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2021 Preseason


Newington High School Indoor Track 2021 Preseason Information

Important Dates

Registration: November 1 - November 29.

First Day Of Practice: Thursday, December 2

How To Register

All information regarding registration can be found by clicking this link:

  1. Be sure you’re academically eligible (must have passed 4 classes the first quarter)

  2. Be sure you’ve filled out the registration form on under the registration tab.

  3. Be sure you’re physical is up to date - must have a physical from October 29, 2020-Present on file with the nurse BEFORE 11/25 in order to be cleared for day 1. 

    1.  You must use the State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record ‘HAR-3 Rev. 4/2012’ (blue form) for a physical. It is available in the NHS main office, NHS nurses’ office, your doctor’s office, or on the Newington Athletics website.

    2. The physician must ‘check’ the box on that blue form that states, “This student may participate fully in athletic activities and competitive sports

    3. NHS Sport Physicals: Newington High School offers sport physicals in the nurses’ office, if you do not have health insurance or are otherwise unable to get a physical from your own provider. Students must have written parent permission with them the day of the physical in order for it to be performed. o Physical Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 o Students must sign up in the nurses’ office by Wednesday, November 17, 2021

  4. Be sure you’ve paid the registration fee. 

    1. $100 paid to Newington Athletic Fund


Remind: text @nhsindoor to 81010 indoor track page


Preseason Prep

It’s imperative to prepare for the season for two important reasons: to avoid injury and to create a base fitness.

  1. Coming into the season having done nothing to prepare can lead to injury and potentially loss of practice time for recovery

  2. Creating a fitness base will prepare you for workouts much earlier in the season.

Things you can do to prep:

  1. Work on endurance: light jogging, bike, elliptical, swimming, etc. Distance athletes should be doing easy running 3-6 days a week.

  2. Work on strength: you can do something as simple as body weight squats and lunges, or if you have a gym membership, lifting is helpful. Adding a core strength workout (situps, pushups, planks, etc) is crucial to peak performance. There’s a core workout list posted at the bottom of the indoor track page.


As of right now, we aren’t sure what our practice situation will be like. We are waiting on guidance regarding covid safety protocols. As soon as these regulations are conveyed to NHS/the track coaching staff, we will get that information out to you.

We will most likely be outdoors for practice. We are unsure if we will be allowed to be inside again this year, but will notify everyone when we find out. Be sure you’re dressed for the weather - warm clothes, hats, gloves, etc.

Ideally, we will practice Monday - Friday, Sprinters 3:15-4:45, Distance 2:45-4:15. Again, this is subject to change based on where we are allowed to practice and if we are having meets. If it’s too cold out or there’s bad weather, we won’t hold practice as long as we are practicing outside.


HOPEFULLY we have meets this year, but we are still waiting on word for that. Limited facilities leads me to believe there will be limited meets, but that’s still TBD. 


Sprints: 55m, 55h, 300m, 600m

Distance: 1000m, 1600m, 3200m, 

Relays: 4x200, 4x400, 4x800, SMR (200m, 200m, 400m, 800m)

No throws/jumps available for indoor as of right now.

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