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AWARDS AND TROPHIES
HORNSBY AWARDS: Awards presented by Hornsby Centre aim to reward athletes for a variety of achievements; they act as incentives, encouraging children to work for attainable goals along their road to self-improvement.
AWARD ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to receive an award, HDLAC registered athletes have to attend and compete on a minimum of 60% of the available competition days. The calculation of attendance is taken from the first day of competition until the end of the season.
HORNSBY STAR AWARDS: 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 rather than specialising at too early an age.
Stars are awarded according to a graduated standard, starting with Yellow, then Green, Red, Blue and finally Gold.
For full details of Hornsby Star Awards, refer to the Star Awards page.
HORNSBY MERIT AWARDS: Newer or younger athletes more eagerly seek these and they reward consistent and regular attendance and participation. Points towards these awards are recorded on the special Merit Award sheet which should be pasted in the front of the athlete's ticket book. For each Hornsby Centre meeting, an athlete may score one point per ticket and one for attendance, with six points being awarded for a meeting washed out by rain (five points for twilight meetings). Badges are awarded when 50 points, and again when 100 points, are amassed during the season. Special awards for 200, 300, 400, etc., are earned by accumulating points from previous seasons, with a maximum of 100 allowable per season.
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|First/open day of season
||One point for each event competed (max 5)
||One point for each event competed (max 6)
||One point for each event competed (max 5)
||One point for each event competed (max 7)
|Cancellation of Septathlon will be transferred to another day
||One point for each event possible to compete (treated as normal Saturday) (max 6)
|Closure beyond HDLAC control (wet, fire, Council etc)
||One point for each event possible to compete
(max 6 - normal Saturday)
(max 5 - twilight)
(max 5 - first/open day)
|As per max|
|Zone, Regional, State, Christmas /New Years day
Download the Merit Awards Recording Sheet for the 2011/2012 season to place inside your Acheivement Record Book to keep track of your points for the season.
MOST IMPROVED TROPHY: A trophy is awarded to a girl and boy athlete in each age group who has scored the most 'improved' points over the season. Points are credited on a 1, 3, 5 system. The first time you complete the event one point is given and the result is your personal best (PB). The next time you do the event if you equal your PB then three points are credited. If you better your PB then five points are given and your result becomes your new PB. This award is computer generated.
BEST ATHLETE TROPHY: A trophy is awarded to an athlete in each age group, who has obtained the highest point score. Points are calculated using their personal best in each event and comparing this to the gold star standard. For the U/6 and U/7 age groups, the best 5 events are included in the point score; U/8s - 6 events, while the U/9 to U15s have 7 events included in the calculations. Thus only their best events are included. This Award is computer generated.
Perpetual Trophies are divided into 2 types these being achievement based (computer generated) and character based (chosen by a vote taken by the executive).
ACHIEVEMENT BASED AWARDS
The following are Achievement based and thus computer generated. The “Best Athlete” calculation is applied to the Season’s Best Performances wether they be achieved at Centre, Zone, Region or State. If an athlete has not competed in a particular event all season then a score of zero is given for that event an athlete must have attended at least 60% of available competition to be eligible for these awards.
ARNOLD HUNT AWARD: This is awarded to the most outstanding girl or boy athlete in middle and long distance running. It is open to athletes in the Under 13 to under 15 age groups.
BRETT CARKEET MEMORIAL TROPHY: This trophy is named in honour of an athlete who excelled in walking and middle distance running. The Executive Committee votes for the most outstanding athlete in Race walking, 800m and 1500m running. It is open to athletes in the Under 9 to 12 age groups.
GENEVIEVE TRAIN MEMORIAL TROPHY: A trophy is presented for achievement in sprint events. Open to all age groups.
CLINT SHAW AWARD: Awarded to the most outstanding girl or boy in the Under 7 to Under 9 age groups.
HDLAC HURDLES TROPHY: This trophy is awarded to the most outstanding athlete in straight track and 200metres hurdles.
HDLAC JUMPS TROPHY: This trophy is awarded to the most outstanding athlete in Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump. Open to the 9-15 age groups.
HDLAC THROWS TROPHY: This trophy is awarded to the most outstanding athlete in Discus, Javelin and Shot Put. Open to all age groups.
MARION MITCHELL OVERALL MOST IMPROVED AWARD: This trophy is awarded to the athlete who has the most personal bests for the season. In the event of more than one athlete achieving this award, the Executive Committee will use the following criteria to make a decision: performance; attitude and application to the discipline; participation in the weekly program; attending a minimum of 60 percent of available competition days calculated from the first competition day of the season Open to all age groups.
ZONE, REGION & STATE PARTICIPATION: A trophy is given to each athlete who competes at Zone. A trophy is given to each athlete who achieves Region and State representation. These trophies are not subject to the 60% attendance rules.
These awards are to be decided by the executive using a secret ballot after discussing the potential candidates. All members of the executive are to be included in the discussion and voting process. If one of the candidates is the child of an executive member, then the member may chose to abstain from voting.
AGE MANAGER'S AWARD: The Age Manager’s Award is given to a Little Athlete who, the Age Manager feels, has the following qualities: good sportsmanship ,attitude, cooperation and active participation in the weekly programme. The Age Manager chooses this Award.
WALKLEY ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: This trophy is awarded to an athlete who, the Executive feels, shows enthusiasm to their training and competition as well as showing dedication to athletics. Open to the Under 10 to Under 13 age groups. This award takes into account attendance (a minimum of 80% would be desirable), attitude, active participation in the weekly programme, cooperation and good sportsmanship. The Age Managers’ recommendations (10’s to 13’s) are required prior to the meeting to decide this award.
BINNING AWARD: A Trophy is awarded to each of an Under 12 boy and girl athlete who most closely represents the true spirit of Little Athletics. Potential recipients are judged on the following criteria: attitude, endeavour, and cooperation, active participation in the weekly programme, attendance and years attended. A Binnings recipient typically has been with the centre for several years and would have an attendance for the current season in excess of 80%. The U/12 Age Managers’ recommendations are required prior to a decision being made. The executive will then select the candidates.
SPECIAL DAYS: Throughout the season other Centres hold many invitation carnivals - mostly on Sundays. These will be publicised by our Officer for Championships. Entry to these is open to all. In addition, Hornsby Centre supports the carnivals run by our State Associations. These are listed in your calendar.
TRANS TASMAN: This Challenge originated in 1977 and involves competition between Auckland and New South Wales for the U/11 and U/12 age groups. This year the Challenge will be held in Auckland, New Zealand. The program includes all State events except walk, hurdles and triple jump.
STATE RELAYS: All Centres in the State are entitled to enter relay teams for the State Relay competition to be held at the Sydney International Athletic Centre, Homebush on 24 November 2002. Hornsby may choose girls' and boys' teams for the 4x100m and the throwing and jumping relays, and mixed teams for the 4x400m (U/10-U/15) and 4x200m (U/8, U/9). Separate events are held for ages U/8 through to U/15. Athletes chosen for a track team are not eligible to compete in a field team. Baton-changing practice is held for those Hornsby athletes chosen in the 4x100m teams in the weeks leading up to the Relays.
ZONE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Being chosen to represent Hornsby District at the Zone Championships is the first step on the long road toward the State Championships. The table towards the back of this booklet indicates the events to be contested in each age group.
Hornsby will again join with competitors from Northern Suburbs, Ryde, Parramatta, North Rocks/Carlingford and Cherrybrook to determine who will be the medal winners in the U/7's and who, from the other age groups, will earn the right to advance to the Regional Championships. Athletes in the U/13, U/14 and U/15 age groups will have open entry into Zone, subject to a maximum of four events per athlete. In the other age groups, Hornsby is entitled to field a maximum of four boys and four girls in each event. U/6's do not compete at all. The remaining age groups may contest no more than four events each.
Selections for Hornsby's Zone team will be made in early October. Acceptance of a place in the team implies that the athlete will be available not only for the Zone Championships but for the Regional and State, if they qualify. Withdrawal from an event for reasons other than injury or illness cannot be tolerated as it frequently means that another enthusiastic athlete is prevented from competing.
Criteria for selection are based primarily upon the standard of performance shown in that event and also upon a measure of Saturday participation in the event.
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: The first four placegetters (from U/8 upwards) from Zone earn the right to compete against athletes from other Zones in the Northern Metropolitan Region. Medals are presented to place getters in the U/8's who proceed no further than the Regional Championships.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: These are contested (U/9 through to U/15) by the first three in each event from the Regional Championships. Competition here is very strong and those who have participated in training are more likely to be successful. The State Championships effectively end our season.
STATE MULTI EVENT: This year, the multi event will again be available for all ages, from U/7 to U/15. Entry is available to all athletes. There is no Zone or Regional qualification.
INTERSTATE CHAMPIONSHIP: A State team of U/13's will be chosen at the conclusion of the State Championships and U/15 representatives in Multi will come from competitors in the State Multi Event.
SEPTATHLON COMPETITION: An explanation of the Septathlon Competition is needed to alleviate some misconceptions about this special day. The conditions and events for each age group are as follows: (...back to previous page...)
||Must compete in all four defined events. Two extra events will be provided with a view of skills enhancement. The defined events are: 100m, 300m pack start, Long Jump and Shot Put.
||Must compete in all six events, with all six events counted towards the overall point score. The defined events are: 70m, 100m, 500m pack start, Long Jump, Discus and Shot Put.
|Under 8 to 17
||Must compete in all seven events with the lowest score being dropped to give the overall point score.
For athletes to be eligible to receive a Septathlon Award, the above conditions must be complied with. Normal competition conditions will apply on Septathlon day and all performances will be eligible for:
Normal rules apply to each event, i.e. during field events, if an athlete fails each of the three trials, or during the walks an athlete is disqualified (DQ'd for walk rules infringement), this will not, in itself, disqualify an athlete from receiving Septathlon points. It will simply give them 10 points (the minimum points for any event) and could be the seventh event that is not considered in the overall points accumulation (under the 8 to 17 age group). (...back to previous page...)
- Personal Best (PB)
- Centre Records
- End-of-Season Centre Best award
- Any other Centre performance-based assessment
The only condition that will preclude an athlete from receiving a Septathlon award will be that they do not comply with the above conditions set out for their age group. So that onus is on each athlete to be at the oval at the correct starting time so that they are able to compete in all the events set for their age group.