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Track & Field

SPRING TRACK & FIELD INFORMATION


DVTFC Mini-Meet

  • Spring track season runs from late February to the middle of May.
  • There will be four practices per week during the Spring sessions.
  • Practices will be held at Pleasant Hill Middle School, College Park High School and other area High Schools.
  • Athletes need to attend at least 2 practices per week (except spring break week) and 3 meets.
  • USATF Level 1 and Level 2 certified coaching staff.
  • Athletes are coached in the full complement of USATF age group running, jumping and throwing events

FEES

For general information, the 2017 spring track program fee was $425 per athlete ($400 for athletes with a 2017 USATF number), with a $100 discount for each additional sibling athlete.  Fees include USATF membership, insurance, facilities permits/rentals, coaching stipends, equipment, supplies, and all meet entry fees.   We usually offer a 2-week 'trial period' for $100 to allow new members to try DVTFC before deciding whether they like track and field and it is a good fit.

AGE GROUPS

Athletes compete in 2-year age groups the entire year, based on their year of birth.  Boys and girls compete separately, although sometimes for convenience the events are run simultaneously.

AGE GROUPS FOR 2018

            Age Group

              Year of Birth

7-8  

2010-2011

9-10  

2008-2009

11-12   

 2006-2007

13-14  

2004-2005

15-16  

  2002-2003

17-18  summer session only

2000-2001

EVENTS

Athletes may compete in following events, depending on their age group:

  • Dashes - 100, 200 and 400 meters

  • Runs - 800, 1500 and 3000 meters

  • Relays – 4 X 100, medley, 4 X 400, 4 X 800

  • Hurdles - 80, 100 and 200 meters

  • Race walk – 1500 and 3000 meters

  • Field events - high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus and javelin

  • All DVTFC athletes are encouraged to enter the maximum number of events at each meet, although they are free to enter fewer if they wish

UNIFORMS

Low cost competition uniforms (singlets and shorts) will be available for purchase for all athletes entering meets and are to be ordered through our uniform supplier.  Uniform ordering info will be distributed at the end of the first week of practice.

SHOES

Athletes should wear good quality running shoes with sturdy heel counters, good mid-sole cushioning, forefoot flexibility and correct sizing:

  • Buy shoes with running in mind.  Shoes worn to school will not last the season and maintain their protective cushioning.

  • Do not send your athlete to practice with tennis, "cross training", fashion or sports shoes that lack the appropriate cushioning or flexibility.

  • For meets, "spikes" may benefit sprinters and jumpers and distance runners may benefit by wearing racing flats.  However, we advise athletes to consult with our coaches before investing in competition footwear.


2017 DVTFC Mini-Meet