Practice will start on Tuesday, Sept. 6th 5:30 to 6:30pm at Nottoway Park off Courthouse Rd. Park in the small lot by the house.
Season will go through the first weekend in November. We will mainly have practice on Tuesdays and Fridays from 530-630 but we may move an occassional practice to another day of the week to avoid HS meets at Nottoway or conflicts with the coaches schedule. For example, 10/7 and 10/21 will have a change and move practice to Thursday for those two occassions.
Be sure to join our email group to stay current on any schedule changes.
Please send an e-mail to VYI_track_XC+SUBSCRIBE@googlegroups.com to get on our e-mail group list. include your name and your child's name so we know who is joining the email group.
For daily practices:
Bring a water bottle and layers of clothing. Especially so they have something warm to put on after practice!
We will follow CDC guidelines on masks. Right now masks are not needed for outdoor activities, but anyone that wants to wear a mask can, We will update the website if CDC guidance changes.
Good running shoes can be found at Pacers (in Fairfax and Alexandria), and Potomac River Running (in Vienna or Reston). They will help you get the right shoes for your feet and foot strike pattern.
The meet schedule is not set yet. Usually some meets are on Saturdays and some are on Sundays. We will post more information on those once we have more details worked out. Right now the only definite dates is Braddock Relays on Sat. 9/17 -late afternoon start. We do plan to end our end of season meet the frist weekend in November with a home meet at Nottoway Park, just waiting on final clearance before we set that date/time.
See below for how to join the email group (in case the email you use for registration is not a good one to receive occasional messages on)
We will have practice in the rain, but not during heavy rain or thunderstorms. Look under team documents for more info on things to have for the season. (water bottle/running shoes/layers for cooler days/etc.)
Join our email group after you register to get updates or check the email you registered through vyi.org to ensure you can receive emails from vyi.org or leagueathletics.com
To ensure you get the email subscribe to our email group, just follow the directions below
Want to get on the email list? Send an email to:
Please let us know who you are, as it this is a restricted list and we verify who you are before adding you to the group.
This is a great way to send out a request to get a carpool going or to get updates on meet info (if we are able ot have meets this year). E-mail Coach Craig with questions.
Field and Facility Conduct
Dear Parents and Coaches,
VYI has received some complaints concerning the behavior of some parents, coaches and/or children using area sports facilities. While many of these complaints are eventually discovered to be related to other sports that are not related to VYI, we want to ensure our members continue to be respectful of the neighborhoods, schools, and parks that host our practices and events. Some of the specific complaints we’ve received include:
Parking in front of neighborhood houses and obstructing resident access
Walking through private property
Generally disturbing the peace and quiet of the people living around the fields and gyms
As stated previously, we don’t know if any of the incidents reported involve VYI parents, coaches or children but it is appropriate that we establish guidelines so that everyone knows what is expected of them. Anything a parent, coach or player does while attending a VYI activity reflects on VYI and all of us individually.
Use of area gyms and fields is a privilege not a right. VYI has an excellent reputation in the community and because of that we enjoy certain privileges. It is imperative that we maintain this reputation. We are guests in these neighborhoods and must conduct ourselves accordingly.
We will be amending the parents Code of Conduct rules to spell out specific expectations but here are some rules that we must all follow:
Parking on residential side streets is only permitted when all lots adjacent to a facility are full.
Do not park in the designated SACC (School Age Child Care) parking areas in school parking lots
When it is necessary to park on a neighborhood street we must be quiet and respectful of the residents and their property. This means there should be no yelling, littering or trespassing on private property.
Never park in such a way as to block a driveway or otherwise obstruct the resident from leaving their home or parking in front of it.
Make sure we leave each facility clean and free of trash.
Be a leader. If you witness inappropriate behavior intervene and report to a coach or commissioner as appropriate.
We appreciate your support in ensuring that we have continued access to the facilities that are vital to our sports programs.