Fall Track

Countdown to the First Track Meet • Central Florida

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Since 1994

We have been Awesome!


Since 1994 Dreadhead has been centered on providing a fun & friendly atmosphere where your child will be motivated to work, learn and have fun. Our ultimate goal is to create a love of sports among our youth. It is within this newfound love that we hope to develop positive habits that will carry forward into our children’s adolescent and adult lives to build a stronger and more fit community. Our mission: “Creating smiles for today, athletes for tomorrow and knowledge of the sport for a lifetime.”

Information

Deadline Date for Discount Tuition
  • Labor Day
Registration Fee
  • $150 – Early Bird Registration when you sign up before Labor Day
  • $200 – After Labor Day
    • No Refunds after Deadline Date
Ages
  • 3 Year Olds –  5th Grade
Meet Location
  • The Geneva School • Casselberry • 1775 Seminola Blvd, Casselberry, FL 32707
Meet Dates
  • September 18 • September 25 • October 2 • October 9 • October 16 • October 23

Meets may be canceled due to bad weather or saturated conditions on the track.  The School has the option to move a meet date due to any of their school sports schedule.  Every effort will be made to make up the meet but is not guaranteed.

Meet Times
  • Track Meets Times 
    • Pre K  – 1st Grade Start at 9 am – 10 am
    • 2nd Grade – 5th Grade Start at 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Note – Start Times are subject to change due to enrollment size, school schedule, and any Covid-19 Guidelines that may arise.

 Start times are not confirmed until 1 week prior to the first meet for the above reason.

Practice
  • All Schools
    • All schools and groups are invited to our open practice at:
      • The Geneva School • 1775 Seminole Blvd, Casselberry FL 32707
  • Days & Times
    • 6 pm-7 pm 
    • Practice starts the week after Labor Day
    • September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21
    • Contact: Kenny Bonnett Jr • sports@dreadhead.com
  • Faith Christian Academy Student Only
    • 3pm-4pm • Wednesdays
    • Wednesdays Starting After Labor Day 
    • September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20
    • Students that are registered through Dreadhead will be picked up at the dismissal line by Athletics staff.
    • Any student not picked up by a parent at 4pm will be checked in aftercare
    • Contact: Tony Medina • medinat@fcalions.org
Includes
  • 6 Meets
  • Track uniform
  • 5 events each meet
  • 5 ribbons each meet
  • Practice with your school or open practice with Dreadhead Sports (see practice information below).
Uniforms
  • What you order is what you will receive; we do not have surplus sizes.
  • Extra Uniform will cost $40 Each
  • Your child must wear their uniform to each track meet.
  • If registered after the deadline date, your uniform may not arrive until the 1st meet and there is no guarantee your uniform will arrive in the color, size or style as others from your school or group.
  •  Toddler Sizes will not include shorts. You must use your own black shorts
  • Each uniform will be inside a plastic bag labeled with your child’s information.
  • Distribution:  Uniforms will be distributed the week before the 1st meet at the following locations.  School not listed below must pick up the uniform at the first open practice at The Master’s Academy. If you are not able to make it to a practice you can pick up your uniform at the 1st track meet.
    • The Master’s Academy • Mike McBeth
    • Park Maitland • Melissa Kohn
    • Faith Christian Academy • Tony Medina
    • Circle Christian School • Michael Simmons 
    • International Community School • Jenny Higgins
    • Orange County Preparatory School • Melody Gomez
    • Life Christian Academy • Jessica Wilkinson
    • Orlando Christian Preparatory School • Brittany Gunn
    • Parke House • Christy Boyette
    • Lake Forest Preparatory School • Front Desk
    • Maitland Montessori School • Front Desk
    • Walden Community • Front Desk
Youth
Size   XS S M L  
3T-4T-5T 4-5 6-8 10-12 14-16  
Chest (Inches) 21-22 22-23 24-26 28-30 31-33  
Waist (Inches) 21-22 22-23 22-24 25-27 28-30  
Hip (Inches) 22-23 23-24 25-27 28-30 31-33  
Events
  • 50 Meters
  • 75 Meters
  • 100 Meters
  • 200 Meters
  • 400 Meters
  • Hurdles
  • Javelin 
  • Running Long Jump
  • Standing Long Jump

Events are determined by your child’s grade.  The Event Schedule will be posted 1 week prior to the first meet.

Communication

You will periodically receive emails from sports@dreadhead.com and texts to your cell from 407-619-3600. You may also receive email or texts from the coach of your team. Make sure you add us to your accepted email list. Like Dreadhead Sports on Facebook also for updated information.

Expectations

  • Location 
    • The Geneva School in Casselberry
  • Waiver
  • Arrival
    • Arrive 20-30 minutes early to warm up, stretch and practice on your own.
    • Group warm up will start in the middle of the field 15 minutes prior to start.
  • Start of the meet
    • You will hear a series of whistles. We will need both parents and runners to follow the sound and line up off the track. Let me emphasize on the word ‘hustle’. Please make every effort for the runner and most importantly the parents to hustle as we will have important announcements. Coach will place you in groups by gender and grades.
  • Practice:  Wear appropriate running clothes to practice. No jeans, Khaki pants or skirts
  • Meets:  You must wear your uniform to each meet.
  • 1st Meet:  Pick up your uniform if you have not received one yet.
  • Running Age Group Needs
    • 2 Volunteers per group
    • 1 person to lead group from one event to the next
    • 1 person to write down scores (field events)
  • End Line
    • 1 person needed to hold the End line Tape
    • 2 people needed to pass out ribbons
  • Depending on the weather, practice starts the week after Labor Day and ends the week of October 24. If your school does not have a practice you can join the open practice at The Master’s Academy.
  • Parents that attend 6 pm practices must stay for the duration of the practice. You are not allowed to leave for any reason. Impending weather may arise and we must get the runners into their parents’ car.
  • Misbehaving – If for any reason your runner misbehaves at practice or the meets they will be asked to sit out. We do not in any way tolerate bullying or unsportsmanlike conduct. The length of time will be at the discretion of the coach. If they continue to act up they will not be allowed to practice with the group. Misbehaving implies the following: bullying, disrespect, touching other children, inappropriate words, name-calling, unsportsmanlike conduct.

Each location has a designated head coach; who will need assistance in organizing the groups and coaching the runners. Please meet with the head coach 45 minutes prior to the 1st meet. Click here to sign up to volunteer and help out the coaches!

1 Practice

  • 15 Minutes
    • Welcome • Rules • Weather • Water Breaks • Groups (All Runners and Parents Meet)
  • 10 Minutes
    • Track Training Warm up (see video)
      • Have runners spread out.  Show example one at a time.
      • 1 drill for 20 seconds (3 times)
      • Stretching in between and rest
  • 5 Minutes – Start of Race
    • On your mark (one foot on the line) (2 Minutes)
      • Back up; then do it again and again and again
    • On your mark, Get set (look up) (2 Minutes)
      • Back up; then do it again and again and again
  • 20 Minutes
    • 20 yds repeats
      • Lines runners up in their lane
      • On your mark • Get set • Whistle (means go)
      • Team Parent
        • Parent (A) • Help get them ready in the lines as they wait. (Focus)
        • Parent (B) • As they finish the run have them come to you. (Standing on the side of the finish area)
        • Parent (C) • Have the runners, run back to you.  (Then get help with Parent A to line up)
  • 10 Minutes
    • Runs – (2x) 50 • (2x) 100
      • Repeat if you have a small group
        • Team Parent
          • Same Needs as listed above

2 Practice

  • Groups
    • 3 Year olds & Pre Kindergarten
    • Kindergarten & 1st Grade
    • 2nd & 3rd Grade
    • 4th – 5th Grade
  • After Greeting go straight to Area
  • Rotation
    • 3 Years – Pre K
      • Running Long Jump
      • The Start • On Your Mark, Get Set, Whistle 
        • Area Behind Goal Post
      • 50 Meters 
      • 100 Meters
      • 400 Meters
    • K & 1 Grade
      • The Start • On Your Mark, Get Set, Whistle 
      • 50 Meters 
      • 100 Meters
      • Running Long Jump
      • 400 Meters
    • 2nd & 3rd  Grade
      • 200 Meters (Staggard Start)
      • 100 Meters
      • Drills in 20 Meters going forward (See Video for Examples)
    • 4th & 5th Grade
      • 200 Meters (Staggard Start)
      • 100 Meters
      • Drills in 20 Meters going forward (See Video for Examples)

3 Practice

  • Groups
    • 3 Year Olds – Pre Kindergarten
    • Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
    • 3rd – 5th Grade
      • Each Group needs to be split into separate groups per grade (pending coaches)
  • After Greeting go straight to Area (bring water bottles to each drill)
  • Rotation (10 Minute Rotation)
    • 3 Years – K
      • Standing Long Jump & Running Long Jump (Infield)
      • 20 (Sprint) • 20 (Walk) • 20 (Sprint) • 20 (Walk) • Rest (Near Side of Track)
      • 5 Dynamic Drills • Every 10 Meters• Up to 50 Yards  (Infield)
      • 10 (Sprint) • 10 (Jog) • 10 (Walk) • Non Stop
      • 100 (Far Side of Track)
    • 1st – 2nd
      • 20 (Sprint) • 20 (Walk) • 20 (Sprint) • 20 (Walk) • Rest (Near Side of Track)
      • Standing Long Jump & Running Long Jump (Infield)
      • 100 (Far Side of Track)
      • Every 10 Dynamic Drills up to 50 Yards  (Infield)
      • 10 (Sprint) • 10 (Jog) • 10 (Walk) • Non Stop (Infield)
    • 3rd – 5th Grade
      • 100 (Far Side of Track)
      • Every 10 Dynamic Drills up to 50 Yards  (Infield)
      • 10 (Sprint) • 10 (Jog) • 10 (Walk) • Non Stop (Infield)
      • 20 (Sprint) • 20 (Walk) • 20 (Sprint) • 20 (Walk) • Rest (Near Side of Track)
      • Standing Long Jump & Running Long Jump (Infield)

4 Practice

  • 10 Minutes
    • Track Training Warm up
  • 20 Minutes
    • Hurdles
      • Place hurdles 10 yards apart up to 70 Yards.
      • Sprint last 30 yards to end. Rest on opposite side in line • Jog Back
  • 20 Minutes
    • Sprints (20 • 50 • 100)
  • 10 Minutes
    • 800 Meters

5 Practice

  • 30 Minutes
    • Dreadhead Training
      • Pick any 10 • 3 set of 30 Seconds
  • 20 Minutes
    • Sprint – Jog – Walk
      • 40 meters Walk • 40 meters Sprint • 40 meters Jog • (Turn & Repeat)
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10 Minutes

  • 400 Meters

6 Practice

  • Rotation (15 Minute Rotation)
    • 3 Years – Pre K
      • Running Long Jump 
      • Dynamic Drills • up to 20 Meters
      • 100 (Far Side of Track)
      • 800 Meters
    • K – 1st 
      • 20 (Sprint) • 20 (Jog) • 20 (Walk) • Non Stop (Infield)
      • Numbers (Infield)
      • Follow the Leader (Infield)
      • 800 Meters
    • 2nd – 5th 
      • Follow the Leader (Infield)
      • Numbers (Infield)
      • 20 (Sprint) • 20 (Jog) • 20 (Walk) • Non Stop (Infield)
      • 1600
WEATHER
10/10 Rule
What does Florida evening storms mean?  Anything can change within 10 minutes or 10 miles.
That being said, I will send an email of cancellation no later than 30 minutes prior to practice.  I will not do it any sooner unless it is very clear that something ugly will be happening around the start of practice.  No need to call, email or text as your area may be raining; however, the practice location may be perfect.  If I do not email, practice is still on.

Testimonials

I appreciate the fact that Dreadhead Sports allow other schools that are not close to participate. Track is my sons element and this team has taught him how to be humble and a good competitor. I love how they have javelin, long jump, running jump, hurdles and various races. Everything is very fair so everyone has a chance to win. The owner is a great leader and has instilled good values in the program. It is literally everything we were looking for. I just wish there were more seasons to join.  

Selena, Outside School Area

Absolutely great experience. Wasn’t too sure what we were getting into but it better then imagined! Perfect for numerous reasons. Track in its self. Preparing for another sport or even just pure exercise and competition! Would recommend to anyone!

William

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