2014-15 Track & Field Try Out/Walk-On Information

If you are a full-time student (minimum 12 hours) at Georgia State University, or will become a full-time student in the Fall of 2014, you are invited to a one-day (1) tryout for the GSU track and field team. 

On this day, you will be assessed by the coaching staff; GSU coaches will notify you via email if you will be welcomed back for a tryout period throughout the fall.  Upon completion of the Fall tryout period leading up to the track season, successful participants may make the team.

SPECIFICS:

Only current GSU students may participate in the 1-day tryout

          Contact Coach England (cengland@gsu.edu) with your intent to tryout by 3 p.m. Friday, Sept 26, 2014

·         Include: your name, GSU student ID #, event(s), best (verifiable) mark(s)

·         Please see posted "GSU Performance Standards" to assess your qualification

          Note: All tryout forms must be turned in by 5 p.m. Friday Sept 26, 2014

·         All required forms are located at the top of this page

·         All forms must have all necessary signatures

·         Turn COMPLETED forms to GSU Compliance in GSU Sports Arena room 153

                         (Tuesday, Sept. 16 - 10 a.m.-Noon; or Wednesday, Sept. 17 - 10 a.m.-Noon;

                          or Tuesday, Sept. 23 - 3-5 p.m.; or Thursday, Sept. 25 - 10 a.m.-Noon)

·         Incomplete/late forms will not be accepted thus preventing you from a tryout

·         You will receive notification via email by Sunday evening, Sept. 28

·         E-mail will contain details of the Oct. 1 tryout

One Day Tryout:  Wednesday morning October 1, 2014

·         Dress in appropriate athletic competition apparel

·         All tryout participants will receive an e-mail Wednesday night with tryout results

·         Selected walk-ons will be invited to multi-day tryout period

·         For those who are not invited back, those will be welcome to tryout again next year

·         Many factors are considered during assessment

·         ALL COACHES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND NON-NEGOTIABLE

Multi-Day Tryout:

·         You must have completed the 1-day tryout to be eligible

·         Only those invited from the 1-day tryout may participate in the multi-day tryout

·         All tryout participants will be held to same standards/rules as current team members

·         You will receive a copy of the team rulebook

·         You may be cut at any time during the multi-day tryout at coaches’ discretion

·         Many factors are considered during assessment

·         ALL COACHES’ DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND NON-NEGOTIABLE

·         Apparel and gear will be allocated only at the conclusion of the tryout period

·         Upon successful addition to the team

Please see attached "GSU Performance Standards" above to assess your qualifications

·         Georgia State University track & field is highly competitive and competes at the NCAA Division I level in the Sun Belt Conference.

·         Achievement of these tryout time standards will not guarantee you a spot on the team nor an athletic scholarship.  There are many other factors considered.

REGULAR PRACTICE TIMES:

                Track & Field practice and weights normally are in the mornings from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

                If your schedule does not satisfy these practice times, you will not be eligible to tryout

                If you cannot make the 1-day tryout on Oct 1 you will not be eligible to tryout for this

                year's team.

                No Exceptions.

Steps to participate in Walk-On Tryouts (MUST be completed by 5pm Friday Sept 26, 2014):

·         You must be accepted and enrolled at Georgia State University

·         You must contact Georgia State Coach England with your intent to tryout (cengland@gsu.edu)

·         You must be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. CLICK HERE

·         You must complete the Walk-on Tryout Compliance Form (attached)

·         You must complete the GSU Medical Form (attached)

·         You must turn in ALL completed forms to GSU Compliance in the GSU Sports Arena room 153 by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept.26. (Incomplete forms will deem you ineligible for tryouts).

If you've met the above standards, we encourage you to try out.