WHAT EXACTLY IS TRACKLAB?
Similar to Pop Warner Football or Little League Baseball, but we support the development of both youth and adult track & field athletes.
As a league, we create the right meet conditions for development, and provide all the right tools including FAT timing, blocks and implements, and experienced officials. Coaches are permitted centerfield during competition to help correct and reinforce form, techniques and methods, in real time.
Tracklab is a developmental league for track & field athletes.
We are proudly community-minded. We host educational events like event clinics and skill challenges. We sponsor athletes who are competing in under-represented events like pole vault and multi events. We support local teams who need a little help with implements or equipment.
With plenty of developmental recognition.
Each outdoor season, Tracklab hosts a series of developmental meets. Our season includes one meet with a milestone challenge, with every finisher receiving a t-shirt, regardless of place of finish. Athletes who set a Personal Record during a meet can help themselves to a PR button - recognizing those micro-wins. USATF and AAU All Americans returning to spring training are awarded a custom All American bib. At every meet, the top 3 finishers in every event, per age group, are awarded very cool medals.
And, at season's end, we recognize individual accomplishments - including most improved, record breaker, excellence in field, and excellence in track. We also award Spring Championship club trophies. Learn more here.
SPRING HONORS PROGRAM: AWARD DESCRIPTIONS
Field Excellence Award
Awarded to the athlete scoring the most points in field events over the course of the series. Male and female, age groups 6U, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18.
Most Improved Recognition
Points don't always tell the whole story. One athlete per eligible club* is recognized as demonstrating growth over the course of the series, as selected by the club's coach. (An eligible club is a club that has participated in 3 or more meets during the series.)
Spring League Meet Champion Trophy
Awarded to the club scoring the most combined points during the Spring League Championship meet.
Track Excellence Award
Awarded to the athlete scoring the most points in track events over the course of the series. Male and female, age groups 6U, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18.
Spring League Club Champion Trophy
Effective 2021, the Spring League Club Champion trophy will be awarded by age group, as follows: 6U, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18. Trophies will be awarded to the club scoring the most points, within the age group, through the end of the series, by sex. Runner-up trophies have been discontinued.
Scoring system, individuals: athletes earn points based on the place of finish - 10 - first place; 8 - second place; 6 - third place; 5 - fourth place; 4 - fifth place; 3 - sixth place; 2 - seventh place; and, 1- eighth place.
Scoring system, clubs: Clubs earn points toward the club trophies; however, only the top 3 finishers per event can earn points for clubs. (For example, RunLong TC has 12 athletes in the boys' 9-10 800m run; 2 of the 12 boys place third and sixth. Both boys have earned individual points (6, 3 points) but only the third place finisher's points will count toward RunLong TC's club total.) This point-rule is meant to level the field for smaller but competitive clubs.