Event specific

The best help we can provide you is through our resident Coaches, Training Squads and private coaching sessions.

If you can’t make it out though to any of these we hope that the following pages will give you a little understanding of each discipline and then you can ask the right questions of your team mates or Coach!

If you need to know what height or weight for your Age Group, follow these links:

Hammer

Athletes throw a metal ball (7.26kg for men, 4kg for women) for distance that’s attached to a grip by a steel wire no longer than 1.22m while remaining inside a 2.135m diameter circle. In order for the throw to be measured the ball must land inside a marked 35-degree sector and the athlete must not...

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Discus

All are fair throws A single handed under arm throw. A bowling action over the head. A double handed throw. Each competitor is entitled to three throws, but they must not be consecutive. Competitor touches with any part of their body, the ground outside the circle or the top edge of the iron band, after...

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Javelin

An athlete is entitled to three attempts, but they should not be consecutive. The Javelin must be held at the grip. It must be thrown over the shoulder or upper arm. It is a foul throw if this is not adhered to. It must not be thrown with a slinging or hurling action. The competitor...

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Shot Put

Each competitor is entitled to three attempts. The shot shall touch or be in close proximity of the neck or the chin and the hand shall not be dropped below this position during the action of putting. The shot shall be put from the shoulder, shall not be taken behind the line of the shoulders...

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High Jump

In High Jump there are two main types of jumps: The Fosbury Flop The ScissorsIt is recommended that participants not use the Fosbury Flop until deemed proficient to use the technique. The hands must not touch the landing area before the feet touchdown. Each competitor is allowed three attempts to clear a particular height, ie when...

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Long Jump

Take-off Board 1 x 1/2 metre by one metre take‐off board/mat for the U10 to U12 age groups inclusive. 1 x one metre by 20 centimetres take ‐off board for the U13 age group and up Athletes allowed three (3) jumps, not three consecutive jumps. A foul jump will be recorded if: Take‐off from outside either side of the metre...

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Triple Jump

The Triple Jump must comply with the following definition: HOP ‐ STEP ‐ JUMP The hop lands upon the same foot in the step and is opposite from the one used in the jump. It is not a foul that while jumping, they touch the ground with their “sleeping leg” Take-off Board 1 x one metre...

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