Welcome to Davis Track & Field. It was good to see so many of you out at the meeting on Thursday, and I am very excited to see what we can do as a TEAM and what you can do as individuals this season. The weather was beautiful today as we had our first practice out on the track - I even got a bit of a sunburn.
You can expect to receive emails from me throughout the season. If your parents would like the emails as well, send me their address - or they can follow most of the emails at www.darttrack.blogspot.com If you decide you are not doing track, let me know and I will remove you from this list.
Only the Strong Survive - I honestly believe that there is something in track & field for everyone. You have to find what you like to do, and then put in some time to see what you can accomplish in that event. It takes hard work and discipline, but at the end of the season, you will be satisfied and proud if you stayed patient with yourself and stuck with it. If it is hard at first, DON'T GIVE UP! Learn some toughness, and really make a commitment to give this your all for 2 1/2 months. Every year I am amazed and impressed with those who put their whole heart into track. If you are Brand New - try to ease into a bit; give yourself time to adapt and improve.
2016 Meet Schedule - I made a few errors on the schedule that I handed out at the meeting. I apologize. The correct schedule is posted at http://darttrack.blogspot.com/p/2014-schedule.html And also at the bottom of this email. Sorry for the confusion.
Apparel - We have already turned in the first apparel order. All items will be available for order again by March 16th. Sorry if you missed the first one. It was primarily set up early for those who have been in the track class. Parents are welcome to order any items on the 2nd order. I will have order forms at practice the next two weeks.
Fundraiser - Just a reminder to try to sell your cards. See if you can spend an hour or so this weekend. I want to thank those of you who are putting in some time and selling a bunch of the cards. It will make a big difference for our TEAM. The deadline is Wednesday, March 2nd - please give the money to the main office by then - or turn in your leftover cards at practice that day.
Time Trials - We will have our time trials this next week. We will do some of the field events on Thursday and the remainder on Friday. We will have all sprinters and hurdlers (and jumpers) do the 100m and 300m on Friday. No stress here - it is just a starting point.
Important Upcoming Dates:
March 4th - Eligibility Requirements Due (exception - physicals and drug consent forms)
March 8th - Physicals at the school (pay $15 in office)
March 8th - Drug Consent Meeting for parents (both athlete and 1 parent should attend if you have not already signed the form previously this year) - we will meet in the big gym.
March 10th - Uniform Handout (to those eligible)
March 11th - Alumni Meet - 3:00pm
March 16th - First official Track Meet - @ West High
Next Week's Practice Schedule:
Monday (B Day) - Meet in the bleachers at 2:45
Tuesday - ACT Day - Meet in the bleachers at 2:00
Wednesday (A Day) - 4th period or Meet in the bleachers at 2:45
Thursday (B Day) - Meet in the bleachers at 2:45
Friday (A Day) - Time Trials
Please let me know if you have any questions.