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Track and Field

2020 Youth Track & Field Information

Parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:00pm in the Teasley Middle School cafeteria  Athletes are welcome to join

Track & Field is one of the oldest sports that exists and is unique in the variety of events it offers. Running, jumping and throwing are what attract so many athletes to this sport.

Track & Field Events offered in our program are:

Running events: 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1500M, 3000M, 4x100 Relay, 4x400 Relay and Hurdles

Field events: Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, and Mini Javelin
*Some events have age restrictions. (see chart below)

Our goal as the Cherokee Junior Warrior Track Club is to provide a Track and Field Developmental Program in which athletes can develop track and field knowledge and skills in each event that will boost their confidence, strengthen their abilities and prepare them to compete at the high school level. Our main objective is to train in a way that builds confidence, team unity and where personal best is achieved. We want the athletes to have fun and enjoy learning the sport of track and field.

2020 TRACK & FIELD REGISTRATION INFORMATION

WHO: Athletes ages 7-16
WHAT: 2020 Cherokee Youth Track & Field Registration
WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2020
WHERE: Online at www.cherokeeyouthrunning.com
WHY: We want you to be a part of our 2020 Cherokee Jr Track team
ATHLETE LIMITS: We have a limit on the amount of 8U and 9/10 athletes we can enroll. If you go to register and an age group is full, please email us with a request to be put on a waiting list. We look forward to trying to accommodate all interested athletes.

COST: $150 Registration Fee plus $20 Uniform** 
NEW THIS YEAR: Parent Volunteer Requirement- 4 Practices
-Parents will be required to volunteer at 4 practices throughout the season. We will request a $50 Refundable check (we will hold the check until the end of the season) and will return to parents that have fulfilled their 4 practice volunteer requirement. 
We appreciate your willingness to help us and know that you will enjoy your time out there with your athletes!

**Please note that there is a 3.5% plus $1 processing fee that will be applied to your total upon checkout, at the completion of your Registration. If you do not want to incur this processing fee please contact us with additional options for registration.

Thank you for your interest in running with us!!

 

 

Practice Information

First day of practice: Tuesday, March 10 6:00-7:30pm

Normal Practice Schedule
When:
Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: CHS Track and sometimes Boling Park
*NOTE: Please enter track from opposite end of baseball/football fields

What to bring to practice: Water bottle, running shoes and a positive attitude
*Appropriate running attire would include athletic shorts, t-shirt and running shoes.

Other suggestions:Use the restroom before practice and always keep toenails clipped.

Rain: When it is raining we will not practice. We will inform you via email/Remind of canceled practices.

Track Meet Information

Youth competitions typically take place in two-year age divisions. These age divisions provide young athletes the opportunity to compete with other athletes of similar ability. The age divisions are as follows:

Age Division Allowed Events by age Group
8 & Under All running events (except Hurdles, 3000M), long jump, shot put, mini javelin
9-10 All running events (except Hurdles, 3000M), long jump, shot put, mini jav, HJ
11-12 All running events, long jump, shot put, mini javelin, high jump
13-14 All running events, long jump, shot put, high jump
15-16 All running events, long jump, shot put, high jump

*The Age Division is determined by the athletes' age as of 12/31/2020. This is also their Race Age.

2020 Track Meet Schedule

Our meet schedule will consist of 4 track meets. Meets will be held on Saturdays and transportation to the meets will be the responsibility of the parents. Track meets are similar to swim meets in that each event is competed by gender and age group. 

2020 Track & Field Meet Schedule

April 18: Creekview HS hosted by Creekview Youth Track Club
April 25: Location TBD hosted by Cherokee and Alpha Crush
May 2: Etowah HS hosted by Etowah Youth Track Club
May 9: Sequoyah HS hosted by Sequoyah Youth Track Club
May 16: Possible 5th meet, TBD