FEES CAN BE PAID ONLINE- Go to Victory Middle homepage and click "Pay Online"
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Head Coach: Matt Moxham (Distance)
Assistant Coaches: Gina Janke (Sprints), Bridget King (Shot Put and Discus), Ashley Boggan (Long & Triple Jump), & Brooke Bessler (Hurdles & High Jump)
Concussion information (needs to be read, but not turned in)
Track begins April 12th, 2021.
There will be a track meeting in the main gym during advisory for anyone interested in track.
Athletes must turn in medical release and concussion forms prior to the first practice which is April 12th
Practice begins April 12th. 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
Shot Put Discus Shot Put Discus Discus
Hurdles High Jump Hurdles High Jump Hurdles
Sprints Sprints & 4x100 Sprints & 4x200 Sprints & Medley Timed Sprints
Distance (Hard) Distance (Easy) Distance (Hard) Distance (Easy) Distance (Hard)
Long Jump Triple Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Long Jump
Date Opponents Location
April 30th, 2021 EMS, HMS Eagle High School
May 7th, 2021 LHMS, MMS Meridian High School
May 14th, 2021 Star, LSMS Meridian High School
May 21st, 2021 SMS, LCMS Rocky Mountain High School
All meets will begin at 4:00PM. We need volunteers for our home meet on May 14th. 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 26th.
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.
If you have any questions you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org