Winter Sportsmeet 2003
Grades 4 - 6

 
 
 
 

Contents

General Information

Events
    Indoor Soccer
    Team Dodgeball
    Team Tug-o-War
    Team Snowshoe Relay
    Northern Games

Registration Form
Communities attending so far
Schedule
Soccer Schedule
Tug Of War and Team Dodgeball Schedule

 
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General Information
 

Athletes will arrive in Cartwright on Thursday, March 27th and proceed to the school to be dispersed to assigned billets. Coaches from traveling teams are to notify the school at 938-7291 to verify approximate arrival times to speed up the billeting process.
 

Coaches briefing and social will take place on Thursday, March 27th at classroom # 1 at Henry Gordon Academy beginning at 8:30 PM.
 

Opening Ceremonies will take place at Henry Gordon Academy on Friday, March 28th beginning at 9:00 AM. Athletes and coaches are to assemble in rooms 1 to 4 at 8:30 AM in preparation to proceed to the gymnasium for opening ceremonies.

Boil up will take place on Friday, March 28th beginning at 7:30 PM. This will be a great opportunity for athletes to socialize with other athletes from various communities. In the case of poor weather, a decision will be made by 6:00 PM as to whether it will be going ahead. Alternate plans are made to have activities take place in the school gymnasium in case of poor weather.
 

Canteen services will be provided for students throughout both days of scheduled activities at Henry Gordon Academy. This will be sponsored by the Graduation Committee.
 

Closing banquet and awards presentation will be held at Henry Gordon Academy on Saturday, March 29th beginning at 6:30 PM. Dance for athletes will immediately follow.
 

To ensure completion of all events, teams should be ready to play at the times and venues listed on the schedule. ** Times need to be adhered to quite diligently.** Schedule to be forwarded at a later date.
 

All teams are responsible for keeping the venues as clean as possible. Please use the waste and recycling bins provided.
 

Athletes being billeted out are asked to remember that they are in other people's homes and should respect the hospitality offered to them. Curfews should be discussed with either the coach or the host family.
 

Sportsmanship should be stressed by all athletes and coaches. Winning is not the utmost importance. Playing fair and having fun is !!
 

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Indoor Soccer

This event will involve all athletes.

Each game will consist of 4 five minute shifts.

A shift will be played by 4 players ( 3 players + a goaltender)

Round Robin format will be played with 2 points awarded for win and 1 point each for a tie.

Tie Breaking System

2 way tie - the winner between the two teams tied. If still tied, best plus minus record in games played.

3 way tie - team with the best record among the teams involved. If still tied, team with the best plus minus record in games among teams tied. If still tied, team with the best plus minus record in all games played.

No sliding tackles will be permitted ! Opponent will be awarded a free kick.

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Team Dodge Ball

This event will involve all athletes.

Round Robin format will be followed. A 10 minute time limit will be placed upon each game. 2 points will be awarded for a win, 1 point each in the case of a draw.

3 Nerf balls will be used in each game and will follow an elimination type format. An athlete hit by a ball or who throws a ball which is caught by an opponent will be eliminated from that game and will have to leave the floor. Eliminating all players will result in a win. If time runs out with member(s) on each team still remaining in the game, a draw will result.

Players will have 10 seconds to get rid of the ball. This time constraint allows games to proceed fairly quickly and keep athletes active.

Players cannot cross the center line into their opponents court. This results in their being eliminated from the game.

Games will begin with three balls being placed on the center line, athletes lying on their stomach on the end line, and racing for the balls as signaled by a whistle.

Tie Breaking System

2 way tie - the winner between the two teams tied. If still tied, best win record in games played. If still tied, a sudden death game will be played.

3 way tie - team with the best record among the teams involved. If still tied, the team with the most wins amongst all teams involved. If still tied, a sudden death round robin will be played amongst the three teams.

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Team Tug-o-War

This event will involve all athletes.

Round Robin format will be followed.

Teams will pull against the least number of athletes a team has (i.e. If a team has 5 athletes then both teams will use 5 athletes.)

Each pull will be signaled to start by a whistle. Rope will be marked in 3 places; center and on each opponents end. Teams will be declared a winner when the opposing teams marker is on their side. 1 point will be awarded for each win.

Top two teams after round robin pulls will pull against each other to determine the overall winner.

Tie Breaking System

2 way tie - the winner between the two teams tied.

3 way tie - the team with the best record among the teams involved. If still tied, the team with the best record amongst all teams. If still tied, a pull off will be held.

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Team Snowshoe Relay

Males will compete with males; females with females.

Teams will consist of 4 members of the same sex.

Each member of the team will run approximately 250 meters along the track before handing the baton on to the next runner on the team.

Batons must be handed off in the designated exchange zones as indicated on the course. If batons are dropped, than athletes must stop to pick them up before they can proceed. Athletes crossing the finish line without a baton will be disqualified.

The tying down of heels will not be permitted.

Should an athlete's foot slip out of their binding, the athlete must stop and secure the snowshoe before continuing.

Top times in each division (male/female) will determine 1st & 2nd place.

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Northern Games
 

A) Snowshoe Sprint

All athletes may participate in this event although not mandatory.

Males will compete against males; females against females.

Course will be a straight away 100 meter sprint divided into heats of 4 competitors.

Top times in each division (male / female) will determine 1st and 2nd place.

The tying down of heels will not be permitted.

Should an athlete's foot slip out of his/her binding, the athlete must stop and secure the snowshoe before continuing.

Athletes should make every attempt to bring their own snowshoes to the competition.
 

B) Hurdles

All athletes may participate in this event although not mandatory.

Males will compete against males; females against females.

Continuous jumping over hurdles.

The athlete will stand with feet parallel to each other, facing the line of hurdles. There will be 15 hurdles placed in each lane, placed 3 feet apart, at a height of 12" .

On start, the athlete will hop over the first hurdle and subsequent hurdles. When the athlete reaches the end of the lane of hurdles, they must turn 180 with a hop and hop back over the hurdles. This is done until the athlete has concluded their heat by:

1. Stride or step in any direction in between the hurdles;

2. Momentum is broken;

3. Knocks over a hurdle.

As the athlete is hopping over the hurdles, they must leave the floor with two feet simultaneously and land on the other side of the hurdle with two feet simultaneously.

At no time, between hurdles, will the athlete stride or step in any direction to position themselves for the next hurdle except to use correctional hop.

The athlete has one attempt.

Winner will be declared by the most hurdles jumped.
 

C) Seal Crawl

All athletes may participate in this event although not mandatory.

Males will compete against males; females against females.

Approximately 50 ft. long.

Start of race, athletes must start with belly down on floor with their hands palm down under shoulders, legs are straight and crossed at the ankles.

Whistle will determine the start of race. Athletes pull themselves along using hands only.

Only feet and hands are permitted to touch the floor. No knees are permitted to touch the floor.

Forehead crossing the line will determine the end of the race.

Socks and gloves are optional.

Athletes will be disqualified if:

1. They interfere with another competitor.

2. Uncrosses their legs at any time during the race.

3. Toes lose contact with the floor.

4. Knees touch the floor.

Top two fastest times in each division (male/female) will determine 1st & 2nd place.
 
 
 

D) Owl Hop

All athletes may compete in this event although not mandatory.

Males will compete against males; females against females.

Start of competition, athletes must start with one foot tucked directly behind the opposite knee, in contact with the leg.

Whistle will determine the start of the competition. Athletes must hop on one foot in such a manner that the foot leaves the floor on each consecutive hop.

Athletes will be disqualified if:

1. The foot does not leave the floor on each hop. NO ROCKING.

2. The foot located behind the knee loses contact with the leg or drops down to the calf of the leg.

3. The athlete changes the foot they started hopping on.

The athlete going the longest period of time will be declared the winner.
 

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Team Registration Form
(Click here for an Adobe Acrobat version of the file)
School:
School Mascot:
School Colors:
Community:
Coach/ Chaperone:

Billet needed for Coach/ Chaperone yes/no

** Please complete the athlete information below and fax to 938-7467 as soon as possible. If athletes are staying with family or friends, please fill in the name of the person they are staying with underneath the billet section. Thank You ! **
 

Student Name

Grade

MCP #

Billet Needed
Y / N
If staying with family or friends, please indicate the name.
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The following communities have confirmed attendance for the meet: (Up to march 4, 2003)

Cartwright A
Cartwright B
Mary's harbour
Black Tickle
Port Hope Simpson A
Port Hope Simpson B

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Proposed Schedule
 

Friday, March 28th

8:30 AM     - Teams form up at the school for opening ceremonies.

8:50 AM     - Teams proceed to auditorium for opening ceremonies.

9:00 AM     - Opening ceremonies and welcome.
 

9:30 AM       - Round Robin Soccer schedule begins at two venues:
    To                 Henry Gordon Academy Gymnasium
12:30 PM         Community Gymnasium

12:45 PM     - Lunch Break for athletes.
To
1:45 PM

2:00 PM     - Team Snowshoe Relay Race
    To              Harbour near Mission Dock
2:45 PM
 

2:45 PM     - Team Tug - o - War
    To              Harbour near Mission Dock
3:30 PM

3:45 PM     - Individual Snowshoe Sprint
    To             Harbour near Mission Dock
5:00 PM

5:00 PM     - Supper Break for Athletes
    To
7:00 PM

7: 30 PM     - Athletes Boil Up and Social
    To              Venue to be announced
9:00 PM
 

Saturday, March 29th

9:00 AM     - Round Robin Soccer Schedule to be completed.
    To             Henry Gordon Academy Gymnasium
10:30 AM     Community Gymnasium

10:30 AM    - Round Robin Dodge Ball
    To               Henry Gordon Academy Gymnasium
12:00 PM

12:00 PM    - Lunch Break for athletes
    To
1:00 PM
 

1:00 PM     - Northern Games Competition
    To             Community Gymnasium
4:30 PM

4:30 PM     - Athletes prepare for Banquet
    To
6:00 PM

6:30 PM     - Banquet and Presentation of Awards
    To             Henry Gordon Academy Gymnasium
8:00 PM

8:00 PM     - Dance
    TO             Henry Gordon Academy Gymnasium
9:30 PM

Sunday, March 30th
                - Athletes depart for home communities

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