2018 TRACK SEASON NEWS

CASCADE STRIDERS 
2018 ALL-AMERICANS 
(Top 8 finisher at Junior Olympics Nationals Meet)

Brayley Manning
100m
Long Jump

Tasiona Curtis-Ames
200m
400m

Anna Schneidler
800m
1500m

Alyvia Brown
1500m

Ava Hagwell
1500m

Aiyah Smart
High Jump

 

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Track and Field Program Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Updated 2/13/19]
A 2019 USATF membership is REQUIRED for ALL ATHLETES (New & Returning) 

Q- Is there an age requirement?
A- Yes. We welcome athletes ages 5-18.
We follow the USATF age group divisions for competition.

Click/tap the underlined hyperlink: 2019 USATF AGE DIVISIONS

Q-How are age groups determined?
A- Age groups are determined by USA Track & Field (USATF) and remain constant throughout track and field season. *Cascade Striders has no decision making authority as it relates to athlete age groups*

 Click/tap the underlined hyperlink2019 USATF AGE DIVISIONS.

Q- Is there a limit to the number of registered athletes?
A- We have a cap of 130 registered athletes*

*This cap DOES NOT include high school athletes who join the team after completing their current HS track season in late spring.
*This cap does INCLUDES our registration limit of six (6) athletes in our 5&6 (Mighty Might) age group program. The decision is intended to keep our athletes safe and maximize our coaching effectiveness. Athletes who are currently in our program have first right of refusal to continue.

Q- Does my child have to try out for the team before I register him/her?
A- No. We welcome athletes with all athletic abilities and talents. We DO require ALL of our athletes to come to practices and meets prepared to be challenged, have fun, work hard, and be respectful of coaches, parents, and teammates.

**Please note that due to insurance coverage and overall safety concerns, only REGISTERED athletes are allowed on the track during practices**

Q-How much does registration cost?
A- $200 for the season 
There is an additional $25 discount for each additional registered sibling.
(Example: Athlete 1-$200, Sibling 2-$175, Sibling 3-$150, etc)
 

Q- What information will I need to register my athlete(s)?
A- The club's USATF number AND CURRENT (2019) USATF membership ($20 for youth ages 18 and under). 

*The club’s USATF number is 36-0108
Click/tap underlined hyperlink to purchase: 2019 USATF ATHLETE Membership

A 2019 USATF membership is REQUIRED for ALL ATHLETES (New & Returning)

Q- When does registration open?
A- Registration opens February 23, 2019 at www.cascadestriders.com

*We do not reserve spots.
*The registration closing date will be 3/16/19 OR when we reach our team cap of
  130 registered athletes; whichever comes first.

*We DO NOT maintain a waitlist.
*When registration closes, a message will be posted on the team website and social
  media accounts.
 

Q- How much do uniforms cost?
A- Uniforms “kits”will cost approximately $120-$170 and will include a competition uniform singlet, competition uniform shorts, warm up leggings, and a warm up jacket. “Kits” must be purchased as a complete set. Single item ordering is not available.

*A complete uniform is REQUIRED for all athletes competing at any track meet during
   the season.

*Uniforms will be available for purchase beginning the first week of practice.
*Uniforms costs ARE NOT included in registration fees.

Q- When does the season begin?
A- 3/16/19- NEW athletes
     3/25/19-RETURNING athletes

Q- What days are practices held? 
[2/13/19-This is for reference only and will be updated after practice locations AND scheduling are finalized]
A- Monday- Running practice
     Tuesday- Hurdle practice (For hurdlers only, 11/12 age group and up only)
     Wednesday- Running practice
     Thursday-Field Events practice (Field events only. 9/10 age group and up only)
     Saturday- Running practice WHEN THERE IS NO TRACK MEET.  

Q-Where are practices held? 
A- Check Team Snap for location each practice. Most are at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland this season.

Q- What are practice times? 
A- Check Team Snap for practice times, as the times vary.  

Q- When do practices begin?
A- 3/16/19- NEW athletes
     3/25/19-RETURNING athletes

Q- When do track meets start?
A- 5/4/19 
Attendance AND participation at track meets usually require a commitment of a full day, typically 8:30am-4:00pm depending on the events athletes are registered for. Plan your day accordingly.

Q- Can my high school athlete register with the team?
A- Yes, if he/she meets ALL of the following criteria:
1. Enrolled in grades 9-12 during the current academic year
2. Must have competed in track and field season during the current academic year
3. Was academically eligible to compete on his/her high school team
4. Has a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher

*If your HS athlete DOES NOT participate in his/her HS track program, but wants to compete as a Strider during our regular CLUB season, he/she MUST REGISTER in February 2019.

Q- My middle school athlete competes on the school’s CYO and/or middle school team (grades 5-8 depending on the school and organization).Can he/she register after the CYO and/or middle school season is over?
A- No. The athlete must register during the registration period that begins on February 23, 2019.

Q- I still have questions, who do I contact?
A- Head Coach, Zee Triplett (headcoach@CascadeStriders.com)

Please note: No dates are firm until added to the TEAM SNAP CALENDAR.

 

If your athlete will be participating in another sport during our track season, please immediately inform the coaches so that we are aware. We like to work with your family to make sure your athlete is protected from emotional burnout, fatigue, and potential injury. We also want to monitor expectations - the more time athletes spend with track, the more progress athletes will see.