IT’s almost time for one of our most popular events of the Indoor Season – and doubtless the anticipation will be rising for more than 400 youngsters ahead of a visit to the Emirates Arena!
The FPSG SUPERteams is a scottishathletics event for our youngest athletes and it is coming up on Sunday with around 116 teams from across the length and breadth of Scotland set to gather in Glasgow.
And now we have the timetable and pools on the Events page in order to help team managers, parents and helpers in the countdown to Sunday.
Teams of four boys or four girls compete in four events during the course of the day. Those events are a 60m sprint, shot putt throw, long jump and then a 4 x 200m relay.
The whole idea of the SUPERteams is as a development event for our very youngest athletes – having fun while learning events and competing as teams within a club framework.
The timetable on Sunday runs from 10am through to medal presentations at 4.15pm (one of the reasons for that is there are regulations about giving athletes of this young age time to recover between events).
Team managers must complete a team declaration form on the morning of the event. This should include the scottishathletics membership number for each of the athletes. Clubs are reminded that ALL volunteers who supervise teams must be full members of the PVG Scheme.
Under 12 SUPERTEAMS should be declared by 9.15am at the latest for teams competing at 10.00 and by 10.15 for those competing at 11.00.
PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE TEAMS AFTER SUBMITTING THEM TO DECLARATIONS
*In terms of our media channels, it may be worth us explaining again our approach around the SUPERteams.
We believe the right place for coverage of this event is via club websites and club social media rather than across our National Governing Body channels. In line with that thinking, we don’t do SUPERteams pictures or video.
Given it is a development event, while we understand the competitive nature of it on the day, we don’t feel it is necessary or appropriate for us to significantly push the winners.