2019 Track & Field Schedule
Our 2019 track meet schedule can be found here on Athletic.net. More meets will be added to the schedule as the season continues.
About McMinnville Youth Club Track & Field
Athletes ages 8 – 18 are welcome to join! Our track season begins the first week of April with practices twice a week – usually Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the McMinnville High School track and continues through June or July depending on participation in championship meets. Most middle school and high schoolers practice with their school teams and join our club practices after their season is over (late/rolling registration is encouraged throughout the season for these athletes). Because of this, our early season (April) practices are geared toward our younger elementary-aged athletes ranging in ability from beginner to experienced athletes. Practices are structured with a team warm-up at the beginning (running a few laps then performing a series of drills/exercises to warm up and strengthen appropriate muscles). After warm-ups, athletes split into groups based on the type of event they want to participate in. These typically include: sprints, long distance, long jump, high jump, shot put, and turbo javelin. Depending on the athletes interest and coaching staff on a given day, these options may include more or less than the events mentioned. Athletes can try out different events during practice to figure out which events they are interested in.
All our athletes are encouraged to compete in meets however they are not required to. Parents are responsible for transporting their athletes to and from the meets. At the beginning of the season, our meets are typically “developmental meets” that are less formal and allow the young athletes learn the structure and expectations of the competition environment with parents and coaches heavily involved to get athletes where they need to be at the right time. As the season progresses, we get into championship meets – State, Regionals, Nationals. These meets are hosted by the national USATF organization and are much more rigid as far as rules and expectations. Our goal is to prepare our athletes during the earlier season so that they are more or less self-sufficient when or if they compete in a championship meet.