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RELAY EXCHANGES

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RULES

 

The baton must be held the entire race.  If the baton is dropped, pick it up and continue the race.

The incoming runner must hand the baton to the outgoing runner.  You are not allowed to throw the baton.

The incoming and outgoing runners must stay within their lanes the entire race.

The baton must be exchanged within the exchange zones.  Your body does not have to be in the exchange zone but the baton does.

When the race is over, do not drop or throw the baton.  Doing either thing will cause a disqualification. 

 

 

RUNNING WITH THE BATON

 

While holding the baton in the blocks, get in a normal stance.

Squeeze the baton into the crease between the thumb and the index finger.  The baton is allowed to go across the line.

When the gun goes off, make a loose fist around the baton.

Keep a loose but solid grip on the baton.  Do not squeeze it.

There are many ways to hold a baton.  Do what is comfortable for you but also conducive to exchanging the baton.

If you need to adjust the baton, hit the baton against your hip.  Do not hit it with your knee because the force will knock it out of your hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLIND EXCHANGES (4x100, 4x200)

 

SETTING YOUR MARKS

 

Marks will be set from the little triangle.

The athlete will measure a certain amount of foot lengths away from the little triangle. 

For the 4x100, the mark will be 16-20 foot lengths.

For the 4x200, the mark will be 10-14 foot lengths.

Mark will be an estimate and will constantly be adjusted.  All athletes should be athletic and recognize changes from the norm.

 

 

 

STARTING POSITION

 

You will line-up with your back leg right in front of the tip of the small triangle.

If you are lining up on the straight, point your feet forward and stand on the inside of the lane. 

If you are lining up on the curve, point your feet on the angle of the curve and stand on the inside of the lane. 

 

 

 

 

EXCHANGING THE BATON

 

4x100:  The incoming runner should continue sprinting until the baton has been exchanged completely.

            The outgoing runner should take off sprinting as soon as the athlete hits their mark.  Normal starting technique still applies.

            The first and third runners will hold the baton in their right hand.

            The second and fourth runners will hold the baton in their left hand.

            When the incoming runner thinks they are in proper spacing, they will give a command to tell the outgoing runner to get the baton.  They should give

            the command when their baton arm is back so it will time up with the reaction time of the outgoing runner.

            The incoming runner is in charge of placing the baton in the outgoing runner's hand.   

            When the outgoing runner is commanded to receive the baton, they will raise their arm so it is parallel with the ground.

 

4x200:  The incoming runner should continue sprinting until the baton has been exchanged completely.

            The outgoing runner should take off at about 70% as soon as the athlete hits their mark.  Normal starting technique still applies.  The outgoing

            runner cannot get close to full speed until the baton has been exchanged.

            The first and third runners will hold the baton in their right hand.

            The second and fourth runners will hold the baton in their left hand.

            When the incoming runner thinks they are in proper spacing, they will give a command to tell the outgoing runner to get the baton.  They should give

            the command when their baton arm is back so it will time up with the reaction time of the outgoing runner.

            The incoming runner is in charge of placing the baton in the outgoing runner's hand.   

            When the outgoing runner is commanded to receive the baton, they will raise their arm so it is parallel with the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN EXCHANGES (4x400, 4x800)

 

SETTING YOUR MARKS

 

4x400:  The second runner will start at the 3 turn stagger.

           The third and fourth runners will start at the solid line of triangles.

 

4x800:  The outgoing runners will all start at the solid line of triangles.        

 

 

 

 

 

STARTING POSITION

 

Your body and feet will be parallel with the starting line.

Get your body into a good athletic position and stick your butt out.  This will keep the other runners from crowding you.  If you are not on the inside lane, crowd the person on the inside of you.

If your team is in first, you will line up in the inside lane.  The other teams will line up in the order of their place in the race. 

As the outgoing runners in front of you get their batons, scoot closer to the inside lane.

 

 

 

 

 

EXCHANGING THE BATON

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN YOU GET THE BATON

 

 

 

 

FrontPage

STARTING TECHNIQUE AND RUNNING FORM

LONG JUMP

HIGH JUMP

POLE VAULT

HURDLES

SHOT PUT

DISCUS

DISTANCE

 

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