Here is information concerning registration for the 2008 season with Albuquerque Athletics Track Team.
If you have any questions, please click on the links listed at the end of the message. Thanks, Teri
The 2008 Cross-Country Season is about to begin! We are looking forward to the new season, our 11th and invite you to register
Saturday, August 23, 2008
from noon to 2:00pm
at the John B. Robert Dam
located on the east side of Juan Tabo Blvd NE between Montgomery and Spain.
Returning 2008 AAT athletes will not need to fill out a new registration form for cross-country.
The AAT sign-up fee is subject to change due to uncertainty of facility usage charges.
The current fee for returning AAT Athletes is:
$125 for the cross-country season team membership
$20 USATF membership card
(AAT athletes who ran track & field in spring 2008 already have a USATF membership card, everyone else will need a new one.)
$20 AAT “Teal” Uniform top
(If you already have an AAT uniform including the teal top, you don't need to purchase another)The current fee for new athletes is $200 and includes:
$5 equipment fee
$10 AAT Team T-shirt
$20 United States Track & Field Card,
$40 for an official AAT uniform top and running shorts
$125 for the cross-country season team membership.
A copy of the athlete's birth certificate and the sign-up fee is needed for registration.
Team warm-up sweats and other apparel will be available for sale.
A limited number of older style team sweats will be available for sale at a discount on a first come first serve basis.
The Albuquerque Athletics Track (AAT) team is a track & field and cross-country team for athletes age 5 to 18.
The age groups for competition are divided by gender and are as follows:
2000 & earlier
Young Men & Women
At the State, Regional, and National meets, there is no Sub-Bantam division, so Sub-Bantams will need to run as Bantams, and do the full 3K-race distance.
The first team practice date is Monday, August 25th. Practices will be held at John B. Robert Dam Park. John B. Robert Dam Park is located on Juan Tabo Blvd. NE between Spain and Montgomery. The Dam is located on the "EAST" side of Juan Tabo just north of Manitoba and south of Spain. Practice times are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:30 PM. Practice times will decrease in length as day light savings time ends and light permits. All practices will end by 7:00 PM. It is extremely important that parents are prompt in dropping off and picking up your athlete(s) at the practice field.
Parking is located at the base of the dam. Please enter and exit traveling on the north bound lanes of Juan Tabo.
There is not a designated left turn bay on the south bound lanes of Juan Tabo for entrance onto the dirt lot.
There will be no practice on the Labor Day holiday.
Parents are encouraged to work out on their own during practice. AAT feels that running, walking and exercise in general should be a life style that the whole family can participate in and enjoy. We feel that your presence at practice will serve to encourage your athletes to train hard and keep them at their best behavior. However, we do request that the parents do let the coaches coach and train the athletes at practice and the meets.
Athletes should wear comfortable running attire, including good running shoes ($50-$100), sweats, jackets, gloves, and hats to practice and the meets. No rest room facilities or water is available at the practice site. All athletes should bring their own water to practice. Always bring water to practice!
Cross Country Meets
The AAT meet will be held on Sunday September 21, 2008 at the John B. Robert Dam. Local cross-country meets are held on either a Saturday or Sunday. The Meets are usually an all-morning affair and are very exciting for everyone. AAT athletes should bring water to the meets. AAT parents may be required to assist in working at these meets by helping with timing, picking and other tasks.
The schedule for the 2008 cross-country season will be determined at the August 13th meeting of USATF New Mexico. We will post this information on this web site http://www.aattrack.com/
on the Meets page. This information will be periodically updated, as the season goes on.