Track and Field (Shot Put)
Secondary - Interschool 2023
High Risk Activity
- Shot must be of appropriate size and weight for the age and fitness level of the student. Visit Athletics Ontario for recommended weights.
- Only shots designed for indoor use can be used in the gym.
- Towel/rag to dry shot.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn. No track spikes permitted.
- Indoor surface and surrounding area must be free of all obstacles (for example, tables, chairs), and must provide safe footing and traction.
- Landing area must be well marked and void of people during activity.
- Outside putting circle must provide safe footing and traction.
- No student 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 putting and retrieving of shots (for example, shots must never be thrown or rolled back to the throwing area).
- Where a protective screen is not in place, students who are not putting or retrieving shots, and spectators must be in a designated area at least 4m (13’) behind the toe line
- 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 - shot put 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 - shot put, 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