Welcome to the 2024 Season

12U Families,

We are excited to kick off the 2024 track and field season! First practice is today at 4:30! Here’s some important information:

Season Goals:

Good sportsmanship


Fun and appreciation for sports and exercise

Developing athletes’ abilities and helping them achieve their goals.


For communication, please use email or text. My phone number and email address are at the bottom of this post.

Questions can also be addressed after practice.

I will try to provide regular email updates, especially once meets begin in March.

Practice Schedule:

Team practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 at the Buena High School track.

Specialty coach sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Parents are welcome to watch, but only athletes and coaches on the field.

Please be on time for pickup; a coach must stay with your athlete until you arrive.

Preparation for Practice:

Athletes should come dressed and ready.

Carry a bag with essentials: sweatshirt, bottoms, small towel, water bottle (no food/Gatorade on the track), and spikes if they choose to use them.

Label all belongings!


Understand conflicts may arise with other sports, illnesses, or injuries.

No need to email me if they will miss practice but let me know if they won’t attend a meet.

In most cases we practice on rainy days


12U athletes can participate in various events including field, relay, distance, and sprints.

Field – Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, and Shot Put

Relay – 4X100 and the 4X400

Distance – 3200, 1600, and 800

Sprints – 100, 200, and 400

Event sign-ups on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Once your athlete selects the relay, they commit to three other team athletes. Relay teams will be created based on times and attendance. Sometimes, we cannot build a full relay team due to numbers, but we will do our best to ensure it is a fair process.

More meet information will be provided closer to the dates.

We look forward to a fantastic season and can’t wait to welcome both new and returning athletes!


See you soon,

Jim Montgomery