Hey Hawk Families!
Mid-week post, look out! I have a few important announcements so thought it was worth another blog post.
First, our next meet is the East Bay Heat Allcomers Meet in Fairfield on Saturday, April 16th. We have to register all our athletes by this coming Saturday, April 9th, so if you want to compete then you must RSVP on the events tab of the Team App. The first event of the day is the 800m, and later in the day will be the 1500m. I want to sign everyone who attends up for both.
Which leads me to our next issue - track meet schedules. Unfortunately, track youth track meets are not typically well-organized or predictable affairs. This is largely attributable to the fact that: a) kids are not always reliable, b) volunteers are not always available, and c) track meet organizers are not professional event planners and are more likely than not just passionate track and field aficionados. In the best of circumstances, when you know how many athletes to expect for each event and you can have all the essential roles sufficiently staffed, it can be difficult to stay on schedule. To remedy this, most youth track meets are set to a "rolling schedule," which means they start generally on time and then one event "rolls" into the next on the schedule. This means it is hard to know when the next event our Hawks are registered for will occur.
Snacks, water, and patience, my friends, are essential. Luckily, at most meets, a distance event is scheduled toward the beginning of the meet and another is scheduled toward the end of the meet. That means the first event is relatively predictable. So we have to come prepared for long days hanging out as a team (hopefully in the shade) waiting between events. If anyone has questions about this, please reach out to the coaches.
Delta Hawks Coaches