Our go-to source for everything meet related! (Meet entry links can be found in the meet information section below.)
To Help Make Navigating Meets Easier:
Follow the information provided in our docs. It takes priority over any information published by the meet hosts.
Use our meet docs. They provide specific information that's relevant to our team. (Teams are subject to different rules, so our meet docs prevent any confusion over conflicting information from the host.)
Go through the meet entry links that we provide to register for a meet
Review our Meet Preparation Guide. It's a great way to help understand the inner workings of the different types of meets we attend and provides a comprehensive overview of meet prep, expectations, and guidelines.
Before Submitting Meet Entries:
Make sure you/your child's USATF membership is affiliated with our club
Make sure to have your/your child's age verification uploaded to your/their USATF profile
The system will not allow us to enter anyone in meets who does not have these steps in place!
Meet Information Overview:
All meet docs are provided in the next section. There is a lot to take in, but we've condensed each meet's information into an abbreviated version that is relevant to our team so please read them carefully.
Each meet doc includes important details such as:
and more can be found by opening the doc and following the links provided.
Volunteer Events: (summer only)
To find specific meet information, click on the links below:
QUICK REFERENCE MEET PREP GUIDELINES
All bibs are available at the entry table upon your arrival at the facility. We will notify you if this changes and we instead have them in our team packet (which is the case for championship level meets).
Are dependent on the type of meet. In general:
Track & Field Events:
Are chosen during online pre-registration and cannot be changed once registration closes.
Events at All-Comer and prep meets follow a rolling schedule
Events at championship level meets follow a timed schedule
Cross Country Distances: The racing distance is determined by age and cannot be changed. The race distance in which you can run will automatically open for your age in the registration system.
Are done as a team during practice, and as an event group at meets. Listen for the event announcements at All-Comer and prep meets, or follow our posted report to coach times at championship meets to know when to join your coach for warmup. Cooldowns are done within a couple of minutes after events, also as a team.
Arrival to Events:
ARRIVAL TIME AT THE TRACK or COURSE is dependent on the type of meet we are attending. In general: All-Comer Meets: 45-60 minutes prior to competition start time (we need enough time to put down marks and warm up.) After the first event, it's difficult to predict event start times as the meet is on a rolling schedule and dependent on number of entrants per event. Junior Olympic Meets: 1.5-2 hours prior to event start time. A meet plan will always be provided indicating report to coach times. Other Championship Level Meets: At your discretion per the meet information/clerking regulations. We recommend arriving a minimum of 60 minutes prior to your first event to allow time for check-in, warm-up, and clerking/hipping. Cross Country Meets: Arrive 60 minutes minimum prior to competition start time to allow enough time for a proper warmup. Temps tend to get cold, so warmups take at least 45 minutes and sometimes longer.
To ensure a successful practice and/or meet, we recommend you pack the following in your bag:
Bib and extra pins if a multi-day meet
Spikes &/or Specialty Shoes (competing in training shoes is fine especially for younger athletes)
Lightweight coverage over uniform - this is important even on hot days to keep the sun from sapping energy
Healthy snacks (see next section)
Helpful items to have on hand:
Kit: SPF lip balm, topical and ingestible pain reliever, Band-Aids, Neosporin, Tums, Vapor stick (for congestion), Hand sanitizer, Antibacterial hand wipes
Alternative footwear (like slides if desired)
Umbrella (for shade)
See the NUTRITION/HYDRATION topic for links to suggestions. In particular:
Eat healthy, balanced diets the days prior to meets especially breakfast the morning of a meet
Have good light lunch options on hand if needed
Powerade or Gatorade for hot days or meets where you're frequently in action. Chocolate milk is also a good recovery drink but can cause stomach upset so is best consumed after all activity is complete.
We typically set up a team camp or tent. Please keep an eye out for our sign and/or coaches and managers wearing MNF gear as you arrive; we'll keep an eye out for you as well!
Check out our Meet Prep Guide for comprehensive meet information! The guide provides a thorough overview of the different types of meets we attend. It is particularly helpful for anyone new to the sport or the club format of the sport. Staff and captains are always on-hand to help answer questions and acquaint you with the meets as well, so feel free to seek help anytime!
SEE YOU AT THE TRACK!!!