We would to thank you for joining us at the 2017 Ocean Breeze Freedom Games. We can't believe how much this meet has grown in its second year. Because of the size of the meet, we made adjustments to the time schedule. Next year, we will be looking at the possibility of making this a two day meet. Please be sure to review the time schedule that is attached and well as review the heat sheets. We ask you to make sure you inform your athletes what section (red, white or blue), heat and lane for each of their races. In the Freshman and Sophomore Spring Medley Relays the 800 Meter leg will now lead off (800-200-200-400). With a combination of incredible athletes and a fantastic facility, we expect amazing performances to be achieved at the meet.
Attached you will find the following information:
- Heat Sheets (please print and bring a copy for your team)
- An UPDATED time schedule - please review
- Oval Running Events - 8:30am start
- Field events - 9:00 start
- Inside Straightaway - 9:30 Boys Hurdles
- Freshmen & Sophomore Sprint Medley Relay will now lead off with the 800 meter leg (800-200-200-400)
- Starting blocks are only allowed in the finals and will be provided by the facility.
- Important facility information
- Parking Map
Please take the time and look over all the information carefully.
All events are broken down into division; Red, White, and Blue. Please make sure your athletes are aware of what division they will be competing in. The divisions will allow all athletes to warm-up correctly and not have to sit in the clerking areas for an extended period of time.
In all field events, only those athletes in the Red division will be eligible to compete in the finals. Please carefully check the heat sheets and bring any problems or concerns to our attention by Wednesday.
All initial clerking will take place on the ground level of the complex at the end of the warm-up track. During first call the athletes will report to the clerking table to pick up their hip numbers. Once all athletes are checked in and hipped they will then be moved to the secondary staging area on track level prior to their event.
Starting blocks are only allowed in the finals and will be supplied by the facility. No outside starting blocks may be used.
Field event athletes should check in at the field event when the event is called. In the Shot Put and Weight through all first throws will be measured. After that there will be a minimum of 35' for boys and 30' for girls.
The track will be open for warm-up from 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. after that time all warming up should be completed on the ground level warm-up track, across the street on the boardwalk or greenway, or in the trails of Ocean Breeze Park.
Only 1/4" pyramid spikes are permitted at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Athletes will be able to purchase the correct spikes at the spike check table for $5.00.
Baton will be provided - athletes should not bring school batons with them to the starting line, please leave them behind.
Official Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival Merchandise will be on sale in the second floor atrium area. Live results will be available on OceanBreezeNYC.org or by downloading the Active Track Meet Mobile Pro App. The event will also be streamed live on milesplit, fans can join the action by linking to http://bit.ly/2hXKH9I
Along with the grandstands, we now have additional seating along the back stretch of the track as well as on both turns. We encourage teams to use all the seating around the track. Any athletes not warming up or cooling down must be on track level or outside the building, athletes will not be permitted to hang out on the warm-up track area. Please place all bags under the seats and do not take up more then one seat per person. We will be at full capacity and ask that you plan your travel accordingly.
The venue will open for athletes and spectators at 7:30 a.m. Buses should drop athletes on the West side of Father Capodanno Blvd and pick-up will take place on the East side of Father Capodanno Blvd. Buses should park in lots 8 & 9 and avoid parking on residential streets. When crossing Father Capodanno Blvd please cross at the lights only.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to seeing you and your team at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex! Home of the Indoor New York State Championship!