Winter Track

Winter Track & Field Season

@ Deltona High School 

1st Meet Countdown 

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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.  Our mission: “Creating smiles for today, athletes for tomorrow and knowledge of the sport for a lifetime.”
Deadline Date for Discount Tuition
  • One Week Before Thanksgiving 
Registration Fee
  • $150 – Early Bird Registration when you sign up before the deadline date
    • +$4.75 Credit Processing Fee
  • $200 – After Deadlined Date (No exceptions)
    • +$6.00 Credit Processing Fee 
  • No Refunds after Deadline Date
    • Credit will be issued for the following year or a different season.
Ages
  • Pre K – 5th Grade

Meet Information
  • Meet Location:  Deltona High School • 100 Wolf Pack Run 32725 
    • Dates  
      • December 10 • 17  •  January 7 • 14 • 21 • 28 
        • Please Notice:  Some meet days may be canceled due to bad weather or saturated track.  
          • There is no guarantee meets will be made up due to the school’s pre-scheduled activities.
    • Times (2nd Graders are subject to change times do to enrollment) 
      • Pre K – 1st Grade Starts at 10 am 
      • 2nd Grade  – 5th Grade Starts at 11:30am 
        • Meets are approximately 75 minutes 
Practice Information
  • Practice Location:  Deltona High School • 100 Wolf Pack Run, Deltona High School FL 32725
    • Enter on the street at Race Trac then walk to the track
    • November 30 • December 7 • 14 •  January 3 • 11 • 17 • 26
    • All Grades 4:30pm-5:30pm
      •  Special Note:  We start sharply start on time.  We strongly suggest arriving on time.  We do not cater to late arrivals.  If you are late this means you will need to walk the track and find your group and coach.  Parents are not allowed to leave during practice.  
      • At the end of practice everyone will need to leave the field immediately.    
Includes
  • Dreadhead Track Shirt • 5 events each meet • 5 ribbons each meet • 6 Practices • 6 Meets
Track Shirt
  • Wear you own “Black Running Shorts”.
  • What you order is what you will receive; we do not have surplus sizes.
  • Your child must wear their uniform to each track meet.
  • If registered after the deadline date your uniform will not arrive until the 2nd meet and there is no guarantee your uniform will arrive in the color, size or style as others from your school or group. Bring your own black shorts or running pants.
  • Each uniform will be inside a plastic bag labeled with your child’s information.
  • Distribution: Uniforms will be distributed at the first practice. If you are not able to make it to a practice you can pick up your uniform at the 1st track meet.
Events

Events (See ‘Events’ in Expectations for Specific grades)

  • 50 Meters
  • 75 Meters
  • 100 Meters
  • 200 Meters
  • 400 Meters
  • Hurdles
  • Javelin
  • Ball Throw
  • Standing Jump
  • Running Long Jump
Communication
  • You will periodically receive emails from sports@dreadhead.com and texts or calls 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

Practice 

  • Open practices are held at Deltona High School • Deltona.
    • Open is defined as any runner who does not have a practice held at their school.
  • We start promptly on time.  We do not prioritize procrastination regarding arriving late arrivals.
  • 4:30pm-5:30 pm Practice.  Do Not enter the track until you hear a whistle blowing constantly. 
  • Parents 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.

Drills 

Practice Plans (Click to Download Practice Plans)

 

  • Coach • Assistant Coach • Team Parent
    • Coach
      • Has electronic whistle, leads a group, keeps track of time per drill
    • Assist Coach
      • Help the runners get in heats 
      • Help repeat what coach says with larger groups
      • Demonstrates what coach is asking runners to do
    • Team Parent
      • Help runners sit down at start line
      • Help runners get ready for coaches instruction
      • Help runners focus when waiting for their turn to run
      • Stand at area they will stop running 
      • Help runners stop at appropriate area
      • Help runners jog not walk back to the start (in the grass)
      • Help runners sit down in their heats
  • Sign up to help 
  • 1st Practice:  Pick up your Dreadhead Track Top at the first practice.
    • Dreadhead Track Tops will be separated by sizes in bins labeled, “Toddlers, YS, YM, YL, Adult”
      Please bring your own black or dark shorts, no pockets is preferred.
  • Practice:  Wear appropriate running clothes to practice. No jeans, pants or skirts.
    • Shoes • Any type of sneakers are appropriate.  You do not need to wear spike to our meets. 
  • Meets:  You must wear your Dreadhead Track Top to each meet.
  • 1st Meet:  Pick up your Dreadhead Track Top if you have not received one yet.
 
 
  • Location 
    • Deltona High School
      • Drive in and park on the side of Race Trac
  • 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.
One Per Gender/Per Grade/Per Heat 
  • 1 Coach per Grade/Per Gender/Per Heat • Lead group from one event to the next. Writes down measurement.
  • 1 Assistant Coach
    • Helps the coach & call out measurements.  
    • Goes to the finish line to gather runners for next race. 
  • 1 Team Parent
    • Helps get runners into lanes.
  • End-line
    • Hold end-line tape (Must be Middle School age or older)
  • Ribbons
    • Pass Out 1st, 2nd 3rd Ribbons (Must be Middle School age or older)
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.

Events will be posted 1 week before the first meet.

We hold Parent 100% accountable for their child.  It is on you to arrive early, work with your child and cheer on ALL RUNNERS.
Cheer on the slowest runners who really need the push and support!
You are expected to read the entire all emails and the website.

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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