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6 months ago @ 2:28PM

About the 2021 HMS Track and Field Season

About 2020-2021 Season

Program Philosophy: The middle school track level program includes: sprints, distance events, long jump, high jump, shot put, discus, and relays. The program exposes the athletes to the various events and training principles. The team members will be guided to find events that match their interests and potential. They will be challenged to steadily progress in their training and improve in their performances. The students should find their experience successful and fun!  With a team of close to 200 athletes, we will be utilizing grade/event specific practices to best meet the needs of our athletes. 

Coaches’ Goals for mid-April: By end of week two, all athletes  will have done exchanges in zones, been introduced to starts/finishes, running workouts, and drills/strength for form. All athletes will be exposed to throws and standing broad jump and may have received an initial measurement in shot put and/or long jump. All athletes will have competed in a intrasquad time trial or colonial conference meet to receive a time in a race.


Getting Started:

  • Link to registration:  https://haddonfieldathletics.org/main/adnews/ID/46711124

  • (Note: Impact Concussion Testing is NOT required for middle schoolers.)

  • Student’s paperwork must be approved by the school nurse and the school doctor before being added to the roster.  A student will know that they have been added to the team roster when they have been added to the team’s google classroom.  We will add new athletes to the google classroom as soon as they are approved.  Newcomers are always welcome to join the team anytime during the season, but understand that they will be a wait time as the paperwork processes through both the school nurse's office and the school doctor. 

  • Here is a link to all health forms: https://haddonfieldathletics.org/main/teamfiles/id/3621595/seasonid/3973731


Season Schedule:

First Virtual In-Person Team Meeting Dates: There will be team meetings on both April 8th and 9th.  The google meet code will be linked within the team google classroom. 

First In-Person Team Meeting Dates: The season schedule is linked here.  It is in draft form for planning purposes and will be readjusted as needed.  Please make sure to check the schedule weekly for any changes

SEASON SCHEDULE (draft as of 3/17)



  1. Google Classroom - All team members will be added into our team google classroom for communication from coaches. 

  2. Remind Text Messaging - Parents are asked to sign up for the text message account for communication from coaches. (directions below)

  3. Additional Communication - We will also continue to update this site and will utilize morning announcements as needed to reinforce communication elsewhere. Follow us on twitter for updates: @HMSTrackXC

Sign up for Remind text message alerts (directions below)

Remind Account Sign Up:  We will be using remind text messaging by grade level (because one team sign up caused us to go over the allotted number of accounts for one user!)

  • 6th Graders/Families: Sign up for text message updates to be texted directly to you from the coaches by texting the number 81010 with the message @hms6track or go to https://remind.com/join/hms6track for updates.  

  • 7th Graders/Families: Sign up for text message updates to be texted directly to you from the coaches by texting the number 81010 with the message @hms7track or go to https://remind.com/join/hms7track for updates.  

  • 8th Graders/Families: Sign up for text message updates to be texted directly to you from the coaches by texting the number 81010 with the message @hms8track or go to https://remind.com/join/hms8track for updates.  

Sign up can also be done via email. If you have any questions email cbaker@haddonfield.k12.nj.us and mcannaday@haddonfield.k12.nj.us 


More About The Season….

Practice Schedule: Season practices will include a combination of practices at the middle school (3:15-4:15) or high school (3:30-4:30).  Students should wear supportive running shoes to prevent injuries.  Bring extra sweats to keep warm in the early part of the season. Bring a labeled or identifiable water bottle. If you are riding your bike to track practice or meets at the high school, lock up bicycles and leave valuables at home.  Students must arrive wearing a mask and their covid forms (genesis and team form) must be completed. 

Team Covid Form: You must complete this form daily.  We appreciate your time to complete a separate form in addition to the school’s daily covid form, but this is essential for our own records and to support our accurate attendance and record keeping. Team form will be linked here, on google classroom, and texted to the team text chain.

Meet Information: The team will compete in Colonial Conference dual meets. Events will include the 100m, 400m, 800m, 1600m, 4x100m, shot put, discus, long jump and high jump.  The season meets are listed on the "schedule" tab. All team members are invited to participate in our two home meets.  7th and 8th graders are invited to participate in our three away meets and 6th graders will have three intrasquad home meets. (Due to Covid19 precautions, the status of championship meets during the season have not been determined yet.  We anticipate the possibility of our usual end of season Middle School Championship for qualifiers.)

Team T-Shirts: New team members will receive a uniform.  Returning xc/track team members have already received the uniform.

Practice/Meet Cancelations: Cancelations or changes to the schedule (such as cancelation due to rain) will be announced to the students before the end of the school day and posted on the team website, google classroom, twitter, and text messaging account.