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Rams Track: 2021-2022

SPRING Track Sign Up

If you are even POSSIBLY interested in trying out for track, you MUST Notify Coach G by Feb 5 @  Http://  . Tryouts will be  February 15.

Step 1: Notify Coach Grether of your interest by Feb 5.

Step 2: Complete the WCPSS Athletic Participation Forms @  (If you tried out for a fall or winter sport, you do not have to redo any of this paperwork)

Step 3: Turn in your Physical (online on the same registration site). Forms can be found @  



We are a championship program that produces State and National competitive athletes. We are looking for athletes who are willing to buy into our system and work to become the best athlete they can be, and to work together to win team championships at a Conference, Regional and State level. All Spots on the team are EARNED through tryouts.

Dates: February 14, 15, 16 (WINTER SPORT ATHLETES: Finish your winter season. A special tryout will be held once the playoffs are done for your fall sport). Athletes who want to be considered for running and jumping events must be present on ALL days of tryouts.
Basic Requirements

  • All athletes MUST have the Red Athletic card filled out with:
    • Registered online @ (Only needs to be done once per year. If you tried out for another sport, you are "good")
    • Current physical on file ( )
    • Academically Eligible (Passed 3 of 4 classes from the fall, minimum 1.5 GPA, less then 13 absences)
  • Qualities:
    • Works Hard: Track pushes your body to a level you never before imagined.
    • Willing to Comply: We have a set system to build great athletes.  You need to be willing to follow ALL instructions
    • Desire to Compete: We train athletes to race. This is not a social club or a local gym. If you make the team, you are expected to compete and have a desire to improve your performances.
    • Hits qualifying time for the event group(s).


This is NOT middle school or club track. We are building a championship team that can compete to Win the NAC Conference (again) and begin to compete for a Regional and State Team Championship. You will be placed into the events that best meet your ability AND best fill the needs of the team to win a championship. This is decided by the Coaches based off your performance at tryouts.

Each day you will perform in a different task that tests your speed, strength, explosiveness and speed endurance. Just like a basketball player comes into a tryout knowing how to dribble a ball, and a baseball player knows how to swing a bat... a track athlete should come into tryouts in decent shape. The first day of tryouts should not be the first day you have ever worked out. The Rams Track coaches do not expect you to know to do the "special skills" like hurdle, throw shot/discus, or perform the jumps... but you should be able to complete and compete in the tryout activities.

Each event group has performance standards (Short sprints, long sprints, mixed sprints, distance, jumps, throws). Based on your times, you will be placed into the group where you have the best chance to grow into a successful athlete. If your times are well below any of our event groups, you will not make the team. 

See Coach Grether in Room 4404 to sign up for the tryout dates.

Required Purchases

  • Go to Shop.FastRams.Me
  • All running/jumping athletes must have (a) Black Spandex shorts with NO writing on the waist band (b) The Red Uniform tank top. This is a one time purchase.
  • Throwers must have solid shorts and a Rolesville TRACK shirt.
  • Runners must have some type of watch or device to keep time of their workouts. Workouts are specialized to the ability level of each athlete, and each athlete should be able to report the exact times they ran at practice.

Practice Times

Athletes are expected to workout 6-7 days a week, 1-2 times a day (depending on event and years of experience). If you make the team, we will formally meet together to practice Monday through Friday, 2:30-5pm RAIN OR SHINE (Unless Coach G announces otherwise). There are activity buses  Mon through Thurs @ 5pm to help get people home. Over breaks or on weekends, there WILL be workouts athletes are expected to complete on their own.


Spring Track Frequently Asked Questions

Does Everyone Make the Team?

No. Everyone does not make the team. There will be cuts this season.

How are tryouts determined? Do I need to show up in shape?

  • An athlete must come to all the tryout dates or else they will be automatically cut. *Exception for Throwers who just need to show up and participate in the thrower-specific events.
  • Tryouts are determined by performance, place on team, and how close an athlete is to being able to be competitive in the Spring races.
  • A Basketball player does not show up to a tryout, asking how to dribble a basketball. A baseball player does not show up to a tryout asking how to hold a bat. So... a track athlete should not show up asking how to get started with running. A track athlete should show up in-shape, ready to move their body from "in shape" to "Championship shape." A track athlete should show up ready to compete for a spot on the team.

What if I don't know how to do all the skills (throw shot, hurdle, high jump, etc?)

  • While an athlete is expected to show up to tryouts in shape, we do not expect athletes to know all the skills for the unique events in track. We have an able coaching staff who has produced champions in every event (other then Pole Vault) who is ready to take in-shape athletes and teach them the unique skill sets needed to be successful.

What events will I participate in? Do I get to choose? What if I don't know...?

  • Coach Grether will decide what events you will participate in.  Rolesville High School is a Championship program seeking to build athletes that can compete on the Regional, State and National levels. We know the traits and qualities of what kind of athletes become successful at which events. This is not like Middle School track where athlete got to pick their event groups. The tryouts will gather data about your speed, strength, power, speed endurance, endurance, flexibility and mobility. Based on these numbers, athletes who make the cut will be offered an invitation to a particular event group.  You can choose to accept the offer or reject the offer. 

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Meet Schedule

Note: These dates may change based on weather or other outside factors. 

  • Wed, Mar 11: NAC Meet TBA

  • Wed, Mar 18: NAC Meet TBA

  • Sat, Mar 21: Saturday Meet - TBA (Hopefully Freshman/Sophomore Meet
    MAYBE an Invite for Jr/Sr. Dates Not Confirmed Yet)

  • Wed, Mar 25: NAC Meet @ Wakefield

  • Sat, Mar 28: Wake County Championships @ South Garner **2 Per Event**

  • Wed, April 1: NAC Meet Heritage @ Home

  • Wed, April 16: NAC Meet Wake Forest @ Home

  • Sat, April 18 Apex Relays **Just Relays - TBA**

  • Sat, April 25: NAC Championships @ Corinth Holders (Maybe) **4 Per Event + Standard**

  • Sat, May 9: Regionals @ Southview High School **Just Qualifiers** 

  • Sat, May 16: States @ NC A&T  **Just Qualifiers** 

  • June 13-16: New Balance Nationals @ NC A&T **Just Qualifiers**

Bolded Events are invitationals. Participation is based on (a) How many people the event allows us to bring (b) If there are performance standards - i.e. only people who have run a certain time, or jumped/thrown a certain distance (c) standing on team.