The 2014 primary youth league will officially kick-off this coming weekend with the 1st league event on Saturday the 6th of September scheduled to take place at Kingspark. Please note that the age groups for primary youth athletes are between 6 and 13 years. The 14/15 year old age group forms part of the sub-youth league as ratified by Athletics SA in 2013.
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CLICK HERE to download the program
CLICK HERE to download the primary youth league rules
The event is a pre-entry event with entries closing on Wednesday the 3rd of September. Athletes entering track events must report to the call-room on Saturday to confirm their participation. Failure to do so would mean that you will be removed from the starting list as the organizers will assume that the athlete is not present. The ruling was introduced in the beginning of 2014 and eliminates instances where a heat has only one or two athletes. There is no need for field event athletes to report at the call-room as they can report directly at their respective events 15 minutes before the start.
There is a standard gate fee of R10 payable by athletes and spectators.
Athletes must be in possession of a 2014 KZNA license to participate. If your athlete does not have a license you can buy one from the KZNA office during the week or on Saturday. Please contact the KZNA office for any enquiries about licenses at 031 312 9374. Temporary licenses will be sold as the exception for R10. However, athletes to be selected for the KZNA team must be in possession of a permanent license as ASA will not accept entries without them.
There are always issues and questions regarding minimum leagues. As much as we would like to encourage athletes to participate in minimum leagues, this is not practical. Therefore we would like to make it clear that there are NO minimum leagues required for entering KZN primary youth champs or being eligible for KZNA team selection.
There are NO qualifying standards for primary youth selection, except for high-jump as the inter-provincial champs will have minimum starting heights. Performances will however be evaluated against previous years’ inter-provincial results and final team selection will be at the discretion of the selection committee. Having no qualifying standards it is important to note that the KZN primary youth champs will be the ONLY selection event for the KZNA team. Only the TOP3 in each event at KZN champs will be considered for the KZN primary youth team.
The primary youth fixtures for 2014:
6 September – Kingspark, Durban
13 September – Saxon Young, Pietermaritzburg
20 September – Ladysmith
27 September – Kingspark, Durban
11 October – Kingspark, Durban
25 October (KZN Primary Youth Champs) – Kingspark, Durban