Greetings to all as we embark on our 2015 outdoor season! After numerous outstanding practices in less than ideal conditions and two indoor “scrimmages”, the regular season awaits. Our schedule in case you did not receive a hard copy~ 2015 TRACK & FIELD SCHEDULE
For the numerous families who may be attending their first high school meets, their our two critical words to know….Patience & Support. Displaying patience is critical because every meet will have a different duration and your athlete may compete in events spread out over the course of 2.5-3 hours, depending on the number of athletes competing. Lending support to not only your child but every Jenison T&F athlete is essential because it is the best, and only, way to create a healthy, productive and positive experience for all. At the risk of overstating the obvious- encouraging your athlete to defeat their own teammate during an event will NEVER have a good outcome, regardless of your intentions.
There are basic expectations that each athlete on the Jenison Women’s Track and Field team will adhere to. Our “Race Day Expectations” ~ RACE DAY EXPECTATIONS In order for our program to continue to grow and individual accountability displayed, this must be followed. Thank you in advance for understanding and supporting what we strive to achieve.
Over the past two weeks, we have had the opportunity to compete in two indoor meets, The GVSU Laker Indoor Challenge and the Aquinas College Indoor Invite. These unique opportunities allowed us to bring partial line ups and compete against some of the best programs and individuals in Michigan. We went into both days with the intention of accomplishing 3 objectives:
1.Giving as many “new” athletes an opportunity to compete in a real setting
2.Giving some athletes an opportunity to train in a real setting, something we simply cannot duplicate in practice
3.Giving some of our experienced athletes an opportunity to compete in a new event
We came home from both competitions with as many questions as answers but feel as though we took giant steps forward as a program, which is always the goal!
This coming week at a glance:
Monday- Practice from 3:10-5ish
*Online clothing orders due at 11:59pm
*ALL Fundraising paperwork is DUE
*Order envelopes for Team & Individual pictures will be given
*Uniforms for those still in need will be provided
Tuesday- Practice from 3:10-5ish
*Team Pictures ASAP
*Brief Practice~ Warm-up, practice block starts, field events, relay exchanges, etc…
*Meet line-up announced
Wednesday- Outdoor dual #1 against Hudsonville @ JHS Stadium
* Most Field Events begin at 4:15pm
* Running events begin at 4:45pm
* Here is the meet protocol for 2015 dual meets (subject to minor changes by host school)
OK WHITE-MEET INFO FOR PARENTS
Thursday- Practice from 3:10-4:30ish
*Recap of meet, acknowledging PR’s & strong efforts
*Handout of spring break expectations
*Short workout for all
Friday- NO PRACTICE
My “track” goal for spring break is cleaning out and updating all of the information within the site itself. Please temporarily excuse the outdated information.
Last nugget….I have set up a “free” texting account, as an easy way to connect with the masses- For EMERGENCY only. “Our Meet has been canceled due to inclement weather” is an excellent example……”Bring sweats because it is snowing” is not an example of how it will be utilized. REMIND information