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STAR AWARDS 2012-2013
The STAR AWARDS system provides athletes with goals to aim for during the season based on well-developed performance standards.
It also rewards athletes for their attendance, improvement and achievement. Athletes may obtain up to five Stars in a season. The Stars may be displayed on their Centre Uniforms.
A Star will be awarded when qualifying standards have been achieved in a number of track and field events. This encourages young athletes to develop their track and field athletic skills generally. Stars are awarded according to a graduated standard, starting with Yellow, then Green, Red, Blue and finally Gold.
Click on the age groups in the table below for a list of the athletes who have achieved stars in the current season:
The performance criteria for each age group are shown at the bottom of each page of star awards (which can be accessed from the above table). Alternatively, you can view the performance criteria for Boys (81kB pdf) and Girls (81kB pdf) for the 2012/2013 Season in a format suitable for your Achievement Record Book.
The Star Award Criteria have been recalculated for the 2012/2013 season. These calculations have been based on the end-of-season personal bests for all athletes registered for the last 6 seasons. The Red Star level has been taken as the Mean of the PBs for all athletes for each event in each age group; the Yellow, Green, Blue and Gold Star criteria are based on deviations from the mean. It is expected that, while not necessarily any easier than in previous seasons, these new performance standards should be achievable by most athletes.
Performance Standards for each event are displayed on the Star Awards Sheet, which should be pasted in the athlete's Achievement Book. An athlete must first attempt to equal or better the standards shown for the Yellow Star.
Results must be entered in the first column where the achievement standard is reached. For example, if the Red level for an event is achieved, and there are no results entered for that event in the Yellow or Green levels, it must be entered in the Yellow column.
When the required performance has been achieved in:
U6 to U8
U9 to U10
U11 to U17
one track and two field events, or
one field and two track events
two track and two field events
three track and two field events, or
three field and two track events
then the Yellow Star can be awarded. Further Stars (Green, Red, then Blue) may be earned when the same conditions are met at subsequent levels.
A single performance, however, may not contribute to more than one Star and even a brilliant performance in a particular event must first be entered against the Yellow standard.
The ultimate achievement, the Gold Star, requires a Blue Star and performance equal to or better than the Gold standard in ANY two events (Track or Field).
It is not necessary to use the same events at each level of award. For example, different events may be used to achieve the Green level than the events that were used to achieve the Yellow level. When enough standards have been achieved to qualify for an achievement award, the book should be submitted to the Awards Officer. The awards must be achieved in the correct order, i.e. Yellow, Green, Red, Blue and Gold. So the Yellow award must be achieved before the Green award, and so on.
Note: Performances must be entered on the Star Awards Sheet (which should be pasted in the Achievement Record Book) in date order. That is, no back-filling is permitted.