The goal of the RAAA Track program is to create an enjoyable, memorable experience for boys and girls providing instructional guidance in the fundamentals of Track.
Participants must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2020. Mutual friend requests will be considered, but are not guaranteed.
The 2020 Season runs from 4/5/2020 to 5/23/2020.
PreK/K/1st grade and 2nd/3rd grade meets are tentatively scheduled for Saturdays. Meet times are to be determined by the start of the season. Due to track availability and/or weather, track meets MAY be scheduled on weeknight evenings or Sunday.
4th/5th/6th grade meets are tentatively scheduled for Friday evenings, with the possibility of occasionally moving to a Saturday or other week night due to track availability and/or weather.
Key Dates - Dome Clinics
This year, we are excited to offer clinics for the various age groups at the Rosemount Irish Dome. The pre-K/K/1st/2nd/3rd grade teams will have their clinic on Sunday, April 5th beginning (between 7 and 9 pm). Specifc times for each team will be sent once the team rosters are set. The 4th/5th/6th grade teams will have their clinic on Sunday, April 19th in the evening (between 7 and 9 pm). Specific times for the clinics will be shared once the rosters are set.
Each team needs two (2) coaches. Last year we had a desperate shortage of coaches at all levels and we urge anyone who is even remotely interested to please consider volunteering your time to coach your child's team. The positive impact you have on our children's level of engagement cannot be overstated and is a vital ingredient to the success of our program. There are some minor 'hurdles' that we need our coaches to clear - including concussion certification, background check and PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) training. In addition, we are asking each team to hold one practice per week, either on a Monday or Wednesday evening. Practices are held weather permitting, and range from 45 minutes to 1 hour in duration, depending on the age group. This year, we will be sharing some practice ideas with the different age group coaches at the coaches meeting. The coaches meeting will be held in the evening on Sunday, April 5th, at the Rosemount Irish Dome.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
If you are not certain that you are able to commit to a coaching position, please consider volunteering at the track meets. We always need volunteers for recording results for the field events, order of finish and help with ribbons at the meets for the pre-K/K/1st/2nd/3rd grade meets. As is the case with coaching, we also have a desperate need for volunteers to help "run" events. Please consider signing up to volunteer either on our track committee or to help out at the meets. Your help is integral to the success of this program.
None required. 1/8" spikes allowed for 4th-6th graders only.
Online Store - Track & Field Apparel!
For those interested in purchasing Irish Track & Field apparel, either for your participants or for your yourselves, we're pleased offer an online store through our vendor, The Graphic Edge, which has a variety of quality Irish Track & Field apparel available for your perusal at the following link: https://rosemounttrackfield.itemorder.com/sale Purchases will be shipped directly to you.