Firebirds 2021 Spring/Summer Outdoor Season Registration is NOW CLOSED
Spring/Summer Outdoor Registration is NOW CLOSED
UpdatedMonday June 14, 2021 byCorliss Clark.
UPDATE AS OF 6/14/2021: REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING/SUMMER 2021 SEASON IS NOW CLOSED. OUR INDOOR TRACK SEASON IS SCHEDULED TO START IN OCTOBER IF WE DON'T EXPERIENCE ANY RESTRICTIONS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC; CONTINUE TO CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR UPDATES REGARDING THE INDOOR SEASON WHICH SHOULD BE UPDATED BY SEPTEMBER, 2021; QUESTIONS CAN BE EMAILED TO CORLISS CLARK AT CCLARK_06@VERIZON.NET.
The Firebirds Track Club started our Spring/Summer Outdoor Season for athletes ages 6 - 18 on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Due to limitations of being able to reserve specific outdoor practice areas, we will have to remain flexible and will communicate practice locations as we're able to confirm. Our practice schedule has changed to Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays; field event practices on Tuesdays. Practices are from 6pm to 8pm.
Our initial plan was to practice in the open field areas around Bohrer Park, 512 S Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD. Due to continued restrictions relating to the pandemic, we still are not able to officially reserve track locations for practices so we may have to change locations as well as practice days frequently. We need everyone to be as flexible as possible & to be aware of last minute schedule changes. We will do our best to communicate changes at least 24 hours in advance but that may not always be possible.
Our main practice location is at Gaithersburg High School track, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD; other locations may include Rockville High School, Tilden Middle School & other locations that allow open community usage.
Due to County restrictions on gatherings and for the health and safety of our community, we will limit the number of athletes at our practices to 100 athletes. We will separate into 2 groups when needed to allow social distancing. We may also explore adding a second practice location if needed/available.
We are still in challenging times as we continue to work through the pandemic. We may have last minute changes to practice locations as well as may have to cancel some practices or change the times. We will send communications out as timely as possible but we ask that you be patient and flexible as we work through changes that may come up by the state and county.
We have started a waiting list for athletes wishing to register. Payment is due when you register online.
The cost to register for the regular practice & conditioning training is $100 for the 1st athlete. For additional athletes, the cost is $75/ea. This is the cost to cover regular non-competitive practices. Payment must be made online by credit card or ACH payment. The season is estimated to run from April 6 to end of June for non-competitive participants. We recently added an option for competitive participation that allows athletes to compete in 3 to 4 local meets. The additional cost to participate as "semi-competitive" is $75 per athlete, plus the cost of a uniform if needed. The season for semi-competitive athletes will also run through the end of June. We will offer additional meets & participation for "full-competitive" athletes which will run through the end of July. The additional cost for full-competitive is $80 per athlete.
Everyone must complete the mandatory forms when registering which includes a Firebirds Waiver of Liability & Indemnity Agreement form.
NOTE: Until we're able to reserve specific practice locations, there could be limited or no public bathroom facilities open during practice times so please keep that in mind.
Questions can be directed to contacts located in the "Contacts" section on our Firebirds website.