Greetings Track Families,
We had a great first week of practice and look forward to good weather and five more minutes of daylight this week. All parents, especially if you are new the program but even if you are not, are invited to the Parent Meeting this Thursday evening (Feb 10) at 7pm in the CTK Parish Hall. We usually manage to keep the meeting to 75 minutes or less. Bring your stopwatches -- this is track after all!
We'll practice twice this week:
I'm reliably informed that there will be College Park HS soccer games both Tuesday and Thursday this week. Between the games and the high school track practice kicking off this week, we may be slightly delayed in starting practice each day. (It's as if it's their track, isn't it?)
Remember to check the team web site after 4pm on practice days if it's rainy. You can even follow ctktrack on Twitter for track practice updates.
Field Event/Relay Clinics
Mark your calendars for two extra (and optional) practice sessions that we'll be offering this season. Field Event and Relay Clinics will be held Saturday afternoon, February 19, and Sunday afternoon, Feb 27. Both events will take place at College Park High School. The exact time will be announced at the parent meeting since we're trying to make sure we have enough coaches available for the occasion.
...are HIGHLY recommended. We have a number of kids who are wearing skateboard (not good) or basketball shoes (not as bad) to track. They should all be wearing running shoes. Local shoe stores such as Fleet Feet in Pleasant Hill and Roadrunner Sports in Concord will all give you 10% off if you tell them your child is on a track team, but you can buy running shoes anywhere. If your child is trying to talk you into spikes (or if you have already succumbed to the pressure), please note that we don't want to see spikes at practice for a few more weeks, period. We'll discuss spikes at the parent meeting, but suffice it to say that they are optional, no matter what your athlete is claiming.