FAQs | Info for Parents


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Are practices and meets mandatory?

No. While we encourage you to participate fully, we understand schedules can be crazy and families are busy. It is not mandatory to attend every practice or meet. Some athletes take full advantage of every practice session and attend all the meets they can, while other athletes attend practices as a great way to stay in shape, learn form and increase speed for other sports. Meets are not required but are a great way to show off your hard work. We ask that those athletes who have committed to a relay, attend relay practices and meets.

What special equipment, clothing and/or shoes does my child need?

A good pair of running shoes, comfortable athletic clothing and plenty of water is all that’s needed.

Athletes should wear their TTC jersey and black athletic shorts for meets. More serious athletes often elect to buy running spikes for specific events but this is not required. Track meets can be long and hot during summer months. We recommend being prepared with plenty of water, healthy snacks and sunscreen.

Can I drop my child off at practice?

TTC is not a drop-off program. All athletes need a parent, or an adult who is responsible for the athlete, to be at each practice, meet, or event. I.e. carpools: an adult needs to stay at practice or meets in case of injury, illness, etc. for all of the athletes they bring.

What is the general schedule and how long is the season?

Practice begins in mid-May. All practices are then Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm and continue until the last meet. Meets are generally on weekends beginning in early June and continuing through the end of July. Check out the TTC Calendar for a full practice schedule and meet dates.

Where is practice held?

Practices are held at York Suburban High School track located at 1800 Hollywood Dr, York, PA 17403.

How do I enter meets?

Our Meets page has the full schedule of all offered meets. As individual meet details become available, we add links to the schedule that provide more details and entry information including entry deadlines. You’ll receive notification when meet entry links are posted. 

To enter an upcoming meet, simply click the MEET INFO button from the Meets page (or navigate to the specific meet page in the menu) and you’ll see all the meet details, regulations and list of events. From there, scroll down to begin the 2-step process.

  1. Submit Entry Form – to send event selections to TTC
    Submit the entry form with event selections for EACH child (if entering more than one child). Form questions vary bases on how meet fees are structured.
  2. Pay Meet Fees – online or give to Coach Shawn
    If paying by credit card, you’ll be directed to complete your transaction. If paying by cash or check give fees to Coach Shawn.

Entry deadlines are posted on the meet info page. Both your form and fees must be to TTC prior to the entry deadline or your athlete’s entry will be canceled. We recommend reviewing the individual meet details carefully as fees, offered events and regulations vary from meet to meet.

Who chooses what events my child enters for meets?

It is up to you and your child to determine what events they would like to compete in at meets. We recommend making the most of each meet you attend by entering as many events as allowed (per the individual meet regulations). You don’t want to travel for just one race that lasts 15 seconds (am I right, parents?) and it’s a good opportunity to try new events. TTC Coaches are happy to help guide that decision and make recommendations best suited for your child.

TTC Coaches identify athletes for relay events based on skill, availability and individual meet regulations. If your child is selected for a relay, Coach Shawn will provide more information at that time regarding how relays affect other events and meet entry (regulations are different for each meet).

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