Points & Awards

IMPROVEMENT POINTS

Each week Improvement points are earned by participating athletes in each event based on their results. Improvement Points are calculated by the system from the results that are entered each week. Each athlete receives 6 to 15 points for a PB, depending on how "big" their PB is, 5 points for an equal PB and at least 1 point if the result was not a PB. The most points that can be awarded for one event is 15 while every athlete achieves at least 1 point for entering an event.

The club awards Improvement Point certificates based on the following improvement points scoring system.  The certificates are awarded by Age Managers throughout the season.

Age Groups

BLUE

BRONZE

SILVER

GOLD

U6-U8

75

175

250

350

U9-U12

100

200

300

400

U13-U17

125

225

350

450

Athletes who are continuing from last season can still receive the old style perpetual point patches on request.

Also the child with the highest number of average improvement points from each age group will receive the Most Improved Award. There is also a Perpetual Trophy for the athlete who has the most Improvement Points from all age groups over the season.

AGE CHAMPIONS (BEST IN AGE POINTS)

At the end of each season, individual age champions are selected, based on the average weekly points awarded throughout the season.  Points are awarded to all participants in each event, from 10 points for first place to 1 point for 10th place.  Total points are then divided by the number of weeks attended. The Top 3 athletes in each age group receive the First, Second & Third Place Trophies. Athletes must compete at a minimum of 50% of competition days to be eligible for an age championship award

In addition to the first three places in each age group, Achievement Awards are awarded to other athletes in each group based on frequency of participation.  All children will receive at least an Encouragement Award.

Senior athletes have a system of awards similar to the above. More information can be obtained from the By Laws.

EVERY LITTLE ATHLETE REGISTERED WITH SPRINGWOOD DISTRICT ATHLETIC CLUB WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY AT PRESENTATION DAY.