Thank you for joining Potomac Valley Track Club's Young Flyers youth track & field program!

Our workout this Sunday, December 13, at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA, is our last of the season.

This workout is an actual practice track meet. When you arrive at the front desk, please pick up your bib number(s) and pin them to the FRONT of your shirt.

Also, please pick up your participation certificate and your PVTC Young Flyers t-shirt if you have not already picked up yours.

For this meet, we need all hands on deck. We practiced timing and measuring over the past 10 weeks, and at this meet, we use what we have learned.

Please check in for one or more events using this handy survey form:

Note the schedule of events is the same as for our track meets on January 10, January 24, and February 7. The schedule:

  • 2:45 PM Packet pickup
  • 3:00 PM Circle Time
  • 3:15 PM 800-meter race walk
  • 3:15 PM 55-meter hurdles
  • 3:15 PM 55-meter run
  • 3:15 PM Standing long jump
  • 3:15 PM Shot put
  • 3:15 PM Turbo-javelin
  • 3:30 PM One mile run
  • 3:40 PM 400-meter run
  • 4:00 PM 800-meter run
  • 4:10 PM 200-meter run
  • 4:30 PM 4 x 200-meter relay
  • 4:40 PM Post-race picnic
  • 4:45 PM Coaches' 200-meter and 400-meter

    We especially need 6 timers + 1 chief timer in the 55-meter hurdles and runs at 3:15 PM. We start athletes F/M youngest to oldest, 6 at a time.

    Each 55-meter timer gets a clipboard. The timers each pick athletes and record those athletes bib numbers and then finish times. Later, I collate and sort the times off the clipboards.

    For the longer races - one mile, 400 meters, 800 meters, we need just one adult with a clipboard to record bib numbers and time.

    In the 200 meter, however, we need six timers once again, since athletes run fast and stay together.

    In the standing long jump, we need parents to sit on chairs to hold down the landing mats and to measure each jump and to record the distances.

    In the shot put and turbo-javelin throw, we need parents to measure each throw and to record the distances.

    Each athlete gets three jumps and three throws with each implement, best distance counts.

    Later on Sunday, we publish results on-line at

    After your delightful experience this coming Sunday, we want you to register your young athlete for free for our meets in January and February. You may also be interested in other indoor track meets:

  • December 20, Episcopal High School
  • December 26, Hagerstown Community College
  • December 27, January 3, January 17, and January 31, Prince George's Sportsplex

    When you attend these meets, please wear your Young Flyers t-shirts so our coaches can find you in the crowd. You may also want to talk with each other on Sunday about carpooling to meets.

    We encourage you to join Potomac Valley Track Club. See

    We encourage you to attend our continued practices every Monday and Wednesday at 7 PM on the track at Thomas Jefferson Community Center. See

    We thank the parents of Daniel Cecere and the parents of Andrew Stephen Wakeman & Nicolas David Wakeman for providing snacks this Sunday. Cecere -- bananas and clementines; Wakeman -- juice boxes and energy bars.

    Thank you so much for your help this season!

    Enjoy this holiday season!

    -- Thank you
    -- Jay Jacob Wind, secretary
    -- Potomac Valley Track Club

    PS We invite all parents to get certified in first-aid / AED / CPR on Thursday, December 17, 6 PM to 9 PM, at Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 South Dinwiddie Street, Arlington VA, corner of Columbia Pike.

    Cost: Only $25, subsidized down from the regular $125 cost by Safety And Health Foundation, which I direct. See to register in advance

    Jay Jacob Wind, Secretary
    Potomac Valley Track Club