Do parents have to register athletes for the meet? I handle the entry to meets from here on out. If your child is not listed to race please contact me.
How long does the invite take? Each meet will vary in in how long the meet lasts but they are long events ranging from 4 hours to 2 days. We'll leave for the first meet at 3:30 p.m. and return to BOHS around 11:00 p.m.
Can I take my athlete to the invite? Your athlete needs to ride the school bus to every meet.
Can I bring them home? You can only take your athlete home from the meet once the last race has concluded. You are not allowed to take athletes who are not yours to or from the meet under any circumstance (Yay 2015 litigation). It's important that we stay to support any athletes that have yet to race.
What do they need to bring? Food, water, sun screen, spending money, uniform, racing flats, training shoes, a change of clothes, warm clothes for night races and school work.
Can my child go to the football game/dance? Absolutely.
What’s a pasta party? Do they have to go? A pasta party is a team dinner that is hosted by a family or families the night before a race. I can't make you or your athlete do anything but the pasta parties are a good bonding experience and opportunity to talk about race goals/strategy.
Do parents have to be involved in the race? No.
Do parents pay to see the invite? It depends on the race.
Do you provide a map to the invite? Yes
What should my child eat before, at the invite and afterwards?Here's a good source for that info. Your child will adjust their diet based on the time they race. If they race in the morning they should eat a small meal before leaving and then a small snack about 2 hours before their race. People get hyped on carbs but we need to have a balanced meal plan that consists of protein, complex carbohydrates, fat and electrolytes.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.