Since the students have been inside training for two days, the coaches have decided to not have a 3rd practice inside. Make sure your child is icing, especially their shins, to prevent any shin-splints.
Athletes, while on your break you will need to do things to get in running shape. Make sure you are doing sit-ups, push-up, drills, and some running. If you can't get to a track to do laps, make sure you are running 15-20 minutes when possible. If you do nothing over the break, you are only hurting yourself and we will have to do more conditioning when you get back (we will be able to tell who's been doing something). Have a safe/fun break and come back focused and ready to work!
Due to the weather, the coaching staff decided to postpone the track try-outs until Monday, March 31st. On Monday, we start completely over, like we did for the first day of trials. Tuesday, and Wednesday we will do the time trials, with Thurday being the day we announce the team.
Welcome to the 2014 boys track season. Our trials will start on Monday, March 20th. Before you are allowed to try-out, you will need to have a physical on file and your concussion training completed. If you have participated on a sports team this school year, you do not need to provide these documents again.
Concussion training will be Thursday, March 20th at WMS at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Please be there on time or you may not be permitted in. If you are a 7th or 8th grader and have already done an in-person concussion training before, you can go WMS's sport's page and do the online concussion training. Print the certificate at the end and bring that to one of the coaches or Mr. Scott.
For trials, we are asking students to come to the track prepared to run. The students will have access to water during the trials, but we suggest students bring water or an empty bottle they can fill up. We also suggest students dress like they are going to PE (tee shirt and shorts), but bring a sweat-shirt and sweat-pants in case it is cold. If possible, we also suggest students wear running shoes (not cross-trainers, basketball, or soccer schools) to help prevent shin-splints.
Trials will start that Moday and end on Wednesday. Monday we will go through basic rules and our goals. We will then demonstrate our warm-up, drills, stretches, and conditioning we will be doing for the season. Tuesday and Wednesday we time athletes, and look at field events. On Thursday all participants will come back for one final day of practice, and at the end we will announce who made the team. As coaches we will be looking at attitudes, effort, listening skills, and times/distances. All of these things will be taken into consideration, not just if a student is fast or can jump high/far.
We look forward to seeing everyone Monday, and good luck.