2015 McFarland Track and Field 2015 McFarland Track and Field Staff Alan Northouse Bruce Fischer [email protected] Dwight Bernhagen school: 838-4500 ext 5480 Emily O’Brien cell: 630-3195 Kelly Jeffery Andrew Garvey Scott Fischer Doug Peterson Elisabeth Janke What can you expect from us? Philosophy Plan o We have a plan in place with an eye on peaking at the end of the season. Every workout, lift, stretch, and video session is done with an eye towards maximizing the potential of every athlete. We will be working with each of our athletes to help them set goals and create a plan to reach their goals. Positive o Each athlete is part of the McFarland Track and family – the “Long Blue Line.” We’re going to do everything we can to encourage them to achieve not just on the track but in school and as members of the McFarland community. Success o Track is unique in that each athlete can experience measureable success. For some athletes success will involve competing at the state meet, while for others it will be running a PR in a JV meet. We will create an environment where all athletes can experience success. Communication Our most important responsibility is to clearly communicate with athletes and parents to make certain we are all working together toward common goals. We have these tools to help during the season: Track Website – mcftrack.weebly.com o All important documents, blog and links to important information can be found here. Remind – See separate flier o Text alerts regarding meets, practices and any other last minute announcements. Atheltic.net - http://goo.gl/AwU5ZU o Season results for each individual athlete and our team. What do we expect from our athletes? Classroom Achievement All athletes must pass all of their classes and have a minimum of 1.75 GPA to be eligible. Success in the classroom is a prerequisite for participation in track and field. Communication If an athlete needs to meet with a teacher after school, it is their responsibility to communicate this with their event coach in writing and/or get a pass when arriving at practice. The athlete may need to make up parts of the workout that were missed You need to communicate all injuries with your coaches. Your first stop after that should be Jay. Prepared for Practices and Meets Practice starts at 3:30 everyday – be prompt. Athletes should have sweats and appropriate shoes for practice. Be ready for pool workout days. Athletes should know the workout for the day as well as what events they will be competing in. Be part of the TEAM Stay at meets, know what events your friends are in, watch the competition, be supportive Take Responsibility for Yourself! Nutrition, stretching, athletic code TRUST What do we expect from parents? Communication Support your Athlete, and our Program Forms and Athletic Code Meeting Check your email listed with the high school through Infinite Campus Use Remind to receive last minute updates on your phone. Other Earning a track letter will be determined by the number of points earned in varsity competition. This number varies annually depending on the number of meets we have. Volunteers for home meets (See sign-up form on front table) o Dual meets on March 31st, April 7th, April 14th, o McFarland Invite – April 18th @2:00PM o WIAA Regional Meet – May 26th @4:00PM Clothing order due March 9th at midnight. Using this as a fundraiser.
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