BAA Track & Field Team **NEW PROGRAM 2023**
REGISTRATION OPENS ON APRIL 1
BAA Track & Field Program Overview
The Bloomington Athletic Association delivers fun, affordable, and safe youth sports experiences fueled by our passionate volunteers. Our track program provides to develop running, jumping, and throwing skills related to Track & Field, all while having fun in a family-friendly atmosphere. BAA Events are for the family to attend, not drop-off events.
For our track program, volunteers are needed to help coach and instruct kids on different events in the track and field sector. We are looking for all parents to step up to help run this program, from helping coach specific events to running stopwatches and helping coordinate the kids during practice. Please indicate how you would like to help with this program in your child’s registration or reach out to our Track Commissioner, Kim Robinson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
BAA Track & Field coaches must have USATF Membership, have the coaching requirements on file with USATF and a copy of their certificate to the BAA Administrator. To find the coaching requirements for USATF, visit https://www.usatf.org/safe-sport. BAA will reimburse coaches for their membership if they have been pre-approved as an official coach by the Track & Field Commissioner.
BAA Track & Field Program Details
|Age Group||Kids that are Kinder - 5th grade in the 2023-24 school year.
We will open an interest list for kids grades 6 - 12 and depending on volunteers we could add this age group as well.
|Player Experience||To teach children the fundamental skills of track and field events. Will include basics on running track events. It may include other track events depending on the volunteers available for the program.
|Where||Practices we are looking at tracks at the high school.
We will be participating in meets with the USATF.
|When||Practices are to begin mid-June and run until the end of July with some scheduled days off due to holidays.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 pm is preferred practice start time. Time will be dependent on the field availability.
Traditionally meets are Tuesday nights.
|Equipment||Every child receives a BAA Track shirt.
Each child needs to provide their own running shoes.
|Registration / Fees||$55 + $30 USATF Youth Membership Fee.
Instructions on USATF registration will be sent out at a later date, do not register without those instructions!
(scholarships for the BAA fee are available for those needing assistance contact email@example.com)
12th Annual BAA City-Wide Track Meet 2023
|Age Group||K - 5th Grades Boys & Girls|
|Experience||Annual City-Wide Track Meet give the kids a taste of a track meet where participants will compete against others in their grade level.
There are two days for this event, you can select to go to one or both of the events.
|What to expect at the meet||Upon arrival to either meet, please check in by signing your child up and picking up a bib number. The bib will help us identify and record times for each runner and distances for each thrower/jumper. Athletes will be divided into age groups and will travel to each event as a group. While they do not have to participate in each event, athletes should be aware of their group’s location, so they do not miss an event.|
|Events||Athletes can choose from one or more of the following events:
100m, 200m, 400m, 1-mile run, long jump, or softball throw
Saturday, May 13
10 am - 12 pm
Thursday, April 27
5:30 pm - 7 pm
|Equipment||Tennis shoes or track shoes, no metal spikes.|
|Registration | Fees||Free will donation, suggested donation of $5 per athlete per meet.|
|Concession Stand||BAA Track & Field will operatte a small concession stand with water, Gatorade, and a few snacks to help support this free program.|
REGISTRATION AND FEES: Athletes may participate in one or both meets. Pre-registration is not required, but it is appreciated. This can be done via the BAA LeagueApp registration system beginning on April 1st. We will not charge fees but request donations (suggested $5 per child at the meet). Parents/guardians are required to stay at the event; this is not a drop-off program.
VOLUNTEERS: We will again have the support of athletes from both the Kennedy and Jefferson track and field teams. They have been a tremendous help over the last few years. The meets also require parent volunteer support. Please get in touch with Paul Roach to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org
BAA Track Contacts
|Track Commissioner||Kimberly Robinsonemail@example.com|
|City-Wide Track & Field Event||Paul Roachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
BAA City-Wide Track Meet Results
|2023 Results||2022 Results||2019 Results|