SUPERteams – our guide to how clubs can stage events this winter

Thursday 23rd November 2023

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scottishathletics U12 SUPERteams has proved to be a very popular fixture in the competition calendar in recent years, with over 500 athletes taking part in the outdoor edition in the summer of 2023.

Feedback from clubs taking part was fantastic, as young runners, jumpers and throwers experienced their first taste of competition in local, supportive and fun environments via regional heats.

Due to ongoing renovation work at the Emirates Arena ahead of the 2024 World Indoors, unfortunately the annual scottishathletics Indoor SUPERteams competition will not take place.

However, during the 2023-24 Winter Season, scottishathletics is encouraging clubs and volunteers across Scotland to host their own SUPERteams events locally, enabling young athletes to gain their first taste of indoor competition with no requirement to travel, minimal costs and in a familiar environment.

The scottishathletics Competitions Team is thus pleased to announce the launch of the SUPERteams Organiser’s Handbook.

This resource, which is free to all affiliated clubs, provides all of the instructions and you will need to plan and deliver your own SUPERteams event.

Venues which clubs could consider would include Aberdeen, Pitreavie , Meadowbank, Grangemouth, Scotstoun, Kilmarnock, Ayr. OR, indeed, any reasonably-sized indoor hall or gynasium type venue.

Hosting Your Own SUPERteams Event

  • This resource will support you to host your own SUPERteams event in your local area, from intra-club competitions on a club night, to inter-club half-day or even full-day events.
  • You can deliver a SUPERteams event in any kind of indoor facility, including an indoor training track or a sports hall.
  • SUPERteams events are designed for athletes in the U12 age group (born after 01/09/2012 and aged 9+ on the day of the competition). However, you may choose to use the handbook to hold an event for athletes outside of this age range if you wish.
  • SUPERteams teams should be made up of four athletes. You can choose the make-up of teams at your event, but mixed-gender teams are encouraged for this age group.
  • Athletes should take part in a sprint, a throw and a jump (SUPERteams rules), with fun non-scoring relays offered at the end of the competition.
  • A scoring spreadsheet is provided along with the handbook to assist you with recording results and calculating athletes’ and teams’ final scores.

Find our more or download the new resources here:

https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/events/organising-an-event/under-12-and-below/

Tags: 4J Indoor SUPERteams

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