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Relay Registration 2017 for Doncaster athletics members

By completing this registration you are  expressing an interest for the athlete to be considered for selection in the relay squad for the relevant event.

Relays provide an opportunity for athletes aged to participate in team events and to learn relay skills. Our athletes enjoy competing in teams and cheering on club mates. Relays allow athletes form lasting friendships and develop a sense of teamwork, athletes enjoy competing in teams and cheering on club mates. Doncaster has a strong history in relays with many teams qualifying for the State Relay Championship.

COMPETITION DATES

Box Hill Relays - Sunday 12th November, Hagenauer Reserve, Barwon Street, Box Hill

Region Relay Championships - Saturday 25th November 2017, Bill Stewart Track, Burwood

State Relay Championships - Saturday 16th December 2017, Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park

RELAY EVENTS

Each athlete can be nominated in a maximum of 3 events.

Box Hill offers the following events for U8 – U16

• Girls & Boys - 4 x 100, 4 x 200, Medley (2x100, 1x200, 1x400)

• Mixed Gender - 4 x 100, 4 x 200 (U16 only)

Region and State Relay Championships offers the following events

 

Event Type Age Group Team Composition Max. Team Size
4 x 100m U9 - U15 B & G 4 5
4 x 200m U9 - U15 B & G 4 5
Medley (2 x 100m, 1 x 200m, 1 x 400m) U9 - U15 B & G 4 5
Mixed Sex 4 x 100m U9 - U15 MS 2 x Boys, 2 x Girls 6
Mixed Sex 4 x 200m U9 - U15 MS 2 x Boys, 2 x Girls 6
Mixed Age Medley
(2 x 100m, 1 x 200m, 1 x 400m)
U9 - U11 MA 1 x U9, 1 x U10, 2 x U11 6
U12 - U13 MA 2 x U12, 2 x U13 6
U14 - U15 MA 2 x U14, 2 x U15 6

 

RELAY SELECTION CRITERIA

A relay squad consists of all the athletes in a given gender/age group that have nominated for relays and have agreed to make themselves available for training and competition days. A relay team consists of 4/5 members taken from the relay squad to compete in an event. Relay squads/teams shall be selected using the following broad criteria:

• To select squads/teams with the best potential for progression to the State Championships with ultimately the ability to secure a State final position, and

• To progress as many athletes as possible commensurate with the athletes abilities

The selection is based on the following criteria (in order):

• Athlete’s performance over relay distances (100, 200 & 400m)

• Athletes’ proficiency in relay race technique

• Attitude and being a ‘team’ member

• Attendance at training.

The final selection of each squad will be determined by the Team Coach and/or Peter Sharpe.

TRAINING DATES

Relay training is held every Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm leading up to the Regional Relays,  Teams progressing to State Championship will continue to train.

Where a coach has been nominated for a particular squad they may arrange additional or alternative training times and will communicated those with the squad members.

UNIFORM

You will need to compete in the DLAC uniform (not your club uniform). Uniforms are available to purchase in the clubhouse.

Spikes may be worn for all relay events by athletes in the U11-U16 age groups only. Only spikes known as conical/Christmas tree or pyramid are permitted to be worn. 

PARTICIPATION

By registering for the Doncaster Relay Teams you are committing yourself to abe available for at least 75% of all training days and to be in attendance to compete in the events you are selected to compete in at both the Regional & State Championship events. Participation in Box Hill Relay is optional.

PARENT DUTY

Please note that we cannot run a successful Relay Program without parent involvement.  If your child participates at a Relay day, parents/guardian are required to do approx. one-two hours of duty as part of Doncaster’s duty commitment.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information please send email to relays@doncasterlac.org.au  or come and see Peter Sharpe or Kim Beckwith (at TAS) on competition days.