Fairfax Police Youth Club

Spring Track/Field

2022 Track & Field Schedule 

See the Practice & Meet Locations tab for addresses and links to directions to the parks for practices and meets. The meet flyers from prior seasons are available under Running Documents

This schedule is subject to change based on receipt of field and track permits.  Any changes will be updated here and sent to the team via team email once the season has begun. 
 

2022 Schedule Update. These details are also in the chart below. With our large group, we are separating sprinters and distance runners in Fairfax. Families choose where to go. If you don't know what race events your child wishes to do, you can vary where you attend practice to help them decide. You are not committed to only going to one location. Once we concur with field event coaches, we will update the locations for those events. Practice location options are as follows:

Sprinters: Go to Katherine Johnson MS on Tuesdays and go to Van Dyck Park on Thursdays.
Distance Runners: Go to Van Dyck Park on Tuesdays and go to Providence Park on Thursdays. 

Accotink: There will be options for distance and sprint workouts at Accotink practices. 

2022 Spring Practice Readiness: We do encourage those who sign up to begin running 2-3 times a week in the month or so before practices start to get acclimated to running. Depending on your child's age (and whether they are more a sprinter or distance runner), they should be able to run a couple of laps around the track.

Field Events: TBD. Events will be based on coach availability to manage these events. Once coach availability is determined, we will decide where these events will be held during weekday practices and how they will be managed at the Sunday practices. If we don't have enough volunteers to manage the field events at the meets, then the event will be limited by time or cancelled. Some events may not happen if there is not a coach or there is not a coach on a specific practice day. 

SUNDAY PRACTICES are at Fairfax High School. Meet in the Track Stadium. Sunday practice is the entire team. There are no other practice locations available on Sundays. 

Saturday March 12th - Pre-season Item Pick-Up Option at FPYC Clubhouse   Time 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday March 13th
 - (First Day of Practice)  Anticipate 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. practice with the younger age groups (5-6 y/o and 7-8 y/o) being done at 2:00 p.m. 

Weekday practices are 6-7 p.m. 

SPRINTERS:
Katherine Johnson (formerly Lanier) Middle School Track on Tuesdays AND
Van Dyck Park on Thursdays 

DISTANCE RUNNERS:
Van Dyck Park on Tuesdays AND 
Providence Park on Thursdays 

Lake Accotink (Distance or Sprint Runners) on Tuesdays AND Thursdays.

Athletes are welcome to vary where they attend practice on Tuesday and Thursday. A mid-distance runner may want to attend one sprint practice during the week and one distance practice. 

There will be no practices during the time period of FCPS spring break week from April 1st through April 10th. There will be no practice on Easter Sunday, April 17th. 

The regular season will go through the end of May/early June.

*Legacy Invitational Meet is on Memorial Day weekend. We/the Directors are NOT available this weekend to help at this meet. If this meet is done as a team, it requires that someone/or a few people volunteer to be available to stand outside the stadium for a period of 4-5 hours, near the entrance to be able to supply athletes with entrance bands from the FPYC team packet. Due to our being unavailable, this meet will likely be a sign-up and do on your own as unattached. This would allow individual families to get their own entrance packet. 

*Away Meets Away meets require much coordination of obtaining a team packet, parent volunteers being stationed at a team tent, coaches assisting athletes, families listening for calls for events. The Directors are not going to be available to stay at these meets all day.  For the meets we sign up the team as FPYC, we will register athletes for the events but may not be able to help with all aspects on the day of the meet. These meets take ALL day. If you sign your child up for a first event on the schedule and a last event on the schedule, you will be there ALL day. We do not require that coaches attend these meets. If their child is not participating, they will not be at the meet and families will be responsible for warming up their child, getting their child to check-in etc. Many meets charge stadium entrance fees for spectators.  These meets all require registration prior to the meet. You and your child will need to look at the schedule provided and decide what events they will do. We create a sign-up genius for families to notify us of which events their child will do. We reserve the right to have a due date for the sign-up that is not the final online registration date to allow us time to enter everyone and accommodate our own family schedule. 

After the end of season celebration, any remaining practices are considered post-season practices and are only for those participating in the AAU or USATF qualifiers.
 

WHEN WHAT FAIRFAX ACCOTINK MEET UP TIME
Distance/Sprint 
Friday, March 11, 2022 Meet the Coaches Night Fairfax Pacers Fairfax Pacers 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Pre-season Item Pick-Up Option FPYC Clubhouse FPYC Clubhouse 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13, 2022 First Practice Fairfax High School Fairfax High School 1:00 – 2:30 *p.m.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Practice Van Dyck/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 17, 2022 Practice Providence Park/Van Dyck Danbury Pool Parking Lot 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 2022 Practice Fairfax High School Fairfax High School 1:00 – 2:30 *p.m.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Practice Van Dyck Park/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 24, 2022 Practice Providence Park/Van Dyck Danbury Pool Parking Lot 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27, 2022 FPYC TIME TRIAL (200m, 1600m) Fairfax High School Fairfax High School 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 Practice Van Dyck Park/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, 2022 Practice Providence Park/Van Dyck Danbury Pool Parking Lot 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 03, 2022 FCPS Springbreak NO PRACTICE n/a n/a n/a
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 FCPS Springbreak NO PRACTICE n/a n/a n/a
Thursday, April 07, 2022 FCPS Springbreak NO PRACTICE n/a n/a n/a
Sunday, April 10, 2022 FCPS Springbreak NO PRACTICE n/a n/a n/a
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Practice Van Dyck Park/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 14, 2022 Practice Providence Park/Van Dyck Danbury Pool Parking Lot 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, 2022 EASTER NO PRACTICE n/a n/a n/a
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Practice Van Dyck Park/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2022 Practice Providence Park/Van Dyck Danbury Pool Parking Lot 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 24, 2022 FPYC XC INVITATIONAL MEET Fairfax High School Fairfax High School 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Practice Van Dyck Park/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 28, 2022 Practice Providence Park/Van Dyck Danbury Pool Parking Lot 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 01, 2022 FPYC RELAY MEET Fairfax High School Fairfax High School 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 Practice Van Dyck Park/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 05, 2022 Practice Providence Park/Van Dyck Danbury Pool Parking Lot 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 08, 2022 FPYC MOTHER'S DAY MEET Fairfax High School Fairfax High School 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Practice Van Dyck Park/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 12, 2022 Practice Providence Park/Van Dyck Danbury Pool Parking Lot 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 15, 2022 SCAA INVITATIONAL South County HS South County HS 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Practice Van Dyck Park/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 Practice Providence Park/Van Dyck Danbury Pool Parking Lot 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sat. May 21, 2022 DALE CITY LIGHTNING MEET Dale City, VA Dale City, VA 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Practice Van Dyck Park/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 26, 2022 Practice Providence Park/Van Dyck Danbury Pool Parking Lot 6:00 -7:00 p.m.

Fri/Sat/Tues. 5/27, 5/28, 5/31, 2022

AAU PVA District Championship CH Flowers HS and PGSLC n/a See Meet Schedule

Saturday, May 28, 2022

LEGACY Meet* on your own Leesburg, VA Leesburg, VA 9:00 a.m. 

Sunday, May 29, 2022

HOLIDAY W/E NO PRACTICE n/a n/a n/a
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Practice/Sponge Relays/Last Regular Season Practice Van Dyck Park/Lanier Train Trestle 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 01, 2022 End of Season Banquet Woodson HS Cafe. Woodson HS Cafe. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 02, 2022 Post Season Practice Van Dyck Park Van Dyck Park 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sat/Sun, June 4-5, 2022 DMV Meet *on your own PGSLC, Landover n/a See meet flyer
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 Post Season Practice Van Dyck Park Van Dyck Park 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 09, 2022 Post Season Practice Van Dyck Park Van Dyck Park 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
TBD Tues/Thurs. Post Season Practices TBD TBD TBD
Sat/Sun June 18-19 USATF PVA Championship PGSLC, Landover n/a See meet info
June 24-27th AAU Region 3 Championship PGSLC, Landover n/a See meet info
July 7-9th USATF Region 3 Championship Woodbridge HS n/a See meet info.
POST SEASON MEET OPTIONS
WHEN WHAT Location TIME
See Above AAU Qualifiers TBD TBD
See Above             USATF Qualifiers              TBD TBD  
       
July 30- Aug. 6. 2022 AAU J.O. Track/Field Nationals Greensboro, NC TBD
July 25-31, 2022 USATF Track/Field Nationals Sacramento, Ca TBD

 

Track & Field Events

FPYC Athlete-Parent Track Handbook

Typical Running Events:
50 meters
Approx. 1/2 of the track straightaway: 6 & Under only
100m
One full track straightaway
200m
1/2 track lap
 
400m
One full track lap
Approx. 1/4 of a mile
800m
Two track laps
Approx. 1/2 of a mile
1600m
Four track laps
Approx. 1 mile
3000m
7 and 1/2 track laps
Approx. 1 and 7/8 miles
 
Typical Field Events:
Long Jump
Universal landing area
Shot Put
Weights of 6kg, 4 lbs., and 12 kg, depending on the age of the participant
Turbo Javelin
Weights of 300g and 600g, depending on the age of the participant
 
Limited Exposure Events (not contested at Fairfax High School):
High Jump
Minimum starting height of 4 feet
Hurdles
Heights from 30" - 36" and races from 80m - 110m, depending on the age of the participant

Spring Track Schedule