CoEd Spring Track & Field
Spring track has a few additional forms that must be completed before we enter athletes into any of our track meets. They include the a Checklist, FCPS Participation Form, Team Fund, Off-Campus Running, and Weight Room form. You may find these forms under "Team Files". Please download the checklist and required forms, pay the team fund, and return the forms to the coaches at practice by Friday March 15th.
The Team Fund is a request for $100 from each family (even if you have multiple athletes on the team). The funds are used by the Team Parents to purchase team meals for the athletes before our Wednesday night meets, and bagels, water, Gatorade, and snacks for our Saturday meets. The fund also covers the End-of-Season Awards Banquet and Dinner that all athletes and their family are invited to. Please contact the coaching staff or Ms. Spear if you have questions or concerns about the team fund.
The link to pay the Team Fund via PayPal is below and under Team Links:
Langley Track has two team stores from which to purchase uniforms and spirit wear. All athletes are required to purchase the singlet (uniform top). All athletes must also wear all-black shorts and those are also for sale, but athletes may use ones they already own if they prefer. They must be all black with only one logo less than 2x2 inches. The only other item required is ONE warm-up top of any type to wear to meets over the uniform for warm-up. This item can be a sweatshirt, jacket, or pullover and can come from either store.
The links are below, but if they won't copy, they are also hyperlinked under Team Links.
Uniform Store: https://sansscreenprint.tuosystems.com/stores/langley-track-and-field-2019
This store has the official uniform, travel warm-ups, a sweatshirt, and other items.
X-Grain Store: https://stores.inksoft.com/WS12551/shop/home
This store has very nice sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets, pull-overs, and a backpack. All items come custom embroidered with the athlete's name on them.
The coaching staff has decided to accept everyone who tried out for the spring track team. This does NOT mean we are accepting additional athletes. Only those who have tried out or notified the coaching staff ahead of time of conflicts will be placed on the roster. Congratulations to everyone who tried out.
Our first day of practice will be THURSDAY (Feb. 26th). There is no official practice on Wednesday so the coaching staff can prepare for the Indoor Track Awards Banquet and Dinner which begins at 6pm in the cafeteria.
Track practices begin at 3:40pm....see you all on Thursday.
Coach Diller, Coach Detwiler, Coach Hinton, and Coach Keys
Tryouts for Spring Track have concluded. If you haven't filled out the Google Form at #4 below, please do so immediately so you and your family receive the e-mail updates. .
All track athletes must have completed the following:
1. Physical form on file in the Activities Office
2. Both parent and student completion of Concussion Education (CLICK HERE)
3. Emergency Care Card submitted to track mailbox in Activities Office (copy at same link as #2)
4. Register for tryouts at the Google Forms page (CLICK HERE)
5. Scan the QR Code below and select spring outdoor track. Sign in with your FCPS Google e-mail address.
If all these conditions have been met, you will be placed on the list for a tryout. We usually keep around 120 athletes in total, 60 boys and 60 girls. Unfortunately, if we have more athletes than that try out, we may have to make cuts as we are only allotted two busses to travel to meets. Athletes are chosen based primarily on times run in the try out events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1600m. Suggested times to make the team are listed below with freshmen times in parenthesis:
100m Boys 13.0 (13.0) Girls 15.0 (15.0)
200m Boys 26.0 (29.0) Girls 32.0 (35.0)
400m Boys 59.0 (65.0) Girls 1:15 (1:20)
800m Boys 2:30 (2:40) Girls 3:10 (3:15)
1600m Boys 5:40 (5:50) Girls 6:45 (7:00)
While these time do not guarantee a spot on the team, achieving two or more of the times usually results in an athlete making the squad.
Throwers will run the 100m and test in a variety of other drills such as standing long jump and strength tests.