Higher Risk Activity
Track and Field - High Jump
- A fully stocked
first aid kit must be readily accessible.
- A working
communication device (e.g., cell phone) must be accessible.
- Determine that
all equipment is safe for use.
and tryouts (whether done in class or outside instructional
- Landing surface
must be a minimum of 1.5m x 3.6m x .5m (5’ x 12’ x 20”) and in addition
there must be a
- double layer of
Velcro mats along three sides with no gaps.
- The landing
surface (excluding the Velcro apron around the outside) must be a minimum
of 1.5m x 6m x .5m (5’ x 20’ x 20”).
- There must be one
layer of Velcro mats around the three sides with no gaps.
- One mat, or mats
in combination, may be used to meet or exceed the above minimums.
- The above mats
must be placed end-to-end, parallel to crossbar.
- When two mats are
placed end-to-end, use a cover or place a Velcro mat over the gap between
- Two jumping mats
used end-to-end must be of the same thickness.
- Check landing
mats regularly for damage.
- Do not use metal
- Bamboo poles must
be tape wrapped before use.
- Fiberglass poles
are a good alternative.
- Check bamboo and
fiberglass poles for cracks before use.
rope or elastic may be used, rather than a crossbar, for practice.
- No bare feet or
socks without shoes.
clothing and footwear must be worn.
- Athletes may wear
5mm spikes on rubberized or asphalt jumping surfaces.
- Track shoes with
spikes removed must not be worn.
- No jewelry.
- Determine that
all facilities are safe for use.
- Playing surface
and surrounding area must be free of all obstacles (e.g., tables, chairs),
and must provide sufficient traction.
- Indoor and
outdoor approach area must be smooth, traffic-free and provide good
- For indoor
jumping, determine that the floor provides safe traction.
- Skills must be
taught in proper progression.
- Competitions must
be based on skills that are taught.
- Adequate liquid
replacement must be accessible.
- Athletes must be
made aware of ways to protect themselves from:
rays (e.g., use of hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
- Bar monitors must
stay in front and off to the side of standards prior to, and during, each
- Before involving
athletes in outdoor activity, teachers must take into consideration:
length of time athletes will be
- Athletes must
receive instruction on safety procedures related to severe weather
conditions (e.g., lightning, funnel clouds, severe winds, tornadoes [see
- Stress short,
controlled approach (e.g., between three and nine steps).
- If athlete is
using “flop style”, teach athlete to take off closer to the nearest
upright on approach.
- Determine that
landing mats and Velcro mats are firmly secured and do not slide when
- Athletes who are
wearing track spikes must be given instruction and practice on safe use.
must be made aware of any off-campus activity and the means of
- Be aware of
athletes whose medical condition (e.g., asthma, anaphylaxis, casts,
orthopaedic device) may affect participation (see Generic Section).
- A student
athlete’s fitness level must be commensurate with the level of
competitions must follow the regulations and rules of the local governing
body (e.g. athletic association) and/or Provincial Sport Organization for
- Link to the
Provincial Sport Organization for this activity is: www.athleticsontario.ca
Constant visual supervision is required.
Head coach must demonstrate knowledge of event to principal or
Coaching expertise for the
head coach derived from at least one of the following:
NCCP Competition Introduction – Part A or NCCP Level One Technical in Track and
the latter is supported by the sport governing body
attendance at a high jump clinic or workshop within the last three years
past experience as an athlete or coach in that sport within the last 10 years
An individual who takes responsibility for providing first aid to
injured athletes must be present during the entire