McLean Youth Track and Field provides Northern Virginia kids (ages 5 through middle school) with opportunities to learn about, compete in and develop a love for track and field.

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Fall 2019 Draft Schedule - Draft

 

The high level schedule for Fall 2019 is as follows.  Please note our ability to offer 8 practice sessions is wholly dependent on volunteer coach participation at the necessary levels.

 

Practice Schedule & Details - Draft

  • Practice will start the week of August 27th and run through the end of October.
  • Provided we have enough volunteers to coach practices, practices will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5-6pm and 6-7pm (depending on age group) 
  • We hope to hold all practices at Cooper Middle School.  We have had seasons when we needed to use Churchill Elementary for one or more evenings.
  • Practices are separated by age groups (younger/older).  Your child's age group is based on their age as of the start of the season (August 27th).  Kids must practice with their assigned age group.
  • MYTF is not a drop-off activity - a responsible adult needs to remain onsite during practice. 
  • The practice schedule for the 5-8 yr-old group is usually:
    • ​Tuesdays 5-6pm
    • Wednesdays 6-7pm
    • Thursdays 5-6pm
    • Friday 6-7pm
  • ​The practice schedule for the 9-14 yr-old group is usually:
    • ​Tuesdays 6-7pm
    • Wednesdays 5-6pm
    • Thursdays 6-7pm
    • Fridays 5-6pm
  • Which practice session(s) your child comes to and how many he/she attend during the week is up to you. The program strives to be flexible and we do not assign you to a particular day/time slot.  We do appreciate our families being generally consistent week-to-week for the purposes of managing coach-to-athlete ratios.  To the extent you can attend the same sessions each week it helps everyone.
  • Please know that we might need to ask the parent/adult audience for some help during practices.  Practices run best when we have a good adult/coach-to-athlete ratio

 

PRACTICE PLAN - DRAFT

  5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Tuesdays 5-8-year-olds 9-14-year-olds
Wednesdays 9-14-year-olds 5-8-year-olds
Thursdays 5-8-year-olds 9-14-year-olds
Fridays 9-14-year-olds 5-8-year-olds

 

 

Meet Schedule & Details - Draft

  • Meets are currently planned for the following Sundays:  Sept 8 (Orientation Meet), Sept 15, Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27 (Family Fun Meet).  Nov 3 may be used as a make-up Meet, if necessary.
  • In the Fall, MYTF offers kids the opportunity to participate in cross country events (1k, 2k, 3k, 4k) as well as the traditional Track & Field Meets.  As such, we alternate between the two themes for our Meets and plan to offer 3 T&F and 3 Cross Country Meets for Fall 2019.
  • We anticipate all Fall Meets will be held at Falls Church High School.
  • Track & Field Meets (just like Spring) will be held between 1 and 5pm.  We split the Track & Field Meets into two sessions, 1-3pm and 3-5pm, by age group (younger/older).
  • Cross Country Meets are a 2pm start for ALL athletes/ALL ages.
  • As with practice, your child's age group is based on their age at the start of the season (8/27).  Your child will receive a race bib at the first meet he/she attends.  The race bib's first digit/number represents your child's assigned age group. 
  • Just as all other sports separate by ages/grades, we require your child attend the meet session assigned to their age group so they can compete along side their peers.  We cannot allow older/younger siblings to compete in the older/younger age group.
  • Please remember that a responsible adult needs to remain at the meet. 
  • We always need on-field volunteers (no experience required) so please come on down!  With that said, only volunteering adults can be on the field.  All spectators should watch from the stands or the fence.

 

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Spring 2019 Schedule

 

The current schedule for Spring 2019 is as follows.  Please note: our ability to offer this many practice sessions is wholly dependent on volunteer coach participation at the necessary levels.

We will do our best to stick to this plan for both practices and Meets, but sometimes changes (some last minute) are driven by weather or facility situations out of our control.  We will keep the website updated and notify you of any changes as soon as we are able.

 

Practice Schedule & Details

  • Practice starts the week of March 25th and runs through the week of June 3rd. Practices will not be held the week of April 15th.
  • We will hold Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Practices at Cooper Middle School.
  • We will hold Friday Practices at Churchill Elementary School.  ***Please note this is a change***  
  • Practices are separated by age groups (younger/older).  Your child's age group is based on their age as of the start of the season (3/25).  Kids need to practice with their assigned age group.
  • Please remember that a responsible adult needs to remain onsite during practice. 
  • The practice schedule for the 5-8 yr-old group is:
    • ​Tuesdays 5-6pm
    • Wednesdays 6-7pm
    • Thursdays 5-6pm
    • Friday 6-7pm (at Churchill Elementary)
  • ​The practice schedule for the 9-14 yr-old group is:
    • ​Tuesdays 6-7pm
    • Wednesdays 5-6pm
    • Thursdays 6-7pm
    • Fridays 5-6pm​ (at Churchill Elementary)
  • NO PRACTICES THURSDAY, MARCH 28 - COOPER IS NOT AVAILABLE TO US
  • NO PRACTICES FRIDAY, MAY 17 - CHURCHILL IS NOT AVAILABLE TO US
  • Which practice session(s) your child comes to and how many he/she attend during the week is up to you. The program strives to be flexible and we do not assign you to a particular day/time slot.  We do appreciate our families being generally consistent week-to-week for the purposes of managing coach-to-athlete ratios.  To the extent you can attend the same sessions each week it helps everyone.
  • Please know that we might need to ask the parent/adult audience for some help during practices.  Practices run best when we have a good adult/coach-to-athlete ratio.

 

Meet Schedule & Details

  • Meets are currently planned for the following Sundays:  March 31 (Orientation Meet), April 7th, April 28th, May 5th, May 12th, May 19th, June 2nd and June 9th (Family Fun Meet).
  • Meets will be held between 1 and 5pm at Falls Church High School.  We split the Meets into two sessions, 1-3pm and 3-5pm, and alternate which age group (younger/older) has the earlier session every other Sunday.
  • As with practice, your child's age group is based on their age at the start of the season (3/25).  Your child will receive a race bib at the first meet he/she attends.  The race bib's first digit/number represents your child's assigned age group. 
  • Just as all other sports separate by ages/grades, we require your child to attend the meet session assigned to their age group so they can compete along side their peers.  We cannot allow older/younger siblings to compete in the older/younger age group.
  • Please remember that a responsible adult needs to remain at the meet. 
  • We always need on-field volunteers (no experience required) so please come on down!  With that said, only volunteering adults can be on the field.  All spectators should watch from the stands or the fence.

 

MEET PLAN

Date

Meet & Planned Events

(Field Events offered at all)

Location

Start Time(s)

Sun 3/31

Orientation Meet

Sprint Starts, 100m, Waterfall Starts, Field Events (Shot Put, Javelin, Long Jump), maybe low Hurdles and/or High Jump

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm - ALL athletes/ages

Sun 4/7

Meet #1

100m, 400m, 1600m & 200m (time permitting)

High Jump for 9-14 year-olds

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm - 5-8 year-olds

3:00 pm - 9-14 year-olds

Sun 4/28

Meet #2

100m, 800m, 200m & 1600m (time permitting)

High Jump for 9-14 year-olds

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm - 9-14 year-olds

3:00 pm - 5-8 year-olds

Sun 5/5

Meet #3

100, "Trophy Mile", 400m & 200m (time permitting)

High Jump for 9-14 year-olds

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm – 5-8 year-olds

3:00 pm – 9-14 year-olds

Sun 5/12

Meet #4

Hurdles for 9-14 year-olds

100m, 800m, 200m (for 5-8 year-olds) & 400m (time permitting)

High Jump for 9-14 year-olds

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm - 9-14 year-olds

3:00 pm - 5-8 year-olds 

Sun 5/19

Meet #5

100m, 1600m, 400m & 800m (time permitting)

High Jump for 9-14 year-olds

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm – 5-8 year-olds

3:00 pm – 9-14 year-olds

Sun 6/2

Meet #6

Hurdles for 9-14 year-olds

100m, 800m, 200m (for 5-8 year-olds) & 400m (time permitting)

High Jump for 9-14 year-olds

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm – 9-14 year-olds

3:00 pm - 5-8 year-olds

Sun 6/9

Family Fun Meet

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm - ALL athletes/ages + families

 

 

 

PRACTICE PLAN

  5:00 pm 6:00 pm
Tuesdays (Cooper) 5-8-year-olds 9-14-year-olds
Wednesdays (Cooper) 9-14-year-olds 5-8-year-olds
Thursdays (Cooper) 5-8-year-olds 9-14-year-olds
Fridays (Churchill) 9-14-year-olds 5-8-year-olds