AAU Track Meet Information
All athletes planning to attend the AAU Regional or West Coast Nationals track meets must register with AAU ASAP
It is $14 for youth AAU membership. You can select Rising Phoenix Track Club when it asks for club affiliation on your membership application. You can get your AAU membership here:
If you know which of these meets you will be able to attend, please let Coach Ben know which one you will be going to and the events you would like to participate in as soon as you know.
Travel and lodging for these meets is up to you and your families. We can try to do some fundraising, but please let Coach Ben know if this is something we need to try to do.
There are links for each meet that you can use to find more information for each meet listed below.
June 24-26 – AAU Region 21 Qualifier
Dates: Thursday, June 24 – Saturday, June 26
Location: Timberline High School, Boise, Idaho
**Entries close on June 21
*Top 6 running event individual finishers, top 6 field event finishers, and top 6 relay teams & top 4 multi-event finishers qualify for the AAU National Junior Olympic Championships in Humble, Texas, from July 31 to Aug. 7.
July 1-4 – 2021 AAU West Coast National Championship
Dates: Thursday, July 1 – Sunday, July 4
Location: Spanish Springs High School
1065 Eagle Canyon Drive
Spark, Nevada 89441
**Entries close on June 29
*Top 8 finishers will qualify for the AAU National Junior Olympic Championships in Humble, Texas, from July 31 to August 7.
July 31-August 7 – 2021 AAU Junior Olympic Games (National Championship) **Must Qualify**
Dates: Saturday, July 31 – Saturday, August 7
Location: Humble High School
1700 Wilson Rd.
Humble, Texas 77338
Meet Information Link: https://aaujrogames.org/TrackFieldMultiEvents
Rising Phoenix Track Club
$25 – USA Track & Field Individual Youth Membership (1 Year)
$50/month – RPTC Training/Participation Fee
*Check payable to Rising Phoenix Track Club, Cash, www.paypal.me/risingphoenixtc, Venmo: @coachbenbradley
**Please make sure to note month being paid for on checks, PayPal, or Venmo
USA Track & Field membership is a requirement for participation in the summer track program. The Rising Phoenix Track Club is a USA Track & Field Member Organization. Many summer track and field competitions often require athletes to be members of USA Track & Field. Insurance for the Rising Phoenix Track Club is also provided by USA Track & Field.
You can sign up for a USA Track & Field Individual Youth Membership by going to www.usatf.org, selecting the Membership option in the menu along the top of the page, and then going through the Individual Youth Membership application process found there.
IMPORTANT: When filling out the information for your USA Track & Field membership and it asks for Club Affiliation, you need to search and select Rising Phoenix Track Club, our club number is 37-1014.
Summer Track Scheduling
Practices and meets for the summer track season will run through June, July, and part of August.
JOIN THE RPTC REMIND GROUP: Text @rptc2021 to the number 81010
Each weekend in the summer, Coach Ben will send out a Google Form with available practice times for specific events and specific coaches for the upcoming week. You will be responsible for scheduling your own practice times using this Google Form by selecting all the days/times you will be able to attend for that upcoming week. If you schedule yourself for practicing certain events at certain times, you will be expected to be there at those times and on those days.
The summer meet schedule (attached) is evolving as we find more meets to attend. You can view the most up-to-date meet schedule for the summer at www.athletic.net and searching Rising Phoenix Track Club.
We may also add our own intra-squad or all-comer meets to the schedule in July since meet options (as of right now) seem to be fairly limited this year due to the pandemic.
Whether you compete in the summer or just get out to practice and get better for next year is completely up to you!
There is a bird that lays no eggs and has no young. It was here when the world began and is still living today, in a hidden, faraway desert spot. It is the phoenix, the bird of fire.
One day in the beginning times, the sun looked down and saw a large bird with shimmering feathers. They were red and gold–bright and dazzling like the sun itself. The sun called out, “Glorious Phoenix, you shall be my bird and live forever!”
Live forever! The Phoenix was overjoyed to hear these words. It lifted its head and sang, “Sun glorious sun, I shall sing my songs for you alone!”