The scottishathletics Under 12 SUPERteams event is an extremely popular fixture in the annual competition calendar, and we know that athletes within this age group are eager to continue competing and training whilst under lockdown. While traditional track and field events are currently unable to take place, May and June will see the new Virtual SUPERteams Challenge offering a home-based competition opportunity for club athletes aged 9-12.
The first Virtual SUPERteams Challenge will be delivered by clubs, with team managers, coaches and club volunteers handling athlete registration, results and scoring in a club-based competition held over a four-week period. As in the traditional SUPERteams format, all athletes would be expected to complete all four events that make up the SUPERteams competition, and points will be awarded based on these performances.
At the end of the four weeks, club results will be available on the National SUPERteams leaderboard, co-ordinated by scottishathletics. At this point, the top four club results in each gender will make up its ‘A’ teams, the next four the club’s ‘B’ teams, and so on. The scottishathletics Events team will calculate team scores to produce a national team result, making this both an individual challenge between club members, as well as a national team challenge between clubs all over Scotland.
When will the Challenge take place?
Who can take part?
How do I sign up?
Clubs should register online through SportServe. Once a club has registered, they will receive a guide to delivering the event, including step by step instructions for athletes on how to carry out each event safely; information on scoring; and advice on delivering the event within the club. Clubs will run their own registration process, so young athletes and their parents should look out for information from your specific club on how to sign up for your club’s team.
Clubs had until the end of week 1 (Sunday 24th May) to register. Athletes wishing to take part should contact their coach or team manager for information on how to join their club's team.