Patriot’s Invitational

Date:  Saturday, May 27, 2023

Location:  Rensselaer High School, 25 Van Rensselaer Dr., Rensselaer, NY

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Start time: 11:00am

Packet/Bib pickup:  10:00am.  Preregistration is strongly encouraged.  Day of Meet registrations ALWAYS delay the start time.

Entrance Fees:  Preregistration rate:  Youth $15;  Open/Masters $30;  Relays:  $5   There is a Day of Meet charge of an additional $10 for late registration.  CHANGES TO ENTRIES are discouraged, but will be allowed, and will incur a Fee of $5 per change!

Team Discounts:  Teams that register 10-24 athletes – $1 off each; 25-49 athletes – $2 off each;  50 or more athletes – $3 off each.  To qualify for team discounts, teams MUST Register submit a Team Roster to ES Sports, which includes contact information (Name, Address, Phone, E-mail) for the Parents of each Athlete.  Due to Insurance DEMANDS, we MUST have a means to connect with Parents should something happen.  You may also print a Team Entry Form and send it in.  Team Discounts do not apply for Athletes who Register late or day of meet.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2023; 7:00 pm.  This includes Team Entries. All entries received after this date, will incur the Late Fee of $5.  Any entries Day of Meet, incur the Late Fee of $10.  Mailed entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Online Registration: closed

Liberty Tour Individual Registration Form

Liberty Tour Team Registration Form

Schedule of Events

Track Events:  100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m,  1500m RW, 3000m RW,  HH, IH,  4×100, 4×400, 4×800

Field  Events: Pole Vault, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus Throw and Javelin/Turbo Jav Throw.  There will be NO implement inspection.  All youth (18 and younger) will get three (3) trials; Open and Masters will get six (6) trials, assuming there are not enough entries to have Preliminary Flights, and then Finals. (This Does Not apply to HJ or PV.)

Eligibility:  All age groups are welcome to compete.   USATF or AAU membership IS NOT required.  Primary, Sub Bantams, Bantams and Midgets are allowed three (3) events.  Youth, Juniors, Seniors, Open, & Masters may enter four (4) events.  Relays do not count toward the limit.

Age Divisions:  Youth age divisions are determined by the year of birth.  Primary – 2017 +; Sub Bantam – 2016-2015; Bantam – 2014-2013; Midget – 2012-2011; Youth – 2010-2009; Juniors – 2008-2007; Seniors – 2006-2005 (This division includes those athletes who are still 18 up until August 5, 2023).  Open and Masters age divisions are determined by age on the day of the meet.

Helpful Tips at the Meet: 

1.  Enter on time:  Late registrations, additions, and changes only slow the meet down, AND increases the likelihood of errors.  All the paperwork is printed well before the day of the meet.  So when entries are received late, the changes are penciled in on the heat sheets, and are easy to miss.

2.  Scratches:  If you know an athlete will not be attending, let the official at their event(s) know.  Otherwise the Official will spend time waiting, looking, and sending people to find these non attending athletes.

3. Accurate entries:  Make sure your athlete’s Date of Birth and Gender is accurate!  When athletes register, ES Sports can only  take the data entered.  These errors in athlete entry may change an athlete’s division, thus affecting other athlete’s results….most notably in the 100m Dash Prelims and Finals.

4.  Compatible Events:  When entering an athlete, choose the events that the athlete can realistically compete in.  Just because an athlete is allowed to enter three (3) or four (4) events, DOES NOT mean that they NEED to enter that many.  This is along the lines of what my Mother used to say: “You can have as much to eat as you want, just eat what you take!”  So, enter as many events up to your limit, but attend the events you enter!  This reduces the scratches issues listed in #2.

If there are two events going simultaneously, ie. Pole Vault  and High Jump for 13-14, the athlete may NOT want to enter both. If the athlete decides to enter both events, he/she will be forced to go back and forth between venues, tiring them out, thus affecting their performance, and requiring both events to wait for their return.  Sometimes the athlete never returns, so the Official, along with the other athletes, are kept waiting for no reason.  This DRAMATICALLY affects the length of the competition!