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Track

Welcome!

The EAA Track & Field program is recognized by many as one of the best youth track programs in the state. The tradition will continue in 2022  and we are looking forward to another fantastic track season!

Program Overview
The EAA Track & Field program aims to introduce and promote the sport of track and field to youth within Eagan and our surrounding community. Our goal is to stress the importance of team, friendship and sportsmanship in the track and field experience.   In 2022, 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 2022 is $75 for K-1st Grade and $90 for Grades 2-6.

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. 

 

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 and 3rd Grade

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

4th, 5th and 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 race.
  • Field events - Running long jump. Field events expand to the high jump and shot put.
  •  plan to continue with the optional 1,600-meter run for grades 4 – 6.

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 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. 

Teams for athletes in grades 4-6 are formed based on rankings from track results.  Athletes are weighted based upon their record from the previous year and teams are built with consideration to 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.)

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. This includes no smoking on the school grounds.
  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 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.

TJ Rice /Kathy Windels ------

Track Directors

Lisa Johnson

Meet Manager

Dates

Registration Opens: Jan. 1, 2022
 
Registration Closes: March 1, 2022
 
Registration: K-1 $75 and Grades 2-6 $90 
 

Last Day for Cancellations: March 15, 2022

Coaches Meeting:  April 7, 2022 
 
Team Assignment Notification: April 8-11
 

Picture Days: TBD

Track Clinics (Hosted by EHS Track Athletes): May 4 

  • Grades 2-3:  5:45-6:30pm
  • Grades 4-6: 6:45-7:45pm

Practices:  Teams typically practice at minimum once a week at Eagan High School or Northview track. Practice schedules are at the discretion of your coach and will be communicated once the teams are formed. 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 (2022):

April 22-23 -- Meet 1 (Practice meet) 

April 29-30 -- Meet 2

May 6-7 -- Meet 3

May 13-14 -- Meet 4

May 20-21 -- Meet 5 (May 20 Awards ceremony following meet)