Week 3 of track

The coaches and I have been very impressed with the work ethic at practice and the girls' communication with us. 
Here is what is going on this week... 

Monday, January 29th
Practice begins at 3:45 due to a faculty meeting. We will still plan to end practice at 5:00. All athletes should meet outside the Junior Class House by 3:45.

Parent Meeting: Please join us for a parent meeting tonight from 6-7pm in C204 at the main campus. We will have the president of the Booster organization here and a representative from Naperville Running Company who is also a former Neuqua Valley track and field runner! 

Tuesday, January 30th
Look for two Google docs that will be sent out through this listserv.

The first is the meet conflict sheet. It is very important for the coaches to know who is available for what meet. Please take a look at your schedule and compare it to the meet schedule that is posted on the calendar that you can find at http://www.nvgirlstrack.com‚Äč. The meets that are posted on the calendar also provide a description of what type of meet it is since not all athletes will be participating in all meets. Keep in mind that any athlete has the opportunity to compete on the JV or Varsity level when filling out the meet conflict sheet. 

The second is the sign up sheet for the first all-comer's meet next Saturday, February 10th. Although we welcome the  athlete's input on this sign up sheet, the coaches will make the final line up. When filling out a sign up sheet for an all-comer's meet, pay attention to the order of the events that will be in the description of the meet on the form. This will help give a sense of how the meet is run, so back to back events are not put in.  Also, an athlete should sign up for events she has attended practice in.  The meet is not the time to decide to pole vault for the first time. If an athlete would like to try a field event, she should speak to the coach in charge of that event. 

Practices/Practice Changes
Sprinters, jumpers, hurdlers will practice Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school until 5:00pm. Wednesday and Friday 5:30am-6:45am unless otherwise noted.
Throwers will practice after school each day Monday-Friday
Distance will practice  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday after school from 2:45-5:00pm and Wednesday 5:30am-6:45am 

Concussion impact testing
Impact testing will be Friday, February 2nd at 2:45pm for all throwers and pole vaulters.  These athletes will meet in front of the athletic training room at 2:40pm.  Mr. Ogren, our athletic trainer, will walk the athletes to the faculty cafeteria.  All athletes must bring their Chromebook.  There, they will be given the impact testing code.  The test will take about 30 minutes.  Throwers will practice afterward.

Uniform handout
Our uniform handout will be during practice on Monday, February 5th. More details to come.

Lockers
Please remember to lock up all of your personal belongings each day. If you don't have your own lock and would like to purchase one for $5, see Coach Casey.

Communication
Communication is so important on such a big team- when everyone is out from winter sports, we will have around 110 athletes! Please remember to send the coaches an email when your daughter will be absent or late to practice. 

Thank you!

Start of the Season

Practices 

We have practices on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school from 2:45-5:00pm and Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30am-6:45am. I know these are early mornings on Wednesday and Friday, but we really appreciate you all helping your athlete get to practice on time.  If you are having trouble finding a ride to these two practices, please let me know.

 

Physicals

A current physical must be on file.  If missing, the athlete will miss practice until this obligation is complete.  Please call if you have a question about physicals.

 

Lockers
All athletes should have a locker available to her in the athletic locker room. We assign them officially when the winter sports are finished later in February.  Please, please, please remind your child to lock up her things everyday.
 
Parent Meeting
Please mark your calendars! We will have a parent meeting this Thursday, January 26th at 6:00pm in the Large Forum Room at the main campus.
 
Communication
Since our first team meeting with the athletes, the coaches and I have stressed communication. We have appreciated the emails and calls we have had thus far. I have asked the athletes when emailing about an absence, please send the email to myself and the coach the athlete sees the most at practice (ie if a distance runner is absent, she will email myself and Coach Munk).