DFAL ORDER OF EVENTS & COMPETITION RULES

REQUIRED FORMS AND READING MATERIALS FOR ATHLETES AND PARENTS

REQUIRED SPRING SEASON DOCUMENTS

AUHSD REQUIRED ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION: Please visit the district web site for complete information on athletic participation registration.

2018 Track & Field Team Package Order Form: The Cougar Track & Field program asks that each athlete contribute to the coverage of expenses for the spring season. Please print out this form and follow the instructions. Form must be turned in durng the first week of practice in February. Please make the contribution throught the CHS Web Store.

2018 Track & Field Athlete Information Sheet: This 2 page form should be printed, completed by the athlete, and turned in to the coach on the first practice day! Be sure to note any potential schedule conflicts on this form.

2018 Track & Field XCStats.com Profile: Athletes must have an active XCStats.com profile with a current athlete and parent email. Follow the instructions HERE. Our team code is #cougars.

2018 Track & Field Additional Contribution Form: The Cougar Track & Field Program depends on the generosity of parent and communtiy support. Read this document for an explanation of how the Athlete Contribution funds are used, and to learn about various major funding needs for the 2016 season and beyond.

2018 Track & Field Season Goal Sheet: Individual and team goals for each third of the season must be articulated on this form and placed in the athlete's team folder.

2018 Parent Meeting Agenda: The 2018 season parent meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, at 5:30pm in the CHS multi-use room. Parents can get a head start on signing up for meet volunteer duties by visiting our 2018 PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP PAGE HERE!

 

WINTER NECESSITIES & SEASON PREPARATION

AUHSD REQUIRED ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION: Please visit the district web site for complete information on athletic participation registration.

2018 Track & Field Team Package Order Form: The Cougar Track & Field Program asks that each athlete purchase team apparel for the spring season. Please print out this form and follow the instructions. Form must be turned in durng the first week of practice in February. Please make payment throught the CHS Web Store.

2018 Winter ENDURANCE Training Schedule:Those athletes interested in long sprints, middle distance and distance events should follow this training plan for the months of December and January! Daily workout sessions will meet at 3:20pm on the CHS track. Veteran athletes will facilitate these sessions. All athletes regardless of ability or level of experience are encouraged to attend these sessions.

2018 Winter SPEED Training Schedule:Those athletes interested in sprints, jumps, and hurdles should follow this training plan for the months of December and January! Daily workout sessions will meet at 3:20pm on the CHS track. Veteran athletes will facilitate these sessions. All athletes regardless of ability or level of experience are encouraged to attend these sessions.

2018 Winter THROW Training Schedule:Those athletes interested in shot put and discus should follow this training plan for the months of December and January! Daily workout sessions will meet at 3:20pm on the CHS track. Veteran athletes will facilitate these sessions. All athletes regardless of ability or level of experience are encouraged to attend these sessions.

 

CHUCK WOOLRIDGE coaching background: An overview of Coach Chuck Woolridge's cross country and track & field coaching qualifications.

 

Important Team Rules

1. League Competition Availability: Each athlete is expected to be available to compete at all league competitions. Athletes and parents must examine the COMPETITION SCHEDULE to ensure that the athlete is able to meet this requirement for competition. BEING ABLE TO COMPETE AT LEAGUE COMPETITIONS, INCLUDING ALL REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE MEETS AND THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET IS A REQUIREMENT OF PARTICIPATION.

2. Competition Eligibility: Competition is a privilege earned by the athlete through adherance to all team rules and policies, demonstration of mental and physical readiness through appropriate practice attendance, effort and attitude. PARTICIPATION IN COMPETITION IS AT THE DISCRESSION OF THE COACHES: ATHLETE PRACTICE ATTENDANCE, HEALTH, BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDE ARE ALL FACTORS COACHES WILL USE TO DETERMINE IF AN ATHLETE IS ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE.

3. Consistent Practice Attendance: Practice attendance is a requirement of participation. Each athlete must ensure there are no conflicts with daily practice. In the event of illness or emergency, the athlete must notify the coach prior to the practice that will be missed. MISSING PRACTICE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION FROM COMPETITION. ATHLETES THAT FALL BELOW 80% PRACTICE ATTENDANCE WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE TEAM.

4. Punctuality: Each athlete is expected to arrive to practice and competitions on time and ready to participate. SECOND TIME LATE WILL RESULT IN CAMPUS CLEAN-UP. IF LATENESS BECOMES CHRONIC ATHLETE WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE TEAM.

5. Practice Apparel & Equipment: Each athlete is required to wear RUNNING SHOES, SHORTS, TOPS, & SWEAT PANTS to practice. Sweat Pants will be worn for warm-up, stretching, and drills every day regardless of weather. Basketball or other long shorts are NOT acceptable. A wrist watch with a split-timer function is a requirement at all practice sessions. Sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers are expected to bring competition spikes to all practice sessions. FAILURE TO HAVE APPROPRIATE APPAREL & EQUIPMENT WILL RESULT IN CAMPUS CLEAN-UP. CHRONIC FAILURE TO HAVE APPORPRIATE APPAREL & EQUIPMENT WILL RESULT IN THE ATHLETE BEING SENT HOME FROM PRACTICE.

6. Meet Apparel: Team uniforms, team sweats & team shirts are to be worn at all competitions. Athletes are expected to step off the bus wearing team sweats and team shirts. Team sweats & team shirts shall remain on at all times before and after races. Under NO circumstances are team uniforms or team sweats to be worn at any other time. It is a CIF violation to wear a school uniform in unsanctioned competition. THE TEAM SINGLET AND SHORTS MUST BE RETURNED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SEASON IN GOOD CONDITION. FAILURE TO RETURN THE UNIFORM IN GOOD CONDITION WILL RESULT IN A CHARGE: $100 PER ITEM.

7. Athlete & Parent Conduct: Athletes and parents are responsible for continuing our tradition of exemplary conduct. They are expected to support teammates, make a positive contribution to the sport, and avoid distractive or offensive behavior. ATHLETES AND PARENTS UNABLE TO LIVE UP TO THESE STANDARDS WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE TEAM.

Under NO circumstances are athletes or parents to dispute rulings with meet officials. Athletes and parents should bring any issues to the attention of the coaching staff and allow the coaches to follow appropriate pocedures of inquiry and if necessary, filing protest. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS PROTOCOL IS GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION FROM COMPETITION AND SUSPENSION FROM THE TEAM. PARENTS AND ATHETES MAY BE EJECTED FROM THE MEET AND/OR DROPPED FROM THE TEAM.

8. Transportation to and from Competition: Athletes transported from CHS to an away competition via district bus must also return to CHS via district bus or be released to their legal guardian at the competition site. Athletes will not be released to anyone other than a legal guardian. Friends, relatives, neighbors, etc. are NOT legal guardians. Team policy further requires that any athlete not returning to CHS with the team via district bus give the head coach verbal notification and visual confirmation of the presence of a legal guardian before departure. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION FROM THE TEAM.

 

Mandatory Equipment

REQUIRED ITEMS: The following items are required at all practices and competitions.

• Appropriate Training Shoes
• Appropriate Athletic Shorts (NO basketball or long shorts!)
• Competition Spikes (sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers)
• Sweat Pants
• Digital Watch with Split/Lap Time Capabilities

 

Communication Procedures

Beyond the essential face-to-face communication between coaches and athletes at daily practice sessions, the Campolindo track & field team uses the TEAM FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE as the primary communication tool for team announcements, including competition lineups, competition results and photos, team policy reminders, and special instructions.

All communication regarding practice and meet attendance, policies, reporting of injuries, illness or other concerns, must start with Head Coach Chuck Woolridge.

Athletes should communicate directly with the coaches at school and/or at practice. Head Coach Chuck Woolridge is on campus in room E12 during the school day. Face to face communication is always prefered.

If an athlete is not at school or practice, he or she should email Chuck Woolridge at cougarcoach@comcast.net

Parents should encourage their athletes to communicate with the coaching staff regarding all issues, including practice and meet attendance, team policies, injuries, illness or other concerns.

If a parent needs to communicate directly with the coaching staff, he or she should contact Head Coach Chuck Woolridge at cougarcoach@comcast.net

*Please note: The coaching staff makes all decisions regarding the placement of athletes in competition. Athletes are welcome to discuss event preferences, meet interests and other issues regarding their placement in competition with the coaching staff. This should be done in person with coaches at practice or at school. The coaching staff posts competition lineups on the TEAM FACEBOOK GROUP PAGE as soon as possible in advance of competition as a courtesy to parents.

 

Athletic Letter Requirements

FROSH-SOPH REQUIREMENTS:


• Athlete must compete in a minimum of 6 competitions and attend a minimum of 90% of practice sessions to be considered for a Letter Award: Only athletes who compete in at least 6 spring season competitions and attend at least 90% of the Campolindo team practice sessions during the spring season are eligible for a FROSH-SOPH Track & Field Letter Award. Athletes who do not reach these minimums will receive Participant Awards.

Achievement of one of the following automatically earns a Letter Award provided the athlete has competed in 6 competitions and attended at least 90% of practice sessions.

• 30 points earned in league competition

• Achievement of 3 Letterman Event Standards
• Achievement of a Golden Foot Event standard


VARSITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Athlete must compete in a minimum of 6 Varsity competitions and attend a minimum of 90% of the practice sessions to be considered for a Letter Award: Only athletes who compete in at least 6 spring season Varsity competitions and attend at least 90% of the Campolindo track & field practice sessions during the spring season are eligible to be considered for a VARSITY Track & Field Letter Award.

Achievement of one of the following automatically earns a Letter Award provided the athlete has competed in 6 Varsity competitions and attended at least 90% of the practice sessions.

• 30 points earned in league competition
• Achievement of 3 Letterman Event Standards
• Achievement of a Golden Foot Event standard
• Qualification to NCS Tri-Valley Region Trials

ATHLETES THAT QUIT THE TEAM FOR ANY REASON, OR ARE DROPPED FROM THE TEAM AS DISCIPLINARY ACTION, OR FAIL TO ACHIEVE THE MINIMUM ACADEMIC STANDARD FOR PARTICIPATION FORFEIT ALL AWARDS.

THE COUGAR COACHING STAFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE FINAL DETERMINATION ON ATHLETE LETTERMAN STATUS IN THE INTEREST OF PRESERVING THE INTEGRITY OF THE LETTERMAN AWARD.

 

Letterman Standards

Achievement of Letterman Standards in THREE separate events qualifies athlete for a Track & Field Letter Award provided that the athlete has attended 90% or more practice sessions and participated in at least 6 competitons during the season.

Letterman Standards are listed for each event on the Current Personal Record List.

 

Golden Foot Standards

Athletes that obtain a Golden Foot Standard while competing in a sanctioned CIF competition as a member of the Cougar Track & Field Team will be honored as a Golden Foot recipient.

Gold Foot Standards are listed for each event on the Current Peronal Record List.