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Track & Field (Grades 6-8)


Middle School Athletics / Track & Field -
Spring 2021

About Co-Ed Track & Field

LEAP middle school Track & Field is co-ed and is open to students in 6-8 grade students of all ability levels and experience. This program of educational athletics will focus on skill development, gaining an appreciation for the sport of track and field, and teamwork. Effort, attitude, and commitment will directly influence individual growth within the program. A high level of sportsmanship will be expected of all involved with the program.

    INFORMATION FOR THIS OFFERING MAY CHANGE FREQUENTLY. CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION

    • Safe Return to Play: MS Sports will follow MHSAA guidelines for safe return to play. A few key changes that will be required this season include:
    • Face Coverings: Masks will be required without exception. Per MHSAA guidelines, there is no medical waiver exempting any students. Should your son choose to play, s/he will be required to wear a mask at all times.
    • Spectators: Spectators may be limited dependent on facility & will be required to mask while in our facilities.

    If you have questions about any of these items or are not sure you have completed the registration process please email: kielda@tcaps.net - include your students name, school and grade. Thank you.

    DUE TO COVID-19:

    • Additional safety & sanitation measures will be in place.
    • Athletes must pass a daily screening & temperature check. This year we will be utilizing FinalForms to complete the daily screening process. Final Forms is an online forms and data management service that is currently utilized by our High School Athletic Departments.
    • ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR A FINAL FORMS ACCOUNT SO PROPER SCREENING/MONITORING CAN TAKE PLACE. Final Forms is in addition to a sports physical and registering to play the sport, if you did not check out and pay in Eleyo you ARE NOT registered.

    • Please create an account at: https://traversecity-mi.finalforms.com and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students, and sign your forms.
    • If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support,” or feel free to contact our office. NOTE: During parent registration, you will need to input your students’ TCAPS email address. It will be helpful to have that info available ahead of time in case you do not know it!
    • ONCE YOUR STUDENT IS REGISTERED, PLEASE ADD HIM OR HER TO THE SPORT YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR. 

    Check-in Process:

    Check-In will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of practice each day. Students must wear a mask for the entire check-in process and maintain proper social distancing while in line. Students may remove their mask during active participation in practice, but should remain masked during down times. Students should come dressed in work out clothes, tennis shoes and bring a water bottle. Once screened, cleared students will be permitted to practice. Any students who do not pass the initial screening will be sent home. 

Season Start & End Dates

Monday, April 12th, 2021 - Friday, May 28th, 2021.

East Middle School 

Practice Schedules  -  Please NOTE:   ALL SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

  • Boys: Monday - Friday 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm 
  • Girls: Monday - Friday 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm. **Practice schedules TBD once meets begin**

Parent Meetings:  TBD 


West Middle School

Practice Schedule:    Please NOTE: ALL SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

  • Boys: Monday - Friday 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm  **No practice on meet days**
  • Girls: Monday - Friday 2:50 pm - 4:30 pm. **No practice on meet days**

Parent Meetings: TBD 


Order of Events:  Girls will run first in all events for 2021. Boys run first in even years and girls run first in odd years.

  • 4 x 800 meter relay
  • 55 meter hurdles
  • 100 meter dash
  • 4 x 200 meter relay
  • 1600 meter run
  • 4 x 100 meter relay
  • 400 meter dash
  • 70 meter dash
  • 800 meter run
  • 200 meter hurdles
  • 200 meter dash
  • 3200 meter run
  • 4 x 400 meter relay

Field Event Order: 

  • Girls long jump and pole vault first
  • Boys high jump and shot put first 

All students are guaranteed participation in at least two meets each season, but several meets throughout the season are invitationals, or invite only. Each team is limited to a certain number of entries per event, and those students will be chosen for each meet at the coach’s discretion.

Important Meet Information

  • Only participants, coaches, and assigned meet volunteers, are allowed on the infield during meets. All others must be behind the fencing and/or in the stands.
  • No pets are allowed at any TCAPS event. Please do not bring your pets to the track meets as this is a school policy and is in place for the safety of everyone.
  • Track meets can be held during all weather conditions, please send your child to meets prepared for all weather conditions. Include shorts, pants, t-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, tennis shoes, gloves and a water bottle. As the night progresses the weather can dramatically change.
  • **Big North Conference - by invite only. Selected athletes will be required to pay an additional $10 transportation fee.

Coaches

East Middle School

  • Boys: John Reimers: jjreimers@yahoo.com
  • Girls: Amy Marshall:  bakerchick@charter.net

West Middle School

  • Boys
    • Daryl Stallworth: darylstallworth@gmail.com  
    • Libby Shutler: libbyschulz@gmail.com
    • Lorraine Brown: brownlo@tcaps.net
  • Girls:
    • Jen Teeples: jenteps73@outlook.com
    • Amy Six-King: sixkingam@tcaps.net
    • Kelly Claar - Shot Put:  kellyclaar3@gmail.com

Helpful Information

      Sports Physicals:

      Middle School Athletes must have an updated physical on file each school year. Sports physicals must be dated April 15th, 2020 or newer, and can be used for the entire 20-21 school year. For 2020-2021, TCAPS is accepting a new Health Questionnaire that students who had a valid sports physical in 2019-20 (completed on or after April 15, 2019) can complete with required signatures to meet the pre-participation health status requirement in 2020-21. This NEW health questionnaire is a 14 question form that if all answers are 'no', then the 2019-20 physical on file is good for next year and can be found HERE.

      • Incoming 7th & 8th graders: Students who had a valid physical for the 2019-20 school year do not need a new physical if you answer NO to all 14 questions on the form & submit it prior to your sports season.
      • Incoming 6th graders: will need a new physical dated April 15th, 2020 or later.
      • 6th-8th graders that did not have an up to date physical will need a physical dated April 15th, 2020 or later.
      • If you answered YES to any of the 14 questions, you will need a new physical.
      • If you answered NO to all of the questions, you may still go get a new physical if you choose.
      • This is all in response that Dr. offices and clinics have said it will be difficult to see all athletes prior to the start of fall sports.
      • For more information on this process, you can access a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for this new Health Questionnaire form by clicking HERE.
      • If all answers are NO, email or mail the signed form to: TCAPS LEAP 1150 Milliken Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686 and we will mark your physical valid for next year.
      • Do you need a new physical? Download and print the TCAPS physical form here, and then please call your family physician to schedule a physical for your child. Mail completed physicals to: TCAPS LEAP 1150 Milliken Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686
    • Transportation is NOT provided for this LEAP offering, transportation will be the sole responsibility of the participants parent/guardian
    • **Big North Conference - by invite only. Selected athletes will be required to pay an additional $10 transportation fee. (NOTE: in 2020 Big North meet is held at CHS - no transportation fees will be needed)
  • All students are guaranteed participation in at least two meets each season, but several meets throughout the season are invitationals, or invite only. Each team is limited to a certain number of entries per event, and those students will be chosen for each meet at the coach’s discretion.
  • Bring a water bottle to practices and meets.
  • 6th graders primarily participate in East vs. West Middle School 6th grade meets, along with any other meets in which 6th graders are invited. 7th and 8th graders participate in dual and tri-meets with other area teams throughout the region as well as various invitationals.
  • In the event school is closed, no LEAP activities will be held per TCAPS policy. There is no guarantee of a make-up date in the case of inclement weather. Missed meets will only be made up if schedules allow.
  • PDF DocumentImportant Message from the LEAP Director Regarding Transportation

Participation Fee

  • Cost: $125.00
  • Reduced fees are available to those who qualify for the free and reduced meals program. Participation fees for those that qualify are as follows:
    • Reduced Meals Participation Fee: $70.00 if registered by the deadline.
    • Free Meals Participation Fee: $40.00 if registered by the deadline.

Registration Deadline & Details

  • Deadline: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021.
  • Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.
    • If late registration is available, there will be a $25.00 late fee.
  • Register for your school below.
  • If your child does not attend a TCAPS school, select the "Non-TCAPS" option.
    • In an effort to be a good community partner, LEAP will accept non-TCAPS students when possible. Space is limited and enrollment may be capped for various offerings. For high demand activities TCAPS students will receive priority.

Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the 1st (smaller) auditorium entrance - we are located just inside the doors to the right. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.

NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.6570). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.

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6-8 TF- EMS Boys Closed

  John Reimers


TC East Middle School
Mon Apr 12 & Fri May 28
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th


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6-8 TF- EMS Girls Closed

  Amy Marshall


TC East Middle School
Mon Apr 12 & Fri May 28
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th


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6-8 TF- WMS Boys Closed

  Daryl Stallworth , Libby H Shutler , Jaime Esper


TC West Middle School
Mon Apr 12 & Fri May 28
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th


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6-8 TF- WMS Girls Closed

  Jennifer Teeples , Libby H Shutler , Amy Six-King , Jaime Esper


TC West Middle School
Mon Apr 12 & Fri May 28
12:00 - 12:01 AM

Su
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Grades   6th - 8th


Online registration is over

6-8 TF-Non-TCAPS Closed
LEAP Office
Mon Apr 12 & Fri May 28
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th

Price: $ 150 00

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