VERY IMPORTANT Youth Club Information

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1. Practice Time Change

Practice times for the remainder of the year are as follows:

Nike Campus: 5:00-6:15 PM
NE Portland: 5:00-6:15 PM
Sherwood: 5:30-6:45 PM (Practice ONLY at Snyder Park now)

2. JO State Meet Sign-Up and Payment

The USATF Junior Olympic State Meet is this Saturday, Nov. 10th. If you haven't signed up, please do so below. Sign-up is due by Tuesday night! A sign-up confirmation will go out on Wednesday, Nov. 7th.

There is a $10 per registration fee to be paid per athlete for the race. Please bring $10 cash or check (payable to Bowerman Track Club) to practice. Please place the payment in an envelope with your athlete’s name on it.

Remember, for the USATF season we CANNOT enter any child that has not already joined USATF AND provided proof of age.

Parents, you are responsible to get your child registered with USATF and assigned to the Bowerman Track Club. This was due on November 2nd.

(If you aren’t sure if you have a current USATF membership or date of birth verified, use this link to check https://www.usatf.org/membership/help/number.asp )

If you do not see a membership or DOB Verified, send a message to  membership@oregon.usatf.org

You must message the above email for your membership/DOB to be processed. We cannot help you with this. You only need to do this if you haven’t done so in a prior year.

3. Catlin Gable Palma Scholars Program

Dave Whitson is the Program Director for the Palma Scholars Program, which is a unique scholarship program geared towards rising 9th graders who display great promise in the program’s four pillars—academicsathleticsleadership, and service. Any 7th or 8th grader interested in hearing more about the program from Dave, please arrive to practice at Nike on Thursday (11/15) at 4:50pm.

4. Nationals Information, including Hotel Block

USATF National Meet (Saturday, December 8th)

Where: San Rafael Regional Park, Reno, NV

Schedule: Same as State Meet

Travel: Each family is in charge of their own travel to and from Nationals.  Most of the coaches and team will travel down on Thursday and return Sunday, but feel free to make alternative plans as long as you will be there for the race on Saturday!

Flights: Reno (RNO is the most direct airport and affordable, considering its proximity to Portland.  Right now, you can find flights as low as $185 round trip if you look at different options, especially if you are willing to fly out on Thursday.  Nationals travel can be a good opportunity to use airline companion tickets if you have any of those as well. 

**Flight Discounts** - Once you have a USATF number, you can get 10% off Delta and United flights.  Discount Page

Hotel:  For nationals we have reserved a block of 35 rooms so we can have most everyone in the same spot.  The hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Reno. The hotel is holding the block for us to book until November 26th. Our block of rooms is reserved for Thursday (12/6), Friday (12/7) and Saturday (12/8).

If you find that the block is full on the link below, please call and inquire to a room within the “Bowerman Track Club Block”. If they say they are full, ask to be placed on the “Bowerman Track Club Wait List”.

 If you are a "maybe" for nationals, you can sign up for a room now and cancel before November 26th. Its possible that we may be able to accommodate extended family in our block of rooms, but for now, please just reserve 2 rooms maximum to cover parents and athletes.  If we have extra rooms available for grandparents and friends coming to spectate, we will let you know after regionals. 

TEAM HOTEL DETAILS

Hilton Garden Inn Reno
9920 Double R Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89521

Cost: $119 + tax per night (includes breakfast)

Please book here.


5. Lost + Found

We’ve received a few emails about missing items, specifically jackets at practices or meets. We understand this happens but please make sure your child’s first and last name are written on the jacket tag. Additionally, please make sure the jacket they currently have with them is their own. Anyone who has an additional jacket or one that doesn’t belong to them, please bring them to practice and give them to a coach.

6. Jackets

Thank you for your patience for those of you who have not received your 2018 Youth Jacket. They are at the screen printer and we are waiting for confirmation of their completion. We will have them this week at practice by Thursday latest.