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British Columbia Youth 15 Awards Criteria

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For the 2007 Youth 15 awards, BC Athletics will be using a scheme similar to that used for JD athletes. To be considered for an award, athletes must have a performance at a BC Athletics recognized meet that attains or exceeds the standard for that event. For 2007 awards only the standards will be those listed in the Youth 15 Awards Standards Table OR #10 in the All Time Top Ten list for 15 year olds. In future years the standards will only be those listed in the Youth 15 Awards Standards Table.

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  1. Awards MAY be given for athletic performances in the 15 year old female and male categories in their categories (year of birth). Awards are only given to competitive members of BC Athletics.
  2. B.C. Youth 15 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.
  3. Awards may be issued for performances in the following event areas, and will be grouped together as follows for award consideration:
    A. Sprints 100M, 200M, 400M.
    B. Hurdles 60M, 80M, 100M, 200M, 300M.
    C. Distance 800M, 1500M, 3000M, Steeplechase, Cross-Country, Walks.
    D. Throws Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, and Hammer.
    E. Jumps Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault.
    F. Multi-Events Pentathlon, Heptathlon, Octathlon, or
    3 outstanding performances in parts A to E of this section.
  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. women's steeple chase), the awards committee will use the times/distances VERY CAUTIOUSLY until at least five (5) years of results are available for consideration.
  5. Only Track & Field meets sanctioned (or approved) by B.C. Athletics will be considered in the selection of athletes for awards. Athletes competing at meets outside BC must present a copy of the meet results to be considered.
  6. The awards for 15 year olds will be granted based on having one performance that makes standard in the Youth 15 Awards Standards Tables.

    Wind gauge readings are recommended for 15 year olds.
  7. 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 November 30th each year. Athletes traveling outside B.C. to meets recognized for awards by BC Athletics must get performances verified by the Meet Director in writing and results submitted to BC Athletics with a copy to the Youth 15 Committee.
  8. 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. Youth 15 awards committee for any athlete not achieving the above conditions or performance standards.
  2. That athletes nominated after achieving at least one standard from the Youth 15 Awards Standards Tables and meeting the other criteria be given an award.
  3. That the B.C. Youth 15 awards committee may nominate athletes at the selection meeting.
  4. That the B.C. Youth 15 awards committee will meet and select the award winners between December 1 and December 31 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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