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 2020 Season Schedule

 

 

High Level Schedule

  • Practices are Tuesday – Friday at 5pm and 6pm
  • Practices scheduled to run September 8 – October 30th
  • Tuesday-Thursday practices will be held at Longfellow Middle School
  • Friday practices will be held at Churchill Elementary School
  • Meets are Sundays between 12pm and 6pm
  • Meets September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18 and October 25th 
  • Meets will be held at Falls Church High School (please note the Sept 27th Meet will be at Langley High School)

 

How to Hear About Weekly Plans and Last Minute Changes

  • We will no longer use RainedOut to send text notifications of day-of or last minute cancellations for practice(s) or a Meet.  Their new pricing model is exorbitantly expensive.  We will instead send emails and post on our website.  Sorry!
  • You should be receiving 2-3 weekly emails from MYTF about practices and/or Meets.  If you are not, please first check your Spam (or Update folder for Gmail) folder.  If you still can't find them, please email mcleanyouthtrack@gmail.com.
  • We will post any changes to the week's schedule on this page as well.

 

Reminder of COVID-19 Precautions & Your Responsibilities:

  • As a family, please wear a mask when arriving, departing, standing in line at the Admin Table and anytime you are within 6 ft of someone to whom you are not related.
  • Athletes are expected to wear a mask and remain 6 ft away from the other kids whenever they are on the field and not actively running in an event.
  • Every family has a different comfort level about distancing during the actual events.  We are trying to space the kids out for the start.  Spacing while running seemed to happen naturally for many but it is dependent on the distance being run, siblings and/or friends choosing to run together, the coincidence of pace and the drive of competitive athletes wanting to keep up with someone in front of them.
    • Please provide your child with the guidance of your choosing about specifics like wearing a mask while running, wearing a mask until spaced out enough, not running too closely beside or behind another runner, passing with a wide berth, etc.
  • We know that some families are friends and have made the decision to socialize closely during this time of COVID.  It is important that you still mask-up if you are going to hang out with friends at the meet - even if you are comfortable sharing a dinner table together at home. 
    • I have heard there is a possibility for county inspectors to drop by youth sporting events.  The inspectors do not know or care if families are socializing outside of the meet!

 

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Spring 2020 Schedule

(example only - the season was cancelled due to Covid-19)

 

The draft schedule for Spring 2020 is as follows.  Please note: our ability to offer this many practice sessions is wholly dependent on volunteer coach participation at the necessary levels.

 

Practice Schedule & Details - DRAFT

  • Practice starts March 24th and ends June 5th. Practices will not be held during FCPS Spring Break the week of April 6th.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Practices at Longfellow Middle School.
  • Friday Practices at Churchill Elementary School.
  • 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 (March 24th).  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 & Thursday 5-6pm
    • Wednesdays & Fridays 6-7pm
  • ​The practice schedule for the 9-14 yr-old group is:
    • ​Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7pm
    • Wednesdays & 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.
  • Please know that we might need to ask the parent/adult audience for some help during practices.

 

Practice Schedule - DRAFT

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

 

 

Meet Schedule & Details - DRAFT

  • Meets on the following Sundays:  March 29th (Orientation Meet), April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th, May 31st and June 7th (Family Fun Meet).
  • Meets will be held at Langley 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 (March 24th).  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. 
  • 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. 

 

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Fall 2019 Schedule

 

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.
  • No practice Thursday, Sept 5 or Wednesday, Sept 11 (Cooper is unavailable to us)
  • Provided we have enough volunteers, practices will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5-6pm and 6-7pm (depending on age group) 
  • All practices are at Cooper Middle School.  Please check GPS because traffic can be a challenge.
  • 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 can 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.
  • 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.

 

 

MEET PLAN

 

Date

Meet & Planned Events

Location

Start Time(s)

Sun 9/8

Orientation Meet

Cross Country course walkthrough, Sprint Starts, 100m, Waterfall Starts, Field Events (Shot Put, Javelin, Long Jump)

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm - ALL athletes/ages

Sun 9/15

Meet #1 Cross Country

1k, 4k, 2k, 3k

Falls Church High School

2:00 pm - ALL athletes/ages

Sun 9/22

Meet #2 Track & Field

100m, 200m, 400m & 800m (time permitting)

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm - 9-14 year-olds

3:00 pm - 5-8 year-olds

Sun 9/29

Meet #3 Cross Country

4k, 1k, 3k, 2k

Falls Church High School

2:00 pm - ALL athletes/ages

Sun 10/6

Meet #4 Track & Field

100m, 800m, 200m & 400m (time permitting)

Events subject to change - see weekly email

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm – 5-8 year-olds

3:00 pm – 9-14 year-olds 

Sun 10/13

Meet #5 Cross Country

See weekly email for events

Falls Church High School

2:00 pm - ALL athletes/ages

Sun 10/20

Meet #6 Track & Field

100m, 400m, 200m, 800m (time permitting)

Events subject to change - see weekly email

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm – 9-14 year-olds

3:00 pm - 5-8 year-olds

Sun 10/27

Family Fun Meet

Falls Church High School

1:00 pm - ALL athletes/ages + 

Sun 11/3

Make-Up Day (if needed)

Falls Church High School

TBD

 

 

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Spring 2019 Schedule

 

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