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British Columbia Junior Development Awards Criteria

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Updated July 2012

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  1. Awards MAY be given for athletic performances in the 9 to 14 year old female and male categories in their categories (year of birth). Awards are only given to JD competitive members of BC Athletics.
  2. B.C.J.D. Awards are given for outstanding competitive performances rather than participation in the sport of Track and Field. Participation awards are the responsibility of individual clubs. The Junior Development Committee will present all 14-year-old J.D. athletes with a certificate acknowledging completion of the J.D. program.
  3. Awards may be issued for performances in the following event areas, and will be grouped together as follows for award consideration:
    A. Sprints 60M, 100M, 200M, 300M
    B. Hurdles 60M, 80M, 100M, 200M, 300M
    C. Distance 600M, 800M, 1000M, 1200M, 2000M, Steeplechase, Cross-country, Walks
    D. Throws Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, and Hammer
    E. Jumps Long, High, Triple, Pole Vault
    F. Multi-Events Pentathlon
  4. When a change is made in an event area (e.g. changes in implement weights for throws), or new events are initiated, (e.g. 600m, 1000m, etc.) the awards committee will use the times/distances VERY CAUTIOUSLY until at least five (5) years of results are available for consideration. Standards may not be published for those five years.
  5. Only performances at Track & Field meets sanctioned by B.C. Athletics and listed in the annual Junior Development list of approved meets will be considered in the selection of athletes for awards.
  6. The B.C.J.D. awards committee will only consider nominations of athletes who have competed in at least three (3) meets on the approved list and at least one (1) of which is a B.C.J.D. Championship, (Cross-Country, Track & Field, Pentathlon) in the preceding twelve (12) month period. Applications for exceptions to this rule based on medical or extenuating family circumstances can be directed to the chair of the J.D. Committee for consideration.
  7. Awards for 9 to 12 year olds are based on having competed in all three (3) disciplines of Run, Jump, and Throw as well as achieving at least one performance that meets the published awards standard.
  8. Awards for 13 to 14 year olds will be granted based on achieving the published awards standard in at least one individual event.

    Wind gauge readings are recommended for 14 year olds.
  9. It is the responsibility of the individual clubs, parents, athletes, and/or coaches to nominate athletes for awards. Completed forms must be received in the BC Athletics office no later than August 31, 2012. Athletes traveling outside B.C. to meets recognized for awards by the JD committee must get performances verified by the Meet Director in writing and results submitted to BC Athletics with a copy to the JD Committee.
  10. Award nominations may be submitted on-line through the B.C. Athletics website, faxed, or delivered to the B.C. Athletics office. No award nominations may be forwarded to individual members of the awards committee.

GUIDELINES FOR THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

  1. That no awards will be given by the B.C.J.D. awards committee for any athlete not achieving these conditions or performance standards. The JD Committee has the power to award athletes who have performed at a very high standard in new events where standards are not posted if they see fit.
  2. That athletes nominated after achieving the published standard will automatically receive an award if they satisfy the other criteria listed above.
  3. That the B.C.J.D. awards committee may nominate athletes at the selection meeting.
  4. That the B.C.J.D. awards committee will meet and select the award winners between September 1 and October 1 each year.
  5. That it is the responsibility of B.C. Athletics to notify winning athletes, and send a list of winners to each track and field club within ten (10) days of the selection process.

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