Hawks Track & Field is open to all 7-12th grade homeschooled students. As a team, we are a community that is committed to spurring one another on to grow in our athletic abilities, as well as in our personal, and spiritual lives. This requires hard work, consistency and endurance. Our coaching staff is fully committed to fostering an environment that encourages growth in ALL areas of our athlete’s lives. Coaches and athletes are expected to extend support and accountability to each other as we seek to honor God through competitive athletics.
Adult volunteers help administratively, accompany the team on workouts, and give instruction in a specific track or field event (trainer or assistant coach). All volunteers must complete abuse awareness training and a screening process prior to involvement with the athletes.
Practice Times and Locations (see schedule for more and up to date information):
Athletes are expected to run on their own in addition to the 3 practices per week.
- Tuesday: 3:30-5:30 PM, Redeeming Grace Church, 5200 Ox Rd, Fairfax
- Thursday: 3:30-5:30, Redeeming Grace Church, 5200 Ox Rd, Fairfax
- Saturday: 9-11 AM, Westfield High School track, 4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly
Conditioning: Pre-season conditioning takes place in January and February. Our goals during this time are to build an aerobic base and increase strength & flexibility. We learn dynamic stretches, running drills and core work used during the regular season and gradually increase weekly mileage.
Tryouts: Pre-season conditioning concludes with a two-week tryout period to include timed trials. The trials will give us a baseline to track progress throughout the season. Most meets limit the number of athletes in each event to the top 4-5 runners. We are looking for athletes who are committed to working hard and contributing to positive team dynamics.
Season: March through May with an end date dependent upon final meet schedule.
Meets: There are generally 10-15 meets on weekday afternoons or Saturdays. Number will vary depending on scheduling availability. Locations will vary from the local area to 1-2 hour drive, with the exception of the NCSAA Championship Meet in May at Geneva College in PA.
- Sprint: 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter and hurdles (100 and 300 meters), 4x100 Relay
- Middle distance: 400 meter, 800 meter, 4x400 Relay
- Long distance: 1 Mile, 2 Mile
- Field events: Long jump, high jump, shot put, discus
Registration fee: $30, must be paid before an athlete can participate in conditioning or tryouts.
Season fee: The season fee covers all meet costs and can vary, but is generally about $200. Once a spot on the team is offered, the athlete has 48 hours to accept the spot on the team by paying the fee.
Uniforms: Uniforms are to be purchased in the Online Store for $22 as soon a spot on the team is accepted. Uniform is completed by a pair of entirely black shorts provided by the athlete.