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 will extend both support and accountability to each other as we seek to honor God through the development of our athletic abilities as well as our spiritual lives.
Volunteers: Adult volunteers are utilized to help administratively, accompany the team on workouts, or give instruction in a specific track or field event (trainer or assistant coach). All volunteers must complete abuse awareness training and a screening and/or interview process prior to involvement with the athletes.
Practice Times and Locations (see schedule for more information): Athletes are expected to run on their own in addition to scheduled practice times.
Conditioning: Pre-season optional conditioning generally begins mid January and into February. Our goals during this time are to build an aerobic base and increase strength & flexibility. We will be learning the 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 even to the top 4-5 runners. We are looking for athletes who are committed to working hard and contributing to positive team dynamics.
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.
- 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 has historically been about $200 and covers all meet costs and uniform loan (must return at the end of the season). Once a spot on the team is offered, the athlete has 48 hours to accept by paying the season fee.