Getting Started in the Highland Games

It is really simple to get started in Scottish Athletics. We recommend finding a game, sign up and compete. Most games have a novice class. There will be athletes there to show you how everything is done. Finding a game is easy thanks to the NASGA website. They have a database of tons of games around the country. Then afterwards you can train and work on technique.

Classes:

Novice Womens Lightweight Masters Amateur A, B, C Professional
A great way to start. You can stay a novice for one year and then you need to move up. Only for the women. For those who weigh under 190lbs. This class is not available in the east. The old guys-hehehe...men that are 40+ can compete in this class. Some games have them subdivided even further. The next step after novice is to move into one of these classes. A class is a step below Pro and so on down to C class.

The best of the best go pro.
(At least some do.)

Moving up a Class

The following are guidlines for when a athlete should/could move up a class. It is expected that you turn the caber for your class on consetent basis before moving up. The higher the class the bigger the cabers. You would feel aweful if you break the caber. Remember sandbagging is not nice. If you have 5 or more of your scores in the next class. Please move up.

Women's Standard 15#
Breamer
10#
Open
14#
LWFD
28#
HWFD
12#
LHammer
16#
HHammer
10#
Sheaf
28#
WOB
A to Pro 30 39 69 42 88 82 18 13
B to A 21 27 45 25 63 50 14 11
C to B 18 23 32 19 55 43 12 9' 6"

Men's Standard 22#
Breamer
16#
Open
28#
WFD
42#
WFD

56#
WFD

16#
LH
22#
HH
20#
Sheaf
16#
Sheaf
42#
WOB
56#
WOB
A to Pro 38 45 67 n/a 35 114 95 25 29 n/a 14
B to A 31 36 52 n/a 26 90 73 22 26 n/a 12
C to B 28 32 44 31 21 79 63 20 23 13 11