General 2025 Season Information


Practices will take place Monday- Friday (3:45-5:30). There will be some Saturday practices (9AM-11 AM). Practices are mandatory. If you need to miss practice, you must clear it with the coach. (Academic, Family, Religious reasons only). Practice duration varies depending on the day and time of season.

Athletes should come prepared to practice with the appropriate footwear, jacket, sweats, and water bottle.

If rain is forecasted, Coach Smith will notify athletes/parents through Remind of any practice cancellations. A little sprinkle does not always mean practice is automatically cancelled. I will typically wait until 2:30 PM to officially cancel because of rain. Please always assume there will be practice. I will only cancel if we as a coaching staff decide the conditions make it unsafe to practice. 

Dual Meets:

Our dual meets will be held on Wednesdays/Thursdays. Athletes will travel by bus to and from dual meets. Athletes cannot drive themselves to meets.
If you need to drive home with a parent/guardian after the meet, you must fill out and submit a Release to Parent from Athletic Contest Form 24 hours before the meet. Please note the acceptable/unacceptable reasons at the bottom of the form.

For home meets, athletes are required to stay for the duration of the meet including the post meet team meeting and are only allowed to leave after their assigned event group clean up duties have been completed. 

In dual meets, we are allowed a maximum of four entries for each event per level (JV/V) per gender. We do our best to maximize the number of student-athletes participating in each meet, but realistically, not everyone will get to compete at every meet. Athletes are allowed to compete in a maximum of four events in a single track meet. 

Invitational Meets:

Invitational meets are Saturday meets that require athletes to meet a specific qualifying standard in order to be entered into the meet. Most often, these meets are for our top varsity athletes. Athletes must find their own transportation to and from these meets. Athletes are asked to arrive in the stadium at least 90 minutes prior to their first event and may leave after they have cooled down after their final event. We will have a team tent for parents and athletes to use throughout the day.

Length of Season:

Regular Season: The 2025 season begins February 10th, 2025 and ends at various times depending on the athlete. Our first dual meet is on February 27th. The majority of athletes will end their season at our final dual meet on May 1st. Typically, the top 18 athletes in the Palomar League standings in each event after our final dual meet will go on to compete at league finals on May 10th.
League Finals/CIF D1 Championships: Those who win their event, meet/exceed the CIF Auto Mark, or achieve a mark in the top 27 D1 athletes at league finals will go on to compete at the CIF D1 Championships on May 17th.

CIF D1 Championships/SD Section Championships: Those who win their event at the CIF D1 Championships or achieve a top 18 mark from all three divisional championships will go on to compete at the SD Section Championships on May 24th.

SD Section Championships/CIF State Meet: Those who finish in the top 3 in their event or meet/exceed the at-large State standard at the SD Section Championships will go on to compete at the CIF State Championships on May 30th-31st.
End of Season

The end of the season banquet will be held on TBD from 3-5 PM @ TBD. Families are encouraged to attend. We will have a potluck  and have an awards ceremony.

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