McLean Youth Track and Field is an all-volunteer organization that provides opportunities for Northern Virginia kids ages 5 through 8th grade (13/14) to develop skills competing in track, field, and cross-country running. Our aim is to help our kids develop a love for running, the respect of sportsmanship, and an appreciation for the sport. We focus on "house" events and encourage all of our athletes to strive for personal improvement.
Fall 2014 registration - COMING SOON!
A quick update about registration for the Fall 2014 McLean Youth Track & Field season:
Registration is tentatively planned to open on Saturday morning, August 2nd, at 9:00 am. HOWEVER: we are still waiting word on our assigned Meet space and times. In past seasons, we have held our Meets on Sunday afternoons at Langley High School, but Langley is now undergoing a construction project that will make the Track unavailable to us until 2017. Because Marshall High School is also still under construction, our options are now very limited! As a result, we are waiting for the County and FCPS to assign us a time and location, in coordination with the other sports that use the stadiums that have Tracks. We also do a few Cross-Country Meets in the Fall, but those are being scheduled around the Track availability, so we don't have those finalized yet either.
Ironically, we actually do have assigned practice times and locations* already (we typically don't at this point), but the Meets are a much bigger issue. Although we expect to have that resolved within the week, we will not open registration until we can confirm a Meet schedule, so the August 2nd date remains tentative. We will do everything in our power to keep to that date (because we expect our season to begin on Sunday, September 7th), but it is largely out of our hands at the moment. We will continue to provide email and website updates as information becomes available.
*Practice info: Because our program has grown significantly over the past few seasons, we have requested additional practice times so we can split the kids into smaller groups. We have been assigned Churchill Elementary on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, and Longfellow Middle School on Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. TENTATIVELY, we are planning to have 5-7 year olds on Tuesdays, 5-6; 8-10 year olds on Tuesday, 6-7; and 11 & up kids in the Thursday slot for the entire 90 minutes. HOWEVER, that may be subject to change before the season begins, especially depending on what we're able to work out for Meets, so please don't write it on your calendars just yet! This is just to give everyone a sense of what's going on so far with scheduling this season. As we know more, we will update all of you.
Thank you all for your interest in MYTF. We are looking forward to another great season!