QuadKids Clubs promotes competition in athletics clubs throughout England with inter and intra club competitions and athletic network leagues and events. Targeting under 9 and under 11 age groups this is a perfect stepping stone encompassing all the key aspects of athletics; endurance, speed, agility and strength.
For more info click HERE for the quadkids website.
As entries for 2016 are received we will produce a list of athletes whose entries have been accepted. The list of entries will be updated regularly. Entries will close 5 days before each competition, or earlier if 100 entries have been received.
That means that the closing date for the next competition will be June 7th, 2016.
The competitions will start at 10;00 so please arrive in plenty of time to allow for registering and being allocated to the groups to enable the start
Competitions will finish between 12:00 and 1;00
Certificates will be given out on the day
Medals will be awarded for top u9 and u11 boy and girl in each event as well as top 3 overall
PLEASE NOTE THAT entries for the competition on July 31st have now closed. An up-to-date list of the entries received will be published here on July 29th. Please check it to ensure that your child has been put in the correct age and gender categories,. Any corrections should be notified by email to Richard Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RICHARD HART, July 21st 2016
Sunday 8 May
Sunday 12 June
Sunday 31 July
There has been some debate recently at matches about the correct throwing style for the Vortex Howler. We have therefore consulted Scott Grace at England Athletics, who has replied with the following guidance, which we will implement at all future Quadkids competitions:
To provide a level of consistency I would suggest that the throwing action should be a movement similar to the Javelin throwing action, in that the elbow (of the throwing arm) remains above shoulder height and the object travels over the bicep of the throwing arm. This is similar to the rules for Javelin and more importantly promotes a good throwing action. The Quadkids guidelines along with the competition format itself should be seem more as a development opportunity and with this in mind I would prefer to see young people not being penalised for incorrect throwing action, but instead encourage to develop good form. I believe you are already familiar with the below Quadkids guidelines but just in case you haven’t seen them all: • The athlete can throw the Vortex Howler from a standing position or run up and throw it. • The athlete must throw the Vortex Howler over-arm in a ball throw/javelin action. • The athlete must not step onto or cross the marked throwing line. • Each athlete gets three consecutive throws. • The athlete’s foot must not touch or cross the marked throwing line nor can the Vortex • Howler land outside the javelin sector or marked throwing area, if either of these things happen it is a ‘no throw ‘ and will not be measured