Thursday, February 19, 2009

Track Disclosure Statement

Fees: $50 participation fee There may be some entrance fees for invitational meets.

Eligibility: 2.0 GPA as outlined in UHSAA guidelines

Attendance: As with any other sport, attendance at practice is required. If you must miss practice for any reason notify one of the coaches before practice. You must also notify your event coach if you will be late.

Practice: Practice will be held Monday - Friday at 3:00 until approximately 4:30. You need to be seated in the stadium at 2:55. Practice times will vary by events and schedules. All practices will be held at the Hillcrest track, weather permitting.

Meet Participation: All athletes will be required to participate in home meets. Coaches will determine who participates in away and invitational meets. Coaches will inform athletes who will be competing the day before each meet. Athletes will compete in at least two events in each meet they are eligible to attend.

Transportation: Athletes will ride the bus to and from track meets. Athletes may ride home from meets with parents, but need to check in with the head coach before they leave.

Uniforms: Uniforms will be issued before the first region meet. Participation fees must be paid before a uniform will be issued.

Team Gear: Team sweats and tee shirts will be made available for purchase. Some uniform shorts may be available for purchase.

Shoes: In order to prevent injuries, athletes will need to obtain running shoes. Track spikes are also encouraged for competition.

Clothing: The weather during track can vary a great deal. Athletes need to be prepared for all weather conditions. Athletes should be prepared with clothing suitable for hot, cold and wet weather each day. A good supply of sunscreen would also be recommended.

Meets: Captains will lead the team in a team lap and stretch before the meet begins. Each athlete will be responsible for warming up before his/her individual events.

Parents will be asked to volunteer as officials for our home meets to help the meet run smoothly. This could include making lane assignments, timing, recording times, or judging an event.

Forms & Consent: All athletes must all necessary forms on file with the school before competition begins. This includes the tryout checklist, the athlete contract, parent consent forms and physical forms for new athletes.

Lettering: Lettering will be based on a points system based on meet performances. Ten points must be earned to gain a letter.

Fund-raising: We need to raise funds to pay for things like meet entrance fees, equipment, end of year awards and the track barbecue.

We will have two forms of fund-raising, donations and a 12-hour run. Any family or company who would like to donate funds will be welcomed. For the 12-hour run, athletes will raise pledges per mile based on the total miles the team runs.

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