South Jeffco Sports families,
Welcome to the 9th season of the South Jeffco Track program! This Parent Information Sheet is intended to answer most of your anticipated questions. It is also meant to introduce you to some key people and events, and provide you some insight into the logistics and protocol for the upcoming season. Please take a few moments to read this it its entirety.
South Jeffco Track Director –Shaw Gifford
- $35 Late Registration Fee begins May 30, 2019
Practice Starts June 3rd. Practice times: 6:00 - 7:00. There will also be optional Sunday practices available (more information to come) Practices will be held at Falcon Bluffs Middle School on the track.
We will be holding practices 2 nights per week, on Mondays & THURSDAYS. All practices will be held at Falcon Bluffs Middle School.
If you are interested in coaching any of the track or field events, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, as we are still hoping to get a few more “hands on deck”.
2019 Track Meet Dates:
June 15th - Evie Dennis Stadium
June 22nd - Jefferson County Stadium
June 29th - Jefferson County Stadium
July 6th - NO MEET - HOLIDAY WEEKEND
July 13th - Denver South High School
July 20th - State Meet - Jefferson County Stadium
C.A.R.A. Track Information
In 2014, South Jeffco Track will participate in all C.A.R.A. (Colorado Association of RecreationalActivities) meets, as outlined below. C.A.R.A.organizes their meets so that participants are put into heats by gender and age. All participantsreceive ribbons for each heat, and participants can try different events each week, or just stick with their favorites. Other C.A.R.A. rules to be aware of include:
- Meets start June 15th
- Track spikes are allowed at C.A.R.A. meets.
- No starting blocks are used.
- Hurdle events begin at age 11.
- Instead of the Shot Put and Javelin events, youth track uses a Baseball throw for ages
5-8; a Softball throw for ages 9-12; a 6 lb. shot put also for ages 9-12; and an 8 lb. shot
put for over 12 years old.
- The discus begins at age 11, and all ages use a 1k “women’s” discus.
- Participants may compete in any 4 events per meet, the exception being a fifth event if
they are participating with a relay team.
No check-in is required at the meets. It is the responsibility of the participant to report to
the staging area or field event when called.
- Participants must wear official team (South Jeffco) uniforms to all meets. Participants
may be turned away if they are not wearing their team uniform. Part of this is simply
logistics…with hundreds of kids there, it’s easiest to keep them together and identify
where kids are and are not supposed to be throughout the day.
- Parents and other spectators are asked to remain in the stands and off the infield.
- Participants will be placed in heats of 8.
- Participants should check in with their team/coaches at the beginning of the meet
in order to receive instructions on where events are to be held as well as any
special instructions regarding event order, staging, etc.
- Field events begin at 8 am, and running events at 8:30 am at each meet. Events
will follow the same order each meet, but times are may vary, as each event is run
on a “ready basis” Please see the order of events sheet and listen for calls for
event made by the announcer each day.
- Participants should try to complete their field events while waiting for running
events, but should go to the staging area when their running event is called, and
then return to do their field events.
- PLEASE Remember to always bring plenty of fluids and sunscreen.
- (Note: to compete at State, a child must compete in 2 prior C.A.R.A. meets.)
- Sneakers/Running Shoes or Track Spikes
- Shorts & T-shirt
- A great attitude