AV Shield Final 2018/19

General Information

The 2018/19 Shield Final is here and will be held across a big day on the 23rd of February

  • Date: Saturday 23rd February, 2019
  • Location: Lakeside Stadium
  • Entry: Via Gate 1 North Stand

Please ensure if you are competing at Shield Final that you review all the information in the Competition Information tab.

Event Entries:
Please ensure you check the entry list as not all athletes received their time preference due to the number of requests for certain event times.

The 1500m Mens is being held at 12:30pm and the Womens is being held at 2:15pm.

  

Competition Information

Entries:
An entry list is available in the general information tab. Please ensure you check the entry list as not all athletes recieved their time preference due to the number of requests for certain event times.

Please Note: Changes to field event time slots (only if spots are available) can be made up until Thursday 21st February at 5pm. Please email craig.wallace@athsvic.org.au with the change of entry. Any substitutions after this time will need to be made on the day. Please refer to substitution ruling below for more information. 

Field Event Attempts: 
In all field events (excluding PV) athletes will only be given three (3) attempts. There will be no extra throws or jumps for the elite groups due to time constraints.

In Pole Vault competitions, jumpers will be permitted to jump until they are eliminated by posting three (3) consecutive fouled attempts up until the maximum height as specified by their time slot.

Clash of Events: 
If an athlete has a clash of event, they will need to notify the official at their first event that they need to marshal for their next event.

Events: 
Athletes cannot compete twice in the same event at the Shield Final.

Check-In: 
Athletes do not need to check in for their events at Shield Final. Only substitution forms via the team manager will be accepted if athletes cannot take part.

Call Room: 
There is no Call Room at Shield Final. Athletes will marshal at their event site 15mins prior to the start of their event.

Uniform: 
Athletes must compete in their club uniform. All athletes must wear their current Athletics Victoria registered bibs (front & back). If an athlete has lost their bib number they must get a blank bib from the administration area.

Eligibility: 
To be eligible to compete at the Shield Final, an athlete must have a ranking in that event for their nominated age group, and have competed in four (4) completed rounds with a T&F or Max Package, or as a PAYG member.

To be eligible to compete in the steeplechase, athletes must have a ranking in their age group for this event. To be eligible to compete in the 2000m walk event, athletes must have a ranking in their age group for any walk event.

There will be NO invite athletes at Shield Final

Scratching: 
It will be the team managers responsibility to scratch any Track athletes from their team that are not attending shield final 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. This will assist with minimising empty lanes due to non-attendance.

Scratch forms can be found at administration or by clicking HERE.

Substitutions: 
Track event substitutions can be made on the day at the administration area located next the Finish Line 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Field event substitutions are to be made at the event site prior to the event star time. Athletes that are substituted in will compete in the same field time slot that the athlete withdrawing was entered in.

It is the team managers responsibility to ensure that any athlete substituted is eligible to compete, otherwise rule 18.4 will be enforced. All substitution forms will be available at administration. Please note: Athletes must be eligible to compete in the relevant event (AV Shield Rule 17.2)

Substitution forms can be found at administration or by clicking HERE.

Relays: 
Relays can be entered on the day. Forms can be filled out prior and brought to the administration area no later than 60mins prior to the race. Relay forms can be collected and filled at administration, they are also available online here. Relay substitutions can be made up to 45 minutes prior to event start time.

Club Helpers: 
Club helpers are vital to the running of all competitions, especially the Shield Final.

A list of the club duty roster can be found online here.

Club Helpers are required to sign in at the Cathy Freeman Room (located behind the main grandstand)

Field Implements: 

Athletes wishing to use their own implements must take them to the technical officer at least 2 hours before the scheduled starting time of the event.

Assembling Times: 

For all events, athletes must marshal at the event site 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Athletes must check the start list and timetable to review both start time and heat allocations. Athletes can view seeding allocation via scoreMobile by clicking HERE.

It is the athlete’s responsibility to assemble at their event at the correct time and location. Athletes who fail to do so may not be able to compete in the event.

Venue Information

Catering

Lakeside Stadium will have their Kiosk open which provides food and hot and cold beverages.

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day.  They will be in the player runaway which is located halfway down the home straight.

Toilet Facilities

There are toilet facilities open around Lakeside Stadium.

Carpark:

Carparking will be limited in the area due to construction for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Please ensure you leave enough time to arrive and take note of parking fees.

Lakeside Drive Closure:

Lakeside Drive will be closed over the weekend between 7:00pm Friday to 7:00am Monday. All other roads will remain open, except for short term temporary closures due to construction work. Please leave sufficient time to arrive at Lakeside Stadium.

Looking After Lakeside Stadium

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Lakeside Stadium.  Please ensure you:

  • Park only in designate parking bays
  • Leave the venue as you found it – clean and tidy
  • Do not litter, and use the bins provided
  • Inform athletes to leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

Please note that dogs are not allowed inside Lakeside Stadium.

2019 Victorian Masters Track & Field Championships

The Victorian Masters Track & Field Championships will again take place at Tom Kelly Athletics Track in Doncaster in 2019. Athletes will compete in five year age groups (30- 34, 35-39, 40-44 etc) across the weekend.

Date: Saturday 23rd March & Sunday 24th March

Location: Tom Kelly Athletic Track, Doncaster (Melway Ref: 33 J11) (Google Maps)

Entries Close: 11:59am Monday 11th March – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

Saturday 16th February 2019

Hold the PRESS

There are some changes to the event grid for High Velocity 3 on Saturday 16th February 2019 at Ringwood Athletics Centre.

A Womens and Mens Long Jump will be included in the program which will now commence at 12.45pm (previously 1.00pm) and the eligibility criteria for both Triple Jump and Long Jump has changed after recommendations from a number of coaches.

Eligibility – Long Jump and Triple Jump

The top 12 entered Women and Men will compete at HVC3 in both LJ and TJ.

Long Jump : Men – must have jumped 6m+ this season and Women – must have jumped 5m+ this season.

Triple Jump : Men  – must have jumped 13m+ this season and Women 11m+ this season

With the addition of Long Jump, the draft timetable has changed.

TO ENTER AV MEMBER PORTAL

 

Draft Timetable High Velocity Round 3

12.45pm Triple Jump Pit 1 (Men and Women)
12.45pm Long Jump Pit 2 ( Men and Women)
1.00pm 100m  Women – Fastest to slowest
1.20pm 100m  Men – Fastest to slowest
1.50pm 400m hurdles Open Men (91.4cm)
2.10pm 400m Hurdles Open Women (76cm)
2.30pm 200m Women – Fastest to slowest
2.45pm 200m Men – Fastest to slowest

2019 Victorian Country T&F Championships

The 2019 Victorian Country Track & Field Championships makes its way to Bendigo over the Australia Day long weekend.  There are events offered in all age groups from U14 up to 60+, as well as club and individual awards presented across the three-day competition.

The Australia Day long weekend is a celebration of athletics and one where athletes can compete and enjoy in the festivities that the Victorian country region has to offer.

Please make sure you plan in advance as accommodation is at a premium around the Country Championship weekend and make sure your entry is on time before the closing date.

For these Championships, both Metro and interstate athletes are welcome to enter and compete but will do so as invitational athletes.

Date: Saturday 26th – Monday 28th January, 2019

Cost: $20 per event

Location: La Trobe University Bendigo Athletics Complex (Google Maps)

Entries Close (Date Extension): 11:59am (Midday) Tuesday 15th January, 2019 – No late or on the day entries will be accepted after Tuesday midday.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4512/8646 4526 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing.  Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Note: the featured timetable is a ‘DRAFT’ and for reference only.  Due to the complexity of scheduling track and field events, once entries close a revised ‘PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE’ will be published which will provide an up to date schedule of events and timings. The ‘Provisional Timetable’ should be used over and above the ‘Draft’ version.  Athletics Victoria will notify all entrants via email and social media of changes to the timetable before the event commences.  It is the responsibility of athletes, parents and coaches to check the timetable online 24 hours before competition, if you are unsure of the most up to date timetable, please do not hesitate to contact Athletics Victoria on 03 86464500.

Note: Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events.  Any athlete that enters, and does not meet this criteria, will be asked to become a member of their state association, otherwise they may not be able to compete.

Refunds

Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

Coles AV State Track & Field Championships – Entries Open

General Information

The 2019 Coles AV State Track & Field Championships will be held across two big weekends at Lakeside Stadium over the weekends of the 1st-3rd March and the 8th-10th March.

Events are offered across all age groups and abilities with selection to the 2019 Australian Track & Field Championships on offer.

In the case of insufficient athletes reporting to the Check-In area by the required time for the need to conduct heats or semi-finals, then all athletes who reported will progress to the final which will be held at the scheduled FINAL TIME for All Events (Men & Women) unless specified.

 

Coles AV State Track & Field Championships (Weekend 1)

  • Date: Friday 1 – Sunday 3 March, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am (Midday) Monday 18th February 2019 – No late or on the day entries will be accepted
  • Cost: $20 per event

Coles AV State Track & Field Championships (Weekend 2)

  • Date: Friday 8 – Sunday 10 March, 2019
  • Entries Close: 11:59am (Midday) Monday 25th February 2019 – No late or on the day entries will be accepted
  • Cost: $20 per event

Entry & Ticket Box: Via Gate 1 North Stand

Ticket Prices

1 Day Pass – $10.00

2 Day Pass – $15.00

3 Day Pass – $20.00

 Free entry for competing athletes, AA affiliated coaches & children under 12

Athletes MUST be an Athletics Victoria athlete member or member of their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events. Any athletes that enter and do not meet this criteria will be asked to become a member of their state association otherwise they may not be able to compete.

Competition Information

Competition Rules

The competition rules for the 2019 Coles AV Track & Field Championships Weekend 1 & 2 can be found here.

Entry List

The entry list for the 2019 Coles AV Track & Field Championships Weekend 1 & 2 will be published once entries close.

Timetable

The Provisional timetable for both weekends can be found in the General Information tab.

Note: the featured timetable is a ‘DRAFT’ and for reference only. Due to the complexity of scheduling both track and field events, once entries close a revised ‘PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE’ will be published which will provide an up to date schedule of events and timings. The ‘Provisional Timetable’ should be used over and above the ‘Draft’ version. Athletics Victoria will notify all entrants via email and social media of changes to the timetable before the event commences. It is the responsibility of athletes, parents or coaches to check the timetable online 24 hours before competition, if you are unsure of the most up to date timetable, please do not hesitate to contact Athletics Victoria on 03 86464500.

Venue Information

Catering

Lakeside Stadium will have their Kiosk open which provides food and hot and cold beverages.

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day.  They will be in the player runaway which is located halfway down the home straight.

Toilet Facilities

There are toilet facilities open around Lakeside Stadium.

Car Parking

Car parking is available around Lakeside Stadium, and MSAC.  Please take note of parking fees.

Looking After Lakeside Stadium

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Lakeside Stadium.  Please ensure you:

  • Park only in designate parking bays
  • Leave the venue as you found it – clean and tidy
  • Do not litter, and use the bins provided
  • Inform athletes to leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state

Please note that dogs are not allowed inside Lakeside Stadium.

Australian National Championships

The 2019 Australian Athletics Championships are the pinnacle event of the Australian Athletics Calendar, with an eight day event commencing on Monday 1st April 2019.

Information about the 2019  Australian Athletics Championships including draft Timetable can be found on the Athletics Australia website via this link HERE.

To find out more information regarding entry to the Australian National Championships click HERE

HVC 2 – Entries Close Tues 15th Jan

High Velocity 2 will return to Box Hill on Friday 18th January with the Open Womens and Mens 100m, 400m, short hurdles and triple jump.

The Open Mens 400m already has some quality in the field which includes Christian Davis and Finlay Kirsopp-Cole (CHI), Will Johns and Michael Tsotsos (GHY), Jarrod Michael Robinson (ANW) and  Conrad Coumaros (DAC).

Brittany Burkitt (OLM) and Christine Byrne (GHY) will headline the Womens 100m while Jackson Bennett (STK) and Matthew Rizzo (MPA) are the early entrants in the Mens Open 100m.

Entries for HVC 2 are due to close 11.59am Tuesday 15th January 2019. Enter via the AV Member Portal.

Check out the action from HVC1 thanks to the team at athsvictv.

 

 

 

2019 Vic Multi Champs – Results

The 2019 Victorian Multi Track & Field Championships make their way to Bendigo this year!

 

Date: Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th January, 2019

Location: La Trobe University Bendigo Athletics Complex (Google Maps)

Entries Close: 11:59am (Midday) Monday 7th January, 2019 – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4512/8646 4526 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date will not be accepted.

NOTE: Please be aware that following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.

Please Note: Athletes must be a member of Athletics Victoria or their state/national association in order to compete at State Championship events. Any athletes that enter and do not meet this criteria will be asked to become a member of their state association otherwise they may not be able to compete.

Refunds

Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

HVC removes entry restrictions for 100/200/400

Entry to the 100m 200m and 400m will be open to all from Round 2 HVC on Friday 18h January 2019 at Box Hill. The restrictions for horizontal jumps and hurdles will remain.

Every person that enters the 100m, 200m and 400m will be seeded into heats based on their seasons performance.

Program of Events

Round 2                 100m / 400m   Short hurdles   Triple Jump

Note to all Coaches – if you are looking for a distance outside of what is on the program, AV is happy to include a heat of that distance. We recommend you discuss between yourselves to arrange fields for any additional distance.Please email glenn@athsvic.org.au before the closing date of entries to arrange.

Entries for HVC close midday Tuesday 15th January 2019.

For more information click the LINK

 

 

Upcoming Coaching Courses

There’s plenty of exciting courses coming up soon. The details of these are as follows:

9th & 10th of February                          Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Coaching Course
20th & 27th of February                        Level 1 Community Coaching Course
7th of April                                            Level 1 Community Coaching Course
26th, 27th & 28th of April                      Level 3 Coaching Course Athletics Coaching Course
27th & 28th of April                               Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach
10th of April                                          IAAF Kids Athletics Upskilling Coaching Course



Keep reading below for more information on specific courses.

For more information on all current courses and to register, head to the portal, here.

 

Level 2 Intermediate Club Coaching Course:

Course and Resources Fee : $350 (Athletics Victoria Members) or $360 (Non Athletics Victoria Members)

Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm over two (2) days

Pre-requisites for this course:

Successfully completed Level 1 Community Athletic Coaching Course or granted Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by Athletics Australia

A minimum of 30 hours coaching experience after completing the Level 1 Community Athletics Coaching Course

Completion of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Play by the Rules online course, Harassment & Discrimination and the Certificate of Completion either submitted to the facilitator on the day of the course or emailed to Blair Taylor at Athletics Australia (blair.taylor@athletics.org.au).  All participants must complete the online module prior to the practical component of the course.  You can login to the online learning portal to complete relevant pre-course work here.

 

The Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course is the next progression from Level 1 Community Athletics Coach.  It is designed to develop event specific skills and drills and an understanding of the basic technical model of the below events for an athletes participation in athletics at club level and school competition.

The event groups covered are:

• Sprints & relays
• Hurdles
• Middle & Long Distance up to 5000m (excluding steeple chase/walks is an online component of the course)
• Jumps (excluding pole vault)
• Throws (excluding hammer)

In addition coaches are introduced to training principles, Components of Fitness and programming and evaluation skills are further developed.

 

Level 1 Community Coaching Course:

Course and Resources Fee:  $240 (Athletics Victoria Members) +  $250 (non members) includes your first year of coaching registration with Athletics Australia

Course Length: 2 hours Pre-Course work + 8 Hours Face-To-Face (Practical & Theory) + post course assessments tasks

The Level 1 Community Athletics Coach course focuses on developing the coach’s human management skills and understanding of physical literacy and how it can be improved based on the ‘Teaching Games for Understanding’ model of sports development.  The course instructs how to coach the fundamental skills of Run, Jump and Throw in beginning athletes to prepare them for future Track and Field success, which must be understood before event-specific coaching can be developed.

This qualification is certified by the Australian Sports Commission and allows participants to be nationally accredited as a community coach which is transferable to other sports engaging in the community coach program.

There is pre-course work for this course which can be accessed here and must be completed prior to attending the course.  The two units to undertake are Community Coaching General Principles and Play by the Rules, Child Protection module.  You need to set up a login and then enroll in the two modules – they are both free of charge.

 

Post-Course Assessment Tasks:  After completing the face-to-face component of the course you are required to successfully complete the Session Planning Assignment and self Reflection requirements prior to receiving your coaching accreditation.

 

Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach:

Course and Resources Fee: $350 (Athletics Victoria Members) or $360 (Non Athletics Victoria Members)

Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm over two (2) days

Pre-requisites for this course:

Successfully completed Level 1 Community Athletic Coaching Course or granted Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by Athletics Australia

A minimum of 30 hours coaching experience after completing the Level 1 Community Athletics Coaching Course

Completion of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Play by the Rules online course, Harassment & Discrimination and the Certificate of Completion either submitted to the facilitator on the day of the course or emailed to Blair Taylor at Athletics Australia (blair.taylor@athletics.org.au).  All participants must complete the online module prior to the practical component of the course.  You can login to the online learning portal to complete relevant pre-course work here.

The Level 2 Intermediate Club Coach Course is the next progression from Level 1 Community Athletics Coach.  It is designed to develop event specific skills and drills and an understanding of the basic technical model of the below events for an athletes participation in athletics at club level and school competition.

The event groups covered are:

• Sprints & relays
• Hurdles
• Middle & Long Distance up to 5000m (excluding steeple chase/walks is an online component of the course)
• Jumps (excluding pole vault)
• Throws (excluding hammer)

In addition coaches are introduced to training principles, Components of Fitness and programming and evaluation skills are further developed.

Level 1 Community Coaching Course:

Course and Resource Fee $99

The Australian Sports Commission’s ‘Sporting Schools’ programme, offers students in primary schools access to sport based activities before, during or after school.  As of Term 3 2015, Sporting Schools will be available to every primary school in Australia.

Athletics Australia delivers IAAF Kids’ Athletics through the Sporting Schools programme which allows children to explore and develop the fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing.

Sporting Schools will be delivered in schools before, during and after school hours and all coaches will be paid for their involvement.

The IAAF Kids’ Athletics Upskilling Program will give Coaches the skills to teach children the core fundamentals of athletics – running, jumping and throwing – using modified equipment with a focus on fun and following the IAAF’s successful global framework.

To be accredited to coach as part of the Sporting Schools athletics programme, you need to be a registered coach with Athletics Australia and undertake this upskilling course. See http://www.athletics.com.au/Coaches/Sporting-Schools for more details about getting registered.

Once you have successfully passed the IAAF Kids’ Athletics Upskilling Course you will be an endorsed Athletics Provider in Sporting Schools.

With Sporting Schools being available in hundreds of primary school around the country, there are a wide variety of opportunities for coaches around Australia to enjoy teaching kids the basics of athletics and be paid for it; so get yourself accredited now!

For more information and to register for these courses, head to the portal, here.

Zatopek:10 Registration Closing Soon.

This year’s Zatopek:10 event is fast approaching and once again it promises to be a huge night of top-level athletics at Lakeside Stadium.

Registration for the main event as well as the supporting events will close at midday on Thursday the 29th of November, without exception. For more information including how to register, head to the event page located here.

If you are not planning on participating, be sure to come down and watch all the action. Tickets will be available at the gate.

2018 Zatopek:10 Graded 10km Track Races

Athletics Victoria and Box Hill Athletics Club welcome all distance runners to take part in the 2018 Zatopek:10 Graded 10km Track Races.

These three track races will be conducted at the Box Hill running track at Hagenauer Reserve.

Make the most of this opportunity to complete the rarely raced 10km distance on the track, this is the race of truth for all distance runners. We welcome all runners of all abilities to come and compete. You don’t have to be a member of an athletics club to compete in this event, all runners are welcome.

These three graded track races are for runners of all abilities and we want to provide the runners with the opportunity to race on the track in a graded competitive race.

There will be three separate track races on the night, select the division that matches your best 10km time in the last two years.

A new innovation that started in 2017, is that for those entering division three, no qualifying time will need to be submitted, so if you’re not sure if you can run 10km in under 60 minutes, don’t worry, we encourage you to start the race and see how far you can run in 60 minutes. If you haven’t completed the full 10km in the time we will ask you to leave the track and your result will be the distance that you covered in the sixty minutes. Think of the division three event as the 60-minute run and there will be no pressure on you to run the full 10km distance. We will continue to operate this in 2018.

When: Tuesday 11 December 2018

Where: Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill North, Victoria 3129

Event Timetable & Entry List: Click here to access the entry list with event start times.

Cost: $15.00 per athlete

Event Check in: Closes 15 minutes before each division start time.

Entries: To avoid overcrowding on the track, entries are LIMITED, we can only have a maximum number of runners in each of the three divisions. Entries can be made via the AV Entry Portal.

Entries Close: Friday the 7th of December at 11:59AM

Races will be seeded to provide athletes the best opportunity to obtain a personal best.  Athletes who entered prior to 3/12/18, please be aware that your race allocation may vary from portal entry dependant on entries received. Confirmation of race lists will be available by 5pm Friday 7th December.

NOTE: Each runner MUST provide a LAP SCORER, to ensure that every runner completes the full 10km distance.

Enquiries: Email Stephen Dineen at stevedinneen@hotmail.com

HVC Rnd 1 Entries extended

Entries have been extended until 5.00pm Monday 19th November 2018 for the first Round of High Velocity Club (HVC)

HVC 1 will be held at Box Hill AC this Thursday 22nd November 2018 from 6.00pm. The events on the program are 100m, 200, 400m hurdles and Long Jump.

For more information including eligibility, draft timetable and how to enter, click on the following LINK