FAQ

 

Team Fee: $50/ athlete (includes t-shirt, Varsity-Uniform Top end of the year awards party)

Your age group determined by the age you will be in 2018.
(ex. if you are 8 now and turn 9 in December of 2018 you will be in the 9/10 age group)

Age Groups

Clinic: must be in kindergarten

VARSITY

9/10:
9 or 10 anytime during the 2018 calendar year

11/12:
11 or 12 anytime during the 2018 calendar year

13/15:
13 to 15 anytime during the 2018 calendar year

Practice Information

Practice’s: Varsity: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Evenings
—Clinic Monday, Wednesday Evenings
• Please refer to the Team Snap Website for all schedule updates. We will update the website and email everyone by 5:30 if there is a practice change.
• Please do not use Facebook to ask us about practice.
• When Practice ends, if your athlete needs to leave early, please notify their age group coach or coaches Steve Leo, Annelise Yombor or Brian Graham. WE CANNOT AND WILL NOT SEND ANY TEAM MEMBER TO THE PARKING LOT AREA EARLY UNESCORTED.

Dual /Tri-Meet Schedule (TBA)
• We will Start in April and run through June. Meets are Sundays for Varsity and Friday Evenings for Clinic.
• Home meets are at either Morris Hills or Morris Knolls.
• Away meets will be at local Morris County High Schools. (Ex: Randolph, West Morris, Parsippany)
• Everyone Competes at every Meet.
**Except for the 2 Invitational Meets (League Relays and Championship Meet) and for the Triathlon/Pentathlon
*Tri Athlon/Pentathlon is for one male and one female each in the 11/12 and 13/15 age groups.
*The championships are done over 2 days.

*******Sponsorships: We have different levels of sponsorship. Please consider donating. We are a nonprofit Rec program that relies on donations and fundraising to help keep the costs down for participation. Contact any board member for details

*Parent info*
As coaches, we are continually looking for ways to improve all aspects of the RT Racers program. One crucial aspect is communicating with the parents. If you are new to the program or if you are not entirely familiar with how our track meets work and what kind of different meets we compete in, the following explanations will hopefully clarify some particulars.
Event limitations: Each competitor is allowed to compete in 4 events total, maximum 2 individuals running events, the third running event would be a RELAY. Examples are 100/200/4×100/Long Jump. Or 100/Shot Put/Long Jump/4×100 (2 field events, 1 running event and relay is ok)
In dual meets (most of our meets are dual meets) each team has 3 scoring runners in the first heat of the 100m, 200m, and 400m. The first heat RELAY is the scoring relay (A-relay). The following heats are non-scoring runners, but all the runners compete to better their times. 800m and the mile have unlimited entries; anyone can score. Shot put and long jump has 6 entries, for each age group.
All running and field events award 5-3-1 points for first, second and third place. Only the A-relay can score. For relays, it is all or nothing. 5 points or zero. All other relay teams in that age group are non-scoring, but they run to get a good time. We encourage all the kids to run in the relay.
Even though it is unique to be a runner who gets to compete in the scoring heat, we want the athletes to focus on their performance. It is great to see when the kids improve their times as a result of hard work in practice.
In addition to our regular meets, there is a Relay meet and the Championship meet. The relay meet consists of a 4×100, sprint medley (100,100, 200, 400) distance medley (800, 200, 400, mile), and shot put relay. Select athletes will go to the relay meets. Athletes can compete in 3 of the 4 relays.
The championship meets consists of all the events of a regular dual meet. 2 athletes per event per age group will go to the championship meet.
Any athlete who is not going to the championship meet gets to compete in the open meet.
For detailed rules about the Lakeland league

http://www.mctrack.org/…/LAKE…/STCoachesCorner/14Booklet.pdf