If this is your child's first time at giving Track & Field a try, we strongly encourage that you let your child come to 3-4 practices before signing him/her up. As we realize families and athletes are very busy during the summer we do not make practices or meets mandatory but we do encourage at least 80% participation for the season. If for some reason your athlete will not be attending a particular meet, especially the Qualifying meet or the Championship meet due to vacation, illness, etc. please notify us as soon as possible as this helps us to plan events and relays.
Those children who are currently enrolled in middle school spring sports are welcome to join the team and begin participating upon the conclusion of their school co-curricular activities. We also support baseball/softball players joining and becoming full track & field participants upon the end of their seasons. We do however require that you register as a Panther by no later than the registration deadline.
Track Shirts: Each registered athlete will be issued a Panther uniform track shirt at a practice in June. These shirts must be returned at the end of the season. If not returned the replacement cost is $20.00. It is important that if at all possible parents are available when uniforms are being issued to insure proper fittings.
Shorts: Donations - At the end and beginning of every season we have athletes who donate their shorts back to the team basically because they have grown out of them and they are still in good shape. This has proved to be a good benefit to parents especially if they have more than one child.
Purchase - If you cannot obtain shorts through the donation program athletes need to purchase their own shorts (yellow/gold). Gee & Bee Sporting Goods in Auburn should have our style & color for a cost of approximately $10.00. BUY/ORDER YOUR SHORTS EARLY.
Shoes: Regular light weight RUNNING sneakers are recommended. Specialty track shoes are not required and are usually only recommend to those athletes who have been participating in track for awhile.
First Practice & Registration Begins
Monday, April 24TH
Poland Regional High School Track and Field Facility
The Panther Track Club is for Children ages 5 to 14* by December 31, 2017. Those approaching age 15 may participate as long as they are still14 years of age on August 13, 2017.
Fees: $ 70.00 Per Athlete**
** Update - due to an increase in MEUSATF fees the Registration fee is now $70 - 04/23/17.
Sibling Break is No Longer Available.
The registration fee covers athlete’s Maine USA Track & Field membership, Panther team membership and all meet fees.
Registration forms are available online and at practices.
All NEW 2017 Panthers MUST provide a COPY of their birth certificate when registering for the program this year.
It does not need to be a clerk certified copy.
We only need this with the athlete’s first year of participation.
Maine USATF retains this information for all future years of participation.
Several coaches are needed in Track & Field. If you plan to attend the practices and/or meets and are considering participating as a coach full or part time, please talk to us at any practice and please don’t hesitate to just join in. Everyone is welcome to coach.
August 24, 2017
POLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CAFÉ