Track and Field (Discus)
Secondary - Interschool 2023
High Risk Activity
- Discus size must be appropriate for the size, age and fitness level of the student.
- Discus must not be cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged and must be checked regularly.
- The throwing area must be free of obstacles and completely closed to traffic (no other activity must be located in the area where discus is taking place).
- The landing area must be well marked and void of people during the activity.
- No athlete may participate in a competition without prior skill development and practice.
Establish a Safe Routine for the Transportation and Use of Equipment
- Establish a safe routine for transporting equipment to and from the activity area and for safe placement of the equipment (away from participants) during activity set up.
- Establish safe routines for throwing and retrieving of discus (for example, a discus must never be thrown or rolled back to the throwing area).
- Instruction must be given about safety prior to practice.
- In practices, where a protective screen is not in place, students who are not throwing or retrieving a discus, and spectators must be in a designated area a minimum of 15m (49’) directly behind thrower.
- During practices, thrower or monitor must determine that everyone within landing distance is watching the throw.
- During competitions there must be a protective screen.
- Constant visual supervision is required for initial skill instruction.
- Following initial skill instruction and after all safety concerns have been emphasized, on-site supervision is appropriate.
- At least one track and field - discus coach must possess one of the following coaching qualifications:
- NCCP Competition Coach – Sport Coach Course
- NCCP Competition Coach – Club Coach Course
- Accreditation as a NCCP Track and Field Learning Facilitator
- Completion of athletics NCCP level 1 and/or level 2 certification in the past
- Attendance at a clinic or workshop within the last three years provided by an instructor who is knowledgeable of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions), and where safety is addressed as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education
- Past experience within the last 3 years as a coach in track and field - discus, having knowledge of the activity (for example, appropriate skills and progressions) and current safety practices as outlined in the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education.
Fri, 08/25/23 09:51 am