Practice is at Nottoway Park 530-630pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.
We will meet near the field by the house. so park in the first lot on the left. we will do warmup and drills on the field between the house and the basketball courts.
We plan on having practice every scheduled day, but there is a chance of thunderstorms again each day this week.
We will stop/cancel practice if there is thunder in the area.
Registration is now open. We are working on a fall meet schedule
Right now we know:
9/15 at Lake Braddock 2500m run about 5pm races are by grade, pick one to do (you can't get multiple medals by doing 2500 and 800 for example. see race details at http://va.milesplit.com/meets/321373/info#.W5fN6-hKjIU
11/4 at Nottoway Park (home meet) so help will be needed from many parents and anyone needed service hours
likely 10am set up 11am course walk races from 1230-2pm clean up and done by 3pm
We will add meets in Fairfax, Centreville, and maybe Frederick Co. Md as they announce their dates to host a meet.
Sign up now to ensure we have a uniform in your size....t-shirt and running shorts You can opt out of them if you already have these from a previous season.
Parents: check your email settings at vyi.org as you only get emails if you allow emails from vyi.org
or to ensure you get the email subscribe to our email group, just follow the directions below
Want to get on the email list? Send an email to:
Please let us know who you are, as it this is a restricted list and we verify who you are before adding you to the group.
This is a great way to send out a request to get a carpool going or to get updates on meet info. E-mail Coach Craig with questions.
hopefully Mondays at Madison (or Marshall) in June details TBA
upcoming meets that require pre-registration
no prelim for USATF this year so straight to the association meet:
6-14-17 at PG Sportsplex USATF ASSOCIATION MEET
each athlete needs a usatf # (register/renew at usatf.org expires at end of year) this is a big meet with 2500+ athletes at it....it will run long but sometimes they run ahead of schedule too! weird but true. A field event may be 30 minutes early or 90 minutes late. the running events may run up to 30 minutes early and they call them in 45 minutes before. Good competition, just need a little to a lot of patience!
this meet advances top 8 (in each event/age group) to the regional in Hampton, VA July 5-8
From regionals top 5 go to nationals in greensboro NC July 23-29
Field and Facility Conduct
Dear Parents and Coaches,
VYI has received some complaints concerning the behavior of some parents, coaches and/or children using area sports facilities. While many of these complaints are eventually discovered to be related to other sports that are not related to VYI, we want to ensure our members continue to be respectful of the neighborhoods, schools, and parks that host our practices and events. Some of the specific complaints we’ve received include:
Parking in front of neighborhood houses and obstructing resident access
Walking through private property
Generally disturbing the peace and quiet of the people living around the fields and gyms
As stated previously, we don’t know if any of the incidents reported involve VYI parents, coaches or children but it is appropriate that we establish guidelines so that everyone knows what is expected of them. Anything a parent, coach or player does while attending a VYI activity reflects on VYI and all of us individually.
Use of area gyms and fields is a privilege not a right. VYI has an excellent reputation in the community and because of that we enjoy certain privileges. It is imperative that we maintain this reputation. We are guests in these neighborhoods and must conduct ourselves accordingly.
We will be amending the parents Code of Conduct rules to spell out specific expectations but here are some rules that we must all follow:
Parking on residential side streets is only permitted when all lots adjacent to a facility are full.
Do not park in the designated SACC (School Age Child Care) parking areas in school parking lots
When it is necessary to park on a neighborhood street we must be quiet and respectful of the residents and their property. This means there should be no yelling, littering or trespassing on private property.
Never park in such a way as to block a driveway or otherwise obstruct the resident from leaving their home or parking in front of it.
Make sure we leave each facility clean and free of trash.
Be a leader. If you witness inappropriate behavior intervene and report to a coach or commissioner as appropriate.
We appreciate your support in ensuring that we have continued access to the facilities that are vital to our sports programs.