SEASON DATES

Each SPL season will run from 1st January until 31st December.

This means the League Ladders will be reset for all riders on 31st December each year.

 

EVENT FORMAT

Each rider will get the skate park to themselves for 2 x 45 second runs. The points from both runs will be added together. Time commences on the competitors first trick attempt. No points can be scored after the last trick.

Riders may use a first trick rebate at the start of their second run. This means that if they don’t land their first trick the clock will reset and they can try again (if they land the trick first time the clock will continue as normal).

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

All competitors must wear helmets whilst competing, this includes those 18+ (helmets provided if needed).

All entrants under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter.

Management reserves the right to refuse entry.

Entrants under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be refused entry.

Management reserves the right to move competitors into higher or lower age divisions depending on age and skill level or competitor.

 

JUDGING

All competitors will be judged on the tricks they land and the quality of tricks. 

The greater the difficulty, the greater the score. Tricks are scored out of easy, medium, hard

Contestants will be marked down if they continue to do the same tricks.

Judges may give extra points for use of the whole park and creativity

Tricks done after time don’t count. Contestants may try ‘one more’ after time but it won’t go towards their score.

All Judges are experiences and only make decisions based on their professional opinion. If you disagree with a decision or competition outcome, please don’t take it personally.

The points system is used only as a guide, the final decision is for the judges to discuss and make based on overall event and competition factors.

Please do not disturb judges whilst they are judging.

 

THE LEAGUES

The SPL competition is broken into several geographical Leagues across the country. Each League has their own set of League Ladders, one for BMX, one for Scoot and one for Skate.

See League Breakdown for more info.

 

LEAGUE LADDERS (Placing Criteria)

Each League has it’s own League Ladders. Points accumulate from competitions held in the geographical areas of each League.

Competitors are ranked and awarded points depending on where they place. These points accumulate between competitions held in the same League. This encourages riders to attend multiple events.

The SPL Judging and Assessing Criteria has been developed and endorsed under the supervision of the Victorian Skateboarding Association.

1st Place – 40 Points
2nd Place – 30 Points
3rd Place – 25 Points
4th Place – 20 Points
5th Place – 19 Points
6th Place – 18 Points
etc.

See League Ladders here.

 

COMPTEITOR INJURY DURING HEAT

If a competitor is injured or has a substantial fall during a heat, they may opt to suspend the run and continue with the remaining time after a rest or injury analysis is completed. The competitors existing time is moved to the bottom of the division. The competitors run will recommence from the area of the skate park in which the time had stopped to avoid gaining a time advantage from the run suspension.

 

SPORTSMANSHIP

All competitors must demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.

All competitors must follow the direction of the event staff & emcee.

Respect all competitors, league officials, judges and spectators.

There is to be no skating whilst another competitor is having their run.

Judges may opt to deduct points from another competitor for such behaviour.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

Competitors shall not use abusive or disrespectful language.

Competitors shall not taunt or humiliate any other participant.

Competitors shall not abuse, mistreat or mishandle any event equipment or property (e.g. throwing helmets or boards).

 

PRIZE POLICY

1st 2nd and 3rd place winners (under each age division) will be awarded a medal or trophy.

At the discretion of the event organisers prize amounts and giveaways may vary. 

SPL prizes are generally raffled off between all competitors to encourage and reward participation. 

Prizes may also be distributed in the following methods, as directed by the event organisers and or participating sponsors:

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getter
  • VIP or most improved
  • Best trick or slam awards
  • Encouragement awards 

Compulsory prize winning is not mandated for SPL events.

 

SPL ANTI-HATER POLICY

The Anti Hate Policy outlines our stance and thinking around discrimination and inclusion of all users groups at SPL events and programs.

SPL is a grass roots competition series, this series is delivered nationwide and aims to connect and develop the skills of people that use skate parks throughout Australia and the wider Asia pacific region. It is not intended to be an exclusive or elitist competition series.

The intent behind the SPL is to celebrate Skate Park culture and community by bringing people together around a civic event, and to provide opportunities to develop skills in a competitive environment. The aim is to include and embrace diversity within our community.

SPL also rewards participation by accumulating points towards the state based ranking system. Participants who may not be the necessarily best have the opportunity to work hard to make the state representation.

SPL program organisers, volunteers, staff and contractors will recognise, engage and celebrate people of all abilities.

When the expertise, resources and time are available, organisers will include extra divisions or rounds to ensure all ages, genders and user groups are catered for.

SPL Members will:

  • Participate in the SPL for fun.
  • Respect each other’s competition run times and selected use of the park.
  • Respect the decisions of the judges, and where possible provide assistance to, or comply with reasonable requests made by event organisers.
  • Include the parents and guardians of members classed as minors.
  • Comply with the competitor’s code of conduct.

 

AFFIRMATION & DIVERSITY STATEMENT

The YMCA and VSA are committed to removing any barriers to equal opportunity faced by women and will take positive steps to promote their equality. We recognise, respect and value the diversity of our employees, volunteers and members throughout all the communities we operate in.

Diversity covers gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, educational level, work experience, socio-economic background, personality and marital status

With intent SPL governance and event organisers are developing strategies to grow and include more women within our programs and events; this includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Representation of females and other VSA board level (50% or more by 2019)
  • Employment of females as key delivers within our events teams
  • Promotion of females in media as SPL
  • Equal prize money allocation for open division (ASL)
  • Supporting the growth and development of community groups with a focus on female participation

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CONTACT US

If you are a like-minded organisation and want to chat, or are a council or community member and would like to see a Skate Park League competition in your area, please send us an email at skateparkleagues@ymca.org.au

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