Meet Declaration Process –
THE SAME PROCESS AS PREVIOUS YEARS
Declaration will be the
week of March 16th
to March 23rd at 10:00pm. With this
process there are less changes and fewer possibilities for errors. Please DON’T WAIT until the last minute;
declare your athletes early. DO NOT call
us and ask us to add your athlete. It is
your responsibility to have them added and declared. IF you have a meet on March 22nd or 23rd, it is imperative that
you use Direct Athletics for
online entries. The results will flow automatically to the leader-boards when
the meet host uploads results to DirectAthletics.com. If you do not use Direct Athletics, it is
100% the coach’s responsibility to get the information into Direct Athletics by
10pm on Monday, March 23rd.
At any time during that week you will be able to declare your
entries for the IL Top Times meet via your Direct Athletics account. NOTE:
If you declare, and then afterwards add new performances (or new
performances are uploaded) you MUST go back to the
declaration page and declare new performances. Your athlete will not be
You MUST declare your athletes and relays that you wish to
compete at the IL Top Times meet. Athletes/relays that are not declared
will be SCRATCHED and not considered for the meet.
You may declare only verifiable times/marks on the Illinois Top
Times performance list.
Declaring entries is
not a guarantee of acceptance into the meet. We will select the top 12 declared entries in each event,
unless noted. We will select the top 16 declared entries for the 4 x 200M
relay, the top 22 for the 200M, and the top 24 for the 400M. We will
select the top 15 declared entries in 1600M and 3200M runs, and the top 24
declared entries in the 60m Dash and 60m Hurdles. This list will be
posted by March 24th at 8pm.
If you do not see your athlete's top performance when declaring,
you must first add it to the IL Top Times performance list and then return to
the meet declaration/entry page. (See other instructions on how to add
performances to the list)·
You may update your declarations as often as you wish during the week of March 16th
until the entry deadline of March 23rd at 10:00pm. After this deadline your
declarations are FINAL.
During that week there will be a new Declared Leadership
Board. It will be above the current
Leadership board on the Illinois Top Times website. (www.illinoistoptimes.com) Coaches, Athletes and Parents can visually
see who has been declared.
To declare your athletes/relays:
in to your coach account at www.directathletics.com.
Upcoming Meets, you will see the Illinois Top Times meet listed with a green
"Register" link next to it. Click "Register".
system will present the top time/mark for each event, based on the IL Top Times
performance list. You must declare or scratch all performances and click
for other gender as needed
REMINDERS about DECLARATION—PLEASE READ
After submitting declarations, you must print and email yourself
entry confirmation--this is your official receipt. ·
All DECLARED performances will be listed publicly at http://www.illinoistoptimes.com. If your
performances are not listed publicly as declared, they will NOT be considered
for acceptance into the meet.
If new performances are added to the IL Top Times list AFTER
you’ve already declared, you must return to the declaration page to
declare/scratch the new performance.
All performances that are not declared will be considered
SCRATCHED as of the declaration deadline.
Top Times Championship Meet Entry Verification
The athletes who qualify for each event will be posted on our
website on Tuesday, March
24th at 8pm. Those postings are
final. Illinois Top Times Uses Direct Athletics,
and only results submitted to DirectAthletics.com appear on Illinois Top Times
teams will be required to pay for athletes to participate in the meet. Once again we are offering payment through
PayPal. PayPal is PCI DSS compliant for
credit card processing. We are trying to
discourage payment on the day of the meet to keep registration efficient and
timely. Payment on the day of the meet
will result in an increase in the fee to $200.
From the time you
are able to declare athletes on March 16th until 5:00pm on March 26th,
you will be able to pay online.
If you are confident that your athlete will qualify, we encourage you to
pay early. If you are unsure about
qualification, you can pay upon posting of the verification's on March 24th. Because our window is so small, we have made
it possible to pay using a school credit card or a personal credit card and get
a receipt for reimbursement. Please pay using PayPal, if at all possible.
you are unable to pay online, you can send a check. Checks need to be made out
to Illinois Top Times. Checks must be postmarked
by March 25th,
2020. Make a copy of your check
and bring it to the meet. If you do
this, no late fee will be assessed.
Checks can be sent to Illinois Top Times, c/o Randy Anderson, P.O. Box
638, Clinton, IL 61727. If we don't receive payment by March 26th at noon, you must pay on site, and the
late fee will apply. Illinois Top
Times reserves the right to refuse alternative payment methods if insufficient
cause is shown to require such a payment.
No refunds will be given from Illinois Top Times.
can pay online by using the PayPal link on our website. The direct link is http://www.illinoistoptimes.com/paypal-payment. You will be given a field to choose your
school, and you must choose a school so that we know which school has paid when
you submit payment. Options will be
available so a school can choose to make one payment for both boys and girls
teams together or separately. Coaches
must not assume that the coach or AD paid for both teams. We will keep a running track record of teams
who have paid posted on the payment website so coaches know if their team's
participation has been paid for or not.
If there are any questions or problems using PayPal, please contact Janice Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-870-1700.
always, we recommend you keep a copy of your receipt and bring it to the meet
with you as proof of payment verification.
We are trying to streamline this process and appreciate your efforts to
be proactive by making sure your athletes are confirmed and the payment is made
by the deadline.
After the 26th, we will be working
onsite and will not be able to take phone calls or receive email. Please prepare, ask questions now.