domingo, 11 de mayo de 2014

American Track Club 1: Rough Draft Synopsis


-The American Track Club is a track and field league comprised of 16 track clubs across the country
-Each club is Womens and Mens, but will compete separately during meets as far as points and season standings go
-Each team has a roster of 20 athletes competing in 13 events
-The 16 clubs compete in quad meets, 4 teams in each meet. At the end of the meet, the team with the most points will have a record of 3-0, then 2-1, 1-2, 0-3
-The 16 clubs are split up into 4 geographic divisions.
-The Club will has 22 meets over 7 weeks from March-April. This schedule does not interfere with Indoor Worlds, and the Diamond League if at all possible.
-The schedule is arranged as such by week:

  1. Open Meet- compete against only other divisions
  2. Compete with other divisional opponent plus another 2 from a different division
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  5. Division Championship - All teams in the division compete against each other, winner goes on to compete in the National Championship
  6. National Championship
  7. All-Star Meet - The top 8 marks in each event will be invited to compete in this meet, no team scoring just individual champions
-Big Change to traditional athletics is events in the meet and brevity of schedule, will consist of:

-Marathon (1 heat of 8 each, Marathon will have 1 competitor from each team, men and women running at the same time)
-Sprints: 100m, 400m, 4x400m, 110/100 hurdles (1 heat of 8 each, 4x4 will only have 4 teams)
-Distance: 1500m, 5000m, (1 heat of 8 each)
-Jumps: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault (3 attempts in prelims, 1 re-ordered final)(3 misses in PV and HJ, but a competitive starting height)
-Throws: Shot Put, Hammer Throw(Maybe Javelin instead)(3 attempts in prelims, 1 re-ordered final)

-Meet Expected to last alittle over 4 hrs, TV broadcast of 3 hours, Web to simulcast all events in separate cameras

  • Fan gets used to standard schedule, attention span will be kept
  • Less events, able to follow easily
    • Phone/Tablet App, Clear Standard ATC boards in stadium, Involved announcer, Active website
Events Scored:
1st-10
2nd-8
3rd-6
4th-4
5th-3
6th-2
7th-1
8th-0

Marathon:
1st-6
2nd-4
3rd-2
4th-0

4x400m:
1st-10
2nd-6
3rd-3
4th-0

-Teams-