The 2019 Track and Field season has officially started. Most of us have been conditioning since December, and regular practices began this week.
At this point, our team practice locations and times will rarely vary.
Note: This differs from our Meet Schedule, which can be accessed here .
What time should I arrive at Track practice, on school days?
We will begin promptly at 3:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. 2:15 pm (early release) on Wednesday, of every week.
Please check the meet schedule, as there will not be practice on those dates. Any changes to this will be sent via GroupMe. Make sure you are part of that.
Unless Volusia County requires us to cancel after-school activities, practice will not be canceled. If the weather is unpleasant, we will move it indoors.
If school isn’t in session (holiday, teacher work day, etc), will there be a practice?
Coaches will post to the website and the GroupMe app for updates.
Where will we meet, for practice?
Unless otherwise noted, we will always meet on the track, at University High.
What should I wear? Bring?
Always be dressed in comfortable running clothes and shoes by 3:30. Spikes will not be used unless specified. This is typically only once/week.
Please bring a water. Anything else (snack, sports drink, favorite stuffed animal) is optional. Having a watch, even a non-gps one, would be highly advisable, as well.
An open mind, positive attitude, friendly smile, and willingness to work hard are also greatly appreciated.
How long will practice last, each day?
Practices are no longer than 90 minutes, but are generally not much shorter than this. If it is going to be greatly reduced or extended, we will try to give you plenty of notice.
Is attending practice mandatory?
In short: yes.
Your personal, and our team’s, success will be strongly tied to our training. If you foresee a scheduling conflict, please speak to the coaches about it as soon as you’re able. Illness or injury will be adjusted for on a case-by-case basis.
Your greatest chance of success, in Track and Field, is based on you putting forth your best effort every day of the season.
We realize you are often balancing many other obligations. If you are unable to make your training a priority, though, it becomes problematic for both you and the team. In order to be eligible to compete in an upcoming meet, you must participate in at least 3 practices, that week.
Your coaches are really looking forward to working, running, jumping and throwing with all of you, this season. The practices will be a great way to ensure good communication, gauge fitness, get to know your teammates and provide skills and tools for an amazing season. See you all on the track.