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Freedom High School (South Riding)


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Freedom High School (South Riding)

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Freedom High School (South Riding)

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4 months ago @ 12:00PM

2021 Outdoor Track & Field Tryout Schedule and Important Tryout Information

2021 Outdoor Track & Field Tryout Schedule

Before Tryouts start, make sure you can create your ATS account for Daily Health Verification and COVID-19 Screening. Click here for instructions on how to make your account



Date and Time

9th  Grade Girls

2) Monday, April 12, 4:00PM

9th  Grade Boys

3)Tuesday, April 13, 4:30 PM

10th  Grade Girls

2) Monday, April 12, 4:00PM

10th  Grade Boys

3) Tuesday, April 13, 4:30 PM

11th  Grade Girls

1) Monday, April 12, 7:00AM

11th  Grade Boys

1) Monday, April 12, 7:00AM

12th  Grade Girls

1) Monday, April 12, 7:00AM

12th  Grade Boys

1) Monday, April 12, 7:00AM

Members of the Cross-Country Region Team

1) Monday, April 12, 7:00AM

**Wednesday’s Tryout date will be for athletes who missed their Tryout date and for athletes who need a

second evaluation.

2021 Indoor Track & Field Tryout Information

Read and understand everything before arriving to Tryouts.

  1. You must have completed your Athletic Registration and have a completed Physical on file before participating.
  2. Before Arriving to Tryouts: Fill out the Daily Health Verification form (Instructions to make account)
  3. ARRIVE EARLY: Athletes are expected to arrive no later than 10-15 minutes before the start of their Tryout Time.
  1. Upon Arrival: Drive to the parking lot next to the bus loop (not the bus loop), to park or to be dropped off. Walk to the front door of the stadium to have your temperature taken. Make sure you are physically distant from other athletes while you wait to enter the stadium. Parents/drivers should not leave until their athlete is clear to participate and enter the stadium.


  1. Athletes will be allowed to participate if the following criteria is met:
    1. Body Temperature is below the allowable limit
    3. Have a water bottle (at least 22 oz)
    4. Wearing a face mask
    5. Have answered NO to the questions on your completed the Daily Health Verification Form. Optional: It’s also a good idea to bring: Large plastic trash bag, a Ziploc bag, an extra face mask, and personal hand sanitizer.
  2. Entrance into the stadium
  1. Athletes will enter the front door of Freedom' stadium, and apply hand sanitizer upon entrance
  2. Athletes will quickly move to the designated waiting area and stand next to an unoccupied cone.
    1. That cone will be your cone for the entirety of the practice, you will place your belongings at the cone and begin static stretching in place.
  3. Once everyone has arrived, then athletes will be address by the coaches, after receiving instructions from the coaches then athletes will be released to warm-up for the tryout events.


*If the feels-like temperature is under 70 Degrees, then athletes must wear layers of clothing, such as jackets, sweatshirts, gloves, and hats. Failure to comply will result in dismissal from practice or tryout.


Tryout Evaluations


  1. Warm-ups (~30 minutes)
    1. Keep this in mind as you practice and prepare your 30-minute warm-up routinefor Tryouts.
  2. After warm-ups are complete athletes will be sent to their first event area.


  1. Procedures for Tryout Events
  1. Mask must stay on, unless you are competing in a running evaluation (not waiting to compete, but on the start line of the 100m or 800m)
  2. After the event is complete, face mask must be put back on and athletes must immediately go to their next event.
  3. While waiting for an event to start athletes must remain 6’ feet apart from other athletes.
  4. Once your last event is complete, GO HOME, do not wait around for other athletes.
  5. Exit through the rear gates of the stadium, and hand sanitize as you leave


  1. Tryout Events- Athletes must compete in all 4 Tryout events, unless designated as Throws Only, then you will only need to compete in Shot Put and 2 additional events. If you designate yourself as a Long- Distance Runner Only then you do not have to attempt Shot Put.

A= 100m dash (4 athletes/ race) B= Shot Put (3 attempts)

C= Standing Long Jump (3 attempts) D= 800m run (8 athletes/ race)


  1. Event Order- At the beginning of the Tryout session, athletes will be assigned a Tryout Group, and will remain in that Tryout Group until their Tryout day is complete.

Group 1: D, C, B, A Group 2: D, B, C, A Group 3: B, D, C, A Group 4: C, D, B, A


  1. Qualifying Times & Distances for Underclassmen

Juniors and Seniors are expected to be competing at or near the Regional scoring times and distances. Seniors are expected to be leaders and must have the requisite athletic ability and leadership skills.


A.   100m dash (g: :14.89) (b: :13.39)

B.   Shot Put     (g: 20’)  (b: 30’)

C.   SLJ               (g: 6’10”) (b: 8’ 3”)

D.   800m run   (g: 3:16.99) (b: 2:36.99)

Note: Not meeting a qualifying time or distance does not automatically disqualify you from making the team, the totality of your Tryout evaluations will also be taken into consideration before the final team selection.

The coaching staff is not only seeking talented athletes, but they are also seeking motivated athletes: 1) Who like to compete, 2) who want to learn, 3) willing to follow directions, and 4) who want to be a positive member of the team without any special treatment or provisions to be on the team.

Athletes who do not demonstrate these qualities WILL NOT make the team, regardless of skill or ability.


  1. Team Selection- Athletes will receive an email to their school account, notifying them whether they were selected to be on this year’s team. Athletes who did not make the team on their first try will be given a second opportunity on Wednesday, April 14, to reattempt the events.


Expect the email from Coach Gittelman or Coach Kitchens no later than 16 hours after your Tryout has ended.


  1. Golden Eagle Award- Based on rankings throughout all four Tryout events. The girl and boy with the best/lowest score will win the Golden Eagle Award for this year’s Tryouts.


  1. If you cannot make your Tryout date and/or time, email Coach Kitchens AND Coach Gittelman to reschedule. mkitchen@lcps.org, alison.gittelman@lcps.org

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