ENGLISH SCHOOLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION


Rules, Regulations, Scoring Tables & Guide to the conduct of a


MINIATHLON FOR

BOYS & GIRLS AGED 11-13 YEARS


Autumn 1999




Competition Specifications & Guidelines

1 The events are for Boys & Girls who are aged 11 years and Under 13 on 31st August/1st September at the end of the current school year (normally Years 6 & 7).
2 The 4 groups shown here may be offered. Each competitor then chooses to compete in 3 separate events taking one event only from each of 3 pre-selected groups.
Track Eventsfrom 80m, 150m, 600m, or 800m
Walking Events800m and/or 1000m
Jumping eventsLong Jump and/or High Jump
Throwing eventsfrom Cricket ball(boys), Rounders ball(girls), Shot, Javelin or Discus
3 Scoring is as per the points table provided. The competitors' final performance is the aggregate of points scored from each of the 3 groups.
4 In all field events, except High Jump, 3 trials each are allowed.
5 Events may be performed in any order, according to numbers participating and the time available. Competitors should not compete in more than the 3 events that they have selected.
6 All other rules are as laid down by the English Schools' A.A. in their current Handbook.
7 Recommended weights of implements are
Shot2.72 kg
Discus0.75kg
Javelin400 g
Cricket Ball (Boys)4.75 oz
Rounders Ball (Girls)standard size
8 It is not necessary to offer the whole range of events. There should, however, be a minimum of one event from each selected group.
9 Members of school staff, interested parents and older pupils can officiate. Particular note should be taken of the relevant Safety Measures contained within this booklet



Organisation prior to meeting


allow at least 30 minutes prior to start
1 Pupils should select in which 3 event of 3 groups they wish to compete. It may help to have their choices written down on separate sheets.
2 Pupils should then be divided into 4 or 5 Pools, according to their choice of activity. Maximum number in a Pool should be 12.
3 Organizers should ensure that all available facilities are used from the very start of the meeting. If High Jump is to be offered, it is suggested that there be only 10 maximum in the first High Jump competition and that the Pool be seeded to include the better performers. This should avoid a delay later in the meeting.
4 Events/Groups can be changed according to the number of officials/available facilities/ and the number of entries.



A typical example of a meeting

Start time of meeting 4.00pm
Numbers 40 pupils ( 20 boys + 20 girls)
Number of officials 6-10 adults + 6-10 pupil helpers.
3.30 Preparation/ Administration time.
4.00 pm GIRLS Sprints 80m, 150m
BOYS High Jump (Pool A)
Long Jump (Pool A)
Throws (Pool B)
4.30 pm BOYS High Jump (Pool B)
Long Jump (Pool B)
Throws (Pool A)
5.00 pm BOYS Sprints 80m, 150m
GIRLS High Jump (Pool A)
Long Jump (Pool A)
Throws (Pool B)
5.30 pm GIRLS High Jump (Pool B)
Long Jump (Pool B)
Throws (Pool A)
6.00 pm Other TRACK EVENTS 600m 800m and/or WALKS.
As in all Combined Events competitions, all times in a timetable, except for the first events can only be approximate. It is essential, therefore, that organizers arrange a central administration point/announcer to which pupils can easily refer throughout the competition, so that they do not miss their event if the programme runs ahead of the scheduled time etc.

Schedules have been based upon 40 high jump attempts, 10-14 short sprints and 40 horizontal jumps or short throws every 30 mins. The longer throwing events may take a little longer, but entries could be fewer. If there are greater or smaller entries, or fewer officials available etc. the timetable will need to be changed accordingly.

This schedule is only a suggestion, aimed at giving guidance. Individual teachers may wish to change their approach completely. This would be quite acceptable as long as the basic competition rules, and safety measures, are maintained.



Under 13 Boys scoring table

Points80m150m600m800m800m
walk
1000m
walk
High
Jump
Long
Jump
Cricket
Ball
ShotDiscusJavelin
114.730.52.483.507.129.000.822.5029.004.359.009.00
214.530.02.453.467.048.500.852.6230.504.509.6010.50
314.329.52.423.426.568.400.882.7432.004.6510.2012.00
414.129.02.393.396.488.300.912.8633.504.8010.8013.50
513.928.52.363.366.408.200.942.9835.004.9511.4015.00
613.728.02.333.336.328.100.973.1036.005.1012.0016.00
713.527.52.303.306.248.001.003.2237.005.2512.6017.00
813.327.02.273.276.167.501.033.3438.005.4013.2018.00
913.126.52.243.246.087.401.063.4239.005.5513.8019.00
1013.026.02.213.216.007.301.093.5040.005.7014.4020.00
1112.925.52.193.185.527.201.123.5841.005.8515.0021.00
1212.825.22.173.155.447.101.143.6642.006.0015.6022.00
1312.724.92.153.125.367.001.163.7443.006.1516.0023.00
1412.624.62.133.095.306.521.183.8244.006.3016.4024.00
1512.524.32.113.065.236.441.203.9045.006.4516.8025.00
1612.424.02.093.035.176.361.223.9846.006.6017.2026.00
1712.323.72.073.005.106.281.244.0647.006.7517.6027.00
1812.223.42.052.575.046.201.264.1448.006.9018.0028.00
1912.123.12.032.544.586.121.284.2249.007.0518.4029.00
2012.022.82.012.514.516.041.304.3050.007.2018.8030.00
2111.922.51.592.484.455.561.324.3851.007.3519.2031.00
2211.822.21.572.454.385.481.344.4652.007.5019.6032.00
2311.721.91.552.424.325.401.364.5453.007.6520.0033.00
2411.621.61.532.394.275.341.384.6254.007.8020.4034.00
2511.521.31.512.364.225.281.404.7055.007.9520.8035.00
Per
extra
point
0.10.30.020.030.050.060.020.081.000.150.401.00

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Under 13 Girls scoring table

Points80m150m600m800m800m
walk
1000m
walk
High
Jump
Long
Jump
Rounders
Ball
ShotDiscusJavelin
115.531.53.064.247.289.200.732.2017.403.209.007.40
215.331.03.024.187.209.100.762.3218.103.509.608.10
315.130.52.584.127.129.000.792.4418.803.8010.208.80
414.930.02.554.077.048.500.822.5619.504.1010.809.50
514.729.52.524.026.568.400.852.6820.204.4011.4010.20
614.529.02.493.576.488.300.882.8020.904.6512.0010.90
714.328.52.463.526.408.200.912.9221.604.8512.6011.60
814.128.02.433.476.328.100.943.0422.305.0013.2012.30
913.927.52.403.436.248.000.973.1623.005.1513.8013.00
1013.727.02.373.396.167.501.003.2623.705.3014.4013.70
1113.526.62.343.356.087.401.033.3424.405.4515.0014.40
1213.326.22.313.316.007.301.063.4225.105.6015.6015.10
1313.225.82.283.285.527.201.093.5025.805.7516.0015.80
1413.125.42.253.255.447.101.113.5826.505.9016.4016.50
1513.025.12.233.225.377.011.133.6627.206.0516.8017.20
1612.924.82.213.195.306.531.153.7427.906.2017.2017.90
1712.824.52.193.165.246.451.173.8228.606.3517.6018.60
1812.724.22.173.135.186.371.193.9029.306.5018.0019.30
1912.623.92.153.105.116.291.213.9830.006.6518.4020.00
2012.523.62.133.075.056.211.234.0630.706.8018.8020.70
2112.423.32.113.044.586.131.254.1431.406.9519.2021.40
2212.323.02.093.014.526.051.274.2232.107.1019.6022.10
2312.222.72.072.584.465.571.294.3032.807.2520.0022.80
2412.122.42.052.554.405.491.314.3833.507.4020.4023.50
2512.022.12.032.524.345.431.334.4634.207.5520.8024.20
Per
extra
point
0.10.30.020.030.060.060.020.080.700.150.400.70

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Computerised results program

A computer program designed specifically to process entries and results for this event is available. This allows quick and simple competitor entry, results input, and results printing. It also automatically creates a web page for you to put on your own school site, or to send to us at the ESAA web site. Finally, it prints out a summary in the form shown below so that you can send it to the ESAA Combined Events Secretary.

Download the program setupminiathlon.exe into any directory you choose, then execute it to install the miniathlon program (simply double click the file). The program installation includes the rules (as on this page) and comprehensive help on how to use it. Once installed you can safely delete the setupminiathlon.exe file.

The program can cater for up to 100 boys and 100 girls, and runs under Windows 95/98/NT.

The latest data file containing the scoring tables is dated 01/01/2000.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

THE ENGLISH SCHOOLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION EXPRESSES THANKS TO

  1. The work and research carried out by members of the ESAA Working Party to create the documentation/scheme for a Miniathlon. Members were:
    • Mr.Derek Hayward
    • Miss Lynn Burton
    • Miss Margaret Meikle
    • Mrs Pat Neary
  2. The documentation of existing schemes provided by:
    • The South of England A.A.
    • The Midland Counties A.A.
    • Derbyshire Schools' A.A.
  3. The individuals who undertook the organisation of a Pilot Scheme during the Summer of 1999.

PUBLICATIONS

We ask you to copy this document for you own use, however further copies of this MINIATHLON HANDBOOK may also be obtained from:

D.J.Hayward
Hon.Secretary E.S.A.A. Combined Events
P.O.Box 9.
Wem. SY4 5WW
Shropshire.

PRICE: 1.00 inc.postage

or consult our web site www.esaa.net

Copies of the English Schools' Handbook, PRICE 3.00 (inc.postage) may be obtained from:

D.Littlewood.
Hon.Secretary E.S.A.A.
26 Newborough Green
New Malden.KT3 5HS
Surrey



REPORT SHEET FOR MINIATHLON

It is appreciated that teachers may well have ideas on how to improve the Miniathlon. The E.S.A.A. are keen to take note of any views which may be expressed and accordingly request that this sheet, or a photocopy or similar form, be sent to Derek Hayward, PO Box 9, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5WW within 7 days of any Meeting.

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Venue used
Date of event
Organising School/County
Name of person in charge
Contact Phone Number
Number of competitorsBoys =Girls =
Number of officials usedAdults =Student helpers =
Timing of eventStarted at:Finished at:

Details of Groups and Events offered
GroupEventNumber of BoysNumber of Girls




















































Positive and/or negative comments (if any) about the organisation, timetable, events, scoring tables etc.....(use extra sheets if need be!)