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 by LAQ.
For the first half of the season achievement levels will be monitored by the Registrar/Recorder each week and then certificates given to the respective athletes at end of December. After Christmas athletes are encouraged to monitor their own progress and check with our Registrar/Recorder when they reach their levels so that McDonalds certificates can be issued.
Anyone achieving a Green level, which is within the 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.
To receive a McDonald’s Achievement Award Certificate, an athlete must reach the relevant level in all events applicable to their age group in three event groups.
For example an U13 athlete would be awarded a Green level certificate if they were to equal or better the Green level times and distances in (1) Hurdles: 60m Hurdles and 200m Hurdles, (2) Sprints: 70m, 100m, and 200m and in (3) Throws: Discus, Javelin and Shot Put.
Any event group combination can be used to meet the criteria, as long as the levels in three event groups are attained. Age groups have a varied requirement for the number of Event Groups to achieve an award; these are; two (2) groups for U6’s; two (2) for U7’s; three (3) groups for U8’s and three (3) groups for U9 – U17’s.
The maximum number of certificates an athlete can receive each season is three: one Green level, one Red level and one Blue level.
Each Athlete will receive an ‘Achievement Awards Level Card which will be updated throughout the season.