Achievements & Awards
One of the main aims of the Little Athletics movement it to improve the individual athletic performance of the young members. All cannot be champions but it is the spirit with which they compete and improve personal achievement that is most important.
Following each event, all little athletes receive a performance ticket that should be fixed into the ticket book received at registration. The performance summary sheet that, as it is filled in during the season, will demonstrate the improvements achieved in each individual event.
Individual Achievement Awards - QLAA/McDonald’s Point System
This card received at registration shows three different levels of achievement (boys and girls for different age groups) as green, red and blue – green the easier, up to blue for a high standard of achievement. As each child attains the performance level in his/her age category, colour the appropriate spot on the card. The aim is to attain a full range of green, red and blue stickers on each card by season's end. As these levels are achieved the athlete should update their card.
The McDonald's Achievement levels are calculated from the averages of performances attained by Little Athletics Queensland athletes over the years. A regular review of the levels is conducted at least every three years. Anyone achieving a Green level, which is within reach of 100% of children with a little application, has achieved a good level of performance. A Red level represents a very good performance, but still achievable by about 65% of children. A Blue level represents an excellent performance achievable by about 20% of Little Athletes. Levels for each age group and all events are detailed on the pink (Girls) or blue (Boys) Achievement Cards.