or get off the track!
3/11/18 – Thank you to all families that submitted applications to the Heat for the 2018 summer season! We will do our best to accept as many athletes into our program as we possibly can, but will likely not be able to accept all. This is mainly due to limitations on the lanes/space on the track and the number of coaches we have per age division. We expect to communicate application status the week of the 19th. Again, thank you for your interest in the Frisco Heat!
FRISCO HEAT TRACK & FIELD
The Frisco Heat Track Club strives to provide our student athletes the opportunity to develop their speed, strength, self-esteem, and endurance through good sportsmanship, self-discipline, leadership, and goal achievement. Our volunteer coaching staff is committed to developing well-rounded athletes who understand the fundamentals of training and competing in track & field while also developing sound athletes of sound character.
Our club primarily competes in Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) events, which include circuit meets around the DFW area from late May through early July, with the focus on being in peak form for the TAAF Region 7 meet in early July. Qualifiers from the Region 7 TAAF meet have the opportunity to participate in the TAAF Summer Games held in late July. The 2017 Summer Games will be held in McAllen, TX.
Frisco Heat Track Club History
The Frisco Heat was started in the spring of 2006 by Jason and Heather Money and Reggie Bush. The desire was to create an organization to coach young athletes in track and field in the city of Frisco. In 2008, Frisco Heat joined forces with another local track team, the Frisco Flyers, started by James and Tanya Anderson that was based upon the same premise and goals as the Frisco Heat. The result was a team of 75 young athletes competing at the highest level. As interest in the team increased, our team grew to over 200 athletes and 20 plus coaches. Our coaching staff is a combination of past collegiate and professional competitors along with extremely dedicated parent coaches; many who are USA Track and Field certified. With Head Coach Kevin Williams and our talented staff, Frisco Heat has cemented itself as one of the best youth track and field organizations in the state of Texas. Many of our recent elite athletes were highly ranked nationally in the USATF and AAU national championship events, have won multiple state championships, and set numerous state records. We have had the privilege to coach and help young athletes achieve their goal of competing at the collegiate level such as Baylor University, University of Louisiana Monroe, Sam Houston State University, Texas Tech University and Southern Mississippi University.
Information for Athletes Interested in Joining the FRISCO HEAT
Thank you for your interest in the Frisco Heat! We are a summer track team that competes primarily in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF). Our first practice is usually late April or early May. TAAF circuit meets commence in late May and run through mid-July, culminating with the Regional track meet. Based on the size of our Region (7), top qualifiers in each event by age group qualify to participate in the Track & Field Summer Games of Texas. For 2018 and 2019, the Summer Games will be held in College Station, TX.
For 2018, we will begin accepting applications for interested athletes from March 5th to March 9th. Based on the number of available roster spots from returning athletes, the Frisco Heat Board will review new applications and will inform families around the week of March 20th. We would love for all interested athletes to participate on our team, but have to cap our team size based on coach to athlete ratios and physical limitations of the number of lanes on the track.
The season fee for participating with the Frisco Heat is $225 per athlete. The fee covers our costs for utilizing the track at High Schools, our insurance, a Frisco Heat uniform singlet, a Frisco Heat embroidered track bag, and a Frisco Heat T-shirt. All Frisco Heat coaches are volunteers and receive no compensation for their efforts.
Below is a tentative practice schedule. Practices will be held at Wakeland HS.
Mondays & Thursdays
|6:30 pm – 7:30 pm||8U-10U Sprinters||12U-18U Field Events|
|6:30 pm – 8:30 pm||Middle/Long Distance|
|7:30 pm – 8:30 pm||8U-10U Field Events||12U-18U Sprinters (warm-up at 7:00 pm)|
Tuesday (Specialty Day)
*Not required if your athlete is not participating in field events. Please remember that athletes who have not practice hurdles, high jump, shot and discus events will not be allowed to participate in these events at the meet.
|6:30 pm – 7:30 pm||8U-10U High Jump||12U-18U Long Jump/Triple Jump/Hurdles|
|6:30 pm – 8:00 pm||12U-18U Middle/Long Distance|
|7:15 pm – 8:30 pm||12U-18U High Jump|
|7:30 pm – 8:30 pm||8U-10U Long Jump||12U-18U High Jump|
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