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Track - Try Outs

TRACK TRY OUT

 

 

How to Join Track & Field

 In order to join the team, new athletes are required to participate and complete a minimum of 2 try-outs in either the SUMMER (August), FALL (November) and/or WINTER (December). Try-outs are used to evaluate athletes for potential events. It is based on their natural athletic ability, not how good of athletic shape they are in. Below are the minimum standards for each event. These must be achieved at try-outs in order to be consider for specific events. There are NO CUTS for 1st year athletes, but coaches will determine an athlete's events!

 

 

TRY OUT REQUIREMENTS.  Before any athlete can participate in Try-Outs, they must complete the following at LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST TRY OUT.  ATHLETES WILL BE SENT HOME IF THE FOLLOWING STEPS ARE NOT COMPLETED BY THE FIRST TRY-OUT DAY! 

 

 
Track Try Outs are located on the MD Track.  Report to the Track 10 minutes early to check in.
 
 

Track Athlete Registration Process:  All steps must be completed before trying out for the Track team. Athletes will be sent home if all steps are not completed.  No exceptions.

 

Step #1 APPRYSE:  Athletes must ENROLL to Appryse. Athletes must acquire a new physical by the first day the athlete participates in try-outs. NO PHYSICAL, NO TRY OUTS!

                 Appryse Online Link:  Click Here

 

A.  New athletes must create an account. Returning MD Athletes, please follow these instructions to re-enroll in Appryse.  This does NOT require you to create a whole new account.  Below are the steps needed to re-enroll. 

 

This must be done on a desktop computer!  Do not use an iPad, phone or tablet!!

 

Returning Athletes. Log in to your current account.  If you do not remember your password, select “forgot password”.  DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT!!!

 

Click on “RE-ENROLL FOR NEW YEAR” (middle of the home page). Proceed through each page and make any necessary changes such as new emergency contacts, new address, updated medical history, new health insurance information, etc.  **Please be honest and upfront about any medical history! If there are no changes that need to be made then proceed to the next page.

Read and sign the legal document and click “SUBMIT ENROLLMENT”

 

Please allow 24-48 hours for your enrollment to be approved.  You will receive a confirmation email once it has been approved.

 

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS AFTER YOUR ENROLLMENT HAS BEEN APPROVED.   

 

B.  After receiving the confirmation email, log in to your account and select the GREEN button in the middle of the home screen that says TRYOUTS/ACTIVITIES

Select the sport or activity from the list on the left (ie: track team)

Read and sign the legal document and then click “JOIN”

 

Once this has been completed and your child has a current physical (dated after April 1, 2020) on file, he/she will be cleared to participate in their sport or activity.  They will be held out of any activities until all of these steps are completed.

 

Feel free to contact Christine Dahle at cdahle@materdei.org if you have any questions regarding Appryse.

  

Step #2 TRACK ATHLETE INFORMATION FORM:  Complete the Track Athlete Information Form.  Click Here

  

Step #3 PASSENGER/DRIVER PERMISSION FORM:  Complete the Passenger Permission Form

              All athlete complete the Passenger Permission Form

              Passenger Information Form - Click Here

 

Allows student to ride as a passenger in the vehicle of an individual that has completed the driver permission form to team related activities during the school year.

Allows student to be transported by current Mater Dei staff, coaches, and parents to practices/matches.

 
 

Coaches determine what events athletes will compete in, NOT PARENTS or ATHLETES. The coaching staff will utilize the talents of our athletes to benefit:  1. The Team  and 2.  The Individual – IN THAT ORDER.   Track athletes and parents must ACCEPT that coaching decisions are made with the best interest of the team taking precedence over the desires of any individual team member.  Time and marks are not the only standard used in determining an athlete's event.  Coaches reserve the right to use their professional discretion in determining the events an athlete is capable of competing on this team.  Track events may change year to year and week to week due to an athlete’s performance, improvement, and commitment level.  It is not always the fastest or best that will compete, but the most committed EVERYDAY!

 

EVENT STANDARDS.  STANDARDS will be used for consideration for an event and will also give the athlete an idea of the ability level for each event. Again, coaches reserve the right to use their professional discretion in determining if an athlete is capable of competing on this team and in certain events. 

Events                              Boys                            Girls

 

                                                        Fr/So  /  Jr/Sr                            Fr/So  /  Jr/Sr

100m / 200m / Relays   11.9 / 11.6 seconds            13.8 / 13.3 seconds 

400m                              60  /  57 seconds                 68  / 64  seconds 

Distance                        2:45 /  2:35 for 800m, or       3:25 / 3:10 for 800m

                                    or, 75  /  70  seconds for 400m   85 / 80 seconds for 400m

Hurdles                         12.6  / 12.2 for 100m, or         14.9 / 14.4 for 100m

                                     or, 65 / 57 seconds in 400m        72 / 66  second in 400m

                                            *As well as demonstrate an ability to hurdle*

Jumps                          15-0  / 17 feet in LJ                      12-0 / 14-0 feet in LJ

High Jump                    Same as LJ.  Also determined by Head Coach.

                               *Athletes must make team in LJ before trying out for HJ separately*

Pole Vault       See the specific requirements below! Determined by Head Coach.

                        *Having a gymnastic background does not guarantee placement in the PV*

Shot / Discus       No Try-out Required                   No Try-out Required

*Interested thrower must complete the paperwork and turn in to Coach Martinez.

Please indicate in the paperwork that you want to be a thrower*

 

POLE VAULT STANDARDS.  The pole vault is the most technical and difficult event in Track & Field. Athletes must display exceptional sprint speed, physical strength, and varsity level jumping ability.  Those interested in POLE VAULTING WILL BE REQUIRED TO TRY-OUT IN THE FALL AND/OR WINTER and ACHIEVE BOTH TRY-OUT AND FITNESS STANDARDS.

IF A NEW ATHLETE ACHIEVES BOTH THE TRY-OUT AND FITNESS STANDARDS BELOW, THEY WILL BE INVITED TO TRY POLE VAULT ON A PROBATIONARY BASIS. 

       *Having a gymnastic background does not always guarantee placement in the PV*

 

ALL 1ST YEAR POLE VAULTERS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO MEET THESE STANDARDS AT THE COMPLETION OF THEIR 1ST YEAR OF VAULTING.

               BOYS:  11-0 FEET            GIRLS:  8-0 FEET

 

Here are the try-out standards for Pole Vault:   Must also complete the 400m at try-outs.

New Girls:    100m - sub 15 seconds and Long Jump - at least 12 feet

New Boys:    100m - sub 13 seconds and Long Jump - at least 15 feet

Fitness Test:   DATES FOR THE FITNESS TESTS WILL BE POSTED IN JANUARY FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY HAVE ACHIEVED THE ABOVE PV TRY OUT STANDARDS.

New Boys/Girls:    45 sit ups in 60 seconds;  20 push-ups in 30 seconds 

 


Season Attendance Policy.  ATHLETES ARE ALLOWED 5 ABSENCES TOTAL REGARDLESS OF THE REASON OR EXCUSE FOR MISSING PRACTICE.  THIS IS A “NO QUESTIONS ASKED” POLICY.  WE WILL NOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN AN EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED ABSENCE, OR AN ACCEPTABLE OR UNACCEPTABLE ABSENCE.  Leaving early from practice will count as an absence.  Athlete may be dismissed from the team if absent more than the days indicated above.  Illnesses and injuries will be considered but only if an athlete has a doctor's note indicating restrictions.  Vacations, and/or family occasions will count against the athlete if practice is missed. 

 

ATTN. OUTSIDE CLUB SPORTS.  YOU ARE HELD TO THE SAME COMMITMENT STANDARD AND ATTENDANCE POLICY AS ALL OTHER TRACK ATHLETES.  YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE PRACTICE EARLY.  YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MISS PRACTICE OR MEETS DUE TO CLUB SPORTS.  YOU HAVE 5 DAYS AS ALL OTHERS TRACK ATHLETES.  AFTER 5 DAYS YOU ARE SUBJECT TO THE SAME CONSEQUENCES AS ALL OTHER TRACK ATHLETES.

 

Track is not a part-time sport or recreation.  ONCE YOU HAVE CHOSEN CLUB SPORTS AHEAD OF MD TRACK, YOU HAVE MADE TRACK A PART-TIME SPORT AND RECREATION.

 

Head Coach, Rick Martinez

rmartinez@materdei.org

(714) 850-6706