Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the different age groups, and what is the birth date cutoff?

Athletes participate in the age group determined by the athlete’s age as of December 31 of the current year. Here are the USATF age-group classifications for 2022 and here are the AAU ages.

What is a Track Meet like?

In general, you should plan for track meets to last all day. Bring chairs, tents, coolers, etc. necessary for you and your athlete to be comfortable for the day. Races go from youngest age group to oldest.

What form of communication will be used by the club to reach parents/athletes?

Our primary means of communication will be through Team App.

We will also post information to this website and our Facebook page. We also have a LinkedIn page, Instagram, and a Twitter.

Additionally, Coaches are available at practice to address any questions or concerns.

What Track and Field events should my child do?

Coaches will work with your athlete to choose the best events for their abilities and goals. With rare exceptions, athletes are expected to select a mixture of track and field events. Athletes 12 and under may compete in 3 events (including relays). Athletes 13 and older may compete in 4 events.

Suggestions are accepted from parents and the child, however, event participation is decided by the coaches, with final decision by the Head Coach.

Where do practices take place?

All practices take place at Boyd Pond Park, 430 Boyd Pond Road, Aiken, SC 29803. The Youth practices will be 45 minutes and focus on moving, practicing patience, and working as a team. The Advanced practices will focus on form, strength training, and technical development.