Week 4

 

We are gearing up for our first indoor meet of the season this Saturday, February 10th at Oswego High School. We look forward to seeing all the Neuqua Valley supporters!

Oswego 
​Our first meet is Saturday, February 10 at Oswego High School. Although the following link was supposed to be filled out by Friday, February 2nd at 6:00pm, ​the link is still open for sign ups for events. All signups will be done by the end of practice tomorrow, February 5th, so the coaches and I can finalize the lineup. This is no implement (no actual spikes) in the spike shoes meet. If you are planning on wearing your spikes from previous seasons, please start now working on removing them. 
 
Times: 
7:30am    All athletes should be at Neuqua with their uniforms on. We will meet in the athletic hallway by the pool doors.
7:45am    Buses will leave Neuqua.
9:00am    All field events will begin except for triple jump which will follow long jump.
9:15am    All running events begin.
Here is the order of events
The JV runners will run first in an event followed by the Varsity runners. 
4 x 800m relay- each runner will run 5 laps
4 x 1 lap relay
3200 run- runners will run 20 laps
55m hurdles
55m dash
800m run- runners will run 5 laps
400m run- runners will run 2 1/2 laps
1600m run- runners will run 10 laps
200m dash
4 X 400 relay- each runner will run 2 1/2 laps 
 
You can also find this information on our team website at http://www.nvgirlstrack.com
 
Uniforms
We will hand out team uniforms tomorrow, February 5th towards the end of practice. The girls will get shorts, a jersey, a warm up jacket and warm up pants. If the girls would like to purchase their own shorts, please visit Naperville Running Company or send me an email and I will give you the specifics of what to order. If you are unable to make practice tomorrow, please ask a friend to pick up your uniform for you. Those in a winter sport, can either ask a friend to get their uniforms or get their uniforms when their winter season ends. 
 
Meet Conflict Sheet
Please fill out the following Google form link if your daughter has a conflict with attending a meet. Knowing if your daughter can attend a meet well in advance helps us put together the most accurate lineup. We know schedules change, so please refer to this link throughout the season.
 

Spirit Wear
The online stores are open if you would like to purchase any spirit wear and will remain open until Friday, February 9th.

 The Boomer T's link is
http://boomertsink.com/NVTRACK

I will bring the windjacket and the sweat pants to practice this week for athletes to check out sizes for these two offerings.

Company Casuals will offer an embroidered backpack for those wanting one. You can access this link at
http://www.companycasuals.com/nvgirlstf 

Physicals that expire through the season. 
Please make dr.appointments now if you daughter's physical will expire before the end of May. If you have questions about physical expiration dates, please send me an email. 

 Parent/Family Team Donations
If you would like to donate to the team to help with funding for pasta parties, banquet awards and foods, etc., please send your daughter with a check made out to NVHS and include your daughter's name if different than the name on the check, ID number, and phone number. Our goal is to raise $1200.  Thank you for your support!

Spring and Summer Track and Field and Cross Country Camps Registration Now Open

GENERAL INF0RMATION:

- Register at wildcatXCTF.com.

- Camps cost $175 per person, but discounts are available for multiple family members.

- Need-Based Scholarships are available upon request with an online application.  Contact James Janota at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

- All participants receive a high quality t-shirt.

- Sorry, no pro-rated fees.

SPRING CAMP:

Spring Speed / Endurance Camp
Incoming Grades 3 - 8
Monday, April 16 - Thursday, May 24 (6 WEEKS!)
Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Welch Elementary School
2620 Leverenz Road, Naperville, IL 60564

SUMMER CAMPS:
Boys' Cross Country Camp

Incoming Grades 7 - 12
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
7:15 am - 9:00 am
DuPage River Sports Complex
2807 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60565

Girls' Cross Country Camp
Incoming Grades 7 - 12
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
7:15 am - 9:00 am
DuPage River Sports Complex
2807 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60565

Co-Ed Youth Cross Country Camp
Incoming Grades 3 - 6
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:15 am - 10:30 am
DuPage River Sports Complex
2807 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60565

Co-Ed Track and Field Camp
Incoming Grades 7 - 12
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Track and Field Complex @ Neuqua Valley High School
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564

Co-Ed Youth Track and Field Camp
Incoming Grades 3 - 6
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Track and Field Complex @ Neuqua Valley High School
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564

Co-Ed Throws Camp
Incoming Grades 6 - 12
Monday, June 11 - Thursday, July 19 (6 WEEKS!)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Track and Field Complex @ Neuqua Valley High School
2360 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564​

Sign Ups and Spirit Wear

Parent Meeting
Thank you to all who were able to attend our parent meeting on Monday. We had a great discussion and had many questions answered. If you missed the meeting, I have attached the meeting notes. I have also added some information to these notes that may be beneficial to all regardless if you were able to attend or not.  

Meet Conflict Sheet
Please fill out the following Google form link if your daughter has a conflict with attending a meet. Knowing if your daughter can attend a meet well in advance helps us put together the most accurate lineup. We know schedules change, so please refer to this link throughout the season.
https://goo.gl/forms/Y4oK7PpYTq4727SO2

Oswego Sign up
​Our first meet is Saturday, February 10 at Oswego High School. The following link needs to be filled out by Friday, February 2nd at 6:00pm for all athletes eligible to compete in this meet. Since this is our first meet, I am sending the link early, so we can work out any issues with this sign up. The athletes will be able to view the lineup on Monday at practice. Please make sure you sign up before the deadline! 
https://goo.gl/forms/7jR3g5j5UrUdegG73

Spirit Wear
​Spirit Wear will be available through two different links this year. These links will be open through Friday, February 9, 2018.

Boomer T's link has clothes items available. I will have samples of the wind jacket and sweatpants this week and next week at practice if you are interested in these items and want to judge sizes.
http://boomertsink.com/NVTRACK

Company Casuals will offer an embroidered backpack for those wanting one. You can access this link at
http://www.companycasuals.com/nvgirlstf 

 

Thank you for all of your support!

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. 

Practices: 
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. 

Physicals
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

Get ready for the 2018 season

 

First day of Practice
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Meet in the Faculty Cafeteria at 3:00-4:00 for a team meeting.

 Registration will be open on  January 8, 2018 at http://nvhs.ipsd.org/athletics.asp

 

Physical needed from

January 16th -May 19th -You CANNOT participate until you are cleared with a current physical and have paid the $200 online.

 

Participating in a winter sport?- communicate with Coach Parejko about your anticipated start date.

Thinking of trying out for a Spring Sport? Please communicate with Coach Parejko.

 

Want to join our listserv? Contact Coach Parejko with email addresses you would like to add to the listserv.


Follow us on twitter @nvgirlstrack


Coach Information:

Head Coach Parejko

428-6000 Extension 4698

Sprints This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HJ/PV/Hurdles  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shot/Discus This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LJ/TJ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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