Antelope Valley Track Club

FAQ

WHEN CAN I SIGN UP? 
REGISTRATION DATES  
1/06/2018 @DOMINIC MASSARI PARK 12-3 PM      1/27/2018 @DOMINIC MASSARI PARK 12 -
3PM 
2/10/2018 1ST DAY OF PRACTICE & PARENTS MEETING @ KNIGHT HIGH SCHOOL TRACK @ 1:00pm 


WHEN ARE THE PRACTICES? 
LOCATION: KNIGHT HIGH SCHOOL. 
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM 
5PM TO 6PM UNTIL DAYLIGHT SAVING CHANGE MARCH 12TH,2018. WE WILL THEN PRACTICE FROM 5:30-7:00PM

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  WHAT ARE THE REGISTRATION FEES? 
1ST CHILD IS $150.00 /  2ND CHILD IS $140.00/  3RD + CHILD IS $130.00 
THE MEMBERSHIP FEES INCLUDES UNIFORM, SWEAT SUIT, REGISTRATION FEES, PICTURES & TROPHY. RETURNING ATHLETES: $100.00 IF YOU DO NOT NEED NEW UNIFORM AND SWEATS. FEES ARE DUE BY March 1, 2018 


 IS THERE A REFUND POLICY? 
ALL REFUND REQUESTS MUST BE MADE IN WRITING AND RECEIVED BY AN AVTC BOARD MEMBER BY THE DUE DATES AS FOLLOWS:   NO REFUND REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 1, 2018


CONTACT INFORMATION 
PARENTS, WE WILL BE USING THE REMIND APP TO SEND UPDATED INFORMATION TO YOU. THIS INCLUDES MEETING & PRACTICE UPDATES PLEASE SEND TEXT @TRACKUPD TO  81010 

EQUIPMENT ITEMS I MAY NEED TO PURCHASE? 
EACH ATHLETE MUST HAVE A PAIR OF GOOD TRAINING SHOES AND RUNNING SPIKES. OUR GREMLIN DIVISIONS 5-8 ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR SPIKES.  THE SHOE WILL NEED TO BE SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR RUNNING.  CROSS TRAINING, BASKETBALL OR MID/HIGH TOPS WILL NOT WORK AND MAY CAUSE INJURY. 

 ARE THERE ANY FUNDRAISERS
WE WILL HAVE ONE MANDATORY FUNDRAISER CONSISTING OF A RAFFLE. EACH ATHLETE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR $30.00 IN RAFFLE TICKETS (6). EACH TICKET WILL COST $5.00. RAFFLE FEES ARE DUE BY TBA. ATHLETE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE WITH OUTSTANDING FEES. 

CAN I BECOME A COACH? 
WE WELCOME ALL THAT WANT TO COACH. ALL COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED TO PASS A BACKGROUND SCREENING. WE ALSO REQUIRE ALL COACHES TO ATTEND THE VYC COACHES CLINIC  LOCATION AND DATE TBD 

IS THERE ANY REQUIRED PARENT PARTICIPATION? 
AT THE MEETS WE WILL ASK FOR 1-2 HOURS FROM EACH PARENT TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP WORK EVENTS. SOMETIMES WE WILL ASK FOR PARENTS TO HELP PULL TAGS THROUGHOUT THE MEET. WE WILL BE REQUIRED TO RUN 1 FIELD EVENT AT EVERY NON-HOME MEET. AT OUR HOSTED MEET, IT WILL BE UP TO US TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS A SUCCESS. PARENTS YOU WILL BE A MAJOR PART OF THAT SUCCESS. PRIOR TO THE MEET, WE WILL HAVE SIGNUPS FOR YOU TO VOLUNTEER FOR. THE LARGER THE PARTICIPATION THE LESS TIME EACH PARENT WILL HAVE TO WORK. 

 WHAT ARE THE ATHLETES TO WEAR AT PRACTICE? 
ATHLETES SHOULD COME WITH RUNNING SHOES, WATER BOTTLE, SWEATSHIRT AND SWEAT PANTS (LAYERED OVER T-SHIRT AND SHORTS UNDERNEATH). 

 WHAT ARE THE AGES RESTRICTIONS? 
TEAM MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO BOYS AND GIRLS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 5 AND 18. IN ALL EVENTS THE ATHLETES WILL COMPETE AGAINST OTHER ATHLETES OF THE SAME AGE AND SEX. ALL TEAMS ARE ORGANIZED INTO AGE CATEGORIES DETERMINED BY THE YEAR OF THE ATHLETE’S BIRTH.  ( AS OF 12/31/2018)                  
                 DIVISION         AGE 
GREMLIN GIRLS/ BOYS (GG, GB)       5-8 
BANTAM GIRLS/ BOYS (BG, BB)        9-10 
MIDGET GIRLS/ BOYS (MG, MB)       11-12 
YOUTH GIRLS/ BOYS (YG, YB)          13-14 
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS/ BOYS (IG, IB)   15-16 
YOUNG WOMEN/ MEN (YW-YM)    17-18 

 WHERE DO YOU COMPETE? 
WE COMPETE IN THE VALLEY YOUTH CONFERENCE WHICH CONSISTS OF 13 TEAMS BETWEEN IN THE ANTELOPE, SANTA CLARITA AND SAN FERNANDO VALLEYS. 

 WHEN IS THE TRACK SEASON? 
OUR REGULAR SEASON WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2018 THROUGH MAY 19,2018.  HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES CAN JOIN THE TEAM AFTER THEIR SCHOOL’S TRACK SEASON IS COMPLETED. FOR THOSE FAMILIES THAT WOULD LIKE TO COMPETE FOR A CHANCE AT THE JR. OLYMPICS, THE SEASON MAY CONTINUE UNTIL AUGUST 3, 2018