2020 Spring Track and Field Season Updates
Team Emails: Two team emails have been sent out this season thus far. One was to show families that their registration was received and the second was a request for a parent volunteer.
Meet Flyers/Schedules/Order of Events: The meet flyers from past Cross Country and Track & Field meets have been posted under "Running Documents." Families can review the meet details if you are trying to plan your weekends. We will post updated meet flyers for 2020 when we receive them.
Wanted: Spring Track and Field Parent Practice Volunteer. This person (or persons sharing the job) would be available to attend practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays (arriving approx 20 min. early and staying afterwards a few mintues to gather all the bib numbers) and be the point of contact at the practices for the kids to pick up their race bib number. This person would take the race numbers home after each practice and re-organized them in their bins and bring them back to practice. If able to also attend the Sunday practices, this person would then also organize the bibs after Sunday practice. This person would also assist handing out bandaids or ice packs at practice as needed and supervises the lollipops at practice. Ideally, this person lives in the Fairfax area and/or close to the directors (border of Fairfax/Annandale off Guinea Rd/Little River Turnpike) to allow ease of exchange of the race bib numbers if the volunteer is unable to attend for some reason. This position satisfies the volunteer requirement and no additional volunteering is expected at meets. This person is not expected to be in charge of the race bib numbers at meets. Phone contact with the directors is available for reaching out for issues that arise that need more immediate management. Typically, Geoff Hymans is available at the practices. Lynda Hymans is available via phone contact during the practice times. Please email the directors at email@example.com if you are interested. If you have a middle school or high school student that needs service hours, they may do the bib organization at home, keep track of time spent, and then submit to us for verification. Thank you.
Additional winter running information is at the bottom of these messages.
The expected spring track and field schedule for 2020 has been posted The fall 2019 cross country schedule will stay online until the 2020 cross country schedule is posted in early summer.
FIELD EVENTS: Our ability to have field events at practices and meets is directly related to the availability of coaches/parents who have experience in these events (shot put, mini-javelin, and long jump) and/or are willing to learn about these events. If you have experience, please consider volunteering as a coach.
We respectfully ask that parents/guardians consult the website links for information about the program. Additionally, the list of FAQ on the main running webpage provides answers to many common questions. If you are unable to find the answers to your questions on the website, please feel free to contact the directors. Thank you.
Registration for the FPYC 2020 spring track and field season is open. Please check the FPYC registration tab for details. There will be walk-in registration dates as well as online registration. Walk-in registration is required for check and cash payments as well as for those applying for a reduced fee scholarship registration. Please check on the registration tab for details.
Families can access the registration information for Track & Field through the main FPYC webpage. When registering, please take care to correctly enter your email contacts, preferably two, if possible. If the email is not entered correctly, you will not receive the team email updates, and we have no way of knowing if your email address does not receive the team emails sent. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY TEAM EMAILS WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE START OF THE SEASON OR WITHIN 1 WEEK OF SIGNING UP, PLEASE EMAIL THE DIRECTORS. YOU WILL GET A CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION from FPYC UPON REGISTRATION, BUT THAT IS NOT A TEAM EMAIL. We expect to start contacting the team in mid to late February.
WINTER RUNNING: The FPYC Running program does not manage a winter program. We have fall cross country and spring track and field. The Potomac Valley Track Club does run a series of indoor winter track meets at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlinton, VA. Interested families can access that information at http://www.pvtc.org/. Both the USATF PVA and AAU have hosted indoor track meets in early March at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, MD. Information is typically available on the www.coachoregistration.com website when it is updated for 2020. FPYC does not enter athletes in these winter meets. Familes may do so themselves if interested.
Lynda & Geoff Hymans
Co-Directors, FPYC Running