FEES CAN BE PAID ONLINE- Go to Victory Middle homepage and click "Pay Online"
SIGNUP TO HELP AT OUR HOME MEET
Head Coach: Matt Moxham (Distance & Shot Put)
Assistant Coaches: Gina Janke (Sprints), Bridget King (Distance and Discus), Ashley Boggan (Hurdles & High Jump), & Brooke Bessler (Long & Triple Jump)
Concussion information (needs to be read, but not turned in)
Track begins March 16th.
There will be a track meeting in the main gym during advisory on March 6th for anyone interested in track.
Athletes must turn in medical release and concussion forms prior to the first practice which is March 16th.
Practice begins March 16th, no practice during spring break (March 23rd thorugh 27th), and will continue on March 30th. Practices will be held every day from 3:30 – 4:45. Athletes must be picked up by 5:00. Each day of the week we will have different events for the kids to choose from. Here is the list of events that are available each day. It is recommended that the kids try multiple events
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Discus High Jump Discus High Jump Discus
100m Hurdles 200m Hurdles 100m Hurdles 200m Hurdles 100m Hurdles
Sprints Relays Sprints Relays Sprints
DR Hard Day DR Easy Day DR Hard Day DR Easy Day DR Hard Day
Long Jump Triple Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Long Jump
Shot Put Shot Put
Date Opponents Location
April 10th, 2020 Heritage, Eagle Rocky Mountain High School
April 17th, 2020 Meridian, Lake Hazel Meridian High School
April 24th, 2020 Star, Lowell Scott Meridian High School
May 1st, 2020 Lewis & Clark, Sawtooth Mountain View High School
We need volunteers for our meet on April 24th and May 1st. Please let Mr. Dew, the athletic director, or myself know if you would like to volunteer. We can't run a smooth meet if we don’t get enough help, so please sign up and help our student athletes. Email for Mr. Dew is firstname.lastname@example.org and myself email@example.com. Here is a sign up genius link as well to sign up to volunteer.
District Meet: May 12th & 13th at Eagle High School.
Running Events: Field Events:
1600 Meter Shot Put
100 Meter Hurdles Discus
4X200 Meter Relay Long-Jump
100 Meter Triple-Jump
400 Meter High-Jump
4X100 Meter Relay
200 Meter Hurdles
Sprint Medley Relay
4X400 Meter Relay
Opening Heights, Weights, and Measurements:
100 Meter Hurdles: 10, 30” Hurdles
200 Meter Hurdles: 5, 30” Hurdles
High-Jump: 3’9” (Girls), 4’3” (Boys)
Triple-Jump: 20’ (Girls), 30’ (Boys)
Shot Put: 4 Kilograms
Discus: 1 Kilogram
Track is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Each athlete is required to purchase an activity card for $22.26 which includes tax and pay the $90 participation fee before the first meet in order for the athlete to be allowed to participate in the meet. Fees can be paid online through our school webstore at www.westada.org/vms or with the bookkeeper in the main office. If a student-athlete has participated and paid for two sports during the same school year, they are eligible to join a third or fourth sport without paying any additional fee. Each student-athlete must also have a signed participation form for each sport in order to practice. Eligible athletes will maintain passing grades in all classes. Students failing a class for two (2) consecutive weeks will be required to practice and dress down and attend meets, but will be ineligible to compete in meets until cleared by a passing grade check by the teacher(s) of the class(es) they are failing.
Meet Sign-Out Philosophy:
Track is a team sport. In order to foster sportsmanship and respect for all our athletes who compete, we request that all students remain in attendance until the last event has concluded. One (1) emergency leave will be allowed to each athlete.
Athletes are expected to be at every practice. Students are allowed two (2) un-excused absences. Un-excused absences include two (2) tardies, issues resulting in loss of after school activity privileges, and any other absence not accompanied by a note from a parent/guardian or doctor for an excused absence. Excused absences include a parent/guardian or doctor’s note for illness, doctor/dentist appointments, pre-arranged scheduling conflicts, and family emergencies. Numerous excused absences will be seen as a lack of commitment to the track team and may result in dismissal from the team. The coaching staff is required to turn in a list of athletes and their respective events the day before a meet. As a result, students who fail to sign up for events or miss practice the day before a meet will be ineligible to compete that week.
Appropriate clothes for practice include a pair of running shoes, athletic shorts or sweat pants, and a t-shirt or sweatshirt. The VMS dress code policy found in the agenda book outlines restrictions regarding school-appropriate clothing. Please prepare for rain and cold weather. Watches, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings may not be worn. Athletes will be issued a set of track sweats, shorts, and tank top to be worn during meets only. Track spikes are un-necessary for practice due to the cinder track at VMS. Meets will be held at area high schools where spikes may be helpful, but not required. Students who lose or do not turn-in their equipment will be issued a fine. Report cards and yearbooks will not be distributed until the fine has been cleared with the bookkeeper.
You may purchase track and field spirt packs online here. Spirit wear site will close on April 7th. Buy fast!!!
If you have any questions you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org