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Open VP (or Co-VP) Position - 2022

We are looking for someone to rise to the VP ( or 2 people who can Co-VP together) to take over the Track and Field Program in 2022.  Ideally this would be a 2 year commitment or Co-VP with the ability to transfer to someone else.  

This position is critical to keep the program up and running for our Prior Lake/Savage areas kids.   After 5 years as the VP/Co-VP, in 2022, my children will have graduated out of the program and onto the Middle/High School Teams. 

If we cannot fill this position for 2022, Track and Field will have to be suspended like many other programs in the area which would be very unfortunate!

I am willing to train and co-VP with anyone next year or early 2022 to get you up to speed.  If honestly is not very time consuming, a couple hours a week early on in the season to get things going and then coordinating the practices and meets throughout the season.  It is roughly a 6-7 week commitment and if your kids are in the program, ideally you will be present at the practices and meets anyway.

Please email Adam Kneeland  vptrack@playinfo.org with any questions or interest!

Adam Kneeland

VP -Track and Field  

2020 Track Season has been canceled

Note: Due to the temporary COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 Track season has unfortunately been canceled.  We look forward to seeing everyone next season.

Be on the lookout for registration opening in January, 2021.

 

The following information is how the season was planned and does not reflect anything updated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Per the MN Department of Health and the MSHSL, all fields and events are closed until at least May 5th. Check back here regularly for updates. 

Please consider volunteering for the open position of 4th-6th Grade Age Level Coordinator. The volunteer time is pretty minimal and allows your player to participate for free. Please email vptrack@playinfo.org if you are interested or would like more information.

The Registration "Track and Field" is not currently available.

Welcome to 2020 P.L.A.Y. Track & Field

Registration for the 2020 P.L.A.Y. Track Season has closed.   More rough information can be found below and will change as scheduling gets finalized, however critically important for this year is the need for Coordinators in order to have a 2020 Track Season, we need 2 - one for grades K-3rd and one for grades 4th-6th.  This is a great way to be involved for those who do not want to coach.  They are really easy, basic roles that assist with track setup or tear down, answering questions from coaches, and ensuring the meet runs on time. 

It is necessary to have some of the parents to help this year for the program to continue. Planning and volunteers from mid-Feb. to May 1 is about 2- 3 hours max. In season - we only need your time during Saturday meets and practices which is about 1  1/2 hours. (You get to be close to your child cheering them on)
Please get involved to help your child continue to enjoy Track!!

Please email Adam Kneeland (VP of Track from the board tab) for more information. 

 

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.

The P.L.A.Y. Track and Field program is open to students from all districts, not just Prior Lake - Savage.

Kindergartners must be in K this school year (2018-19 school year) .  No Pre-K's.

We have access to the Prior Lake High School and Track for our meets and practices.  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 $70 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

 

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-

 

OPEN BOARD POSITIONS FOR 2020

Without the help of parent volunteers, our track program would not be as successful.  We are always in need of parent coaches and Board members to effectively run and manage the program. 

We have a few open positions for the 2020 season and beyond. These are critical to the success of PLAY Track. Not only are you supporting your athlete, you also get a view from behind the scenes and have a hand in making this program even better.   Please consider volunteering for one of the open board positions.

Current positions include: 

K-3rd Grade Coordinator:  Primary duties include set up of track meets/practices and assisting in fielding questions. 

4th-6th Grade Coordinator: Primary duties include tear down of track meets/practices and assisting the VP in fielding questions. 

If interested please reach out to Adam Kneeland (VP of Track)  for more info. 

WANT TO BE A COACH?

TENTATIVE 2020 Meet and Practice Schedule

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

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

  • 4/25 
  • 5/2
  • 5/9
  • 5/16 - Possible Meet with Rosemount
  • 5/30- Joint Meet with Eastview 
  • 6/6 - Possible Meet with Rosemount 

Practice Schedule - We are at the mercy of High School Events taking place so dates and times are variable. 

K-3rd grade from 6pm-7pm

4th-8th grade from 7pm-8pm

  • Tuesday 4/21 
  • Tuesday 4/28
  • Thursday 5/7
  • Tuesday 5/12 - Possible Modified Meet
  • Monday 5/18 - K-3rd ONLY from 7:30-8:30 - Possible Modified Meet
  • Wednesday 5/20 - 4th-8th ONLY from 7:30-8:30 - Possible Modified Meet

 

Please Volunteer to Help - Contact Adam

Without additional help we may have to restrict our Track offering.

We always need coaches but more importantly for 2020 is the need for Age Coordinators. Without these roles, we simply cannot have a Track Season.  Please reach out if you are willing to help fill the role of Age Coordinator!

2020 P.L.A.Y. Track Registration - NOW OPEN

To register for the 2020 season, please click the link at the top of this page!  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 or Age Coordinator!

2020 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!  We do have the assistance of the High School team for some early practices as well!  Coaching is a great way to see your child in all events, and have a positive impact on a great group of kids.

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!

Adam Kneeland - VP,  P.L.A.Y. Track & Field

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.