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2021 Registration Now Open!

We are moving forward with our season! We will keep everyone updated as to what COVID-19 protocols we will need to follow  from the CDC and the district.

Full refunds will not be available for this registration in the event the season is cancelled in part or in full due to COVID. A fee of $25 will be withheld to cover administrative expenses including: insurance, website fees, background checks, an annual audit and filing of tax forms by an independent accounting firm, and a minimal amount of professional services required to maintain EAA as a nonprofit organization during this unprecedented pandemic year. 

Welcome!

The EAA Track program is recognized by many as one of the best youth track programs in the state. The tradition continues in the 2021 season and we are looking forward to another fantastic track season!

PROGRAM
The EAA track program aims to introduce and promote the sport of track & field to Eagan’s youth. Our goal is to stress the importance of team, friendship and good sportsmanship in the track and field experience.   In 2021, we anticipate approximately 700+ children from Grades K – 6 to participate in our program. The season consists of five meets and typically one practice per week. The fee for 2020 is $70 for Kindergarten - First Grade and $85 for Grades 2-6.

Running and field events change as your child grows through the program. Our goal is for each child to do one field event and run three races each meet. This aids in their skill development and also stimulates their interest and enthusiasm in track. 
 
The K-1 graders start off running a distance from 50 to 100 meters including two shuttle relay events. Field events include the running long jump, standing broad jump, and baseball throw. In the 2nd and 3rd grades, the turbo javelin is added instead of the baseball throw and athletes still compete in the standing broad jump and running long jump, but the races are expanded to include the 200 and 400 meters as well as the 4 X 100 meter relay.
 
In 4th, 5th and 6th grades, the events change again. Field events include the shot put, high jump and running long jump. Running events are expanded to include the 55-meter hurdles, 800 meter run, 4 X 200 meter and a medley relay race. We plan to continue with the optional 1,600-meter run for grades 4 – 6.
 
V0LUNTEERS
Thanks 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 meeting new friends and volunteers.
 
 

TEAM FORMATION
Teams for athletes in grades K-3 are created by individual request and school.  Every effort is made to keep children enrolled in a specific school on the same team.  If there are two more athletes from a specific school than can fit on one team, the athletes are split as evenly as possible between two teams. Also, NO ONE is allowed to run with another grade -- no exceptions!

Teams for athletes in grades 4-6 are based upon rankings from track results.  Athletes are weighted based upon their record from the previous year and teams are built to result, on paper, with evenly balanced teams.  School and individual requests are not taken into account with these grade levels.  It is the final decision of the Track Director to approve formation of these teams.

Top 10 Reminders:

 

  1. We will have the older age group of athletes run first, so that the newcomers (Kindergarteners, 2nd graders and 4th graders) can see how the event is run before they actually have to run it. The exception will be the high jump event where the 4th graders will 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 child shall run in more than one race more than the fewest number of races run by any other teammate. E.g., if any team member has run in only one (1) race, no other team member 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. In the field events, no child will participate in any field event more than twice during the season.
  5. For the start of each race all runners 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.
  6. All meets will be held at the Eagan High School Track. All ground rules imposed by Eagan High School are to be observed. This includes no smoking on the school grounds.
  7. All litter is to be disposed of properly. It is the responsibility of all participants, coaches, volunteers, and spectators to insure the track area is policed for trash at the end of each practice or meet. At the discretion of the Track Director, the meet may be stopped for all attendees to participate in picking up litter and trash.
  8. No bicycles allowed on the track or infield. High Jump pits are for competition only and are not to be jumped or played on.
  9. The football infield is generally off limits to all participants, coaches and spectators. Team gatherings are to occur in designated areas only.
  10. The decision to cancel a meet due to inclement weather will be made by the Track Director in consultation with the grade coordinators. Make up meets will be scheduled if an opportunity exists. In general, rain, in and of itself, will not be grounds for cancellation.
     

 

Kathy Windels

Track Director

Lisa Johnson

Meet Manager

2021 Track Fees

$70 for Kindergarten -- First Grade

$85 Grades 2- 6

 

Dates

Registration Opens:  January 25, 2021
 
Registration Closed: March 1, 2021
 
Our Recommendation: Register during the open registration time.
 
Registration Closes:  March 1, 2021
 
Coaches Meeting:  TBD
Notification of Team Assignments: TBD
Last Day for Cancellations: March 31 2021
 
Picture Days: TBD
Track Clinic: April 28, 2021 (tentative)
  • Grades 2-3:  5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Grades 4-6:  6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Practices:  Typically once a week at Eagan High School or Northview track and at the discretion of your coach(es) once the teams are formed. There are not designated practice times for the teams. Location for practices are based on availability.
 
Track Meets
  • Held at Eagan High School
  • Grades 4-6:  Fridays at 6 pm 
  • Grades K-1:  Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
  • Grades 2-3:  Saturdays at Noon

Track Meet Dates:

April 23-24 -- Meet 1 (practice meet)

April 30-May 1 -- Meet 2

May 7-8 -- Meet 3

May 14-15 -- Meet 4

May 21-22 -- Meet 5