FEES CAN BE PAID ONLINE- Go to Victory Middle homepage and click "Pay Online"Head Coach: Mandi Horning email@example.comAssistant Coaches: Ashton Bower, Gina Janke, Matt Moxham, Bridget KingTrack begins April 2nd-May 4thDistrict Meet is on May 15th and 16thThere will be a track meeting on Friday March 2nd during advisory in the main gym for anyone interested in trackAthletes must turn in medical release and concussion forms prior to the first practice which is Monday April 2nd. Read concussion info here.
PARTICIPATION: 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.
ABSENCES: 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.
CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT: 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.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Practice begins Monday, April 2nd. Practices will be held Monday through Friday, from 3:30 – 4:45. Athletes must be picked up by 5:00.
This year we are trying something different. Each day of the week we will have certain events for the kids to choose from. Here is the list of events.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday if not a Meet
Long Jump Disc Long Jump Disc Long Jump
Shot Put Hurdles Shot Put Hurdles Hurdles
Sprints Triple Jump Sprints Triple Jump Sprints
DR Hard Day DR Easy Day DR Hard Day DR Easy Day DR Hard Day
High Jump Relays High Jump Relays High JumpMeet Schedule:Date Opponent LocationApril 13th H, LC, E Rocky Mtn HighApril 20th M, S, H Meridian HighApril 27th LS, H, LH Centennial HighMay 4th LH, LC, M Meridian HighIf any parents would like to help out at our home track meet on April 20th at Meridian High School , please email and let me know.District Meet May 15th and 16th hosted by Eagle Middle School. Place Eagle High School
RUNNING EVENTS FIELD EVENTS (OPEN)
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) Long-Jump: 8’
Triple-Jump: 20’ (Girls), 30’ (Boys) Shot Put: 4 Kilograms
Discus: 1 KilogramSpirit Wear!!! You may purchase track and field spirt packs online here is the link. www.ShopStrangeStores.net and the password is VMSTRACK2018Spirit wear site will close on April 9th. Buy fast!!!We need volunteers for our meet this Friday at Meridian High School on April 20th. Please let Mr. Dew the athletic director or myslef know if you would like to volunteer. We can't runa smooth meet if we dont get enough help, so please sign up and help our student althetes out. Thanks. Email for Mr. Dew is firstname.lastname@example.org and myslef email@example.com. Here is a sign up genius link as well to sign up to volunteer!!! Go Sign Me up Genius for Home Track Meet at Meridian High School April 20thHere is the website to type in if you want your son or daughter to run in the all city track meet at? TBDIf you have any questions you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks,Mrs. Horning