Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Twitter Experiment

I like to try new things to help communications among the team.

This season I'm going to try using Twitter ( to send out last-minute reminders, cancel practices during bad weather, and so on. There is a little box in the top right corner of the web site's home page that is the team's "Twitter Status." You can follow the team on Twitter in any other way that's convenient, however, which is the point of the experiment.


2010 CTK/SC/SS Track Sign-up Announcement

Greetings 2009 Track Parents,

Happy New Year!

Sign-ups for the 2010 Christ the King, St. Catherine, and St. Stephen CYO track season will take place on Thursday, January 21, and Monday, January 25, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Christ the King School in the 6th grade classroom. The address is 199 Brandon Road, which is at the corner of Brandon and Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill.

We'll begin practice on February 2nd, and we plan to hold the usual Tuesday and Thursday practices starting at 5pm. I expect we'll be practicing at College Park High School track again this season.

There will be meets every Saturday from March 6th until the diocese meet on May 8th, except for the Saturday before Easter (April 3rd). What I already know of our meet schedule is posted on the web site.

The fee this season is probably going to be $65 for each athlete. We will set the exact cost closer to the sign-ups depending on a few factors still to be determined. (Families finding this difficult should contact me privately.) Please bring your calendar to the sign-ups as we will once again expect you to sign up for five volunteer work assignments and leave a $50 deposit to encourage you to follow through.

As usual, we are very interested in having parents (experienced or not) sign up to coach with us. We usually end up with around 200 kids on the team and coaching so many athletes requires plenty of help. We are particularly interested in finding parents with experience in our field events (long jump, high jump, and shot put) or who are willing to join us for distance workouts ("road runs"). Please contact me if you have any questions.

If you are interested in more information, please contact me or check the team web site, at If you spot any mistakes on the site, please let me know as I've just updated it for 2010 and have probably made a few errors.

(I have your email address from last year's Christ the King, St. Catherine, and St. Stephen track season. This is meant to be a one-time mailing unless you sign your athlete up again. I know that some of you will receive more than one notice and that some of your kids have passed 8th grade.)

We are looking forward to another great season on the track.

Best regards,

Carl Godkin
CTK/St.C/St.S Track & Field Coordinator