The Herts School Games competition format allows 1 team of 8 children (4 boys and 4 girls) per district in Years 3/4.
The Virtual Competition will run up until Christmas and each school will need to deliver the ‘heat’ sessions themselves in their own school (Level 1). This can involve as many children in Year 3 and 4 as possible and we will provide team sheets for schools to copy and use. You need to book onto the Virtual Competition so that we are aware of which schools are participating, click here to book on.
We suggest that each child is timed individually on 3,3,3 and 3,6,3 cycles. This will determine the 4 fastest Girls and the 4 fastest boys in your school. These 8 children will then make up your school’s Speed Stacking Team. They can be a mixture of children in Year 3 and 4 and must be made up of 4 girls and 4 boys.
Once each school has determined their fastest team of 8, we will need them to be timed as a team on a 3,6,3 relay and the results of this need to be sent to the Stevenage Sporting Futures Team to collate on a master scoreboard. When you send their best result, please can you also provide us with the names of your top 4 girls and boys who make up your relay team.
The top 6 Teams in Stevenage will then be invited to join SSFT at a Speed Stacking Finals morning on Thursday 7th February (venue to be confirmed). These teams will get plenty of practice time to perfect their skills before being timed in their teams of 8 in a 3,6,3 Relay. They will have 3 timed attempts as a team, and the best time will count. The winning team from the finals day will be awarded the Speed Stacking trophy and gold medals and they will be our Stevenage representatives for the Herts School Games. 2nd and 3rd place teams will receive silver and bronze medals.
If your school has Stevenage Sports Ambassadors, they can help run this competition in school as part of their term 1 target of delivering a competition. If you or the ambassadors need any help with this, please don’t hesitate to call Chantal.
Having the Speed Stacking competition in this format, it allows your school the ability to have multiple teams. This is a great opportunity to enter A, B & C teams, which is a requirement when going for either Silver or Gold School Games Mark (speed stacking is now a recognised sport on the School Games Mark Application).
The winners of the Level 2 Stevenage competition will represent Stevenage at the Level 3 competitions on the 5th July 2019 at Oaklands College (be advised that this might change later in the year).
SSFT have made a video demonstrating the 3,3,3 and 3,6,3 cycle so that you are able to see how speed stacking should be done and this can be sent to you upon request.
Every Finalist will receive a participation certificate.
Good Luck to Everyone!