CoEd Varsity Indoor Track - 2022-2023
I first want to THANK everyone for their help with our fundraiser. The online link is now closed but we are still collecting checks/ cash made out to Patriot Booster Club. Today we hit $11,000! Only $1000 short of our goal! THANK YOU SO MUCH! You all are amazing! We can cover the entry fees for the entire team this season and get equipment and work on facilities. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Team and individual pictures are today (Thursday) - We will meet in the gym at 2:30 pm. Go over meet information, track etiquette, and get ready for pictures. We gave out uniforms and spirit wear on Wednesday. Anyone who did not get their orders will get them at the meeting. At 2:50 we have to be ready for the team shots. 2:55-3:00 pm is our scheduled time. We will then change and have practice.
Contract Forms need to be turned in (just the last page). Athlete Contract Form
LAST DAYS APPROACHING to join the team! - We will have to close our roster on Friday. If you don't have your paperwork in (physical, concussion, eligibility form) you will not be able to be on the team. Those who were on varsity football have until 12/12 to turn in paperwork and come out.
NEXT WEEK: We have a Wednesday meet at Gainesville High School open to everyone and a meet at Battlefield on Saturday that is limited in the number of entries (most of the team will not be able to do Battlefield). We will go over entries on Monday for Gainesville and Battlefield. If you are not going to make Monday's practice send me an email if you can make the meet so we sign you up.
ATTENDANCE - Please make sure to sign in when you get to practice. If you come late to practice from a club meeting, make sure to sign in.
Blue Card - Emergency information card and treatment release. If you have not turned this in please do so. I will hand out more tomorrow. It is important that the coaches have this as we are starting to travel for meets. Thank you!
Liberty High School Opener Meet Information:
The first bus leaves for Liberty from door 20 at Patriot at 5:30 am. Please be there at 5:20 am. We will stop halfway at McDonald's or Sheetz to use the restroom and if anyone needs food. We told the kids they should pack two lunches for the meet. There are also concessions at the meet.
Those that need to be on this bus: Girls and Boys 55 Meter Dash, Girls and Boys Long Jump, Girls High Jump, Boys Shotput, Girls 1600-meter runners, and Girls pole vault.
The second bus leaves at 7:20 am from door 20 at Patriot. Everyone else should be on this bus unless driving up with a parent. If you are driving up try and be at the meet 90 minutes before the start of your event.
We will receive our spirit wear and uniforms on Wednesday (11-30). Team pictures and individual shots are on Thursday.
We travel to Liberty University for the Liberty High School Opener on Saturday. The first bus will leave from door 20 at 5:30 am and the second bus at 7:20 am. Those competing in the following events are on the early bus:
Pole vault girls, shotput boys, high jump girls, 55-meter dash boys and girls, 1600-meter girls, and long jump girls and boys.
Our fundraiser is today! We will have food, fruit, snacks and drinks after practice and get rolling at 5pm. Will be done by 6 to 6:15ish. Enough time to enjoy the football game. IF YOU CAN HELP - Boosters can use help at the playoff football game - really need parents to help. If you can help tomorrow please go here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ba5ae2aa6f85-20221 THANK YOU!!!
The first week went well. We tested seven areas. 100 meters, broad jump, shot put, vertical, deadlift, 400 meters, and an endurance challenge with exercises, sprints, hills and finished with an 800. The testing was to help athletes and coaches figure out what event area they may be best suited for. The ultimate decision is given to the athletes, however. If the athletes like the events they are practicing, they will bring more passion and drive to practice. If an athlete tries an event area and doesn't like it they may switch.
For most of the team they are divided by sprinters/ hurdles and mid distance to distance. For high jump, pole vault, shot put, long and triple jump those events are by invitation only. We look at interest in doing the event, testing results and what we see in practice. Those events are limited because if you have too many, not much coaching gets done and very few reps.
This week we have the winter sports parent meeting on Thursday starting at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. After the general meeting parents will break up into the sports their student-athletes is competing in.
Friday is our fund raiser. We will have food and drinks for all the kids following practice. The fund raiser goes from 5pm to 6:30pm (usually done a little earlier). Each athlete needs to bring their Hour-A-Thon list of contact numbers of family and friends that they will send a personal text too and then follow up with a phone call. This is a quick and easy fundraiser that raises quite a bit of money. Our hope is the fundraiser will cover our entry fees (estimated at $7000), equipment costs, and trail work. We will answer any questions about this on Thursday or via email to Coach James.
Football concessions: If you can help at the football playoff game your help would greatly be appreciated. Please sign up here:
ORDERS ARE DUE THIS SUNDAY! ORDER HERE!
If you have a uniform from last year you are good. If you are new you need to buy the jersey (singlet) and shorts (shorts can be half tights or shorts for guys and the power race day boy shorts for girls). This is the same uniform we use in outdoor track and also cross country so you will not need another uniform if you have one from those sports.
We would like everyone to have the red Track & Field hoodie and the long sleeve technical shirt (we have a V-neck option for girls but can order either long sleeve). All the other items below the uniform are optional items. Parents can also buy a t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc to wear at meets if you would like.
ORDERS ARE DUE THIS SUNDAY so we will have them in time for the first meet.
First-day practice Information: Please turn paperwork into Mr. Qualls office asap. Once you are cleared you can come to practice.
We will meet at the track through the main gates at 2:30 pm.
1) Paperwork status checked
2) Receive bib number and safety pins to wear during testing.
3) Team warmup (dynamic, active, core, jog, and drills)/ Following testing. Team cool-down and stretch.
Monday, November 7th: 100-meter dash, shot put, and broad jump
Tuesday, November 8th: vertical test, deadlift max, 400-meter dash (Practice from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm)
Wednesday, November 9th: Physical and Mental fortitude test
Thursday, November 10th: Make-up testing day (normal practice)
Friday, November 11th: 10:00 am at track. normal practice. (10 am to noon).
2022-23 Patriot H.S. Indoor Track & Field
Welcome to a season that we hope produces great memories and brings a sense of fulfillment and pride in each athlete’s accomplishments. Our coaching staff gets to coach a sport that challenges every athlete, that allows everyone equal “playing time”, and that brings the best together to compete against each other from all over the nation. It's head-to-head competition in all divisions and at the same time teaches healthy life habits. Put in the work and you will leave faster, stronger, healthier and I believe happier.
Showing heart, desire and dedication happens for all athletes during competitions – but it counts most on the days that people aren’t watching. Great programs run, lift weights and do core. They cheer for each other and encourage each other to get better. They come prepared with the correct clothes, water bottle and recovery snack and with an “I can do this” attitude. This happens at every level from the beginner to the state champion. This will define Patriot. It starts with you.
We are excited to work with you!
We will start pre-season workouts on Wednesday, September 28th from 2:30-4:00 pm at the track. You must have a current physical to participate in pre-season workouts. Pre-season workouts will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until the season starts. October 5, 10, 24, and 31st we will not be allowed to meet, since there is no school.
Official Season Start Date
Indoor Track and Field Tryouts are November 7 - 11, 2022 (2:30-4:30 pm) at the PTHS stadium, including Thursday, which is a school holiday.
All the following documents are required for tryouts and are due on Monday, November 7, 2022, no later than 2:30 pm:
- VHSL Physical Form for 2022-2023 - (dated after May 1, 2022) -
- Concussion Training online
- Eligibility Form - You can pick on up the form at the athletic office.
- Blue Emergency Contact Card Form
*If you have participated in a Fall Sport this school year the only form you need to turn in is the Eligibility Form. If you are still participating in a fall sport when Indoor Track & Field starts, you are welcome to join us when your fall season is complete.
Please turn in all your forms to the main office, and have them placed in Mr. Qualls' mailbox.
You will not be able to participate in tryouts until you have turned in all the required documents.
Lastly, if you have not sign-up for this year's Indoor track and field, please do so now by using the QR Code below: