Safety at College Park
There are lots of other sports going on inside and outside of the track stadium. Remind your athletes to walk around the outside of the track fence to get to the stands. Don't cut across the field during games or other teams' practices. And look both ways before stepping onto the track--a good rule for volunteers and spectators as well as athletes.
During lacrosse practice, we get to add dodge ball to our list of skills. Please make sure your athletes keep their eyes open for the occasional missed pass.
...have been ordered. We'll let you know when they come in and are ready to be picked up.
Track not working out?
Hopefully things are starting to get a little smoother for your athletes. The first few practices can be chaotic until the groups settle in.
Sometimes track isn't a good fit, though, and that's OK. You may drop from the program with a full refund if you notify me via email by February 28. Your deposit check will be shredded, and we'll remove you from the volunteer sheets.
Starting March 1, the fees refund drops to 50%, with the deposit check shredded.
Dropping on or after our first meet on March 12 means a forfeit of both your fees and deposit.
Uniform costs are refunded at 100% or 50% as above, provided you haven't picked them up yet. Once handed to you, the uniforms and sweatshirts are yours to keep.
Don't just vanish. Let me know if you need to withdraw an athlete from the team so we can update our records and handle any refunds you're entitled to.
Upcoming Event: "War Path" Invitational, March 5
It's hard to believe, but we're halfway through February already. That means our first event is coming up.
Ygnacio Valley High School holds a special all-comers track meet each year to help raise funds for their track team and for new equipment. Provided we have good weather, we'll attend this meet as a team again this year. The team will pay the admission fee for our registered athletes and coaches.
I highly encourage everyone to come out if they can. It's a very low-key event, with no volunteer requirements. It gives everyone a chance to see how meets work. Think of it like a special Saturday practice.
We don't need our uniforms for this meet since it's not a CYO function. Regular running clothes are fine.
I'll send more reminders as we get closer to the event.