VIRTUAL Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics

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Event description


DEADLINE for results to be sent to me is Friday 23rd October

Minimum: 5 boys and 5 girls
5 events
10x10m shuttle run
standing long jump
Speed Bounce
Chest Push - use a Size 5 Basketball
Verticle Jump

Event: 10x10m Shuttle Run
The athlete begins from a standing position behind the start line.
• On the whistle the athlete runs 10 metres to the set of cones opposite.
• The athlete must place one foot over the return line before turning and running in the opposite direction.
• After completing the 10 metre distance 10 times the clock is stopped when they re-cross the start line.
• The time is taken to the tenth of a second.
• 0.2 second must be added if the athlete turns short of the line.

Event: Chest Push

The ball is held against the chest with two hands
It must be pushed
Both feet must remain on the floor at all times
One foot may be in front of the other but your body must be stationary
Do not pass the throwing line during the throw
Measure from the point the ball touches the ball to the throwing line
The chest must face forward at all times
Each participant will have 3 attempts and their longest throw will be their final score

JUDGES: 1 standing at side of area observing distance with start of tape measure
1 standing at throwing line, calling peoples names to throw, measuring distance and recording
1 returning the ball (by rolling)

Event: Speed Bounce

Allow a trial before first jump starts
Each participant must complete as many bounces either side of the wedge in 20 seconds
Each participant will have 3 attempts and their highest number of bounces will be their final score
Both feet must touch each side of the mat for the bounce to count
The bounce is void if the participant lands on the wedge, they should be encouraged to restart as soon as possible
2 competitors (same school) will jump at a time

JUDGES: 1 central timing the children
1 counting per child (2 judges)
1 recording

Event: Standing Long Jump

Two footed jump from take off line from standing position
Measure from the take off line to where the back of the closest heel to the take off line landed
The participant may step forward after the jump, but if he/she falls back, the measurement is taken at the body part closest to the take off line
Encourage participants to bend their knees and swing their arms for lift

JUDGES: 1 at side of the tape accurately measuring the jump
1 recording results and calling names

Event: Vertical Jump

Participant stands with their back, head and heels touching the wall
Both arms stretched upwards to push the scale up with the fingertips
Arms must be straight and touch the side of the head and feet must be flat on the floor
This measurement needs to be marked down
The participant then jumps from the standing position, touching the wall at the highest point
The measurement is recorded to the nearest centimetre
Subtract this distance from the original to find jump

e.g. original position 1m 65cm
jumps 2m 05cm
actual jump 40cm

JUDGES: 1 recording results and calling names
1 measuring the distances


Please see resources section of the website and EVENT GUIDANCE for help with the events.