News and Announcements

This weekend a couple of parents expressed interest in bringing their athlete to the AAU Primary National and Club National Championships (July 5/6 Primary) (July 7-13 Club Nationals). The Top 8 Athletes Advance! This is considered a LAST CHANCE meet to Qualify for the 2019 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Greensboro, NC. If an athlete that finishes in the top 8 has already qualified, then the next athlete will be “moved up” as an AAU Junior Olympic Games qualified athlete This does not apply for Multi-Events or Relays. Information regarding both events are in the following links:

Primary Schedule: http://image.aausports.org/dnn/athletics/2019/19-PrimaryNationalsEventSchedule.pdf

Primary Entry Info: http://image.aausports.org/dnn/athletics/2019/19AT-PrimaryNationalsEventPacket.pdf

Primary Registration Closes: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019, 11:59 PM EST
Club National: http://image.aausports.org/dnn/athletics/2019/19AT-Club-Tenative-Schedule.pdf

Club National Entry info: http://image.aausports.org/dnn/athletics/2019/19AT-ClubChampionshipEventInformation.pdf

Club Registration Closes: Online Entry must be submitted no later than Tuesday, July 2, 11:59 PM EST
July 9 – 13, 2019 – Open Track & Field Competition for Club Nationals is TUESDAY-SATURDAY MEET ENDS SATURDAY

Facility Infor: http://image.aausports.org/dnn/athletics/2019/2019ClubPrimary-FacilityInfo.pdf

Please be advised, because these two meets were not on our original schedule, therefore, there may not be any coaches at those meets if you attend. Please feel free to ask me any additional questions you may have.

Family,

We will not have an organized practice. We will resume tomorrow Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Colonial Forge, VA. If you get your athlete out today, please have them do the light workout below. Please stick with this workout, because tomorrow we will resume speed work.

100 Meter Runners Workout
4 X150m @ (G) :29 (B) :27 (6-8) :34

400 Meter Runners Workout
4 X 300m@(G) 1:02 (B) :57 (6-8) 1:15

800 Meter Runners Workout
2 X 500 @ (G) 1:54 (B) 1:47
2 X 350 @ (G) 1:14 (B) 1:09

1-2Mile Runners Workout
2 X 800 @ (G) 3:46 (B) 3:38
2 X 600 @ (G) 2:38 (B) 2:32

There will be a light practice at Colonial Forge today at 5:45pm. Please ensure your athlete drink plenty of water before practice.

Family,

The following meet information is reposted:

The Region 5 Qualifying Meet begins today June 27 to Sunday, 30 June at Hampton University. Hampton University is located at 100 E Queen St, Hampton, VA 23669
The gate fee is $10.00 per day or $25.00 for three days.

PROOF OF AGE: Ensure you bring the original birth certificate a US Military Government Identification Card, a valid (not expired) passport, or a valid US driver’s license to show proof of age at this weekend’s National Qualifier, and or if advanced to the Junior Olympic Game events. This is required if your athlete age is challenged.

ADVANCEMENT: Advancement from Region 5 National Qualifier to the AAU Junior Olympic Games: ➢ Running Events: The top six (6) athletes advance ➢ Field Events: The top six (6) athletes advance ➢ Relays: The top six (6) relays advance ➢ Multi-Events: The top Four (4) athletes advance ➢ Meet Management reserves the right to advance athletes based on number of competitors in each event.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: The Schedule of events that identifies your athlete competition date and time is attached to this announcement.

BIB NUMBERS: Competitor bib numbers will be issued by the coach. An email will be sent out to notify parents when and where to pick them up. All athletes will always be required to wear bib numbers on the front of their competition singlet, during the competition. There is a ten-dollar ($10.00) replacement fee for lost bib numbers. Replacement bib numbers can be purchased at the Registration Table/Tent. ATHLETES MUST WEAR THE BIB NUMBER ASSIGNED TO THEM OR RISK DISQUALIFICATION.

HIP NUMBERS: Hip numbers will be issued by the clerk of course and are required for all running event competitors during their event. The clerk of course will indicate which side and location to wear the hip numbers at check-in time.

FINAL AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: The Final AAU Junior Olympic Games Schedule will be posted on July 22, 2019 at www.aauathletics.org, however, some preliminary information is already posted..

The document National_Qualifier_Schedule_of_Events.pdf was attached to this post.

Practice today is at Colonial Forge at 5:45pm. If you owe any meet fees for this weekend please see Coach Mike.