Week 2

My name is Gretchen Parejko and I am the head coach for the girls track and field team and I work with the sprinters.

The assistant coaches are

Bill Casey: high jump, hurdles, and pole vault (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Blake Dole: shot and discus (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Wayne Hartmann: long and triple jump (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Bruyn Yunk: middle/long distance (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

We are very excited to be able to work with your daughters on the track and field team this season. If you have any questions, please know that email is the easiest way to reach any us. However, you can also reach me directly at  (630) 428-6000 ext. 4698. 

Speaking of communication, we have a few ways to keep you updated with what is happening. I will usually send out an email to this listserv on Sunday and maybe another time during the week, especially when we begin having meets. Thanks to Coach Casey, we also have a website where you can access many things about the season including our practice and meet schedule. You can access that website at http://www.nvgirlstrack.com. Lastly, Coach Casey continues to remind me the year is 2018 and people like to see results from the meets on Twitter, so I will also use Twitter where you can follow us at #nvgirlstrack.  

Important items to know...
January 29, 2018 is our parent meeting from 6-7pm in Room C204 at the main campus. If you can make it, we would really like to meet with you to talk about the upcoming season. 

Please note most of the groups practice after school (unless noted) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:45- 5:00pm and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30-6:45am until Spring Break when we will transition to all after school practices. The throwers will practice after school each day for the entire season. 

All athletes should have a lock to lock up ALL of their personal items. Official lockers won't be assigned until after the winter sports are finished, so the athletes may use any open locker in the athletic locker room until that time. 

Believe it or not, over the years, we have had some of our nicest weather usually seen in the Spring in January. Therefore, all athletes should be prepared with clothes to practice indoor or outdoor every day. Check your shoes. Everyone needs a good set of trainers to workout in each day. We suggest heading to Naperville Running Company to help you find the best shoe for your foot and event. We will have a former NVHS girls track and field member who now works at Naperville Running Company at our parent meeting to talk about how to find the right shoe.

If an athlete is going to miss practice, we ask that she email her coach to let us know of her absence. Parents can also send us an email. We do take attendance each day.  

Payment for the season
The $200 fee for the season will be put on your Pushcoin account in the next couple weeks. If you have any questions about the payment, please email or call me.  If an athlete was involved in two sports or any combination with an activity where the $200 is charged, please send me an email stating which activities/sports she was involved in. 

No athlete can participate on the track and field team without a current physical. Please bring in a copy of the physical as soon as possible to the school nurse. Many athletes have physicals that will expire during the season. I will send a reminder to you of your daughter's physical expiration date if that applies.  We do understand that some insurance company won't cover the cost of a physical until one year has passes. Your daughter's physical is good for 13 months from the date of the physical. 

First Day Meeting Notes
If you missed the first day meeting notes, I have attached them to this email. They can also be found on our website. 

The coaches and I are looking forward to an exciting season!

Go Wildcats!

Gretchen Parejko
NVHS Student Services Teacher
Case Manager for Juniors and Seniors
Head NVHS Girls' Track and Field Coach