Track & Field
The gneFitness Track Club provides a fun, safe, and affordable environment for boys and girls, ages 5-18, to master the basics of track and field, to develop good sportsmanship, and to cultivate a healthy self-image. We accept youth athletes at all ability levels, exposing them to sprinting, distance running, hurdles, and field events such as long jump and high jump.
The program isn’t just about fun and fitness, but also the development of leadership skills. We provide our athletes with educational resources and access to great coaches and mentors. These services are offered to make our athletes more competitive and marketable for scholarship opportunities in the future.
There are two types of registration: Regular Season (March until Mid-May) and Extended Season registration (March until July/August). Athletes ages 7-18 may register and compete for the extended season. This registration option entails participation in very competitive AAU meets, USATF meets, ESPN Wide World of Sports, and Junior Olympics. There will be travel involved with being a part of this team; families will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and lodging. Members are responsible for paying all AAU and USAT&F registration fees at track meets.
The membership fee for the is $346. These fees are not refundable or transferable. Additionally, note that fundraising is mandatory for all athletes $266 (returning athlete). The team will distribute a comprehensive fundraising plan that will clearly outline fundraising obligations. Parents will have the option to “opt-out” of fundraising by paying the designated amount.
Track and field sports present unparalleled opportunities to develop physical fitness—as well as strong athletic character. We’re proud to deliver these services to students from all across the Dublin, Ohio area. Learn more by contacting Allise Ward and her gneFitness team today.
Operating Expenses, which include facility use fees, insurance, team equipment costs; Field usage permits, legal fees, and other miscellaneous team expenses related to management of the team.
Breakdown of membership fee of $346
- Club Fee – $90.00
- USATF Membership Fees – $20
- AAU Membership Fees – $14
- Meet Entry Fees – $77.00
- Uniform – $65.00
- Track Warm Ups – $80.00
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- Initialed and signed copy of the Parent Code of Conduct
- Signed copy of the Athlete Code of Conduct
- Registration Form filled out completely
- Photo Release Form
- Uniform Order Form
- Athlete Bio
- Parent Information Sheet
- Additionally, there is a $15 sibling discount (2 sibling max). All deposits due no later than February 3rd 2018.
All fees must be paid by the deadlines above. If payments are not received by the agreed upon deadlines, athletes cannot participate in any practices or meets unless fees are paid in full. (Please address any additional payment arrangements directly to the Board Treasurer, which must be approved by the Board President, Allise Ward & Richard Oppong).
We accept cashier’s checks, money orders or credit card payment only; no cash or personal checks for fee payments. All money paid is considered non—refundable. Make all checks payable to gneFitness.
All membership registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. All funds collected are used for athlete USATF and AAU registration, operation costs, uniforms, warm-ups, and weekly events fees. Before joining the team, please be certain that you and your child want to participate. Because the uniforms and warm-ups are custom made, we cannot exchange or refund these items. Athletes will not be allowed to participate with the team until all fees have been collected, or at the discretion of the Head Coach or President. No athlete will be allowed to practice, compete or travel if there is an unpaid balance after the deadline.
We reserve the right to cancel events at our discretion or when out of our control. Athletes dismissed from the program for conduct will not be refunded.
Frequently Asked Questions
“In most states (except California), indoor track runs run late November until early March, if you go to the National Meet. Outdoor track lasts from March to June. If you want to run Cross Country, it is from late August to November.”
Our season starts in March. During the month of January there will be posted registration dates, if you fail to register during January you will have to register online and play a $20 late fee registration fee after January 31st. Final registration is February 3rd
We do have openings for coaches for the upcoming season. We will be looking for a dedicated head coach and assistant coaches for the season. All inquiries please contact Allise at firstname.lastname@example.org To Coach you will be required to purchase an AAU Coaches membership.
A percentage of our registration goes to our administrative fee. The other part is broken down to cover uniforms, the purchase of equipment and meet fees. The rest of the budget for our season is raised through sponsors, fundraising and spirit nights that assist with banquets and other expenses. It also pays for our FAT timing system we pay use during our meets and other meet expenses.
There is no prior skill needed to run track. We have had youth as young as 5 years old run with us and have a good time.
As always, the athletes Parental / Guardian’s judgment is the overriding decision for attending practice or a track meet during inclement weather.
We will practice and run in the rain. Please make sure everyone dresses for the weather. In case of snow or a thunder storm, we will send out mass emails no later than 1 hour before practice. Also, we will update our Facebook groups page. Because we use School facilities, we are unable to practice if the county of the school we are practicing in cancels school.
- All coaches/administrators must be respected at all times.
- All athletes must be respected at all times.
- Good sportsmanship must be displayed in and out of competition to teammates and other teams.
- Profanity, fighting, or taunting will not be tolerated.
- No illegal substance uses.
Health and Nutrition
- Athletes should receive 8-10 hours of sleep the night before a meet.
- Eat high Carbohydrate meals the day and night before to fuel your muscles.
Pre- Competition Meals 3-4 Hours before the event
- High in complex carbohydrates, such as bread, fruit and vegetables
- 1/3 protein Low in fat
- Plenty of fluids (Hydration)
- Athletes should eat a nutritious breakfast before a meet, including fruits, bread, little or no meat is best.
Snack Hints – 1 to 2 hours before Competition & For All Day Meets
- Fresh Fruit – bananas, raisins, grapes, oranges, peaches, watermelon
- Crackers and Pretzels
- Bagels, toast, yogurt, trail mix
- Athletes should so their cool-down run after race events.
- 24 oz sports drink + bagel + peanut butter
- Sports bar + sports drink
- Low-fat chocolate milk
- fruit for carbohydrate replacement.
- Dinner should include foods high in protein (chicken, beef, fish, milk, cheese, soy products. to build muscle.