Summer 2016/2017

2016/2017 Track and Field season

There’s a lot happening in the 2016/17 AV Track and Field Season.

This season there’ll be 12 rounds of the AV Shield Season, with three being Zone v Zone competitions, the AV Shield Final and a plethora of other competitions (Vic Relay Champs, Vic Milers Club, Rare Air Club and lots of championships).

AV Summer Competition Handbook (coming soon)

Shield Competition

The AV Shield is the club based competition for track and field in metropolitan Melbourne.  Once you are an MUAC member with the Track and Field package you are ready to race, jump or throw.  There will be pre-entry to ensure you’re properly graded and have a spot in a race or round.  Competition is graded so you’ll be competing against those of a similar standard. There are 12 rounds of competition and a Shield Final.  MUAC is part of  the Yellow Region, with Aberfeldie (in Moonee Ponds) as the main venue.  Other venues include Williamstown, Lakeside and Werribee.

Read about the changes to AV Shield.

Competition occurs primarily on a Saturday afternoon and events are divided between two programs that are run six times each during the season.

2016/17 AV Shield Timetable – Yellow Zone 

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MUAC Membership and uniforms

You’ll need your club uniform (details here if you need to get one) and your registration numbers (front and back).  If you don’t have your registration numbers please email MUAC Registrar Tim Thomas.

Programs

AV Shield details

Yellow Zone AV Shield timetables

2016/17 Summer Handbook (coming soon)

Pre-entry

All athletes are encouraged to pre-enter for AV Shield to ensure that they are assigned an appropriately graded competition. Start lists will be published on the AV website in the lead up to the weekend, allowing athletes to plan their competition. Pre-entry occurs through the AV website and allows athletes to select the round of field events they wish to compete in. Pre-entry is open until 11:59pm on the Wednesday before the round of Shield. Read more about pre-entry here.

Scoring

2016/17 will see the introduction of a new scoring system that gives each performance a score between 100 and 600 points. The system allows all athletes to score points for the club but rewards high quality performances. Your performance in each event will contribute to the team’s overall tally after each round.

To read about the system in detail, click here and check out the AV Shield Web App.

Teams

MUAC has two teams in Women’s Open Division 1and one in Under 18 and two teams in Men’s  Open Division 1, one in Under 18 and a 40+ team.  Team scoring is based on two, three, four or six MUAC athletes per event with an emphasis on quality performance.   The number of scoring positions per event will be on the noticeboards, and are listed below.

scoring

How we win

Shield is a participation focused competition.  We will succeed by filling events with athletes performing well. If you see on the noticeboard (read below for details) that MUAC is one competitor short in the hammer – go out and have a throw.  So get out, try something new and have some fun.

Results query

Sometimes your result at AV Shield might not be displayed or recorded correctly on the website. If you have a query, use this form to let AV know so they can correct it.

Finals Eligibility

Individual events: Compete at 4 AV Shield Rounds.
Compete in the event to be done at the finals at least once during the 12 rounds (for the walks, a  program 1 walk is sufficient)
Relays. Compete at 4 Shield Rounds, including once in the relay.

Championships

The Victorian Championships are in February and the Australian Championships are in April and represent the pinnacle of the season (and a chance to race at Lakeside).  MUAC also enters teams in the Victorian Relay Championships (end of November)

Specialist Competitions

Athletics Victoria stages specialist meets (Vic Milers Club, Rare Air Club) throughout the summer.  These represent the chance for some high quality, graded competition – often a personal best.

MUAC meets

MUAC stages competitions at the Rawlinson in February. Stay tuned for details.

Volunteers

MUAC is required to supply volunteers to help run the events.  Our duties will be listed on the noticeboards.  The MUAC Volunteer Managers will be working hard to make sure the workload is spread amongst the whole club.  Athletes do most of our volunteering in between and after they have competed, normally in small shifts. Here are details of our volunteer duties.  For safety reasons, you cannot be a volunteer in thongs or open toed shoes.

 

Keep an eye on the club website, www.muac.org.au, for more news and information about what is happening.

If you have any questions please email summer@muac.org.au,