2015 WOODSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY COACH MATT

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2015 WOODSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY COACH MATT (Matt. Dunn 97@msn. com) COACH HODSON

2015 WOODSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY COACH MATT (Matt. Dunn [email protected] com) COACH HODSON ([email protected] k 12. in. us)

The 12 Most Important Reasons Why Young Adolescents Participate in Athletics l l l

The 12 Most Important Reasons Why Young Adolescents Participate in Athletics l l l To have fun To improve skills Competition excitement To be part of a team Challenge of competition To stay in shape To do something I’m good at To win A higher level of competition To get exercise To learn new skills For the team spirit

Forms/Handouts due Friday 8/26 l l l l PHYSICAL FORM/WHITE CARD Reminder: Should have

Forms/Handouts due Friday 8/26 l l l l PHYSICAL FORM/WHITE CARD Reminder: Should have been turned in by now; students must have med. Info on file before allowed to practice Concussion Form: SACS Mandatory, due Friday 8/26 $10 Transportation Fee: SACS Mandatory, checks payable to Woodside Middle School, due Friday 8/26 Team T-Shirt/Sweatshirt Money: Online Store Team Snack Money: $5 due Friday 8/26 Team Pictures: bring envelope (handed out later) with your order to picture day, September 2 nd; wear team uniform. Inhaler form for meets-If you turned in to nurse we will copy, if not complete form and turn in to Coaches

Practice Schedule Calendar is posted on Team Website l Check Team Website frequently for

Practice Schedule Calendar is posted on Team Website l Check Team Website frequently for updates l Most practices 3: 00 – 4: 30 at WMS l Fridays at 3: 45 l l Pick-up: at door 14 (Athletic door), no later than 15 minutes after dismissal time (3 x’s you’re out).

Attendance Policy l l l Must notify coaches in writing (e-mail preferred to Coach

Attendance Policy l l l Must notify coaches in writing (e-mail preferred to Coach Hodson re: boys/girls) when missing a practice 3 x’s – “you’re out” 3 unexcused absences and student is removed from team Excused Absence- when student has an excused absence from school the day of practice or due to participation in a SCHOOL sponsored club/program (such as Select Choir) Participation in club sports and/or other non-SACS extracurricular activities is secondary: We expect you to attend all Wednesday meets, Conference meet if applicable and practice with the team at least 3 times a week. Unexcused absence from meet will not be tolerated and will effect placement on Varsity/JV teams.

After School Study Session l l l Mandatory 2: 20 – 3: 00 p.

After School Study Session l l l Mandatory 2: 20 – 3: 00 p. m. , Monday – Wednesday Go home after school on days with evening practices Appropriate behavior-- may be asked to leave study session if disruptive; if so, counts as unexcused absence BRING: – Healthy snack – Water – Something to read or homework to do – Gym bag with everything you need for practice Students can’t go back to school lockers after 3: 00. Everything must be put in gym lockers. School is not responsible for lost or theft of items.

Clothing l l l If you stay for practice, you will be running with

Clothing l l l If you stay for practice, you will be running with us whether or not you have the following items. Students are not allowed to remain unsupervised at school while the rest of the team is out running. Come prepared!!! – Running Shoes – Shirt – Shorts – Sweats/long-sleeves We will practice outside- keep in mind the weather. MEETS – wear team uniform. Bring sweats for before/after meet. (Replacement cost $40 for lost or damaged uniform)

Team Expectations l Good Grades come first. STUDENT – Athletes – l Must be

Team Expectations l Good Grades come first. STUDENT – Athletes – l Must be passing all classes at Midterms, probation from competition if on “F” List. Appropriate behavior : – – – Good attitude Be cooperative Be respectful Encourage teammates Bullying will not be tolerated – zero tolerance

Middle School Cross Country

Middle School Cross Country

MEET Procedure l l l Home meet go home after school and be at

MEET Procedure l l l Home meet go home after school and be at course by 4: 00 p. m. Home meets – course is at Van Hoozen Park behind fire station on Aboite Ctr. Rd. Summit meet at same location. Away meets –go home after school and return by 3: 45 for Wednesday meets. Enter at Door 14 and meet by locker rooms Saturday meets. Meet at school at designated time. Parents may speak to coaches with issues after meets or practices, not during. E-mail is preferred form of communication. All students must ride bus unless parent personally signs sheet prior to the end of meet. Only parents may take their child home. Inappropriate behavior on the bus could result in exclusion from riding the bus.

MEET Procedure, cont. l Good Sportsmanship must be displayed at all times. At home

MEET Procedure, cont. l Good Sportsmanship must be displayed at all times. At home meets: the entire team helps to set up and remove flags; no one leaves until all items are put away. l All athletes are encouraged to stay to the end of meet to motivate and support all team members. l Everyone participates (varsity first 7, reserve next 7). Varsity Spots will be earned for Saturday meets according to the most consistent times and attendance; maximum time of 20: 00 minutes for all runners. l Explanation of scoring. l Meet distance is 3, 000 meters=1. 86 miles. l Cheer! Good Sportsmanship is Essential!!!! l

Health/Risk of Injury l Risk of severe injury/death (Concussion/ Sudden Heart Attack Form) l

Health/Risk of Injury l Risk of severe injury/death (Concussion/ Sudden Heart Attack Form) l l l Coaches are CPR trained Todd, the trainer, and Kendra, the trainer; FWO Injury Procedure

Parent Involvement l All parent volunteers need to have a background check l Forms

Parent Involvement l All parent volunteers need to have a background check l Forms are on the front page of the website

Parent Involvement l l l l Parents needed to arrange snacks ($5 donations collected

Parent Involvement l l l l Parents needed to arrange snacks ($5 donations collected at beginning of season to cover snack cost for entire season). Parents to promote spirit – locker decorating (use magnets only – no tape); School colors are Red & White (with Vegas Gold as an accent) Parents needed to arrange who will bring cold, wet wash cloths to meets. Parents needed to help at home meet Parents needed to help supervise team practices: Monday intervals, Tuesday Chapel Runs, Thursdays from 5: 30 -6: 45 when we meet at the Aboite Center Rd. fire station Parents to help hand out uniforms Parents to help with time trial Parents needed at invitationals to help with timing chips

Website Sign Up l l Check your email for Sign Up Genius Link Remind.

Website Sign Up l l Check your email for Sign Up Genius Link Remind. com sign up for text notifications – Text @e 6 ekah to 81010 to receive text notifications about pick up times after away meets and weather cancellations.

Reasons to run…. .

Reasons to run…. .

Reasons WE run…. .

Reasons WE run…. .