Concord Rockets: Welcome
Our goal is to introduce the sport of track and field to boys and girls from the age of 8 years old to 18 years old in the Concord area. We will work hard to develop speed, explosive power and endurance. This will allow the athletes to become more efficient at running and more powerful at jumping and throwing. The skills taught in practice will enhance their overall athletic performance that can carry over to other sports or develop a new passion for track and field. All levels of athletic ability are welcome.
Athletes will compete in up to four events at a meet. The events that an athlete will compete in will be determined by which activities they will be most successful in. Success will be measured by continual improvement during practice and meets. There are two types of meets in we will compete in. There are Developmental meets and Invitational’s/Qualifying meets. Developmental meets may be sanctioned under USATF or AAU. Developmental meets may not run all events. These are organized meets to prepare teams and officials. There are no qualifying standards for Developmental meets, so all athletes will participate. Qualifying meets are events where the top athletes in each event are allowed the right to represent their district or region. The top regional qualifiers will be allowed to compete at the Jr. Olympics.
Please check our calendar listing to find out where the Rockets will be blasting off next!
Our season starts Monday MARCH 5 at Cox Mill High School. We start at 6:30 and will have practice every Monday,Wedneday and Sturday until our first meet in April of 2018. We accept registrations through the end of the high school season.
Monday, January 22
Our season begins with conditioning on Monday March 5th, and we will compete through June. Athletes that qualify for regional and national meets will continue through that meet. Most of our meets are in the Charlotte surrounding area, but we do have meets throughout the state. Athletes will compete in age groups based upon their date of birth on 12/31/18.
• Practice – Mon/ Wed 6:30PM to 8PM, Saturday 9:30AM to 11AM *
• Meets -Saturdays and occasionally Sunday and will begin at 8:00 AM in most cases
2018 SCHEDULE (Tentative as all dates have not been confirmed by meet directors)
April 28 Bring the Heat Invitational Rocky River High School Charlotte, NC
May 5 Charlottte Flights Developmental Meet UNCC Charlotte NC
May 12 Gastonia Developmental Meet Ashbrook High School Gastonia ,NC
May 26 Johnson Riley Track Challenge High Point Athletic Complex High Point ,NC
June 2 Ken. Roberts Challenge SE Guilford HS Greensboro, NC
June 16-17 Jim Law Invitational UNCC Charlotte, NC
June 21-24 USATF NC State Championship NC A&T Greensboro,NC
July 23-29 USATF Junior Olympics NC A&T Greensboro,NC
For 2018 we are looking forward to another successful year with our home grown talent representing our region again at national level meets. Sign-ups can occur online with Odell Rec Sports, at Academy Sports on Concord Mill Blvd on Odell Rec sign up days. The registration fee is $315 per member. This covers sanctioning body membership fees, meet fees up to qualifiers, uniforms, and equipment. There is a $20 discount for the second child.
Tuesday, April 22
Saturday April 26th Bring the Heat Invitational
Rocky River High School
10505 Clear Creek Comerce Drive
Meet starts at 8:30 please plan to be there by 7:30 AM.
Check text for any additioanal information.