Instructions for the Triple Jump
- Officials Required
- "Take off" official to watch for foul jumps, measurment reading, and
control of the pit.
- "Pit" official to find inprint in sand to start measurment from, and
raking and levelling of sand in the pit.
- "Recorder" official to record performances.
- Officials are required to report to the Officials Coordinator before the
commencement of the program to:
- Sign In
- Obtain Officials tag
- Obtain Name tag
- Obtain Equipment
- Take-off mat or sand:
- Under 6-8 1.22 metre x 1 metre
- Under 9-11 1.22 metre x 0.5 metre
- Take-off board or mat
- Under 12-15 1.22 metre x 0.2 metre
- Measuring Tape (20 metres)
- Rake, Broom, Shovel, Bucket, Watering Can, Hand Brush, Spike
- Place Tickets, Recording Sheets, etc
- Run up Indicator Markers for athletes
- Large orange cone to indicate 20 metre mark on run up.
- Preparation for the Event
- Ensure sand pit is level with run up
- Sand may need to be dampened if it is dry.
- Indicator markers (numbered discs) shall be indicated to all athletes to mark
- It is recommended that the distance from the front edge of the take off mats to
the landing area should be:
- 5 & 6 metres for Under 9 and 10
- 6 & 7 metres for Under 11 & 12
- 7 & 8 metres for Under 13
- 8 & 9 metres for Under 14 &15
- Basic Rules
- Each athlete is allowed a maximum of 4 trials.
- Definition of Triple Jump, consisting of three distinct sections:
- A "Hop" - Athlete takes off and lands on the same foot as that from
which they have taken off.
- A "Step" - Athlete lands on the other foot (to that used on the hop)
- A "Jump" - Athlete jumps from one foot and lands on one or both feet in
the sand pit.
- A foul jump is recorded if:
- must take off from one foot.
- if any part of the foot is over front edge of board/mat.
- if in running up to take off an athlete passes the edge of the mat furthest from
landing pit, even if jump not attempted.
- if after completing the jump an athlete walks back through the landing area.
- if in the course of landing an athlete touches the ground outside the landing
area nearer to the take off point than the nearest break (imprint) in the landing area.
- if the athlete does not perform the hop, step, jump process correctly.
- No markers may be placed on runway but may be placed alongside runway.
- No markers in landing area or sand pit
- The run up may not exceed 40 metres (Children should be encouraged to keep their
run-ups to between 20 - 30 metres).
- In the event an athlete should land in the pit on their step they should be
allowed another trial after the position of the take-off mat is altered.
- Measuring the Jump
- Official selects break (imprint) made in sand by foot, hand, etc., which is
closest to imprint made in take off mat by take off foot. This point in the pit is marked
by spike, the zero end of the tape is held at the spike.
- The tape is straightened so it lays over and in contact with the imprint in the
take-off mat. The tape is drawn tight and the distance is measured to the nearest
centimetre below distance jumped. For Under 13-15 athletes using a take-off board/mat the
measurement must be taken perpendicular to the take-off line or its extension (ie.
straight back from the imprint in the sand).
- The competitor who has the longest measured distance from all jumps recorded is
the winner. In the event of a tie then a decision is made on the next best jump recorded.
- If the athlete takes off before the take-off mat or board, then the jump is
measured from the break in the sand to the back edge of the take-off mat or the front edge
of the take off board.
- Each athletes performance is read out by the "Take Off" Official, and
that performance is recorded.
- On completion of the athletes trials, the best performances should be circled or
highlighted, and a performance ticket issued.
- NLAC does not record places on performance tickets for this event.
- At the completion of the day, all equipment and officials tag should be returned,
and your name tag placed in the Officials Prize Box.