Track & Field 2022
March 21, 2022

Wow what a great first meet we had! I am so proud of our Coaches, athletes, and parents! There was great competition, and comradery on the track!! We would like to give out a special shout out to Arron Dally, Tom O'Sullivan and Jeremy Stepan for jumping in to start the races when our official starter had a family emergency,

On Thursday we will have the communication boxes out with the ribbons from Saturday! There will be boxes with a file for each family. Please pick them up at practice each week!

LOST AND FOUND I have 2 full boxes of lost and found jackets, bags, chairs and bottles Please pick them up at Castaic High. I do not have room to store them I will start donated them every Thursday, They will be out on the fence on Monday and Thursday.

Next week we will again be at Valencia High, but we are not the host team, the Northridge Pacers will host us along with The West Valley Eagles and The Palmdale Bullets. Tis meet will be larger so expect the time of events to take a little longer. It also supposed to be a little hotter so please bring shade tents/umbrellas and plenty of water/Gatorade

The good news is that we will have less volunteer responsibilities, We will only need help for Set Up and Clean up, Long Jump and 4x100 Relay zone judges. we may need extra help during the meet so please listen for announcements.

UNIFORM please make sure your athlete is in full team uniform. They must wear the plain black shorts If they would like to wear under shirts or tights they must be plain (no design) and solid white, black, grey, or black. There were a lot of tights and shorts with colors and patterns not allowed in competition. Now would be a good time to review the parent packet again.

This week the only parents allowed on the field will be the volunteers. Please check your athletes in with their coaches for warm up. Please do not go on the infield with them!

Results for all meets can be found on our website under the "Track and Field " tab on top of the web site. We also will be updating results during the meet to! Our meet schedule is also on this page. we are a member of the Valley Youth Conference (VYC) You can find results for all the league teams on that web site

If you think there is a problem with any result please contact Alan by Sunday evening so he can review it. Most issues can be reviewed and fixed if needed, but we need to make all changes by Monday to get the ribbons out in time.

Please be sure to look at the full newsletter each week. Please Read this email several time. There is a lot of information. and you will need to know this info for Saturday !!
Second Track Meet
Our next track meet will be this weekend It is at Valencia High, If your athletes will be doing one of the first events please arrive at 8:00. All 4x100 relay runners must arrive by 8:30 am

Athletes will again be signing up with their coaches at practice for the events they would like to do. Depending on the age of the athlete there are limits to how many events they can do each week. Sub-Gremlins & Gremlins are limited to a maximum of 3 events, everyone else is limited to 4 event maximum, but 1 event has to be a relay for Bantam through Youth , Intermediate 15-18's 4th event can be an individual event (ie not limited to a relay), an event is either a running or field event, so the limitation can be any combination of those events but not more that 3 single events for example 100. 400, and High Jump would be 3 single events.
Events can be changed at the meet if needed.

If you have any questions about the number of events please ask your coach. The conference has a very strict policy about over eventing, the athlete will be Disqualified in all events of the day if they compete in too many events at a meet.

Order of Event
Please arrive at 08:00 am so you can do your warm-ups if you are in the first events . Track and field events will begin at 08:30 am . If your child is not in the 4x100 relay or any of the first 3 events you can arrive a little later

All athletes should arrive at 8:00am - if they are on a 4x100 relay or in any of the first 3 running or field events

The normal order of running competition will be Sub Gremlin Girls, Sub Gremlin Boys, Gremlin Girls, Gremlin Boys, Bantam Girls, Bantam Boys, Midget Girls, Midget Boys, Youth Girls, Youth Boys, 15-18 Young Women, 15-18 Young Men. Deviations in this order are shown in the order of the events which follow. We can not predict times so please arrive with enough time to check, get your tags, and warm up.

Running Events
3000 Meter Run  MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW, IB/YM
(All age groups may run together. In this event)
80-Meter Low Hurdles   MG, MB
100-Meter Low Hurdles  YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
100-Meter Low Hurdles  YG
4×100 Meter Relay   SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
1500 Meter Run  GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
400-Meter Dash  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
100-Meter Dash  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
800-Meter Run  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
200-Meter Dash  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
4×400 Meter Relay  BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*

Field events will begin at 08:30 and run concurrently unless combined
Running events take precedence over field events, athletes should check out of their event on the third call for their running event, athletes need to return to their field event within 5 minutes of finishing their running event. High Jump takes precedence over other field events.

Field Event Order

High Jump  BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW, IB/YM
Shot Put  YB, YG, IG/YW, IB/YM, BG, BB, MG, MB

Number of Events for each Athlete
Sub Gremlins and Gremlins can compete in a maximum of 3 events only. Athletes who are Bantam and older may add one extra event, IF THE 4th EVENT IS A RELAY. Athletes who compete in more than the maximum number of events will have ALL marks for the day disqualified, and would cause their relay team to be disqualified. Please address any questions to your coach to avoid any possibility of exceeding the maximum allowable number of events.

Running vs Field Events

Running events take precedence over field events. First check in at your field event. After the 3rd call for a running event, check out with the field event judge and proceed to the staging area to check in for your running event. Return to the field event within 5 minutes of completing your race or you will not be allowed to complete the event.

Water (lots of it)
Snacks (healthy ones) fruits, veggies, sandwiches, power bars, health bars, etc.
Complete uniform
Sweats/warm-up outfit
PowerAde/Gatorade (if desired)
Running Shoes/Spikes

The first thing on arrival is to have your child find his or her age group coach. Check in with them to get the event tags they will be doing at that meet. Make sure they have their sweats on, it will be cool when they arrive. Announcer calls:
First call means go your coach for warm up
Second call means coaches are finishing up warm up
Third and final call means to go to staging and check in. If your child is at a field event they must check out with the judge and go to staging and they must return 5 minutes after their running event is complete.

Your child will need to be aware, at all times, of where his or her coaches are. Keep track of what event is being called (“First call, all Gremlin Girls 200 meters, Last call, all Midget Boys 1500 meters”, etc). It is impossible for the coaches to know where thirty or forty athletes are.
Athletes must warm up before each event. Have them check with their coach on when they should report in for warm ups with their group.
As the day warms up, keep your athlete OUT OF THE SUN. Use lots of sunscreen, and have them drink plenty of water and drinks like Gatorade/PowerAde. NO SODA!!. Soda depletes the body of fluids. Keep them relaxed and from running around. This is a good time to have them play cards or board games with a friend.

Volunteer Sign up

Here is a brief description of what we need this Saturday:
Girls Long Jump - record measured marks, measure marks, rake and clear sand
Race Escorts - walk athletes to the starting line and help them get on the track
Relay zone judges - help athletes on the track in their zone and report if they pass out of the zone
Set Up and Clean up - 6:15 at our storage across the street with truck or SUV
6:45 at Valencia High

Weekly Schedule
Monday - All Athletes - Castaic H.S. 6:00 pm-7:45 pm (Gremlins 7:15)
Tuesday - All athletes - College of the Canyons- 6:00-7:45 (Gremlins 7:15)
Thursday -All Athletes- Castaic H.S. -6:00 pm - 7:45 pm (Gremlins 7:15)
Saturday - First Meet - Valencia High School -8:am - about 3:00
All athletes should arrive at 8:00am - if they are on a 4x100 relay or in any of the first 3 running or field events

Jelly Beans
Jelly Beans and Jolly Ranchers! We have enogh for now. We will let you know if we need more in the future
Loaner Spike Shoes! We have some used loaner spike shoes that you can borrow for the season. They will be out at practice at Castaic ! If you have spikes that no longer fit please consider donating them. You will still need to buy the correct spikes to put in them from the table. The cost is $5.00 per set.