Competing Teams (Delegations)
- Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
- New South Wales (NSW)
- Northern Territory (NT)
- Queensland (QLD)
- South Australia (SA)
- Tasmania (TAS)
- Victoria (VIC)
- Western Australia (WA)
To assist Teams (Delegations) and help streamline the registration requirements the Games Organising Committee (GOC) have arranged for full Registration to be completed online.
There is a package of templates (see below) for Teams to use and/or adapt to collate the information required for registration. These forms (Releases, Authorisations etc) are to be handled by Team Management. (Originals and a copy will be required at the Games)
Delegation Registration timelines have been set.
- 28 February Registrations will open. Online training provided to Team Management
- 30 June Full Team information including alternate (emergency) athletes and officials, to be completed and submitted. No extensions will be considered, and part or incomplete registrations will not be accepted
- 1 September Final date for activation of alternate athletes and/or officials, and updates to entry times/scores
To avoid disappointment, it is critical that each Team meets these timelines to ensure registrations are accepted and schedules can be shared to assist athletes and officials preparation.
The GOC look forward to supporting each Team on their journey to a memorable Special Olympics National Games 2014.
SPORT AND EVENT SELECTION
- Athletes can participate in one sport only
- Athletes must be entered in events that are appropriate for their level of training
- Delegations are reminded to abide by their quota confirmation numbers
- The National Games Competition Manager, in consultation with the Technical Delegate/s and Special Olympics Australia reserve the right to cancel a sport specific event due to insufficient registration
ATHLETE AND COACH PREPARATION
- It is expected that all Head Coaches attending National Games be knowledgeable about Special Olympics Official Rules and National Sport Federation rules
- It is expected that all athletes arrive in Melbourne properly equipped for competition
- Poor training or preparation will not be considered an acceptable excuse for variations in performance.
- The integrity of the divisioning process can be adversely affected by both poor athlete training and lack of honest effort and if we do not do our best to uphold the integrity of the divisioning process those athletes that abide by the rules and train properly are unfairly penalised.
- Head Coaches are responsible for ensuring that the reported assessments and divisioning times/scores/measurements for their athletes accurately reflect the ability of the athlete/s
- If for any reason the Head Coach does not consider this assessment or time/measurement correct, it is their responsibility to notify the Competition Management within the designated time period
Compulsory Delegation Forms