Track and Field (High Jump)
Secondary - Interschool 2023
High Risk Activity
- The landing area must be a minimum mat surface of 3m x 5m x .5m (10’X16.5’X20”) as per IAAF Standards.
- Checks mats regularly for damage and repair or replace as necessary.
- Jumping pits used adjacent to one another must be of the same thickness and compaction rating and be covered to prevent a student from slipping between pits upon landing.
- Fibreglass crossbars must be used in competition.
- Regularly check crossbars for cracks.
- Weighted rope or elastic may be used for warm-up or practice.
High Jump Standards
- Check standards regularly for damage. Repair or replace as needed.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn. Students may wear 5mm spikes on rubberized or asphalt jumping surfaces. No track shoes with spikes removed permitted. No bare feet or socks without shoes permitted.
- Activity and surrounding area must be free of all obstacles (for example, tables, chairs).
- Approach areas must be smooth, traffic-free and provide safe footing and traction.
- No student may participate in a competition without prior skill development and practice.
- The coach supervising the activity must stress:
- Short approach (for example, between three to nine steps).
- Controlled speed (for example, focus on proper footwork).
- A designated take off area (for example, prior to the half-way point between the high jump standards).
- Bar monitors must stay in front and off to the side of standards prior to and during each jump.
- High-jump landing surface must not butt up against a wall and must be a minimum of 1m (3’3”) from any wall and any other permanent structures.
- Determine that landing mats are firmly secured and do not slide upon impact.
- When landing surfaces are set up but are not being used, deterrents for use must be in place, (for example, mark perimeter with cones, provide supervision, put mats in storage area, place sign on mats.
- 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.
- Use of mats requires supervision.
- At least one track and field - high jump 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 - high jump, 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.
Thu, 08/31/23 01:35 pm