I hope all of you are proud of your athletes! Even though the weather was hot and the meet was later in the day they did amazing! Hopefully you have a chance to go to athletic.net and look at their info. Everyone should be proud.
There were a few behavioral issues. As per the Parents and Athletes Code of Conduct:
*I will insist that my child treat other players, coaches, spectators, and officials with respect.
*I will do my best to listen and learn from my coach.
*I will treat my coach, other players, officials and spectators with dignity, fairness and respect.
Safety of all athletes is my first priority. I have explained to the athletes that there is to be no physical contact between the players. More often than not someone takes it too far. When an athlete asks another to stop touching them, their face, or any other body part it should end there. Shoving an athlete into another is not a fun game. Tripping an athlete while they are walking across the field is not a fun game. This especially shouldn’t be happening to the other team. Relay batons are not a toy. I have no issue pulling an athlete from a race, especially after multiple warnings. The next step will be the parent escorting the athlete to every event. The same rules apply for practice.
This week we have a home meet. I will have the event sign-up sheets on the fence at both Tuesday and Thursday practices. This will be the norm for the remainder of the season. Athletes are allowed 3 running events and 1 field event. I encourage everyone to sign up as soon as possible. If you know your athlete will not be at practice please text or email me to get them signed up. Judging by our first meet, this season is going to be great. I’m excited to continue watching these athlete grow in their track abilities!