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Registration is Officially Live!

Registration is now open through March 3. Click on the link above and register today!


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The EAA Track & Field program is proud to be recognized as one of the best youth track programs in Minnesota. In 2022, we had an amazing 820+ children from grades K-6 participate in our program! The tradition continues in 2023 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 goal 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. 

Track and Field Events

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

  • Running events - 50M, 70M, 100M dash. 50M & 70M shuttle relays.
  • Field events - Standing broad jump, running long jump, and baseball throw. 

2nd & 3rd Grade 

  • Running events - 50M, 70M, 100M dash. 70M shuttle relay.
  • Races expand to include the 200M dash as well as the 4 X 100M relay.
  • 3rd grade athletes compete in the 400M run.
  • Field events - Standing broad jump, running long jump. Turbo javelin replaces the baseball throw.

4th, 5th & 6th Grade 

  • Running events - 50m, 70m, 100m dash, 200M and 400M. Races expand to include the 55M Hurdles, 800M run, 4 X 200M and a medley relay (100M, 100M, 200M, 400M).
  • Field events - Running long jump. Field events expand to the high jump and shot put.
  •  There is an optional 1,600-meter run for grades 4 – 6.

TEAM FORMATION

Kindergarten - 3rd Grade:  Teams are formed based on 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 and individual requests are 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 running on a 4th grade team, etc.)

Volunteers

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

Top Reminders:

  1. We have the older age group of athletes run first, so that the newcomers (Kindergarteners, 2nd graders and 4th graders) can see the event before they actually have to run it. The exception will be the high jump event where 4th graders jump first.
  2. Kindergarten through third grade kids are not permitted to wear spikes. Fourth through sixth grade kids may wear spikes. Only 1/8” pyramid spikes are permitted, no needle spikes are allowed.
  3. At each meet, no athlete shall run in more than one race than another teammate. E.g., if any teammate has run in only one (1) race, no other athlete  may run in more than two (2) races; if all team members have run in two (2) races, no other team member may run in more than three (3) races, etc.
  4. No child will 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 two times per event unless special permission was granted . 
  6. Athletes should report to the starting area immediately upon hearing the first call of the event. There will only be two (2) calls announcing each event. It is incumbent upon the coaches and parents to listen to the calls from the announcers throughout the meet.
  7. All meets will be held at the Eagan High School Track. All ground rules imposed by Eagan High School are to be observed. 
  8. All litter is to be disposed of properly. 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. No bicycles allowed on the track or infield. High Jump pits are for competition only and are not to be jumped or played on.
  10. The football infield is generally off limits to all participants, coaches and spectators. Team gatherings are to occur in designated areas only.
  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 will not be grounds for cancellation.

TJ Rice

Program Director

Lisa Johnson

Meet Manager

Key Upcoming Dates

Registration Opened Jan. 1, 2023 (Closes March 1)

Track Meets

  • Held at Eagan High School
  • Grades 4-6: Fridays at 6pm 
  • Grades K-1: Saturdays at 9:30am
  • Grades 2-3: Saturdays at 12:30pm

2023 Track Meet Dates:

April 21-22

April 28-29

May 5-6

May 12-13

May 19-20  (Awards ceremony May 19 for grades 4-6 )