Trialling an Event



(a) Equipment Specification.

It must be ensured that all equipment and specifications are in strict accordance with that as advised by the LAA.


(b) Trialists

The trialist must only be the age and gender as specified suitable for the event. It is not permissible to “experiment” outside these specifications.


(c) The Trial.

The trial must be conducted under normal conditions.


(d) Safety.

At all times, the appropriate safety considerations must be adopted.


(e) Conduct of the Trial.

The trial shall be conducted with the greatest number of athletes in each age/gender group(s) possible.


(f) Duration of the Trial.

The trial shall be for a maximum of two years.


(g) Reporting of the Trial.

The following points are to be reported:

(i) age, gender and number of athletes involved in each trial;

(ii) safety considerations;

(iii) event acceptance by athletes;

(iv) ability of athletes to learn and perform the event, level of skill attained;

(v) compare those skill levels to other events if possible;

(vi) determine whether modifications etc are required by consulting participating athletes/officials; and

(vii) final evaluation should give an overall judgement on the event as to its viability:

  • as an additional event;
  • to replace an existing event;
  • not to be adopted for a particular gender/age group; or
  • not to be adopted for any gender/age group.


(h) Australian Best Performance cannot be claimed when an event is classified as a Trial Event or Modified Trial Event. If the event or modification is adopted, retrospective claims can be submitted for ratification.