JOINING THE TEAM

Team Information

  1. All paperwork (Athletic Packet
  2. Be versatile about events
  3. How to make this team:
    • Be committed (be at all practices)
    • Be competitive
    • Work hard (complete workouts)
    • Be prepared (diet and nutrition)
    • Be serious about track and field
    • Be approximately in the top 6 athletes in your event area.

Mandatory Practice Schedule for the first two weeks:

Practice will be held Monday through Friday, with practice times varying by event:
  • Sprints, jumps, hurdles and throws athletes practice is 3:15-5:15 PM.
  • Pole Vault practice is Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:30 PM. They will practice with the other event areas on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (3:15-5:15 PM).
  • Distance athletes will move into Track once they are done with Cross Country. *Note: Distance athletes who only want to run track will still train with the cross country team.
  • Optional practice may be held on Saturday, holidays, and spring break.

***TIME TRIALS – Friday, March 12 (3:15-5:15PM) /Saturday 13 (8:00-11:00AM)

TRYOUT EVENTS – 100m, 400m, 300H, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Pole Vault

Normal Practices are Monday-Friday 3:15-5:15 pm-ish (*can be released early)

GET A HEAD START:

Voluntary preseason workouts will be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting Monday 1/11/21 after school at 3:15 PM in the stadium. 
** Returnees should be out there. Your varsity spot is NOT guaranteed!
**Mandatory Parent Meeting – March 15

Event Specialization

  • Choose an event area you want to be in, or think you can be good at
  • What are your strengths? (speed, endurance, power, jumping) Each strength leads to a specific event area
  • The learned (technical) events (hurdles, jumps, pole vault, throws, and even distances) take time to master—you must be persistent!

*Be careful not to try and master too many technical events in the first year—they are time consuming.

**If you are a sprinter you should attempt to jump or hurdle. If you are fast in the 100m you can probably also long jump!

BE COMPETITIVE – SET GOALS – TRY NEW THINGS – GO FOR IT!

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