|Mon/Fri, Apr 1 - May 31|
Middle School Track & Field is open to students in 6th - 8th grade. The eight week season begins in April. Students will participate in sprints, relays, high jump, long jump, and shot put.
Track & Field (Grades 6-8)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 eight-week 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.Season Start & End DatesMonday, April 1st, 2019 - Friday, May 31st, 2019.Parent Meetings East Middle School Boys: TBD Girls: Choose from 1 of 2 parent meeting options Tuesday, April 2nd - 4:30 - 5:30 pm in cafeteria Thursday, April 4th - 4:30 - 5:30 pm in cafeteria West Middle School Boys: TBD Girls: TBD Order of Events: Girls will run first in all events for 2019. 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: Boys long jump and pole vault first Girls high jump and shot put first Practice Schedule Practices will begin the week of April 1st. Once the competition season begins, meets will be held 1-2 days per week on both weeknights and on some Saturdays. East Middle School East Middle School Meet Schedule Practice Schedules Boys: TBD Girls: Monday - Friday: 2:45 - 4: 15 pm West Middle School West Middle School Meet Schedule Boys: 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Monday - Friday Girls: 2:45 - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday 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 Girls:Bonnie McDougall West Middle School Boys: Darryl Stallworth & Libby Shutler Girls: Jen Teeples & Amy Six-King Helpful Information Physicals are required for Middle School Track & Field. Physicals must be turned in to the Main Office at East Middle School or the North Wing Office at West Middle School before the start of the season. Download sports physical form Transportation will be requested for all out of district meets, and will be provided when available. If transportation is unavailable for an out of district game, 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. 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. Important 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. A uniform shirt will NOT be included in registration. T-shirts will be available for purchase after registration closes. Registration Deadline & Details Deadline: Thursday, March 21st, 2019. 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.