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REAL Track and Field Parent Meeting May 8 th, 2013 Eagan Community Center.

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1 REAL Track and Field Parent Meeting May 8 th, 2013 Eagan Community Center

2 Welcome Tonights Agenda Schedule (Practice and Track Meets) Obtaining AAU and USATF Membership Uniforms Meet the Coaches

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4 Schedule Practice begins Monday, June 3rd – Monday through Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 – (End time is approximate, parents should be prepared for pick-up by 7:30) Apple Valley High School Hayes Road Apple Valley, MN 55124

5 USATF Meet Schedule USATF State Meet June 13 th through 16 th University of St. Thomas REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 11th More Information see:

6 USATF Age Groups Competition takes place in five two-year age divisions, with athletes generally falling between the ages of 8 and 18. Ages as of end of year: – 8 and up – 9 and 10 – 11 and 12 – 13 and 14 – 15 and 16 – 17 and 18

7 USATF Region 8 Meet Swisher Complex Aberdeen, South Dakota July 4 th – July 7 th, 2013 More Information:

8 AAU State Meet June 22 nd & 23 rd, 2013 Registration Deadline: June 19th Brooklyn Center High School 6500 Humboldt Ave Brooklyn, Center, MN 55430

9 AAU Age Groups The athletes year of birth determines the competitive division as follows: – Ages 8 & under2005 & after – Age – Age – Age – Age – Age – Age – Age 15 & – Age 17 &

10 AAU Area 18 National Qualifier June 27 – June 30, 2013 Williams Stadium Grandview University Des Moines, IA All athletes must have participated in an AAU District Meet within their own region. Entry fee is $25.00 per athlete. Registration deadline is: June 23rd

11 National Championship Meets USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship July 22 – July 28, 2013 North Caroline A&T University Greensboro, NC AAU Junior Olympic Games July 27 – August 3, 2013 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MN

12 AAU Membership All REAL club participants must obtain an AAU membership for liability insurance purposes. Memberships must be paid prior to participation including practice. Annual membership fee: $16 To obtain membership go to: Select Sport: Athletics REAL Track and Field Club Code: WWWBYB

13 USATF Membership Membership fee is $20 per athlete Athletes will not be allowed to register for the state USATF meet until age verification is on file in the local association office. REAL Track & Field Club Code: To register:

14 Meet Registrations (AAU and USATF) Meet registrations will be handled as a club. Athletes are not to register on-line. Fees and selected events must be provided to Valerie Cooke prior to meet registration To verify an athletes registration, go to: Scroll down the calendar, select the applicable meet, then select performance list.

15 All – Comer Meets June 18 – St. Louis Park June 25 – St. Louis Park June 29 – Star of the North (St. Paul) July 9 – St. Louis Park July 16 – St. Louis Park July 30 – St. Louis Park Visit for scheduled events at each meet.www.usatfmn.org

16 Uniforms Ron Johnson

17 Meet the Coaches James Pipkins – Head Coach Event Coaches: – Triple/Long Jump (Shani Johnson) – Javelin (Dalen Dirth) – Sprints (Jaryn Pipkins, James Pipkins) – Hurdles (Derrick Mora, Alana Lopez) – Shot/Discus (Dave McKeag) – Middle/Long Distance (Nick Metzger) – Youth 8 and under (Paul Windels, Alana Lopez) – Pole Vault (To be determined)

18 Volunteer Opportunity REAL will be running the concessions for EAA track program: – May 18 th and 19 th Volunteers needed Saturday morning and afternoon and Sunday afternoon Please contact Val Cooke at

19 Questions?? Contact Club Administrators: Kathy Windels Valerie Cooke


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