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Track and Field

WANT TO BE A COACH?

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteer coaches and coordinators to keep the Track program going strong!  If you aren't familiar with coaching track, YouTube is a great resource.  Very little initial knowledge is required and it is extremely rewarding.  We need your help in getting the season off and 'running'.

Please contact Scott at vptrack@playinfo.org to learn how to get involved or with any questions about the coaching or coordinator opportunities. We truly appreciate your help with this great activity.

Welcome to 2018 P.L.A.Y. Track & Field

2018 Track Registration has closed!   Unfortunately, because of the number of participants we are unable to fulfill individual requests such as having a friend on the same team... unless you become a coach!

2018 Coaching Registration is also open, and we need volunteer coaches for all grades!  A vast majority of our coaches had never coached before, and all you need for training is Google!  Coaching is a great way to see your child in all events and to get to know a great group of kids and you get a free t-shirt!  Also, as mentioned above if you volunteer to coach we will try to accommodate individual requests.

A coaches meeting will be planned for the end of April when the coaches will pick up picture packets, get information about coaching and how the program works, and will be coached themselves by the Prior Lake High School Track coaches.

All practices and meets will be held in Dan Patch Stadium at Prior Lake High School.

Practices will be one evening per week beginning the end of April or the beginning of May with the K-3rd grade practices generally going from 6-7 p.m. and the 4th-8th practices from 7-8 p.m. although those times depend on when the high school athletes need the field.

Meets will be Saturday mornings with the K-3rd grade meet beginning at 8:30 a.m. and going to around 11:00 a.m. and the 4th-8th grade meet from 10 a.m. to about 1 p.m.

Thanks!  And we look forward to another great season!

Scott Kalb & Adam Kneeland- Co-VPs,  P.L.A.Y. Track & Field

The 4th-8th Grade Meet Will Proceed As Scheduled

Updated at 9:18 a.m.

The weather looks iffy, but not as iffy as it looked earlier so the meet will go on as scheduled.

We'll see you all soon!

K-3 6/2 Track Meet is Cancelled

Rain, rain, go away!

Due to the impending rain that is forecast to hit at about 9:00 this morning, the K-3 meet is cancelled.

Because we have medals for all the athletes and there are still some who have not picked up pictures, we request that the coaches or whoever was going to coach come to the stadium at 8:30 and pick those up, then communicate with your teams regarding passing them out.  We will be there until 9:00.

We apologize as much as we can for the cancellation.  We enjoy running the meets as much as the kids enjoy attending them.

Thanks for your understanding,

P.L.A.Y. Track Board

New Cancellation Policy

All cancellations will be posted on this web site.

For all grades practices will be called off by 5:00.

K-3 Meets will be called off by 7:00am 

4-8 Meets will be called off by 9:00am 

For all grades, meets and practices will be cancelled if there is lightning in the area.  

Meet and Practice Schedule

All meets and practices will be held at Dan Patch Stadium at Prior Lake High School except the May 12th meet which will be at Twin Oaks Middle School.

The first meet will be a modified meet where the teams meet for the first time and we hand out photo packets and t-shirts.

Meet Schedule
K-3rd   8:30am-11am
4th-8th   10am-1pm

  • 4/28 - (Modified meet.  Meet your teammates and coach, track events only)
  • 5/5
    • NOTE:  The 4th-8th  meet will end by 12:15pm
  • 5/12 Meet has been moved to Twin Oaks Middle School
  • 5/19
    • NOTE: The 4th-8th meet will end by 12:15 pm
  • 6/2

Practice Schedule

K-3rd   6pm-7pm
4th-8th   7pm-8pm

  • 5/3 - Picture Day K-3, 7 & 8.
  • 5/17 - Picture Day 4th, 5th
  • 5/24
  • Memorial Day Week
    • K-3:  5/29 7:00-8:00 p.m.
    • 4-8:  5/31 7:00-8:00 p.m.
       

Dear Parents/Players,

We typically have 350kids participating in the program each year. The Prior Lake PLAY Track program is grades K- 8th. 

WHEN : The MEETS are on Saturdays. K-3 starts at 8:30am-11:00am and 4-8 starts at 10:00am-1:00pm.

 

For information about Prior Lake High School Cross Country and Track, please see:

http://www.plhsactivities.org/page/show/884314-boys-cross-country

and

http://www.plhsactivities.org/page/show/1102745-boys-track-and-field-2015-

 

6th-8th graders - Note this is P.L.A.Y. Track Registration - if you want to register for Middle School Track you must go to the PLHS MS Activities website in order to register.  As a 6th-8th grader you can actually register for both - but you will need to register in both places PLAY and PLHS if you choose both - you are not able to register in one spot for both or the other.

Kindergartners must be in K this school year (2017-18 school year) .  No Pre-K's.

We have access to the Prior Lake High School and Track for our meets and practices.  This has to be the best youth Track site in the state! Since the high school teams share their track with us, our schedule depends on their schedules.  It is a short season jam-packed with a lot of fun!

Track and Field Goals:

  • Make track and field fun for the kids, coaches and parents.
  • Provide a safe sport through proper use of equipment and access to amazing fields.
  • Give kids similar event participation time.
  • Teach the fundamentals of the sport and encourage progression of skill development.
  • Encourage the athletes to try all events throughout the season.
  • Demonstrate admirable sportsmanship both on and off the field.
  • Work as a team.

For those of you that don’t already know……


The cost of the program is only $68 per child for a fun-filled season.


Volunteering:

Each year the number of participants grow, which requires even a greater need for volunteers in several capacities such as coaches,  directors, and board members.  (Most parents can qualify to coach and you would be placed with your child’s team). 

Please indicate your willingness to volunteer at registration time. 
Go to ‘Coaching Requirements’ Tab at top of page to get the information for coaching. 

 

P.L.A.Y. Organization

P.L.A.Y. is a non-profit organization serving the communities in School District #719. The sole purpose of P.L.A.Y. is to provide a fun and educational environment for youth athletics. Prior Lake Athletics for Youth exists to promote the best possible athletic experience for the children of school district 719. This experience includes being fiscally responsible, creating a strategic vision for the future growth of our programs (to include facilities), managing risk and ensuring the safest possible environment for our children. It is the intention of this organization to provide a venue where competitiveness is balanced with fun, with an emphasis on FUN! It is our goal to create a youth athletics organization that the citizens of our community can be proud of.

We look forward to another exciting Track and Field Season!  If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please do not hesitate to contact us at vptrack@playinfo.org