What is the SOLE-stice Classic?
The “SOLE-stice Classic” is a series of meets designed to replace the Hershey Meets. These meets are grass roots meets for young athletes to get involved in running, jumping and throwing competitions. This program is being sponsored by Aboriginal Track & Field of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Athletics.
The term “Sole-stice” comes from the idea that the “final meet” will be held near the longest day of the year. The meets are geared for younger athletes who may not get many opportunities to compete against others their age in their region or from across the province.
How Kids Benefit
Participants can run, jump and throw in an event that stresses FUN rather than competition. For some participants, the program offers an opportunity to refine their natural abilities. For others, it may be the spark that ignites their interest in an activity that is mentally, physically and socially rewarding.
Who Can Participate?
Boys and girls between ages 8 to 13.
Age group classifications are determined by the participant’s Year of Birth.
Meteors (Born 2008/2009) Comets (Born 2006/2007) Stars (Born 2004/2005)
To get involved; select the regional meet nearest to where you live (www.solesticeclassic.com). Then complete the computer online entry process. Note that some of the Regional meets will be accepting on-site registration. The best part is that no entry fees are charged to participate. The 1st & 2nd place participants from the Regional meet then advance to the Provincial meet held in Saskatoon on June 17th, 2017 at Griffiths Stadium.
Meteors – 50m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw
Comets – 60m, 150m, 600m, Long Jump, Ball Throw
Stars – 80m, 150m, 800m, Running Long Jump, Ball Throw
Meet t-shirts will be provided for each participant at the Provincial Meet to be held in Saskatoon, June 17, 2017, Potash Park (formerly Griffiths Stadium)
Highlights of the Program
This program is very grass roots in nature. Some of the key features are:
- No track spikes or shoes designed for spikes or shoes with cleats of any kind are allowed in any event. Competitors must wear shoes.
- No starting blocks are allowed.
- No fees are to be charged at any level.
- The emphasis of the meets is to have fun while getting young athletes to be active through fun competition.
Who We Are
Saskatchewan Athletics is a non-profit Provincial Sport Governing Body and is a member of Sask Sport Inc. Our mission is to promote the sport of Track & Field, Cross Country Running, Road Racing and Race Walk by facilitating the development and maintenance of effective programs, which assist athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers in a fair and positive environment.