CLASSIFICATION Athletics Classification System In sport, classification exists so that athletes compete in fair and equal competition. Most sports have simple classification systems that group athletes according to age, gender or weight. In Paralympic Sport, the wide range of sports and disabilities create unique classification systems. Paralympic classification groups athletes according to how their [...]
E-Grade athletics is a specialised track and field athletics competition for intellectually disabled competitors. Proudly supported by Athletics SA, E-Grade athletics allows participants to enjoy track and field activities in a supportive and encouraging environment. Conducted by the Kiwanis Group, the competition is generally held on a Saturday morning at Santos stadium during the [...]
The Athlete development pathway is simply the range of events, programs, and options available to athletes of different ages as they progress through the sport of athletics. The diagram below provides an overview of the main events and programs that may be available to South Australian athletes wishing to progress through the sport. It’s [...]
Athletics SA recognises that athletics is largely an amateur sport and that the financial incentives to participate are largely absent, particularly for athletes wishing to pursue Australian representation. Athletics SA provides programs to assist athletes in their development, but is limited in its ability to do so, however, there are often other avenues for [...]
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Athletics SA is excited to announce the 2013/14 Youth Academy! The ASA Youth Academy is a new initiative targeted at athletes between 12-17 years (Para Athletes inclusive) who show potential in becoming future world class athletes. It is designed to ensure a logical pathway is present and provides athletes opportunities, support and in some instances [...]