This page is dedicated to answering most of the initial questions you might have about Delta Hawks Racing, like parent involvment, costs, and time commitments.
Dues & Costs This is a volunteer led team. Coaches do not take any kind of stipend. We aim to run the team in a way that our athletes can be proud to wear the team uniform and be confident and supported at every starting line. Your team dues fund the costs of using the track at River City High School, member affiliation dues for USATF and AAU, insurance, travel costs for volunteers and some incidental costs for the team. Our rates are commensurate with other club teams in the region. Limited scholarships are available upon request.
$160 - Registration Dues per athlete per season
$50 - Uniform: each athlete is required to purchase and race in a team uniform. This includes singlet and shorts. (Uniforms are used in following seasons and do not have to be repurchased unless your child changes size)
Additional Team Gear is available which includes items such as shirts, sweat shirts, pants and hats. These items are not required although pants and sweatshirts are encouraged as team warm ups.
Racing Fees for all track/xc meets will be paid for by the Delta Hawks. Any road races will be paid for by parents and will range from $25 - $50. You only pay for the races your athlete competes in and are not required to race in these road races.
Association Memberships (Required)
$20 - USATF: each athlete must have a USATF membership with Delta Hawks for insurance purposes.
In total, you should budget a minimum of $235 for the first season, not counting road race fees.
*Payments for dues and uniforms are due at the time of registration. There is a $25 discount for additional children within the same family.
Please have athletes arrive on time for practices and competitions.
For new athletes or those 9 years old or younger please remain for the duration of practices and competitions.
Please be sure to pickup athletes on time, don't make coaches wait.
During practices and competitions please stay off the field and give coaches room to work with athletes.
Be nice and treat everyone with respect.
Don't set super high expectations for athletes that are unattainable.
Remember everyone involved is a volunteer.
Help athletes get out for additional training where appropriate.
Help set a positive atmosphere at all practices and competitions.
Please pay for registration and competitions at the earliest possible date.
All payments must go through Paypal. You can find the app on Apple or Google App stores or use their website which is mobil friendly. Our paypal account can be found searching our name or email (DeltaHawksRacing@Gmail.com) or clicking this link: paypal.me/DeltaHawks
Volunteer where you can. You are part of the team.
Take pictures and share.
Cheer on every athlete.
Many factors effect the training for each athlete including experience, age, ability and events. Our training focus and therefore practices will also vary throughout the year. Our goal is to finish every practice in 90-minutes. We understand that families have a lot to juggle and our hope is to be as efficient as possible with our practices.
Each practice will include a warmup, drills, strides, cooldown, education/character, core, and strength. Each day will have a training purpose and, although the days purpose may move around, a typical week will look like:
Monday: Easy run on your own
Tuesday (practice): Intervals or speed training
Friday (practice): Tempo or strength training
Saturday: Some competitions
Sunday (practice): Longer run, race specific training or competition
The three team practices are typically enough training for 8 and 9 year olds with older athletes needing additional training outside of practice to truly be ready for competition. Below is a table that will give you a basic guideline for your child’s age group.