LEAP Co-Ed Track & Field

2016-2017 LEAP Co-Ed Track & Field

For Grades 6-8

PDF DocumentImportant Message from the LEAP Director Regarding Transportation

About the Program

Middle school co-ed track & field is open to boys and girls in grades 6-8 and will run April 3, 2017, through the end of May.

Program Structure

  • LEAP will provide each participant with a dri-fit running shirt to keep. The shirt will serve as the jersey for the season.
  • All students are guaranteed participation in at least two meets each season, but several meets throughout the season are invitationals, or invite only. Each team is limited to a certain number of entries per event, and those students will be chosen for each meet at the coach’s discretion.
  • 6th graders primarily participate in East vs. West Middle School 6th grade meets, along with any other meets in which 6th graders are invited. 7th and 8th graders participate in duel and tri-meets with other area teams throughout the region as well as various invitationals.
  • In the event school is closed, no LEAP activities will be held per TCAPS policy. There is no guarantee of a make-up date in the case of inclement weather. Missed meets will only be made up if schedules allows.
  • PDF DocumentView information on exercises that will help prevent injuries

Registration Deadline

  • April 3, 2017 (After this date, a $25 late fee will be added to the cost of registration.)


East Middle School

West Middle School

Parent Meetings

East Middle School

  • TBD

West Middle School

  • Girls: 4:45 PM Wednesday, April 5, WMS Little Theatre
  • Boys: 4:45 PM Wednesday, April 5, WMS Big Gym

Practice Schedules

Practices will begin the week of April 3. Once the competition season begins, meets will be held 1-2 days per week on both weeknights and on some Saturdays.

East Middle School

  • Boys & Girls:
    Monday – Thursday, 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM.
    Fridays will be event specific (see coach for details).

West Middle School

  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys & Girls:
    Monday – Thursday from 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM (Field Events until 4:45 PM)
    Friday from 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (Field Events until 4:30 PM)
    Saturday: Optional Field Event Practice 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – weather permitting
  • 6th Grade Boys & Girls:
    Monday – Thursday 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM (tentative)

LEAP Middle School Meet Schedule

Important Meet Information

  • ONLY PARTICIPANTS, COACHES AND ASSIGNED MEET VOLUNTEERS, are allowed on the infield during meets. All others must be behind the fencing and/or in the stands.
  • NO PETS are allowed at any TCAPS event. Please do not bring your pets to the track meets as this is a school policy and is in place for the safety of everyone.
  • We rarely cancel track meets so please send your child to meets prepared for all weather conditions. Include shorts, pants, t-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, tennis shoes, gloves and a water bottle. As the night progresses the weather can dramatically change.

2016-2017 Sports Physical Requirement

All 6th, 7th & 8th grade students must have a physical dated on or after April 15, 2016, on file prior to the start of their sports season. The physical form gives TCAPS representatives the ability to authorize treatment in case of a medical emergency. Once on file, sports physicals are good for one school year. Physical forms can be turned into main office at East Middle School and the North Wing Office at West Middle School. 
External LinkDownload sports physical form

Participation Fee

  • $125 before April 3, 2017, or $150 after the deadline.
  • Reduced rates are available to those who qualify for the free and reduced meals program. Participation fees for those that qualify are as follows:
    • Reduced Meals Participation Fee: $70 if registered by deadline or $95 if registered after the deadline.
    • Free Meals Participation Fee: $40 if registered by deadline or $65 if registered after the deadline.


Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a MasterCard or Visa, please follow the link below. Payment with cash or check can be made in the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the main school entrance, the LEAP office is located just inside the doors to the right. Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.1758 for more information.

External LinkRegister for Grades 6-8 Track & Field

NOTE: Registration is not complete until you receive an email from Byte confirming the registration. If you do not receive this email within 5 minutes of registering, submit the information again or call the LEAP office (231.933.1758) for assistance. If you did not receive an email from Byte, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.