Rules and Regulations: SportsHall Athletics (Schools)

Last updated: November 24, 2022

Year 5-6

Download a PDF here – LYG23_SH_Athletics_Y56_Info_Rules

SHA 1 The competition will be run in accordance with the rules laid down by the Sports Hall Athletics Association.

SHA 1.1 Should any rules listed below contradict those outlined by the Sports Hall Athletics Association, these rules will supersede those.

SHA 1.2 It will be at the sole discretion of the Competition Director as to the application of these rules, and any subsequent decision made as a result will be final.

SHA 1.2.1 Should a teacher/team manager wish to appeal a result, this appeal must be lodged on the day of the event to a member of LYG staff or the Competition Director, and as soon as practically possible following knowledge of the result.

SHA 1.2.2 Any decision related to the appeal will be at the sole discretion of the Competition Director and/or LYG. No appeals will be accepted once the event has concluded, and no results of local/inter-school competition will be accepted.

SHA 1.3 The Competition Director reserves the right to suspend/cancel the event where required due to unsafe conditions.

SHA 2 Age Category

SHA 2.1 The following age groups and respective minimum/maximum date of births will apply to the London Youth Games Sports Hall Athletics Year 5-6 Competition.

Age Category Oldest DOB Youngest DOB Likely School Year
9 – 11 year olds 01/09/2011 31/08/2013 Year 5 – 6

SHA 2.1. Competitors are not permitted to enter this competition if they are ineligible. No exceptions will be made.

SHA 2.2 It is the responsibility of competitors/parents/teachers/SGOs to ensure all competitors details are entered correctly at the time of submission, and that they are eligible to compete for their school.

SHA 2.2.1 In the instance a competitor is found to be ineligible, the school will be disqualified from the competition entirely.

 SHA 3 Squad Size Schools are permitted to bring a minimum of 18 competitors (9 per gender) and a maximum of 30 competitors (15 per gender).

SHA 4 Competition Format Qualifiers and finals.

SHA 4.1 8-9 Teams at each qualifier. Top 3 teams from each qualifier progresses to the finals.

SHA 4.2 No seeding in qualifier or finals.

SHA 5 Competition Rules

SHA 5.1 No athlete is permitted in more than 2 track and 2 field events.

SHA 5.2 Track events include:

  • 1+1 lap relay (2 athletes per gender)
  • 2+2 lap relay (2 athletes per gender)
  • 6 lap Paarlauf (2 athletes per gender)
  • 4×1 lap relay (4 athletes per gender)
  • Over/under relay (4 athletes per gender)
  • Obstacle relay (4 athletes per gender

SHA 5.3 Athletes are not allowed to forward roll in over/under or obstacle relay races. Batons/bean bags should be exchanged. Refer to Sports Hall guidance available here: https://www.sportshall.org/.

SHA 5.4 Field events include (each requires 3 athletes per gender):

  • Standing long jump
  • Standing triple jump
  • Vertical jump
  • Chest push
  • Foam javelin
  • Speed bounce

SHA 6 Overall Scoring Boroughs are awarded points per event at both qualifiers and finals, and teams are placed in order of total points. Points accumulated at qualifiers are not carried through to finals.

SHA 7 Medals and Salvers Boroughs are awarded team medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams and a salver awarded to the winners of the competition at the FINALS ONLY.

Year 7

Download a PDF here – LYG23_SH_Athletics_Y7_Info_Rules

SHA 1 The competition will be run in accordance with the rules laid down by the Sports Hall Athletics Association.

SHA 1.1 Should any rules listed below contradict those outlined by the Sports Hall Athletics Association, these rules will supersede those.

SHA 1.2 It will be at the sole discretion of the Competition Director as to the application of these rules, and any subsequent decision made as a result will be final.

SHA 1.2.1 Should a teacher/team manager wish to appeal a result, this appeal must be lodged on the day of the event to a member of LYG staff or the Competition Director, and as soon as practically possible following knowledge of the result.

SHA 1.2.2 Any decision related to the appeal will be at the sole discretion of the Competition Director and/or LYG. No appeals will be accepted once the event has concluded, and no results of local/inter-school competition will be accepted.

SHA 1.3 The Competition Director reserves the right to suspend/cancel the event where required by unsafe condition.

SHA 2 Age Category

SHA 2.1 The following age groups and respective minimum/maximum date of births will apply to the London Youth Games Sports Hall Athletics Year 7 Competition.

Age Category Oldest DOB Youngest DOB Likely School Year
11 – 12 year olds 01/09/2010 31/08/2011 Year 7

SHA 2.1. Competitors are not permitted to enter this competition if they are ineligible. No exceptions will be made.

SHA 2.2 It is the responsibility of competitors/parents/teachers/SGOs to ensure all competitors details are entered correctly at the time of submission, and that they are eligible to compete for their school.

SHA 2.2.1 In the instance a competitor is found to be ineligible, the school will be disqualified from the competition entirely.

SHA 3 Squad Size Boroughs are permitted to bring a minimum of 5 competitors and a maximum of 8 competitors per gender.

SHA 4 Competition Format Qualifiers and finals.

SHA 4.1 8-9 Teams at each qualifier. Top 2 teams from each qualifier progresses to the finals.

SHA 4.2 No seeding in qualifier or finals.

SHA 5 Competition Rules

SHA 5.1 No athlete is permitted in more than 3 track and 3 field events.

SHA 5.2 Track events include:

  • 2 lap individual (2 athletes per gender)
  • 4 lap individual (2 athletes per gender)
  • 6 lap individual (1 athlete per gender)
  • 8 lap Paarlauf (2 athletes per gender)
  • Obstacle relay (4 athletes per gender)
  • 4 x 2 lap relay (4 athletes per gender)

SHA 5.3 Athletes are not allowed to forward roll in over/under or obstacle relay races. Batons/bean bags should be exchanged. Refer to Sports Hall guidance available here: https://www.sportshall.org/.

SHA 5.4 Field events include (each requires 2 athletes per gender):

  • Standing long jump
  • Standing triple jump
  • Vertical jump
  • Shot putt
  • Speed bounce

SHA 6 Overall Scoring Boroughs are awarded points per event and teams are placed in order of total points per gender. Points accumulated at qualifiers are not carried through to finals.

SHA 7 Medals and Salvers Boroughs are awarded team medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams per gender and a salver awarded to the winners of the competition at the FINALS ONLY.

Year 8

Download a PDF here – LYG23_SH_Athletics_Y8_Info_Rules

SHA 1 The competition will be run in accordance with the rules laid down by the Sports Hall Athletics Association.

SHA 1.1 Should any rules listed below contradict those outlined by the Sports Hall Website, these rules will supersede those.

SAH 1.2 It will be at the sole discretion of the Competition Director as to the application of these rules, and any subsequent decision made as a result will be final.

SHA 1.2.1 Should a teacher/team manager wish to appeal a result, this appeal must be lodged on the day of the event to a member of LYG staff or the Competition Director, and as soon as practically possible following knowledge of the result.

SHA 1.2.2 Any decision related to the appeal will be at the sole discretion of the Competition Director and/or LYG. No appeals will be accepted once the event has concluded, and no results of local/inter-school competition will be accepted.

SHA 1.3 The Competition Director reserves the right to suspend/cancel the event where required by unsafe condition.

SHA 2 Age Category

SHA 2.1 The following age groups and respective minimum/maximum date of births will apply to the London Youth Games Sports Hall Athletics Year 8 Competition.

Age Category Oldest DOB Youngest DOB Likely School Year
12 – 13 year olds 01/09/ 2009 31/08/2010 Year 8

SHA 2.1. Competitors are not permitted to enter this competition if they are ineligible. No exceptions will be made.

SHA 2.2 It is the responsibility of competitors/parents/teachers/SGOs to ensure all competitors details are entered correctly at the time of submission, and that they are eligible to compete for their school.

SHA 2.2.1 In the instance a competitor is found to be ineligible, the school will be disqualified from the competition entirely.

SHA 3 Squad Size Boroughs are permitted to bring a minimum of 5 competitors and a maximum of 8 competitors per gender.

SHA 4 Competition Format Qualifiers and finals.

SHA 4.1 8-9 Teams at each qualifier. Top 2 teams from each qualifier progresses to the finals.

SHA 4.2 No seeding in qualifier or finals.

SHA 5 Competition Rules

SHA 5.1 No athlete is permitted in more than 3 track and 3 field events.

SHA 5.2 Track events include:

  • 2 lap individual (2 athletes per gender)
  • 4 lap individual (2 athletes per gender)
  • 6 lap individual (1 athlete per gender)
  • 8 lap Paarlauf (2 athletes per gender)
  • Obstacle relay (4 athletes per gender)
  • 4 x 2 lap relay (4 athletes per gender)

SHA 5.3 Athletes are not allowed to forward roll in over/under or obstacle relay races. Batons/bean bags should be exchanged. Refer to Sports Hall guidance available here: https://www.sportshall.org/.

SHA 5.4 Field events include (each requires 2 athletes per gender):

  • Standing long jump
  • Standing triple jump
  • Vertical jump
  • Shot putt
  • Speed bounce

SHA 6 Overall Scoring Boroughs are awarded points per event and teams are placed in order of total points per gender. Points accumulated at qualifiers are not carried through to finals.

SHA 7 Medals and Salvers Boroughs are awarded team medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams per gender and a salver awarded to the winners of the competition at the FINALS ONLY.