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Dec, 2018

Registration Q&A

The purpose of this article is to answer common questions we have been asked, and to provide a general overview of what our summer track season looks like from start to finish. Hope you find this helpful, and please feel free to email us at [email protected] for any further questions.

Also...take a look under the track meets tab on our page to see all the events that are offered in summer track!

Overview of HCC Summer Track Program

We are a competitive club open for ages 5-18 yrs. There are no tryouts. HCC participates in 2 different organizations-(on a state level in TAAF (Texas Amateur Athletic Federation) and on a national level at AAU (American Athletic Union). We will start practices on April 1st and have 2-4 weeks of general conditioning and evaluating athletes for specific events. We have multiple event specific coaches and athletes will be assigned to one or more training groups (distance/middle distance/sprints/hurdles/jumps/throws/multievents). Athletes compete against kids who have the same birth year (no matter what month). At age 15, they are grouped into two years (15/16, 17/18). Athletes who are turning 19 in 2019 are eligible to compete as long as they are still 18 before Jr. Olympics ends. 

We will choose 3-4 meets (these will be in the Austin/San Antonio area) to attend in May and early June to help prepare for the AAU District meet.  They are always on Saturdays and are typically from 7am-3pm. The AAU District is usually held in San Antonio on June 7-8th. The top 16 athletes in each event for each age group will advance on to the Regional Qualifier Meet. This meet is June 26-29 and will be held at the Judson ISD Stadium in San Antonio. The top 6 finishers in each event and each age group are eligible to compete at AAU Jr. Olympic Games held in Greensboro, North Caroline July 26-August 3, 2019.
The TAAF Regional Qualifier Meet is on July 12th.  The top 3 finishers in each event/age group will move on to the Texas State Summer Games that will be held in College Station, TX July 25-28, 2019.

Primary Division
Athletes who are between the ages 5-8 years old also have the additional chance to compete in the AAU Primary Division.  They will only compete against other athletes who have the same birth year. There are separate District and Regional meets held to qualify for the AAU Primary National Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL July 5-6, 2019.  We do not put this on our team meet schedule, but its a really fun individual option for all primary (5-8yr) athletes. Otherwise the age division starts at 8 and under for AAU.

Practice Location

We will be practicing in Boerne at one of the two high school stadiums.  We must work around existing school activities, so may have to alternate locations at times. Our practice schedule will ALWAYS be updated on google calendar on our team page, so please make a point of always checking there.

Commitment
It is our expectation that all athletes will attend all practices and meets.  However, we understand that athletes may participate in other sports, have family vacations, ect that will keep them from making every practice. Track and Field is primarily an individual sport...so what you put in is what you get out. We hope that everyone's goal is to qualify for and compete at a championship(s) at the end of the season, but if not, it is our goal that every athlete comes away from the season loving T&F and wanting to return to our club.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION PRICE:
AAU Membership Fee
TAAF Membership Fee
Entrance fees for AAU District Meet
Entrance fees for TAAF Regional Qualifier Meet
HCC Spirit tshirt

NOT INCLUDED:
AAU Regional Qualifier Meet
Uniforms (Uniforms will be ordered individually by parents online)
AAU Jr. Olympics fees     
TAAF State Games fees
Private Coaching outside of Team practices 



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129 Saddle Horn 
Boerne, Texas 78006

Email: [email protected]

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Boerne, Texas 78006

Email: [email protected]

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