Long Jump


The take-off areas for long jump shall be set out in accordance with the Table 12.

Table 12: Long Jump Set Up
Age group Rule description
U7 to U8 The take-off area shall be 1 metre square.

In the U7 age Group, the leading edge of the take-off area shall be 0.5 metres or less from the edge of the pit.

In the U8 Age Group, the leading edge of the take-off area shall be 1 metre from the edge of the pit.

U9 to U12 The take-off area shall be 1 metre wide by 0.50 metre (50cm) deep.

The leading edge of the take-off area shall be 1 metre from the edge of the pit.

U13 to U17 The take-off area shall be 1 metre wide by 0.20 metre (20cm) deep.

The leading edge of the take-off area shall be not less than 1 metre and no more than 2 metres from the edge of the pit.

For those jumping from a 1m square or 1m x 0.5m take-off area, all jumps will be measured as the shortest distance from the nearest break in the landing area made by any part of the body or limbs, to the closest imprint made in the take-off mat by the take-off foot or, where no imprint is made and the jump is not a foul (see below), to the trailing (rear) edge of the take-off mat or that line extended.

For those jumping from the 1m x 20cm take-off area, all jumps shall be measured as the shortest distance from the nearest break in the landing area made by any part of the body or limbs to the leading edge of the take-off area or that line extended, provided that the jump is not a foul (see below).

Foul jumps will be recorded in the following instances:

  1. Where the competitor does not jump from inside the area bounded by the side edges of the take-off area;
  2. When any part of the competitor’s take-off foot protrudes over the leading edge of the take-off area;
  3. When leaving the landing area, first contact in the sand is made closer to the take-off line than the nearest break made in the sand on landing
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