Frequently Asked Questions
Track and Field
What’s the difference between Indoor and Outdoor Season?
Indoor and Outdoor Season are actually just one season. The reason we make a distinction between the two is because Indoor Season meets are held indoors and Outdoor Season meets are held outdoors. However, they are counted as one full season.
How Much Does Track and Field cost?
The cost to be on the competitive team is $275. The cost to be on the recreational team is $250.
What does the fee cover?
The fee covers training fees, track entry fees for USATF and AAU State, District, Regional, and National Meets, USATF Membership fees, and the club t-shirt for the season. Developmental meet fees are not covered by the club (Cost approx. $7-$16 per meet). Uniforms and other track attire are paid for separately.
If my athlete only runs during the Outdoor Season is there a pro-rated or discounted amount?
Unfortunately there is NO pro-rated or discounted rate for athletes competing only during the Outdoor Season. The Indoor Season is not long and there aren’t as many meets in the Indoor Season as there are during the Outdoor Season. Unfortunately, there is not a reasonable way for the club to offer a discounted or pro-rated amount for athletes only participating part of the season.
Is there a discounted amount for if I want to sign up more than one athlete?
Yes, there is a 20% discount on each athlete being signed up if you have more than one.
I run for my high school and we don’t finish our season until late May. Is there a separate cost?
Yes, high school athletes who sign up during the registration period will only pay $150 for the duration of the season. Athletes cannot sign up after registration has closed.
Can I compete for my high school or middle school and the club at the same time?
Unfortunately, due to the difference in training and meet schedules we do not allow athletes to compete with the club and their school simultaneously.
When does Indoor Season begin?
Indoor Season begins for high school athletes in October and for middle school athletes and younger in late November.
When does Outdoor Season Begin?
Outdoor Season begins for all athletes in the month of March.
Do you have coaches for each event?
Yes, we have coaches who are certified or in the process of being certified as Level 1 USATF Coaches as a minimum requirement. We also have coaches for every event with a few who coach more than one class of events.
Where do you practice during the Track and Field Season?
We have two practice locations. East Clayton Park for Off-Track Training, and Clayton High School for On-Track Training.
When do you practice?
Normally, we practice Monday - Thursday from 5:30p - 7:00p with the exception of Indoor Season and Cross Country Season where the time is disclosed to parents and athletes from coaches due to Daylight Savings Time.
Where are the track meets?
During the Indoor Season all of our meets are out of town - usually in Winston Salem. But during the Regional (usually in NC, VA, or MD) and National meet the location can vary depending on if the meet is located on the Eastern or Western side of the country. During Outdoor Season, many of our meets tend to be local but can also be out of state or somewhere around North Carolina. We try our best to stay as close to home as we can.
When are the track and field meets?
Track and field meets are generally held on Saturdays but for qualifying meets they are usually held over the course of a weekend. In few cases, during the course of a week.
How Much Is the Cross Country Season?
The cost to be on the competitive team is $150. The cost to be on the recreational team is $100.
When Does The Country Season Start and End?
The first day of practice begins on September 5th, 2019 and the season ends around early December. If the athlete advances to Nationals the season will end December 7th, 2019.
When is the Registration Deadline?
Registration deadline is September 30th, 2019.
What does the fee cover?
The fee covers training fees, run entry fees for USATF and AAU State, District, Regional, and National Meets, USATF Membership fees, USATF Membership fees, and the club shirt for the season. Developmental meet fees are not covered by the club (Cost approx. $8-$25 per meet). Uniforms and other track attire is paid for separately.
Where do you practice during the Cross Country Season?
We have three practice locations. East Clayton Park, Clayton Park, and Lake Benson Park. The Cross Country coach will determine the location based on training regimen for the week.
When do you practice?
We practice on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00p, and Saturday at 8:00a (unless there is a scheduled meet).
Where are the cross country meets?
Generally, many of them are local or near the Triangle but the Regionals (usually in NC, VA, or MD) and Nationals meets can range between the Eastern or Western side of the country.
When are the cross country meets?
Cross Country meets are usually held on Saturdays. For qualifying meets they can be held over the course of a weekend.