Saturday, February 2, 2008

CTK Track News -- First Practice This Week!

Greetings 2008 CTK/St.C/St.S Track Families,

Welcome to another fun season of CYO track featuring the mighty combined team of Christ the King, St. Catherine, and St. Stephen parishes! I'll be sending (at least) a weekly email for the rest of the season with news about the team, meets, and so on.

We will be practicing at College Park High School this season, generally on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5pm. We'll finish up by 6pm until the time changes in March; please don't be late picking up your athletes after practice.

Our first two practices will be:

Tuesday, Feb 5 5-6pm at College Par High School track
Thursday, Feb 7 5-6pm at College Park High School track

Dress warmly for practices at College Park. Even though your kids are probably like mine and pretend not to feel the cold, PLEASE send them to practice in sweats.

Athletes should wear running shoes, sweats, and bring a water bottle. Ideally, they should bring all of these things home afterwards too.

Parents should walk their athletes down to the track and either come to the track for pickup at 6pm, or meet us shortly after practice ends at the gate to the parking lot.

Weather might concern you so here's our plan: We practice on an all-weather track, so it's possible to practice no matter what the weather. However, in the interest of keeping all of the coaches from quitting, I cancel practice if the weather is particularly bad. I will post an announcement about practice on the front page of the web site ( by 4pm if practice will be canceled. Please check if you have any doubts.

Parent Meeting
Don't forget the Track Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 7th, at 7pm in the Christ The King Parish Hall. We hope that at least one parent from each family will come and learn more about the program, meet the coaches, and get their questions answered. There are some changes this season that you will want to be aware of so I hope even veterans will come.

Web Site
Our team web site has a map (on the Directions page), a schedule of events (on the Schedule page), and lots of other information. Once the webmaster gets caught up, you will be able to double-check your volunteer assignments, view the team roster, and even view meet results. The
web site address is at the bottom of every mail you get from the team this year. Please visit

Mailing List
For no extra charge, we can add other email addresses to this mailing list if your family wants multiple copies. Likewise, if you want to drop an email address, please let me know.

Late Sign-ups

We will accept late sign-ups until about February 21st. If you have friends who are interested, please invite them to check out the web site or even to come to practice. Kids not (yet!) signed up for the team are welcome to practice with the team to see if they like it SO LONG AS A PARENT stays at the track during practice. (That's because I don't have a medical release and if anything should happen, we'd have a problem.)

See you on the track and the parent meeting,


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