Sports Stars

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[NEW] Changes 2019-2020  

In the Summer 2019 changes were made to the Sport Stars program. Updated points alottment for Foundation and Junior Varsity Sports.  As well as providing new areas  for points  1)  Unified Sports has been added 2) Celebrating cultural identity at the Fall and Winter Sports Meets on the Labrador North Coast with the addition of points for placing in Northern Games 3) PN Play For Fun points for K-12 who are enrolled in the program.

Use a School Population to Group Schools versus Grouping Schools based on Sport Classification.  This was necessary as a result of Schools playing in different classifications for different Varsity Sports. The Classification System (4A, 3A, 2A, and A) as it relates to Sport Stars was now outdated.  By using Population to group Schools together recognizes that A) with an increased school population the greater potential to participate in multi sports and B) Schools comprised of K-12 and 7-12  will now have grade 9-12 included in their population (with the exception of 9-12 High Schools who are already in the 375+ population). Remember we take grade 8-11 from the last year’s Dept of Education database.  Click the link School Grouping for Sport Stars to see where your school fits into the new population level.

Setting new Bronze, Silver and Gold targets.  These targets are based on the actual point spread we see naturally occurring for each grouped school population . I encourage everyone to  look at your Sport Stars total from your School page and see what your point total was for 2018-2019 and then cross reference those points with your new population category to ascertain how many points you need to maintain your current level or how many you need to reach a new level considering how you can accumulate points.

Based on the chart below, schools will be awarded at the Gold, Silver, & Bronze Star levels. When a school reaches the Gold Star Level, the Gold Banner will be sent to the school so that a special presentation can be made at the school’s convenience. Schools that finish the school year at the Silver Star or Bronze Star Level will receive a banner for their school prior to the start of the next school year.  The Sports Stars program is designed to recognize SSNL member schools participating in the Varsity program. It aims to recognize the efforts of schools in providing SSNL programs that enhance and promote their students and school.

Sports Stars points will be updated once all PN, Zone, Junior Varsity, Foundation sports and Qualification & Provincial Tournament reports are entered online through the SSNL website, and the remittance form received at the SSNL office.

A TALLY OF POINTS WILL BE FORWARDED TO SCHOOLS & POSTED ON THE SSNL WEBSITE IN JANUARY, APRIL AND JUNE.  SCHOOLS WILL HAVE ONE WEEK TO IDENTIFY AND REPORT ANY DISCREPANCIES TO TRISHA AT THE SSNL OFFICE 729-3684 OR [email protected]  IF A DISCREPANCY IN OVERALL POINTS IS SUSPECTED, CHECK YOUR SCHOOL PAGE ON THE SSNL WEBSITE TO DETERMINE YOUR SCHOOL POINT ALLOCATION.  MISSING POINTS MAYBE  SIMPLY A RESULT OF A MISSING REMITTANCE FORM AND. AFTER THAT THE POINT TOTALS WILL BE FINALIZED AND NO FURTHER CHANGES MADE.

SPORTS STARS POINTS REQUIRED

2019-2020 SPORTS STARS POINTS REQUIRED

POPULATION

GOLD SILVER BRONZE
       

375+

2450 1900

1400

175-374

2450 1400 850

76-174

2250 1400

800

50-74

1550 900

600

1-49 1150 800

400

 

Three benchmarks that represent the goals of SSNL Sport Stars: performance, multi sport participation and sportsmanship are used to award points to schools.  Through statistical analysis of the past years results we have refined the population and points structure to reflect the actual point standard that has been set by schools within their population.  The goal of the program is for every school to find a pathway to success. SSNL believes success is not defined only by reaching Gold level. Every school has their own unique challenges to participation, and it will be up to the individual school and their Athletic program’s philosophy to discover how they measure success. 

The following are the point totals available for each Official SSNL Varsity Sport

Goals Reward
Qualifier & Provincial Tournaments  
Participation at Qualifier level 25 points
Hosting a Qualifier 25 points
1st place at a Qualifier 50 points
2nd place at a Qualifier 25 points
Sportsmanship Medal and MVP at Qualifier 50 points each
Participation at Provincial level 50 points
Hosting a Provincial 50 points
1st place at Provincial 100 points
2nd place at Provincial 75 points
3rd place at Provincial 50 points
4th place at Provincial 25 points
Sportsmanship Banner at Provincial 100 points
Maximum Participation (Whichever is the greater: # of participants at Qualifier or Provincial) 100 points

 

Points will also be awarded for participation in the following:

  • Participation Nation Program
  • Junior Varsity Sports
  • Unified Games
  • Zone Tournaments
  • Foundation Sports

 

PARTICIPATION NATION

Schools can accumulate points for their involvement in the PN Program:

 

  1. Schools containing both Junior High and High School grades can have their Junior High approved PN events accumulate points for the SSNL Sports Stars program.
  2. The focus is on hosting and participation.
  3. There are no points awarded for In-House activities.
  4. Points will only be awarded  for attending a FRIENDLY, FESTIVAL of SPORT and JAMBOREES when schools notify the PN office that they have participated in a PN Event as there is no remittance form required. 

 

The following are the point totals available for each SSNL PN Program

Goals Reward
PN Play 4 Fun School Participation 50 points
PN Unplugged School Participation 50 points
PN High School Spirit Participation ( Must register and plan events) 50 points
Hosting Participation Nation Jamboree 50 points
Attending Participation Nation Jamboree 25 points
Hosting Participation Nation Festival of Sport 30 points
Attending Participation Nation Festival of Sport 15 points
Hosting Participation Nation Friendly 15 points
Attending Participation Nation Friendly 10 points

 

JUNIOR VARSITY

Schools can accumulate points for their participation in the Junior Varsity Program.

 

  1. Schools that contain both Junior High and High School grades can have their participation in Junior Varsity SSNL approved events accumulate points for the SSNL Sports Stars program.
  2. The focus is on hosting and participation.
  3. Participation points are calculated based upon Maximum Participation Points listed in the Maximum Participation Chart.

 

The following are the point totals available for Junior Varsity (JV)

Goals Reward
Participation at JV regional tournament 25 points
Hosting a JV regional tournament 50 points
Maximum Participation for Volleyball and Basketball 100 points

 

Unified Sports

School Sports NL has entered into a partnership with Special Olympics NL to deliver Unified Sports.  Schools can accumulate points for their participation in Unified Sports. Technical standards for Unified are found through clicking the Sport. (To be added before September)

The following are the point totals available for Unified Games.

Goals Reward
Register your school as a SONL/SSNL Unified School with Special Olympics NL.  50 points
Participation at SONL/SSNL Unified tournament 25 points
Hosting a SONL/SSNL Unified tournament 50 points
Maximum Participation for 3 on 3 Basketball. Each 3-vs-3 Unified Basketball team will have exactly two SO athletes and one partner on the court at all times. Enough SO athletes for 2-3 lines is recommended.  50 points
Maximum Participation for Bocce . A team may have 4 members and 1 substitute A Team of 4 must have 2 SO athletes.  A team of 5 must have 3 SO athletes. 50 points
Maximum Participation for Indoor Soccer. A Team of Seven. 4 must be SO Athletes and 3 SO Partners.  50 points

 

ZONE TOURNAMENTS

Depending on the circumstances within a region, SSNL may approve a zone tournaments for any official sport, to be used to determine which schools will compete at the qualification tournament. Regional Directors or Zone Tournament Convenors must notify the SSNL office of the event information. Schools who participate in zone competitions, but do not advance to the qualifier, can accumulate points at the zone tournament. Schools who advance to the qualifier, will not earn points at the zone, but will be awarded qualifier points. The point structure can be found below however these points will only be awarded if the Zone Tourney Team Participation Report Form is received at the SSNL office:

 

The following are the point totals available for Zone Tournaments

Zone Tournaments Rewards
Island Zone Tournaments 25 points
Hosting a Zone Tourney 25 points
Participate in a Zone Tourney 25 points
Maximum Player Participation 100 points
North Coast Labrador Meets(Points apply to both seasonal meets)  
Hosting a Lab Meet 25 points
Participate in a Lab Meet (Only Awarded to teams that do not move on to a Qualifier 25 points
Maximum Player Participation Points. 12 for Fall and 6 for Winter.  Only awarded to teams that do not move on to the SSNL Qualifier. The qualifying schools will obtain participation points per sport at the Regional level in their respective sports. However if the points awarded at the Meet is greater than the qualifier then the meet participation points are used instead of the Qualifier.  100 points
Sportsmanship Award (Individual = 50 / Team = 100) 50 & 100 points
NEW Northern Games Overall Points 1st place points per Male and Female Category 50 points
NEW Northern Games Overall Points 2nd place points per Male and Female Category 25 points

 

FOUNDATION SPORTS

Schools can accumulate points for their participation in recognized and approved SSNL Foundation Sports.

 

The following are the point totals available for each SSNL Foundation Sport:

Goals Reward
Hosting a regional foundation tournament 50 points
Participation at a  regional foundational tournament 25 points
Participation at Provincial level for Archery only. (Mail match) 25 points
Maximum Participation (Refer to Maximum Participation breakdown) 100 points

 

GENERAL NOTES ON SPORTS STAR POINTS

  1. Points for Jr. & Sr. in Cross-Country Running & Skiing are averaged to get one point total per gender.
  2. Points for co-hosting will be split between the host schools.
  3. If there is a tie for sportsmanship awards, full points will be awarded to each winner.
  4. A student can only earn points for the school they attend.
  5. In cases where small schools have been granted permission to combine, Maximum Participation points will be awarded based on the number of participants per school i.e. if School A has 8 participants and School B joins them with 4 participants and the team received 100 maximum participation points, then School A will get 80% of the max part. points and School B – 20%. Event participation points and Placement points will be awarded to both schools, but Host points will be given only to the actual host school. Sportsmanship points will only be given to the school connected to the winning student at a Qualifier, but to both schools at a Provincial in the case of a Team Banner. If you are a combined team then the onus is on both schools to notify the office of the participation numbers representing each school and not the tournament convenor. Please note: In the case that we are not given the participation split-no points are awarded for participation.
  6. In Varsity, Junior Varsity and Foundation sports, points are awarded for maximum participation. The maximum points will be awarded for teams carrying the maximum allowable players (as per SSNL guidelines). See the maximum players explanation and breakdown chart below for more information.

 

Maximum Participation Breakdown

  • Maximum participation points start at 100 pts for having the maximum number of players participating in each sport. For each player missing from the maximum allowed, your school is deducted a pre-assigned value.
  • A school is eligible to be awarded maximum participation points for both the Qualifier and Provincial Tournaments in each sport, but only the tournament where you had the greater number of participants will count towards your maximum participation total If your school only participated in one of the Qualifier or Provincial, then the number of players in that single tournament will be applied to the formula.
  • Below is a breakdown of the deductible values assigned to each sport for players missing from the maximum allowable limit at both the Qualifier and Provincial tournaments.

 

Sport

Max Pts. Sports Stars Max, Players Which Makes A Team Deducted Value for Missing Players

Badminton

100 12

8

Ball Hockey

100 12

8

Basketball

100 12

8

X-Country Running 100 4

25

Slo-Pitch 100 15

7

Outdoor Soccer

100 18

5.5

2A Outdoor Soccer

100 11

9

Indoor Soccer

100 12

8

Table Tennis

100 12

8

Track & Field

100 15 7

Volleyball

 

100 12

8

Official Sports: Maximum Participation Points

 

Foundation Sports: Maximum Participation Points

Sport Max Pts. Sports Stars Max, Players Which Makes A Team Deducted Value for Missing Players

Wrestling

100 10

10

X-Country Skiing

100 3

34

Golf

100 4

25

Flag Football

100 14

7

Archery

100 2 ( 1 Male & 1 Female)

50

Mountain Biking

100 3

34

 

 

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