Before School 8-8:30am Boys Field Events ( Pole Vault, Shot/Disc, Triple/Long Jump, High Jump)
Before School 8-8:30am Boys and Girls Distance Runners (Unless in girls Athletics ).
After School 4:15-5:15pm Girls Field Events (Triple/Long Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault , Shot/Disc)
After School 4:15-5:15pm Boys and Girls Hurdles.
PHYSICALS: You must have a physical on file with the coaches in order to try out.
FIELD EVENT GUIDELINES
Long Jump - must be an athlete with good spring in legs
Triple Jump - must be an athlete with good spring and coordination
High Jump - usually tall and lanky athletes make good high jumpers. Some spatial awareness and gymnastic skills are a plus.
Pole Vault - should have speed, explosive strength, spatial awareness and courage.
Shot Put - must have upper and lower body strength along with explosive power.
Discus - must have upper and lower body strength with explosive power and coordination.
TRACK PRACTICE DAILY WORKOUT SCHEDULE
Boys and Girls Running Events 8:00 - 8:30am or during Athletics Period if in Athletics.
Boys Field Events 8:00am M, T, W
Girls Field Events 4:05 - 5:00pm M, T, W
Boys and Girls Hurdles 4:15 - 5:00 M, T, W
One athlete can compete in only five events in a track meet; consisting of three field events and two running events or two field events and three running events. If an athlete is good at many events, the coaches will decide which events that she will best compete in. 7th and 8th grade compete separately.
During tryouts, all athletes will tryout for all running events. This is to determine who will be sprinters, who will be mid distance, and who will be distance runners so that the coaches can separate the athletes into different conditioning groups. Athletes may choose which field events they would like to tryout for, however, pay attention to the guidelines listed on specific field events. All field events will have an elimination process. Four or five athletes will be selected to train in their field event every day. Athletes who are in more that one field event will alternate training days.
All athletes must be picked up by the band hall by 5:30pm. Please arrange a ride if your parents are unable to pick you up by 5:30pm.
We have a limited number of spikes to issue and sizes vary. Relay teams and sprinters are the first priority in issuing spikes. You may purchase your own spikes if you wish. They can be bought for as low as $30 at Academy. A 3'8" pyramid spike is recommended for the spike itself. Athletes who are running a 400M or less in a meet should wear spikes. Spikes are mainly worn in a meet. We do not train in them with the exception of some hurdle training and some field events on a limited basis. Please do not let the athletes run in their spikes at home ... it can create shin splints and can ruin the spike.
The athletes who are the fastest and most consistent in the 100M, 200M, and 400M will be selected to run on the relay teams. An athlete who has scheduling conflicts which would not allow him/her to practice with the relay team every morning may not be selected to be on the team.