All 7th and 8th Grade students are welcome to join the Kealing Track team. We will resume practice on Monday March 20th. A completed AISD physical packet is required, as well as a t-shirt, shorts, and running shoes for practices.
Please see the attached schedule and frequently asked questions for more information.
Kealing Track 2017
Justin Gardner- 8th Boys- firstname.lastname@example.org 414-2706
Ken Rydolph- 7th Boys- Kennard.email@example.com 841-1154
Tania Tasneem- 7th Girls firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoe Jones- 8th Girls email@example.com
Kealing Track FAQ’s
When is Track Season?
We will begin practice on Tuesday March 7th. Our final Track meet is Thursday April 27th. The season is about 6 and ½ weeks.
When do we practice?
We practice Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after school ( 3- 4:40 pm) on weeks that we have meets on Thursday. The practice schedule may be adjusted the weeks we run on Saturday. Your coach will let you know.
What do I do if I am going to miss practice or a meet?
Communication is important. Please call or email your coach as soon as you can to let them know when and why you will be missing practice or a meet.
What equipment do I need?
You MUST have an athletic physical completed on the AISD form before you can practice with us. If you turned in a Physical packet to participate in Athletics, or another Kealing sport team, that physical will cover you for track. You will need a t-shirt, shorts, and shoes that you can run in for practice. The school will provide uniforms for the meets. Track spikes are recommended for athletes participating in running events.
Do my grades matter for track?
Yes. All track athletes are under UIL No pass No play rules. The 4th 6 weeks report card will be used as the basis for eligibility. If you have any questions, see one of the track coaches.
Is track just running?
No. Track meets consist of running, jumping, and throwing events. Each athlete is allowed to participate in 5 total events.
What events are there in track?
400 M Relay Shot Put 300 M Hurdles
800 M Relay Discus 200 M Dash
100 M Hurdles (Girls) High Jump 1600 M Run
110 M Hurdle (Boys) Triple Jump 1600 M Relay
100 M Dash Long Jump
800 M Relay
400 M Dash
Can I help the team if I am not the fastest person in my race or 1st place in my field event?
Yes. The team gets points for individuals placing from 1st to 6th place. Each grade level boys and girls really need multiple people to participate in each event to accumulate enough points to win the meet. Scoring is as follows
1st Place 20 10
2nd Place 16 8
3rd 12 6
4th 8 4
5th 4 2
6th 2 1
Do I get to pick the events I participate in?
Yes and No. You will have an opportunity to run the events you want to run. We only get 3 or 4 spots per event so we take the 3 or 4 athletes that have the best performance in those events (times in the running events, distances in the jumps and throws) You may be asked to participate in an event that isn’t your top choice based on team need.
We will have a meeting with 7th and 8th grade boys on Wednesday December 14th from 3-3:30 in the small gym to discuss information about playing basketball at Kealing. If your child did not make the meeting, they are allowed to tryout. The following list contains some of the information to be shared at the meeting:
All games scheduled for Yellow Jacket Stadium have been moved to Noack Field. Here is the updated schedule.
7th and 8th Football Schedule 2016
7th Grade- Coach Rydolph (512) 841-1154, Kennard.firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Grade- Coach Gardner (512) 414- 2706, Justin.email@example.com
7th grade:Jaime Brynie (414-2718) firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoe Jones email@example.com
After school information meeting: 8/23 from 3:00-3:30 (Small Gym)
Tryouts: 8/24, 8/25, 8/26 from 3:00-5:00 (must attend all 3 days)
Come in athletic attire, knee pads encouraged
First Practice: 8/29 from 3:00-5:00
First Game: 9/1 - 7th home, 8th away. A teams play at 6:00, B teams play
at 7:00 or completion of A team game.
Student Needs: Completed AISD physical packet before they can participate in tryouts
School provides uniform, transportation to and from games and water
**Parents must be available to pick up student promptly after practice.
We are looking forward to another great season of Kealing Hornet Football! You can find the Football game schedule attached to this post. Here is some important information about our Football season:
The following sports are part of Kealing Athletics
A completed Athletics Physical is required to participate in any tryouts, practice, or competition. A completed physical packet is also required to participate in our Athletics Periods.
The AISD Physical Packet can be picked up from the Kealing Program Office or found electronically at :Physical Packet
If you have questions about Kealing Sports teams, or Athletics Periods, contact Coach Gardner at (512) 414-2706, or firstname.lastname@example.org