TRACK & FIELD
Concord Rockets Track & Field Club (2018)
Our goal is to introduce and develop the sport of track and field to boys and girls from the age of 8 years old to 18 years old in the Concord area. We will work hard to develop speed, explosive power, and endurance. This will allow the athletes to become more efficient at running and more powerful at jumping and throwing. The skills taught in practice will enhance their overall athletic performance that can carry over to other sports or develop a new passion for track and field. All levels of athletic ability are welcome.
Athletes will compete in up to four events at a meet. The events that an athlete will compete in will be determined by which activities they will be most successful in. Success will be measured by continual improvement during practice and meets. There are two types of meets in we will compete in. There are Developmental meets and Invitational/Qualifying meet. Developmental meets may be sanctioned under USATF or AAU. Developmental meets may not run all events. These are organized meets to prepare teams and officials. There are no qualifying standards for Developmental meets, so all athletes will participate.
Qualifying meets are events where the top athletes in each event are allowed the right to represent their district or region. The top regional qualifiers will be allowed to compete at the Jr. Olympics. We have qualified numerous athletes to compete at the Junior Olympics every year since our inception in 2012.
Our season begins with conditioning and we will compete through January.
Practices – Monday and Wednesday 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM, Saturdays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Meets – Saturdays and occasionally Sunday from 8:30 AM to 6 PM in most cases
Sign-ups will coincide with winter sports registration with Odell Rec Sports. The registration fee per athlete is $315. This covers uniform, track usage fees, and AAU or USATF fees.
2018 SPRING SCHEDULE
(Tentative as all dates have not been confirmed by meet directors)
|April 2||8 Bring the Heat Invitational Rocky River High School Charlotte, NC|
|May 5||Charlotte Flights Developmental Meet UNCC Charlotte NC|
|May 12||Gastonia Developmental Meet Ashbrook High School Gastonia, NC|
|May 26||Johnson Riley Track Challenge High Point Athletic Complex High Point, NC|
|June 2 Ken.||Roberts Challenge SE Guilford HS Greensboro, NC|
|June 16-17||Jim Law Invitational UNCC Charlotte, NC|
|June 21-24||USATF NC State Championship NC A&T Greensboro, NC|
|July 23-29||USATF Junior Olympics NC A&T Greensboro, NC|
Coordinator: Will Stanley