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DYS Track Meet Registration
by posted 06/30/2022

Good day DYS Thunder Track and Field parents and athletes,

 

Our practice schedule is now posted on the DYS team page here: https://www.leagueathletics.com/Schedule.asp?org=dullesyouth.com.  Please note, we will not have practice on Mondays nor will we have practice on Friday, June 8. 

 

Our next and final summer meet is schedule to be a two-day meet on Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17.  Participating in the meet is optional, but we do need to know by July 8 if your athlete will be participating so we can register them.

 

ACTION REQUIRED: Please complete this Google Form indicating whether your athlete will be participating in the meet this weekend: https://forms.gle/TZRQTdviXQjsrqd3A.  If you have more than one athlete, please complete the form for each individual athlete. 

 

Below is additional information about the upcoming meet:

 

Meet Location

Charles J. Colgan Senior High School

Manassas VA

 

Time

This meet is set up to take place over a two-day period.  A full schedule has not yet been posted.  For now, plan to arrive by 7:30.

 

We expect the schedule to be a rolling schedule.  It is not uncommon for events to start up to an hour early; nor it is uncommon for a meet to get well behind schedule.  Typically, athletes should plan to be at the event early and stay for the whole day. 

 

When you arrive at the meet, look for one of the coaches or fellow athletes at the front gate.  They will have your athlete wrist band that will get you into the meet.  Spectators, see below for information about purchasing tickets.

 

Events

Athletes under 12 years old can participate in no more than 3 events.  Athletes 13 years or older can participate in up to 4 events.  As we learn more about your athlete over the coming weeks, we will place them in the event(s) for which we feel they are best suited at that time.  Prior to finalizing our team’s registration, we will confirm the registration list with you, which will also show you for which events your athlete is registered.

 

Age Groups

Athletes are placed in an age group based on the age they will be at the end of this calendar year.  For example, your athlete may be 10 years old today and will turn 11 in September - they will be placed in the 11/12 age group.  We have no control over group placement.

 

What to Bring

If you have not been to a track meet before, think of a tail gate party.  Some useful items to bring are:

 

·       Uniform (please see Coach McCants if you do not have uniform)

·       Running shoes (Spikes of 1/4” are allowed, but not required)

·       Lots and lots of water

·       A cooler with healthy snacks/food – lots of fresh fruits and vegetables

·       Sunscreen

·       A chair or tarp/blanket

·       A tent to help keep our athletes and spectators in the shade and as cool as possible while waiting for their next event

 

Spectator Tickets

Information about purchasing spectator tickets is not currently posted.  We will share this information with you as soon as it becomes available.

 

At the Meet

Our team will set up tents when we first arrive.  All are welcome to set up their tents, if you have them, in the same area as room allows, or join us under the tents put up by others on our team – or find another comfortable place for the day. 

 

Athletes will be called to the “bull pen” before their event to receive their heat and lane information.  Spectators can help by listening for the calls and helping the coaches get the athletes to where they need to be – this is most needed for the younger age groups.  Older athletes should listen for their own events.   

 

 

If you have any additional questions, please reach out or ask one of the coaches at practice.

 

Thank you for your prompt reply to the google form confirming whether your athlete will be participating in the July 16-17 meet! 

 

Have a safe holiday weekend!


 
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No Practice Mondays
by posted 06/27/2022

No practice today.  To allows the athlete's to rest their bodies, we will typically not be holding practice on Mondays.  See you tomorrow!


 
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No Practice Today
by posted 06/22/2022

Summer Storms, lets try again tomorrow.


 
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Practice Schedule
by posted 06/19/2022

Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed yesterday!  And Happy Father's Day to all the dad's who support them! 

In observance of Father's Day and Juneteeth, there will be no practice Sunday or Monday. Practice this week is as follows:

Tuesday through Friday from 5:30-6:30 at Lunsford Middle School

Saturday, June 25 from 4:00-5:00 at Freedom HS in South Riding

Sunday, June 26 from 3:00-4:00 at Freedom HS in South Riding

If your athelete has spikes, they can bring them to practice at the HS.

Get outside and stay active.  See you Tuesday!


 
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Today’s Meet: Running Early!
by posted 06/18/2022

Section 2 athletes, be at the meet by 11:00. This is a small meet and they are saying Section 2 may start as early as 12:00. See you soon! 


 
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Youth League Track Experience
by posted 06/17/2022

For those who are new and unfamilar this is how the meet will run. Be sure to bring food, drinks very similar to tailgating.

https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7751120/legacys-juneteenth-track-and-feild-showcase-ashburn-leesburg-va-tuscarora-high-school

2022 LEGACY’S- JUNETEENTH Track Showcase!
Tuscarora High School
801 King St, Leesburg, VA
Saturday June 18th, 2022
Events will be run in 2 sections (outlined on next page).
Section 1: 8U-11/12
Section 2: 13/14, 15/16. 17/18, OPEN/MASTERS
Spectators must purchase a wristband before the meet. A Spectator Payment link will be sent to
the team coach or staff that registered the athletes (to share with their parents) and to the email
associated with unattached athletes. Cost: $10 all day. You must have a wristband on to enter
the meet.

The link will go live on June 1st and posted on CoachO.com. NO REFUNDS ON
SPECTATOR WRISTBANDS

1 Coach’s wrist band per 10 athletes will be provided in the team packet
(minimum of 10 athletes to receive a coach’s wristband).

Spectator Tents will be allowed in the bleachers, in designated areas.

Meet schedule and set up.
This meet will be sanctioned under USATF. All ages, girls and boys (listen
for the age group calls and come race ready to check-in)

SECTION 1: 8U-11/12
Start at 8am-SHARP Field Events. The 3000M will start at 8:30am
Order of Events
Field Events
Long Jump, Shot put, Turbo Javelin, Triple Jump, High Jump, Discus
NOTE: Discus will start after the Shot Put has completed.
Triple Jump will start after the Long Jump has completed

(OLDEST TO YOUNGEST)
RUNNING EVENTS- ROLLING SCHEDULE
- 3000 Meter Run
- 50 M (Primary (5/6)
-80 M hurdles
-100 M Hurdles
-100M Finals (Primary (5/6)
-100M Prelims
- 1500M
- 400M
- 100M Finals
- 4 X 100 M Relay
- 200 M
- 800 M
- 4 X 400M Relay

SECTION 2: Age groups 13/14, 15/16, 17/18. Open/Masters
Order of Events
Field Events: Start time 12 noon
Long Jump, Shot put, Triple Jump, High Jump, Discus
NOTE: Discus will start after the Shot Put has
completed. Triple Jump will start after the Long Jump
has completed. OLDEST TO YOUNGEST

Running events estimated start is 1pm but will not start before
1pm

Rolling Schedule
-100 M Hurdles
-110 M Hurdles
-100 M Prelims
- 1500M
- 400M
-100M Finals
- 4 X 100 M Relay
- 200 M
- 800 M
- 4 X 400M Relay
-3000M Run


 
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