Meet Essentials

TRACK MEET ESSENTIALS

 

  • Arrive at the track meet location at designated start time set by coaches. This allows the athlete time to properly warm-up before the meet begins, allow time for athlete to hear other important instructions and get their stickers.
  • Athlete’s name should be on all pieces of track equipment (clothing, shoes/spikes, bags, etc.) and clearly marked.
  • Athletes should keep their sweats on when they are not performing their events, this will help to keep their muscles warm and prevent injuries. If they remove their sweat jackets, they should have on their long sleeve tee shirt or a pullover to keep their upper body warm.
  • When not performing their events, athletes should stay together, this will helpreserve their energy for their race or field event; this is also a safety requirement so we know where our athletes are at all times.
  • It is a long day, bring items that will allow you/your athlete to be comfortable.
  • Ensure you and your athlete help keep area clean and free of trash

 

Listed below are some suggested items to keep in mind when preparing for those long track meets:

 

GOOD BREAKFAST

EXAMPLES

FOOD ITEMS

DURING TRACK

MEET

COMFORT ITEMS

 

ATHLETES “MUST HAVES” AT

EACH MEET

 

TO KEEP ATHLETES BUSY:

cereal, eggs, milk, fruit,

yogurt, items with protein & carbs

 

Athletes should eat a good meal 2 to 4 hours before their event.

 

 

water, sports drinks, fruit,

pretzels, trail mix/nuts,

peanut butter and jelly

sandwiches, lunchables,

crackers, raisins, fruit juice

-100%

AVOID EATING TWO HOURS BEFORE YOUR

EVENT-NO SODAS, CANDY, FRENCH FRIES, HEAVY FOODS

pillow, cooler, seat cushion, blanket, hand towel, toilet tissue, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, lotion,

deodorant, inhalant,

prescribed medicine, pain relief medicine, ponytail holders for the girls, your

own trash bag to keep your area clean, etc

uniform, warm-up suit, long sleeve tee shirt or pullover. running shoes, socks, track spikes w/ ¼” track spikes or waffles

and spike wrench/key, track bag, athletic cups if needed (males), sports bra w/ good support if needed (females),

lots of water, sports drinks

Homework, books, games, cards, coloring books, portable games, etc.