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Athletics Plus Activity Badge

These badge requirements were updated on 26 January 2018. The previous badge requirements can still be used until 31 January 2019, to allow for transition where necessary.

How to earn your badge

  1. Run through an appropriate warm up and warm down routine using all the main muscle groups. Explain why both routines are important.
  2. Talk about the safety rules for athletics, particularly throwing and jumping events.
  3. Compete in any three events (two track and one field, or vice versa) and gain the points set out as indicated on the score chart below.


Points

Distance

100m sprint sec

200m sprint sec

400m sec

800m min

1500m min

10

13.4

 44.0

64.0

2.30

5.10

9

14.0

 47.0

67.0

2.40

5.25

8

14.7

 51.0

71.0

3.00

5.45

7

15.3

 55.0

75.0

3.10

5.50

6

15.8

 59.0

79.0

3.20

6.20

5

16.3

 63.0

83.0

3.40

6.50

4

16.8

 68.0

88.0

4.00

7.30

3

17.6

 74.0

94.0

4.20

8.00

2

18.3

 80.0

100.0

4.40

8.30

1

20.0

 100.0

120.0

5.00

9.30

Points

High Jump Mtr

Long Jump Mtr

Shot Mtr

Discus Mtr

Cricket Ball Mtr

10

1.60

5.00

9.5

35.0

65.0

9

1.40

4.75

8.5

29.0

55.0

8

1.30

4.40

7.2

22.0

50.0

7

1.25

4.20

6.5

17.0

45.0

6

1.20

4.00

5.5

14.0

35.0

5

1.00

3.75

4.1

12.0

30.0

4

0.90

3.30

3.7

10.0

25.0

3

0.85

2.80

3.3

9.0

20.0

2

0.80

2.45

2.8

8.5

15.0

1

0.75

2.10

1.8

6.0

10.0

Minimum points total for the award of badge

Age

Points

Under 11

6

Under 12

9

Under 13

13

Under 14

17

Under 15

22


Guidance for leaders

! Young people must be especially careful when doing the high jump. They will have to think about the way they are going to jump, land and what they are going to land on. They must use proper equipment at all times and unless expert tuition and supervision is available they must not attempt the Fosbury Flop. The scissor jump is an easier way to do it.


Previous badge requirements

These requirements will be discontinued on 31 January 2019.

Here’s what you need to do to earn this badge.

  1. Run through an appropriate warm up and warm down routine using all the main muscle groups. Explain why both routines are important.
  2. Talk about the safety rules for athletics, particularly throwing and jumping events.
  3. Compete in any three events (two track and one field, or vice versa) and gain the points set out as indicated  on the score chart below.

 

Points

Distance

100m sprint sec

200m sprint sec

300m female sec

400m male sec

800m min

1500m min

10

13.4

28.0

44.0

64.0

2.30

5.10

9

14.0

28.8

47.0

67.0

2.40

5.25

8

14.7

31.4

51.0

71.0

3.00

5.45

7

15.3

32.6

55.0

75.0

3.10

5.50

6

15.8

33.2

59.0

79.0

3.20

6.20

5

16.3

34.0

63.0

83.0

3.40

6.50

4

16.8

35.5

68.0

88.0

4.00

7.30

3

17.6

38.3

74.0

94.0

4.20

8.00

2

18.3

40.0

80.0

100.0

4.40

8.30

1

20.0

45.0

100.0

120.0

5.00

9.30

Points

High Jump Mtr

Long Jump Mtr

Shot Mtr

Discus Mtr

Cricket Ball Mtr

10

1.60

5.00

9.5

35.0

65.0

9

1.40

4.75

8.5

29.0

55.0

8

1.30

4.40

7.2

22.0

50.0

7

1.25

4.20

6.5

17.0

45.0

6

1.20

4.00

5.5

14.0

35.0

5

1.00

3.75

4.1

12.0

30.0

4

0.90

3.30

3.7

10.0

25.0

3

0.85

2.80

3.3

9.0

20.0

2

0.80

2.45

2.8

8.5

15.0

1

0.75

2.10

1.8

6.0

10.0

Minimum points total for the award of badge

Age

Points Female

Points Male

Under 11

6

8

Under 12

9

12

Under 13

13

15

Under 14

17

20

Under 15

22

24


Top tips


! Young people must be especially care when doing the high jump. They will have to think about the way they are going to jump, land and what they are going to land on. They must use proper equipment at all times and unless expert tuition and supervision is available they must not attempt the Fosbury Flop. The scissor jump is an easier way to do it.



Flexibility

Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities. For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility

 

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