Track and Field (Triple Jump/Long Jump)
Secondary - Interschool 2023
- Shovel or spade.
- Keep rake, shovel, and spade away from pit and run-up when not in use.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn. Students may wear spikes up to 9mm (.25”) on rubberized, asphalt, grass or gravel surfaces. No track shoes without spikes permitted. No bare feet or socks without shoes permitted.
- Surface and surrounding area must be free of all obstacles and must provide safe footing and traction.
- Runway must be free from water puddles.
- Pits must be filled with sand in accordance with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules (30 cm/12”).
- Determine landing area is well raked and free of foreign objects.
- Determine take off area is firm and flat and swept if ‘blacktop’. Boards must be level and firmly attached.
- For the long jump, there must be a distance of 1m (3'4") to 3m (10') between take-off board and front edge of pit.
- In triple jump determine that the take off areas are at an appropriate distance from the pit to allow for a safe landing on the second phase (step).
- Dig pit at least once a season and after heavy rain.
- Pits must not be located in high traffic areas or near other activity sites, (for example, ball diamonds).
- Pits must have a minimum width of 2.75m (9’).
- No student may participate in a competition without prior skill development and practice.
- Refrain from jumping if there are slippery conditions.
- Establish a procedure to initiate jumping (for example, remove a cone from the take-off board when ready).
- If students are rakers, they must be trained. As part of training, include rules such as:
- remove rake before next competitor begins approach and hold rake prongs downward
- begin raking after competitor is out of pit
- rake sand into the middle as opposed to out to the sides
- rakes not in use prongs down
- Determine that spectators and participants stay back from pit and runway.
- Constant visual supervision during initial skill instruction.
- On-site supervision after skills have been taught.
Fri, 08/25/23 09:52 am