Wednesday, February 3, 2010

CTK Track News for the week of 1 Feb 2010...

Greetings 2010 CTK/St.C/St.S Track Families,

Welcome to another fun season of CYO track featuring the 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 practices, meets, and other team information. Don't
say you weren't warned.

We will be practicing at College Park High School this season, on Tuesdays and Thursdays
starting at 5pm. We'll finish up before 6pm until the time changes in March. Please pick
your athletes up promptly after practice so the coaches can get home themselves.

Our first two practices will be:

Tuesday, Feb 2 5-5:45pm at College Par High School track
Thursday, Feb 4 5-5:45pm at College Park High School track

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

Athletes should wear running shoes, sweats, and bring a water bottle. I would really
like it if they brought all of these things home after practice too.

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

With all of the rain we've had lately, I hope you won't be surprised if some of our practices
are cancelled due to bad weather. 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.

This season that announcement will be in the form a "tweet" which should appear
in the Twitter box in the upper right corner of the home page. Or, you can follow ctktrack
on Twitter directly if you are as au courant as all that.

Parent Meeting
Don't forget the Track Parent Meeting on
Thursday, February 4th,
at 7pm in the Christ The King
Parish Hall. We hope that at least one
parent from each family, particularly new families, will come and learn more about
the program, meet the coaches, and get their questions answered. If
you have friends who may be interested in signing their kids up too, invite them
to the meeting. I dislike long meetings (ask any of my co-workers) and intend
to finish up by 8:15pm if possible, though we'll stay around to answer questions
as necessary afterwards.

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. You can even check your
volunteer assignments (eventually) and view meet results (after we have some meets).
The web site address is at the bottom of every mail you get from the team.

I do not want to help you get more spam or junk mail, so I do not put a link to the
roster on the web site. However, it's always there in case you need it to arrange
job swaps or car pools at [Ask Carl]. If I have managed to misspell
your name or confuse your contact info, please let me know. In attempting to decode
some of the handwriting on the forms, I was occasionally forced to make a wild guess!

Mailing List
If your family uses multiple email addresses, I can add others to this mailing list. However,
it seems more likely that you will ask me to drop an email address. In either case, please
let me know.

Late Sign-ups

We will accept late sign-ups until about February 25th. If you have friends who are interested,
please invite them to the parent meeting, or to check out the web site or even to come to
practice. Kids not actually signed up for the team are welcome to practice with the team to
see if they like it as long as a parent sticks around 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,


Carl Godkin
CTK/SC/SS Track & Field Coordinator

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