Meet preparation

Posted by Paulette Vance Burton on Apr 16 2018 at 10:19AM PDT

As we prepare for our first meet, here is a list of items to consider bringing. This list is just a start feel free to bring whatever you need to be comfortable.

Things To Bring To A Meet
• Uniform
• Warm Up Suit
• Running Shoes
• Spikes
• Slides or slide covers
• Extra socks
• Lawn Chair and/or Blanket
• 10 × 10 canopy
• Ground cover such as a tarp
• Umbrella (good for rain or sun)
• Rain gear (poncho, dry socks)
• Sunscreen
• Small Ice Chest to carry food and drink for the day
• Insect repellent
• Tissue
• Hand Sanitizer
• Paper towels
• Trash bags
• Wet Wipes
• Wagon


Pre-Competition Sleep: Athletes should receive 8 to 10 hours of sleep the night before a meet.

Pre-Competition Meals – 3 – 4 hours before the event
 High in complex carbohydrates, such as bread, fruit and vegetables
 Moderate in protein
 Low in fat
 Plenty of Fluids
 Athletes should eat a nutritious breakfast before a meet, including fruit, bread, water and juice. Little or no meat is best.

Snack Hints – For All Day Meets
 Fresh Fruit – bananas, raisins, grapes, oranges, peaches, watermelon
 Crackers and pretzels

Small amounts of protein Post-Competition
 Athletes should do their cool-down runs after race events.
 Sports drinks, energy bars, and fruit for carbohydrate replacement.
 Dinner should include foods high in protein (chicken, beef, fish, milk, cheese, soy products, etc.) to build muscle.


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