McLean Youth Track and Field provides Northern Virginia kids (ages 5 through middle school) with opportunities to learn about, compete in and develop a love for track and field.

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Spring 2021 Season Schedule (Draft)

 

 

High Level Schedule (Draft)

  • Practices held Tuesday–Friday from 5-6pm and 6-7pm at Longfellow Middle School
  • Each child can sign-up for one practice session that he/she will attend weekly; practices will span all ages so that siblings can attend the same practice session
  • Practices start Tuesday, April 6 and end Friday, June 4
  • Meets held Sundays between 12pm and 6pm
  • First Meet Sunday, April 11; last potential Meet Sunday, June 6
  • Meet Sundays will be divided into 2 or 3 sessions; each child would only attend 1 session each Sunday (by either assignment or sign-up)
  • Meets held at Langley High School
  • Minimum age to participate (due to COVID modifications) is 7 yrs as of April 1, 2021

 

COVID-19 Precautions & Your Responsibilities:

  • As a family, you are required to wear a mask when arriving and departing practice or a Meet, standing in line at the Meet Admin Table, standing track-side/along the fence to watch at the Meet and anytime you are within 6 ft of someone to whom you are not related/do not live with.
  • Athletes are required to wear a mask and remain 6 ft away from the other kids whenever they are on the field and not actively running in an event.  Depending on COVID infection numbers, we may need to require a mask even when participating 
  • Every family has a different comfort level about distancing during the actual events.  We will be starting from every other lane or in staggered formation.  For the longer distances (400m, 800m, 1600m) the kids may naturally form small groups running at similar pace.
    • If masks are not mandatory while running, please provide your child with the guidance of your choosing about specifics like wearing a mask while running, wearing a mask until spaced out enough, not running too closely beside or behind another runner, passing with a wide berth, etc.
  • We know that some families are friends and have made the decision to socialize closely during this time of COVID.  It is important that you still mask-up if you are going to hang out with friends at the meet - even if you are comfortable sharing a dinner table together at home. 
    • The county inspectors will drop by to assess the safety precautions at youth sporting events.  The inspectors do not know or care if families are socializing outside of the meet!

 

How to Hear About Weekly Plans and Last Minute Changes

  • We will no longer use RainedOut to send text notifications of day-of or last minute cancellations for practice(s) or a Meet.  Their new pricing model is exorbitantly expensive.  We will instead send emails and post on our website.
  • You should be receiving 2-3 weekly emails from MYTF about practices and/or Meets.  If you are not, please first check your Spam (or Update folder for Gmail) folder.  If you still can't find them, please email mcleanyouthtrack@gmail.com.
  • We will post any changes to the week's schedule on this page as well.

 

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Fall 2020 Season Schedule

 

High Level Schedule

  • Practices are Tuesday – Friday at 5pm and 6pm
  • Practices scheduled to run September 8 – October 30th
  • Tuesday-Thursday practices will be held at Longfellow Middle School
  • Friday practices will be held at Churchill Elementary School
  • Meets are Sundays between 12pm and 6pm
  • Meets September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18 and October 25th 
  • Meets will be held at Falls Church High School (please note the Sept 27th Meet will be at Langley High School)

 

How to Hear About Weekly Plans and Last Minute Changes

  • We will no longer use RainedOut to send text notifications of day-of or last minute cancellations for practice(s) or a Meet.  Their new pricing model is exorbitantly expensive.  We will instead send emails and post on our website.  Sorry!
  • You should be receiving 2-3 weekly emails from MYTF about practices and/or Meets.  If you are not, please first check your Spam (or Update folder for Gmail) folder.  If you still can't find them, please email mcleanyouthtrack@gmail.com.
  • We will post any changes to the week's schedule on this page as well.

 

Reminder of COVID-19 Precautions & Your Responsibilities:

  • As a family, please wear a mask when arriving, departing, standing in line at the Admin Table and anytime you are within 6 ft of someone to whom you are not related.
  • Athletes are expected to wear a mask and remain 6 ft away from the other kids whenever they are on the field and not actively running in an event.
  • Every family has a different comfort level about distancing during the actual events.  We are trying to space the kids out for the start.  Spacing while running seemed to happen naturally for many but it is dependent on the distance being run, siblings and/or friends choosing to run together, the coincidence of pace and the drive of competitive athletes wanting to keep up with someone in front of them.
    • Please provide your child with the guidance of your choosing about specifics like wearing a mask while running, wearing a mask until spaced out enough, not running too closely beside or behind another runner, passing with a wide berth, etc.
  • We know that some families are friends and have made the decision to socialize closely during this time of COVID.  It is important that you still mask-up if you are going to hang out with friends at the meet - even if you are comfortable sharing a dinner table together at home. 
    • I have heard there is a possibility for county inspectors to drop by youth sporting events.  The inspectors do not know or care if families are socializing outside of the meet!