2019-20 Indoor Practice Announcement

Current NewsPublished November 4, 2019 at 11:38 am No Comments

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting indoor practices at
Brandeis University starting Sunday November 17th :-)

2019-20 Indoor Practice Schedule
Brandeis University – Gosman Sports & Convocation Center – Waltham, MA 02453
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 & 8:30-10:00
Thursdays 7:00-8:30 & 8:30-10:00
Sundays 3:00-4:30 & 4:30-6:00
Evolved practice Sundays 5:30-9:00

All practices will be capped at 12 vaulters to eliminate standing around in line waiting for your turn to jump. As it has been in the past weekday evening practices are normally reserved for collegians, open vaulters and more experienced scholastic athletes. If space permits we will allow a limited number of beginner & intermediate scholastic vaulters to participate on weekdays. Sunday afternoon practices are geared towards beginner and intermediate scholastic athletes as well as all brand new vaulters.

You MUST register ahead of time for all indoor practices using the links on our practice calendar – if you do not register ahead of time you will not be allowed to jump. If you register for a session and are unable to make it you must contact us within 24 hours of the scheduled practice time so we can open up your slot to another athlete. If you do not notify us in time or fail to show up for the session without any notification you will be charged for the practice. Athletes are expected to arrive before their scheduled practice time to warm up and be ready for their jump sessions which will start PROMPTLY at 7:00 and 8:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 3:00 and 4:30 on Sundays. Unfortunately if you are late we will not be able to extend your jump session.

For future reference we already know of several dates that we will not be holding practice or will be changing the start times. Other changes may be made.

  • NO PRACTICES on Tuesday 11/26, Thursday 11/28, Sunday 12/01, Tuesday 12/24, Thursday 12/26, Tuesday 12/31, Tuesday 01/07 & Tuesday 01/28
  • PRACTICE TIME CHANGES on Sunday 01/19, Sunday 02/02 & Sunday 02/23

FACILITY NOTES

  • Enter the building at the front entrance and then let the front desk know that you are there for Patriot Pole Vault Club practices.
  • On weekday nights we will have to end practices AT 10:00 and no later unless otherwise noted.
  • We will have a complete set of ESSX poles available for your use from 9’0 to 15’1. If you plan on bringing your own poles you will want to first enter the building through the front entrance and then we can open a side door to let you bring in your poles .
  • Spikes ARE allowed at this facility.
  • Obviously we need to keep the facility CLEAN! Please clean up after yourselves.

PRACTICE COSTS AND PACKAGE DEALS

2019-20 USATF MEMBERSHIP – NEW MEMBERSHIP & RENEWALS

For insurance and liability purposes all athletes including collegians are required to have a USATF (USA Track and Field) membership prior to working out with the club. There are NO exceptions to this rule!

We will need proof of your USATF membership before we can allow any athlete to participate so please bring it to practice with you. If you have signed up for USATF membership online but have not received your membership card yet just print out the receipt with your USATF number. If necessary you can sign up for USATF membership at practice using your mobile device.

A year’s membership in the USATF costs $20 for those 18 and under and $30 for those 19 and up. It covers you until December 31st, 2019.  The easiest way to sign up for USATF membership is online at the USATF website. 

As you register we ask that you list us as your “USATF-Registered Club”.

  • For athletes from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont our club number is 02-0232.
  • For athletes from Maine our club number is 01-0393
  • For athletes from Connecticut our club number is 05-0392

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