CoEd 6-8 MS Track and Field
Track Information The Sectional Track Meet has been moved to Monday. The meet will start at noon. The cafeteria ladies are putting sack lunches together for the kids. If you see a cafeteria lady make sure to thank them! Make sure to look under the file and link section for additional information. Click on the schedule tab to see the meet schedule. You must have a current physical on file with the nurse before participating. 4 teams: 6/7th grade boys, 6/7th grade girls, 8th grade boys, 8th grade girls Tryout: We will record a time or distance in each event. The students that record one of the top two times or distances will be on the away team. During tryouts practice will end at 5:15. The away team is made up of our top two students in each event. There are no cuts in track. All students will compete at home meets. As the season progresses the students will stay in competition for away spots. There will be an opportunity for a student to earn a spot on the away roster throughout the season. Students MUST have a current physical on file with the nurse in order to participate. Away rosters will be posted under the FILE section of this website. I will also announce the roster multiple times at practice. This roster can and will change throughout the year. Home Track Meets Everyone will compete at the home track meets. The students can run in any event. Field event coaches will limit the number of participants.We will look at the recorded times for run-offs and roster changes. GMS Track on Twitter and Facebook: Join the GMS Track Twitter by searching and following GMS Track @Woot333. Search GMS Track to follow on Facebook. I will post meet and practice cancelations and any new information that needs to get out quickly. Please do not rely on the Twitter and Facebook. This website is the best place to get ALL of the information you will need to know for the season. Relays: 4X100, 4X200, 4X400 After our tryout we put together our relay teams. There are four runners and an alternate spot on each relay. The alternate will run when a runner on the relay is unable to compete. Relays can change throughout the season. Away Meets and Practice: The top two in each event will go to the away meets. There are meets when we can take more 800 and 1600 runners. There will be no practice on meet days. It is the responsibility of the student to check with their teacher to get all assignments missed due to missing class for track meets. 6th Grade Information: Sixth grade students get out at 2:50. They will be supervised in the GIS cafeteria until 3:30. They will then be released to go to the track. Practice Attire: The students should have clothes to change into after school that is appropriate for a workout. The weather is unpredictable so make sure they have enough clothes that they can layer up. It is important that they have their name on all of their clothes. The coaching staff is not responsible for lost items. Communication: If there is a change/cancelation in practice or a meet I will post that information on the track website and the GMS track twitter page. I will also post the away roster on the website. 1- Athlete to Coach 2-Athlete and Parent to Coach Shoes: There is no need to hurry up and get spikes. The most important thing is that the students have a pair of running shoes that are good for their feet. I do recommend The Running Center because the customer service is the best in town, they will not try and up sale, they are very knowledgeable, and if you tell them you are a GMS track athlete they will give you 20% off. Once your student knows the events they are running and want to take the next step and get spikes that can happen during the track season. Medication: It is the responsibility of the student to let the coaches know of any medication that the student needs during practice or meets. Rides: All rides should be at the track by 5:15. Eligibility: It is the students responsibility to keep grades above a failing mark. A student is ineligible when receiving on or more F's. The grade is based on accumulative semester grades. Practice: The track is closed to everyone except coaches and athletes during practice. If we are at practice and the weather gets bad enough we will take the students to the GMS or GIS gym. Washington Invite, Franklin Invite, Sectionals: These track meets are composed of our top two athletes in each event. It is important that all alternates in relays are able to attend. The Sectional meet is the only way to qualify for State. The athlete must make a qualifying time or distance or finish first in the Sectional meet in order to qualify for the State meet. 6th Grade Track Meet: All sixth grade track athletes will compete in this meet. This is a fun and great way to motivate the sixth grade track athletes to stay involved with track. Possessions: Coaches are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Make sure to have your name on everything. Home Meet Help: We will need parent volunteers to help time at our home meets. No experience needed. We do not have enough coaches to cover everything so we do need parent volunteers. We will not start a meet until we have all volunteers in place. Spikes: When purchasing spikes make sure they are 1/4" pyramid spikes. Needle nose spikes or spikes lager than 1/4" spikes are illegal. Sign Out: An athlete may sign out and go home with a parent or guardian once their events are done. They do not need to wait until the meet is over. There is no sign out at home meets. Athletes may leave after their events are over. Uniforms: Track participants will be issued a uniform before the first meet. They will turn the uniform in at the last meet they attend. I will have an index card for them to put their name on and a bag to put the index card and uniform in. If the participants uniform is not turned in there will be a charge assessed.