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Track Program Information

SPRING TRACK DETAILS:

NEW START DATE FOR TRACK IS MAY 18th

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:


HGRA Track is a co-ed program focused on teaching the fundamental athletic skills in an environment that emphasizes participation, learning, and having fun.  There is something for everyone in track whether it be running, jumping, or throwing, but doing all three will make you a triple threat! The program is structured to help a young athlete progress through each age group and try new things in practice to help each individual grow and improve. 

The Spring program also provides 4 track meets to its participants, free of charge, which allows all athletes the opportunity to compete in a setting that focuses on personal improvement, having fun with teammates, and enjoying the thrill of competition.  The Track meets are always a highlight of the season.


PROGRAM NOTES:

  • EARLY SIGN-UP RECOMMENDED: THE YOUNGER AGE GROUPS FILL FAST AND HAVE LIMITED SPACES.
  • Track practice continues for 10 weeks, every Monday and Wednesday.
  • No practice on Memorial Day.
  • Sign-up for both Monday and Wednesday practices for only one fee.
  • Teams will vary per age group but generally teams are limited to 25.  Some age groups will have up to 4 teams, others only 1 team.  The teams will practice at different times (either 6:30 Monday and 7:30 Wednesday or vice versa) on a rotating schedule.  
  • Use the buddy request on the registration form to make sure you have all family members/friends on the same team/practice schedule.
  • If you are interested in being a Head Coach or Assistant Coach, please sign up to be a Track Practice Coach or Track Practice Assistant during the registration process.
  • Please sign up to be a Home meet volunteer during the registration process.  We need your help at all our Track Meets to make them a great experience for everyone!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
 
  • Track practice will be at Highland High School Track (6:30-7:20 and 7:30-8:20, specific times per team TBD)
  • The gate on Montreal Avenue will usually be the only gate open to enter the track.
  • Bring a water bottle to all practices and meets.
  • Wear lace-up well fitting running shoes.
  • HGRA Track shirts will be provided and need to be worn at Track Meets for recording purposes.  It also helps to wear the shirts during the first month of practice as everyone is getting to know each other.

Cancelled Practice/Meet due to Severe Weather:

In the case of heavy rain, storms or excessive heat, an email will be sent from the HGRA website, no later than 1 hour before the practice or meet is scheduled to start.


LATE SUMMER TRACK DETAILS:

Program Dates:
 Aug 3rd - Sep 30th, 9 weeks total.

About: This 9-week program is an extension of the HGRA Track program and will offer participants the opportunity to improve their running, jumping, and throwing skills in an environment that emphasizes participation, learning and having fun.

Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm at Homecroft Rec Center (1845 Sheridan Ave W)

Age Groups: 8U, 10U, 14U

Meets: 

Como Park Relays are every Wednesday in August (8/5. 8/12, 8/19, 8/26) @ Como Regional Park (1199 Midway Parkway)

Home Meet: Wed, Sep 9th or 16th at 6pm @ Homecroft Rec Center (1845 Sheridan Ave W)

Away Meet:
DATE TBD (most likely will be Thursday, Oct 1st at 6pm @ Como Regional Park, 1199 Midway Parkway

Home Meet Info

2020 HGRA Track Meet Schedule

Saturday
May 30, 2020
9am
Highland Park HS Track

Wednesday
June 10, 2020
6pm
Highland Park HS Track

Wednesday
June 24, 2020
6pm
Highland Park HS Track

Wednesday
July 8, 2020
6pm
Highland Park HS Track

Wednesday
July 22, 2020
6pm
Highland Park HS Track

Location:

Highland Park Senior HS Track
1015 Snelling Ave S
Saint Paul, MN 55116

  • NEW THIS YEAR: Track Meets are now open to non-HGRA Track individuals and teams!
  • $10 per individual, $150 per team
  • Please Create an Account on hgra.org, Add Participants, and then sign up for the Track Meet date you would like as a team or individual.
  • Registration will open up 3 weeks prior to each Track Meet date.
  • You will be sent an email with details before the Track Meet date.
  • Track Meets will last approximately 2 hours.
  • Participants are encouraged to participate in at least 3 events at each meet.



 

 

2020 Track Practice Schedule

SPRING TRACK (Monday May 18th - Wednesday July 22nd 2020)

10 weeks

Mondays

6:30pm Gazelles
7:30pm Cheetahs

Wednesdays 
6:30pm Cheetahs
7:30pm Gazelles

LATE SUMMER TRACK (Monday August 3rd - Wednesday Sep 30th 2020)

9 weeks


Mondays & Wednesdays

6pm at Homecroft Rec Center (1845 Sheridan Ave W)

Wednesdays in August

6pm at Como Regional Park (1199 Midway Parkway)

2020 Track Meet Schedule

Saturday
May 30, 2020
9am
Highland Park HS Track

Wednesday
June 10, 2020
6pm
Highland Park HS Track

Wednesday
June 24, 2020
6pm
Highland Park HS Track

Wednesday
July 8, 2020
6pm
Highland Park HS Track

Wednesday
July 22, 2020
6pm
Highland Park HS Track

Track Meet Volunteers

How to sign up to be an HGRA “Home Meet Volunteer”


1) Log into your account or create an account at HGRA.org

2) Select “Volunteer” in the left-hand column

3) Select “Find Volunteer Roles” in the upper-right hand corner

4) Select “2019 HGRA Track” and then “View Available Positions”

5) Select “Home Meet Volunteer” under a specific age group and then select “Continue”

6) Select the person you would like to sign up, either “(your name)” or you have the option to add a Family Member.  Then select “Continue”

7) Fill out the information sheet and accept the waiver.

8) Complete a background check here: bit.ly/hgrabackground

9) Done! You are all set and should see your volunteer roles on your account page. Refresh the screen as needed.

2020 Age Requirements


 8U - 9/1/11 to 8/31/13

  9U - 9/01/10 to 8/31/11

  10U - 9/01/09 to 8/31/10

  11U - 9/01/08 to 8/31/09

  12U - 9/1/07 to 8/31/08

  16U - 9/1/03 to 8/31/07



Contact

Highland Groveland Recreation Association

2136 Ford Parkway, 233
St. Paul, Minnesota 55116

Phone: 651-699-9898
Email: [email protected]

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