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EAA Track and Field Season Begins the week of April 7.

2024 EAA Track Registration closes March 1st. Sign up today!!!


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The EAA Track & Field program is proud to be recognized as one of the best youth track programs in Minnesota. We had an amazing 870+ children from grades K-6 participating in our program in 2023! The tradition continues and we are looking forward to another fantastic track season.

The EAA Track & Field program aims to introduce and promote the sport of track and field within Eagan and our surrounding community. Our mission is to stress the importance of team, friendship and sportsmanship in the track and field experience. 

Our season consists of five meets and typically a minimum of one practice per week. Running and field events evolve as your child grows through the program. Our goal is for each child to participate in one field event and up to three races each meet. This aids in their skill development and also stimulates their interest and enthusiasm in track. 



TEAM FORMATION

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade:  Teams are formed based on coach and individual request and school Every effort is made to keep children enrolled in a specific school on the same team.  If there are too many athletes from a specific school to fit on one team, the athletes are split as evenly as possible between two teams. 

4th - 6th Grade: Teams are formed based on a ranking system from previous season results. This takes into consideration the overall performance of returning athletes to help create evenly balanced teams.  School, coach, and individual requests are generally not taken into account and may not be honored with these grade levels.  It is the final decision of the Track Director to approve formation of these teams.

Note: As this is a recreational program, athletes are not allowed to compete at a higher level (i.e. 3rd grader on a 4th grade team, etc.)


Track and Field Events:

Kindergarten

TEAMS:
Co-Ed teams

SCHEDULE:
Saturday meets at 9:30 a.m.

RACES:
50M, 70M, 100M Dash; 50M and 70M Shuttle Relays

FIELD EVENTS: 

Baseball Throw, Standing Broad Jump, and Long Jump

3rd Grade

TEAMS:
Boys and Girls teams

SCHEDULE:
Saturday meets at 12:30 p.m.

RACES:
50M, 70M, 100M, 200M Dash, 400M Run; 70M Shutte Relay, and 4x100M Relay

FIELD EVENTS: 

Standing Broad Jump, Long Jump, and Turbo Javelin

1st Grade

TEAMS:
Boys and Girls teams

SCHEDULE:
Saturday meets at 9:30 a.m.

RACES:
50M, 70M, 100M Dash; 50M and 70M Shuttle Relays

FIELD EVENTS: 

Baseball Throw, Standing Broad Jump, and Long Jump

4th Grade

TEAMS:
Boys and Girls teams

SCHEDULE:
Friday meets at 6 p.m.

RACES:
50M, 70M 100M, 200M DASH, 400M, 800M Run, 55M Hurdles; 4x100M Relay, 4x200M Relay, Sprint Medley Relay, and 1600M Run(Optional)

FIELD EVENTS: 

High Jump, Long Jump, and Shot Put

2nd Grade

TEAMS:
Boys and Girls teams

SCHEDULE:
Saturday meets at 12:30 p.m.

RACES:
50M, 70M, 100M, 200M Dash; 70M Shuttle Relay

FIELD EVENTS: 

Standing Broad Jump, Long Jump, and Turbo Javelin

5th/6th Grade

TEAMS:
Boys and Girls teams

SCHEDULE:
Friday meets at 6 p.m.

RACES:
50M, 70M 100M, 200M DASH, 400M, 800M Run, 55M Hurdles; 4x100M Relay, 4x200M Relay, Sprint Medley Relay, and 1600M Run(Optional)

FIELD EVENTS: 

High Jump, Long Jump, and Shot Put


Volunteers

Thank you to all of the volunteers who have given time and energy this year. We look forward to seeing many familiar faces back with us again, as well as welcoming new friends and volunteers.


Top Reminders:

  1. Older age group of athletes run first, so incoming age groups (Kindergarteners, 2nd graders and 4th graders) can see the event prior to competing. The exception is the high jump event where 4th graders jump first.
  2. K-3 age groups are not permitted to wear spikes. 4-6G age groups may wear spikes. Only 1/4” pyramid spikes are permitted.
  3. At each meet, no athlete shall run in more than one race than a teammate so events are balanced weekly.
  4. Athletes may not participate in any individual event more than twice during the season unless unique circumstances are required and approved. 
  5. Honor rolls will only list an athlete once to allow others to be recognized for their best performance. 
  6. Athletes should report to the starting area prior to the final call of the event. There will be a first, second and final call announcing each event. It is the coaches responsibility to listen to the calls from the announcers throughout the meet.
  7. All meets are held at the Eagan High School Track. All ground rules imposed by Eagan High School are to be observed. 
  8.  It is the responsibility of all participants, coaches, volunteers, and spectators to ensure the track area is cleaned of trash at the end of each practice or meet. 
  9. High Jump pits are for competition only.
  10. Team home bases are in designated areas only and exclude the football infield.
  11. The decision to cancel a meet due to inclement weather will be made by the Track Director in consultation with the Meet Manager. The decision will always be based on the overall experience and safety of our athletes and families. Make up meets will be scheduled if an opportunity exists. In general, rain is not grounds for cancellation.

THANK YOU to the Eagan Hockey Association and all of our Sponsors!

TJ Rice

Program Director

Jeff Baumann

Meet Manager