Fairfax Police Youth Club

Spring Track/Field

The below information is from the 2021 spring season. We will update the schedule in January of 2022. Be aware that registration will close once we reach a limit of participants. We are sorry, but we are not able to accommodate everyone who wants to join. We do encourage those who sign up to begin running 2-3 times a week in the month or so before practices start to get acclimated to running. Depending on your child's age, they should be able to run a couple of laps around the track.

2021 Track & Field Schedule 

See the Practice & Meet Locations tab for addresses and links to directions to the parks for practices and meets. The meet flyers from prior seasons are available under Running Documents

This schedule is subject to change based on receipt of field and track permits.  Any changes will be updated here and sent to the team via team email once the season has begun. 

2022 Spring Practice and Meet Schedule: We are planning our usual schedule of Tuesday and Thursday weekday practices and Sunday practices or meets. See below for general details of last season.

Field Events: TBD. Events will be based on coach availability to manage these events. Once coach availability is determined, we will decide where these events will be held during weekday practices and how they will be managed at the Sunday practices. If we don't have enough volunteers to manage the field events at the meets, then the event will be limited by time or cancelled. 

SUNDAY PRACTICES are at Fairfax High School. Meet at the Track Stadium. 
Practice Session #1  12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Group 1 Last Names A thru Lee, H. 
Practice Session #2  2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Group 2 Last Names Lee, M. thru Z

Sessions are based on the first letter of the last name. Two session have been created to lessen the numbers of runners at the track at the same time. 

Sunday March 14
- (First Day of Practice)
Session 1  12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Session 2  2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

March 21
- Session 1 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.     Session 2   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
April 11 - Time Trials 12:30 - 4:00 p.m.  200m and 1600m events to get a time. Practice for Field Events
April 18 -  Session 1 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.     Session 2   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
April 25 - Home Intra-squad Meet 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
May 2 - Home Intra-squad Meet 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
May 9 - Mother's Day Meet 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 15/16 - UPDATED Dale City Lightning Relays, Woodbridge, VA  NO ORGANIZED TEAM PRACTICE
May 23 - UPDATED Legacy Track and Field Virginia Invitational, Leesburg NO ORGANIZED TEAM PRACTICE

(NO PRACTICE on the Sundays of March 28, April 4, May 30)

NO PRACTICE during the Fairfax County Public School Springbreak Week March 28th - April 4th. 

Lanier Middle School Track (Sprinters and Long Jump) on Tuesdays AND Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
Van Dyck Park (Distance Runners, Javelin, Shot Put) on Tuesdays AND Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Lake Accotink (Distance or Sprint Runners) on Tuesdays AND Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

The Tuesday and Thursday dates are:
March 16th, March 18, March 23, March 25, April 6, April 8, April 13, April 15, April 20, April 22, April 27, April 29, May 4, May 6, May 11, May 13, May 18, May 20, May 25, May 27, June 1. 

After the end of season celebration on 6/2, any remaining practices are considered post-season practices and are only for those participating in the AAU qualifier or those who sign up to attend USATF Nationals. 

Wednesday June 2nd End of Season Banquet: VAN DYCK PARK GRASSY BOWL 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  PERMIT APPROVED

AAU Region 3 Championships (Qualifier for AAU Nationals): Scheduled for June 24-27th at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, MD. 

USATF Junior Olympic Outdoor Track and Field Championships:
Scheduled for July 26th - August 1, 2021 at
the Univ. of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. 

AAU Junior Olympic Outdoor Track and Field Championships: Scheduled for July 31st - August 7th, 2021 at Humble High School in Humble, Texas. 


Track & Field Events

FPYC Athlete-Parent Track Handbook

Typical Running Events:
50 meters
Approx. 1/2 of the track straightaway: 6 & Under only
One full track straightaway
1/2 track lap
One full track lap
Approx. 1/4 of a mile
Two track laps
Approx. 1/2 of a mile
Four track laps
Approx. 1 mile
7 and 1/2 track laps
Approx. 1 and 7/8 miles
Typical Field Events:
Long Jump
Universal landing area
Shot Put
Weights of 6kg, 4 lbs., and 12 kg, depending on the age of the participant
Turbo Javelin
Weights of 300g and 600g, depending on the age of the participant
Limited Exposure Events (not contested at Fairfax High School):
High Jump
Minimum starting height of 4 feet
Heights from 30" - 36" and races from 80m - 110m, depending on the age of the participant