will receive a medal in recognition of their achievement for the season.  These medals will be presented at the break up and awards presentations.

 

Other Awards

Obviously our more talented athletes can aspire to achieving various performance awards available throughout the season at the different QLAA competitions. 

Awards Presentations

The awards are presented at the break-up event on a nominated Saturday afternoon.  The day includes games for the athletes, guest speakers, the  “Gap Gift”, a handicap race for the Seniors, and of course presentation of al awards.

Refer to the calendar for the date of the Presentation day.