New Age Groups Information
As we approach the 2013 Indoor Track & Field Season, we are aware that the “Pilot” programme changing from UKA age groupings to IAAF age groupings for Track and Field championships will throw up many questions for the athletes, coaches and parents involved. This pilot has been in operation since 1st April 2011 and will continue to operate for the duration of the 2013 track and field season.
For more information related to heights / weights / distances, please refer to the attached 'New Age Groups' document at the foot of this page. Please note that the hurdle specifications for indoor competition are featured in the alternative downloadable form below.
The new age groups for the 2013 season are as follows:
The “Pilot” programme commenced on 1st April 2011 and, whilst taking us away from age groups in England and Wales, brings us into line with most, if not all other countries world-wide.
On one level the change may seem a small one, but we hope and expect that this can be a catalyst that has a much greater impact.
When combined with the changes to the competitive season – a more progressive structure through the season, with our National Championships having meaning in terms of selection to represent Scotland (eg Celtic Games following the Age Group Championships), and the many other priorities in the strategy (eg support and priority to our clubs and the challenges they face) – the age group changes are significant, but not the be-all and end all.
Specific questions have been asked about some events and how they relate to the Celtic Games events. We will ensure that events at our Age Group Championships reflect absolutely those that follow on at the Celtic Games. We are using that event as a selection meet, so this is essential.