Updated School Games Resources now available for 2016 – 2017.


Sportshall Associates are delighted to announce the release of the 2016 – 2017 school games resources. Sportshall Athletics is now the largest participatory competition programme in the School Games and as England Athletics preferred delivery partner Sportshall Associates are delighted to say that we deliver a large number of the training, Level 2 & 3 competitions to support this.

Following an extensive review supported by schools, clubs and the national governing bodies in addition to a full trial during last season the resources for 2016 – 2017 include some modifications to the programme. The introduction of a standing start to races where a forward roll was previously the normal starting method is the main change within these races:

  • Obstacle Relay (Primary & Secondary)
  • Over/Under Relay (Primary)
  • 1 + 1 Lap Hurdles Relay (Primary – Year 3/4 only)


In all of these races the first runner will start from a standing position and any further athletes in the race should be on their feet and can be moving at the point of changeover.

All the new resources and full guidance notes are now available to download via the Primary and Secondary Sportshall pages at www.sportshall.org and the School Games organiser network has been provided with copies of the resources too.

The specific changes are highlighted here – Track Guideline Alterations Sept 2016 Schools UPDATED

We look forward to see news and results throughout the season and for any support with Sportshall athletics in your school or club feel free to contact the team via team@sportshall.org