FAQ~Helpful General Information

When is practice?

The official start of the 2013 season will be after Spring Break.
Practice is Monday - Friday from 2:30-4:00, unless otherwise notified.   At times the practice schedule will need to be adjusted due to school events and building usage needs.  Check the calendar link often for updates.
Please be prompt in picking your child up at 4:00 after practice.

What events are in Junior High track?

 Junior High track has a variety of running and field events. Runing events consist of the 70m dash all the way to the 2 mile run.  There are also a variety of relay contests. Hurdles, shot put, pole vault, long jump and high jump round out the other events.
At the Junior High level, kids can compete in up to three events per meet. We strive to find events to fit each young athlete where he or she can have success and show improvement throughout the season.

How long do the meets last?

Meets can last up to 3 hours as there are so many events involved.  Dress for the weather.  The kids are outside the entire time and even days that start out nice can get chilly toward the end.  For more details on meets, check out the meet information link under the FAQ's.

What is the required uniform?

Track athletes purchase and wear their TBJH track T-shirt with solid green shorts that the track program supplies.    Wind suits will be supplied as available which are returned at the end of the season.  Students may choose to purchase their own wind suit or hoodies to wear and then keep when the season is over.
On cold meet days, kids can wear "Under Amour" type items under their uniform.  Black preferred and they need to be free of patterns or stripes. 
Relay teams must match in color.

Does my child need spikes?

Spikes are an option for competition and many kids want to run in them during meets.  They are a choice, but not a requirement.  A good pair of running shoes would be the best investment for a beginning track athlete and spikes could come later as skills develop.

How can I help? 

With the great variety of events involved with the track and field season, extra adult assistance is welcome and encouraged. If you have time in your schedule during our practice hours and are interested in volunteering, let one of the coaches know.  
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