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SYA Youth Track Program  For Boys and Girls K - 8th Grade
The track and field program will work with the athletes on correct stretching, breathing techniques and running form. We will also teach proper mechanics for both field and running events.  

The events available at our track meets are the same ones that occur during the High School meets including sprints, hurdles, middle distance, long distance, shot put, discus, high jump, long jump, relays.
We do not do Pole Vault and Triple Jump.
All events are not offered at every track meet, athletes will know what is available when they register for the meet. (There is a sample meet schedule below)
The goal for each child is to improve from the beginning of the season to the end. Each child will be asked to set a goal that they would like to achieve (big or small) and we will help them meet or exceed that goal. The main emphasis is steady improvement. Once a goal is obtained then a new one will be set. 

Athletes can participate in track meets against other track programs in Frederick and Howard County. Athletes aged 5 to 12  can sign up for a maximum of 3 events while Athletes 13 and over can sign up for a maximum of 4 events at each meet. Participation in meets is optional and each meet requires a $10 registration fee which is not included in the program fee. Track meets will start in Early April and run thru the end of May.  Track meets are held on Sundays starting around 11 AM and lasting 4-5 hours. Participants may leave once their events are completed. The registration fee will be collected at the last practice before the track meet. All athletes will have the opportunity to compete against other athletes in their age group from different track organizations. Ribbons are awarded typically to those who place 1st-6th place based on event/age/gender.  Age groups are 8 & Under, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16 and 17/18.

SYA will try to set up a small track meet against one or two other programs during the season. This track meet will not require the $10 registration fee. This meet will be dependent on finding another program available to come to Smithsburg for the meet.

The Season starts mid-March and runs until the beginning of June. Athletes who qualify can continue to participate in regional and national meets.

Practices will be at Smithsburg High School Track and occasionally at the Hagerstown Community College Track. We cannot practice at SHS when they have Lacrosse games. We will not know which nights they have games or make up games until closer to the season. 

Tentative Practice Dates and Times (may change due to scheduling conflicts, coaches schedules, weather)
Monday & Wednesday -      5:30 PM - 6: 45 PM 
Registration Fee (includes track singlet for players to keep)
     Jan 1st till Feb 5th   $40 ($50 - $10 Early registration discount)
     Feb 6th to Feb 28th $50
     March 1st to May 1st  $60 ($50 + $10 late registration fee)

No refunds will be given after Feb 28th

We welcome your business to sponsor your child's team.  Please visit the sponsors page for more details. 

This is a sample meet schedule events vary at different meets.
Meet event schedule at
This is the meet at Catoctin HS in 2022

For more information please contact
the Track and Field program is looking currently looking for a new director.

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