Mixed views on zonal format
THE JURY is still out on the zones. Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletic Championships’ (BSSAC) new zonal format has received some positive reviews, although the compressed finals schedule is proving to be a bone of contention for many coaches and teachers.
“They’re some things I like and they’re some things I don’t like, for instance, [Thursday] you had children running both the 400 and the 100 semi-finals and finals on the same day and that’s putting too much pressure on the children,” said Combermere physical education teacher Michael Small.
“In the previous format we would have had three preliminary days and two finals days but now there are two preliminary days and two finals days so to me these last two days feel rushed.”
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