As a parent of a 'Little Athlete' it is important to ensure you make yourself aware of the policies of not only Ipswich Little Athletics, but also of our State Association, Little Athletics Queensland. This will help to ensure not only yourself, but your child has a the best experience at Centre and Association Carnivals/Events.
McDonalds Achievement Levels
The McDonald's achievement levels are calculated from the averages of performances attained by Little Athletics Queensland athletes over the years. A regular review of the levels is conducted at least every three years. Anyone achieving a Green level, which is within the reach of 100% of children with a little application, has achieved a good level of performance. A Red level represents a very good performance, but still achievable by about 65% of children. A Blue level represents an excellent performance achievable by about 20% of Little Athletes. Levels for each age group and all events are detailed on the pink (Girls) or blue (Boys) Achievement Cards.
To receive a McDonald's Achievement Award Certificate, an athlete must reach the relevant level in all events applicable to their age group in three event groups. For example an U13 athlete would be awarded a Green level certificate if they were to equal or better the Green level times and distances in (1) Hurdles: 60m Hurdles and 200m Hurdles, (2) Sprints: 70m, 100m, and 200m and in (3) Throws: Discus, Javelin and Shot Put. Any event group combination can be used to meet the criteria, as long as the levels in three event groups are attained.
The maximum number of certificates an athlete can receive each season is three: one Green level, one Red level and one Blue level.