Standard Events and Competition Rules

Summary of Events

Little Athletics Queensland offers a variety of Track and Field events to athletes (U6 – U17’s) depending on their age groups. Event distances and equipment specifications are graduated to match the growth of the athletes and encourage skill development. Please use the links below for further information.

Event Description

Sanctioned Events per Age Group

Competition progression Levels

Competition Rules

Little Athletics Competitions in Queensland are conducted in accordance with the Competition Rules of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the Standard Rules for Competition of Little Athletics Australia (LAA) and as otherwise stated in the LAQ Competition or Officials’ handbooks.

Where it has been decided the IAAF Rules are not suitable for athletes in the age groups covered by LAQ, the IAAF Rule has been rewritten to allow for the abilities of athletes in the various age groups.

LAQ registered athletes must wear the approved LAQ Centre uniform and abide by the Footwear Policy at Centre, and LAQ Competitions.

Please click on the below links to access or download a copy of the relevant rules.

Competition Rules Changes July 2018

Footwear Policy

Uniform Policy

LAQ Competition Handbook

IAAF Rules