FORMS & RESOURCES FOR ATHLETES AND PARENTS
SPRING SEASON CHECK LIST
AUHSD SPORTS REGISTRATION: This is the sports registration process required by the district. The athlete must have this paperwork complete in order to be eligible for the spring season of sport.
XCStats.com REGISTRATION: Athletes are required to have a profile set up on the XCStats.com web site in order to participate in Cougar track & field. Please follow the directions on the PDF instruction sheet HERE! Our team code is: #cougars
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.
SPRING SEASON CONTRIBUTION: The team contribution covers equipment, buses, meet entries, timing services, awards, district administration fees, custodial fees, coach stipends, web hosting and more. Please make this payment through the CAMPOLINDO WEB STORE.
TEAM UNIFORM & APPAREL ORDERING: Follow this link to the team's NB APPAREL ORDER PAGE. The team uniform singlet, shorts and sweat pants are necessary items. Additional apparel items are optional though encouraged. Our online order window closed January 10. Team uniform singlets, shorts, sweat pants and backpacks are still available for purchase in room E12: Top = $40 (new) / $10 (used); Short = $20 (new) / $5 (used); Sweat Pant = $50; Backpack = $60. Supplies are limited!
PARENT MEETING AGENDA: The
parent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, at 5:30pm in the CHS library. Each athlete must be represented at this meeting.
PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGNUP: Each family is expected to fill at least two volunteer positions for the spring season. Please see the PARENT VOLUNTEER PAGE for a list of volunteer positions and instructions on how to sign up.
PARENT CARPOOL DRIVER INSURANCE VERIFICATION: In situations where it is necessary for the use of parent carpools, the district requires the parent driver have this form completed and on file with the district. Parents are encouraged to complete this form and submit it to the Campolindo main office so as to be prepared in advance of any parent carpool needs.
COACHING STAFF & CREDENTIALS
WOOLRIDGE: Coach Chuck is in his 14th year as the Head Coach of the Campolindo Track & Field Team. Prior to his tenure at Campolindo he was the Head Coach at College Park High School. He has 27 years of track & field coaching experience, has USATF Level 2 certification, and is a member of the NCS Track & Field Advisory Committee. Coach Chuck is a full-time English teacher at Campolindo. - firstname.lastname@example.org
JACKIE ATTIYEH - Pole Vault
GABE JAY - Horizontal Jumps
ANDY LINDQUIST - Distance
ANGELA PARADISE - Hurdles
JEFF THOMAS - Throws
JOEY WOOLRIDGE - Sprints
TEAM PARENT LIAISONS
Girls' team - Molly Guthrie - email@example.com
Boys' team - Brian Gunn - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents should enourage their athletes to communicate directly with the coaches. Athletes should speak with coaches at practice or during the school day. When face-to-face communication is not possible, athletes should send correspondence to Coach Chuck at email@example.com. All communication regarding practice and meet attendance, team policies, injuries or other concerns, should always start with a conversation between athlete and coach.
Parents should direct correspondence to the team parent liaisons Molly Guthrie (girls' team) at firstname.lastname@example.org and Brian Gunn (boys' team) at email@example.com.
Athletes are responsible for maintaining an XCStats.com profile with an up-to-date athlete email and parent email. In addition to speaking directly to coaches, athletes are expected to report any planned absences, record daily training accomplishments and articulate performance goals through the XCStats.com web site.
The coaching staff will utilize XCStats.com to send pre and post-competition emails to athletes and parents, track athlete practice attendance, review athlete training logs and track athlete performance data.
The team web site (www.campotrack.com) is the primary resource for team information, including training and competition schedules, competition results and pictures, team rules and policies, team apparel options, coach profiles, and links to the team Facebook group page and Twitter account. Athletes and parents are expected to visit the team web site to access this information.
The team Facebook group page and the team Twitter account are secondary resources that may be used to communicate important daily updates like competition lineups and bus schedules.
GENERAL RULES & POLICIES
XCStats.com Athlete Profile: Each athlete is expected to register on the XCStats.com web site as a member of the Campolindo team. This includes entering athlete and parent email addresses, setting up competition goals, and using the training log feature. Post race feedback, athlete progress, and weekly announcements to both athletes and parents will be provided through this system. Maintaining a current XCStats.com account is a requirement of participation.
Practice Attendance: Monday-through-Saturday practice attendance is mandatory to be eligible to participate in the Cougar Track & Field spring season. Every effort must be made to schedule time so that there are no conflicts with daily practice. Failure to meet this expectation will result in dismissal from the team.
Competition Attendance: All Diablo Athletic League competitions are mandatory. Athletes must be available to participate in these competitions in order to participate in the Cougar Track & Field spring season. Failure to meet this expectation will result in dismissal from the team.
Punctuality: Each athlete is expected to arrive at practice and competitions on time and ready to participate.
Practice Apparel & Equipment: Correctly fitted running shoes, appropriate length running shorts and sweat pants are expected at practice. A sports watch with a split timing function is also expected at practices.
Competition Apparel: Athletes are required to wear only team gear at all competitions. Undergarments worn beneath the team issued uniform must be solid white in color and must not be visible. Team sweat pants are to be worn at all competitions. Athletes are expected to wear team sweat pants and team tees before, in between, and after each event in which they compete.
Conduct: Campolindo athletes are representatives of the school and the community. Each athlete is responsible for continuing our tradition of exemplary conduct by supporting teammates, making a positive contribution to the sport, and putting forth their best effort in the classroom, at practice and during competition.
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. 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.
COMPETITION RULES & POLICIES
PRACTICE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT
An 80% Monday-through-Saturday practice attendance rate is required to be eligible to compete. It is at the discretion of the coaching staff whether athletes who are ill, injured or otherwise unable to complete practice sessions prior to a competition are fit and eligible to compete. In the interest of safety, the coaching staff reserves the right to hold out of competition any athlete who is unable to satisfactorily complete a preceding workout session or sessions.
The following scholastic activities sponsored by the school will not count against the athlete practice attendance rate provided the athlete makes arrangements with the coaching staff in advance of these activities in order to accommodate training expectations: Yosemite Institute, AGATE Trip.
Family vacations, college visits, tutoring, dentist appointments, doctor appointments, internships, volunteering, anniversary parties, birthdate parties, etc. will count against the athlete practice attendance rate.
The coaching staff has sole authority over the determination of the competition lineup.
MEET AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENT
All Diablo Athletic League competitions are mandatory. Athletes must be available to participate in these competitions in order to participate in the Cougar Track & Field season. Failure to meet this requirement will result in dismissal from the team.
UNIFORM & TEAM GEAR REQUIREMENT
Athletes are required to wear only team gear at all competitions. Undergarments worn beneath the team issued uniform must be solid white in color and must not be visible. Team sweat pants and team tees are to be worn at all competitions. Athletes are expected to wear team sweat pants and team tees before, in between, and after each event in which they compete.
is NOT permitted in competition. Athletes must not wear jewelry, including ear/nose/belly/finger rings or studs, bracelets, necklaces, hair clips, bobby pins, or any other type of hard object while in the field of competition.
Hats or other head coverings are NOT permitted in competition. A single hair tie or other simple hair-control device may be worn. This device should be solid white in color.
Watches and prescription eye glasses are considered equipment and ARE acceptable in competition.
Athletes may be disqualified for the following infractions:
Failure to follow directions of meet personnel.
Use of profanity.
Physical contact with a competitor.
• Competing in an event for which the athlete was not entered by the coach.
• Competing in more than 4 events in the same meet.
Please see the NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION for complete rules and regulation for high school track & field competition.
Dual Meet: Dual meet competition is the typical format for regular-season league competition. A dual meet involves competition between 2 schools. 16 events are contested and team scores are determined based on individual and relay placing. There are no qualifying standards and there are is no limit to the number of athletes a team can enter in each event. In running events, only the 1st heat for each division in each event scores. Therefore, the top athletes from each team are expected to race in the 1st heat. Additional heats are run as needed so that all entered athletes may compete. Please see the following document for a more detailed explanation of DAL DUAL MEET MECHANICS.
Championship Meet: Championship meet competition can involve any number of teams. It is the format used at all post-season competitions and some invitational meets. 16 events are contested and scores are determined based on individual and relay placing. There are often qualifying standards or limits to the number of athletes a school can enter. There may also be a limit to the number of total athletes accepted into any single event. Championship competition can also involve separate trial and final rounds, in which athletes earn advancement to the final round by finishing among a specified number of places in the trial round.
Invitational Meet: Invitational competition formats vary widely, often include events not normally contested in the dual or championship format like relays of uncommon distances, and often does not follow the standard order of events used in dual or championship competition. Some invitational even contest co-ed relay events and may span an entire day or multiple days.
Track & Field is a team sport. Individual competitors and relay squads can earn points toward their team's score by finishing in a scoring position.
League dual meet competition is scored at follows: In individual events 5 points are awarded for 1st place, 3 points are awarded for 2nd place and 1 point is awarded for 3rd place. In relay events 5 points are awarded for 1st place. No other finishing places receive points in dual meet relays.
Championship and invitational meet scoring can vary, but most commonly points are awarded for both individual and relay events at championship and invitational meets as follows: 1st place = 10 points, 2nd place = 8 points, 3rd place = 6 points, 4th place = 4 points, 5th place = 2 points, and 6th place = 1 point.
There are 2 divisions of competition in High School Track & Field:
Varsity and Frosh-Soph. The Track & Field program places athletes in divisions based on the following criteria.
Varsity: All junior and senior athletes must compete in this division. In addition, coaches may chose to enter freshman or sophomore athlete in this division if: 1) The level of performance of the athlete would likely contribute to the varsity team score, AND 2) The varsity team as a whole is competitive enough to be in contention. The coaching staff has the sole authority to determine the competition roster.
Frosh-Soph: This division is restricted to freshmen and sophomores only. All freshmen and sophomores are typically placed in this division. However, there may be instances where freshmen or sophomore athletes are placed in varsity competition in order to contribute to the varsity team score, to complete a varsity relay team, to compete against higher level competition in an effort to achieve greater performance. The coaching staff has the sole authority to determine the competition roster.
Varsity: Varsity athletes and relay teams can earn entry into the DAL championship meet by posting a regular season mark that is among the top 24 in the league for a particular event. At each post season meet, varsity individuals and relays compete for advancement, with the final possible competition being the CIF state championships.
Frosh-Soph: Frosh-Soph athletes and relay teams can earn entry into the DAL championship meet by posting a regular season mark that is among the top 16 in the league for a particular event. The DAL championships is the final competition for frosh soph athletes. Frosh soph athletes do not advance beyond the DAL championships.
Final season league standings for each division are determined by
the results of the DAL championship meet.
GEAR & EQUIPMENT
NECESSARY PRACTICE ITEMS: The following items are necessary at all practices.
• Running Shoes (specifically fitted at running specialty store)
• Competition Spikes (sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, vaulters)
• Competition Ring Shoes (throwers)
• Sweat Pants
• Digital Watch with Split/Lap Time Capabilities
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ITEMS: The following items are recommended at practices.
• GPS Watch (distance runners)
• Water Bottle
• Post Workout Snack
RECOMMENDED ITEMS: The following items are recommended for athletes to use at home.
• Foam Roller
• Stick Roller
• Various Message Balls
Athletes who complete the season with a 90% or better Monday-through-Saturday practice attendance rate, compete in a minimum of 4 DAL meets and a minimum of 6 meets total during the regular season, obtain a Letterman Standard in a minimum of 3 separate events (2 for throwers) while competing in sanctioned
CIF competition as a member of the team or advance to the final round in 1 or more events at the DAL Championships
during the spring season will receive the Campolindo athletic department "Letterman" award.
1. Complete the season in good standing with the team.
2. Complete the season with a 90% or better Monday-through-Saturday practice attendance rate.
3. Compete in a minimum of 4 DAL meets during the season.
4. Compete in a minimum of 6 meets total
during the season.
5. Advance to the final round in 1 or more events at the DAL Championships or obtain a Letterman Standard
in 3 separate events (2 for throwers) during the season.
Letterman Standards are listed for each event on the Current Personal Record List.
All other athletes who complete the season in good standing with the team will receive the Campolindo athletic department "Participant" award.
The coaching staff reserves the right to exercise its discression in the final determination of letter winners for the season.
GOLDEN FOOT AWARD
who 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.
Golden Foot Standards are listed for each event on the Current Personal Record List.
This award recognizes exemplary character and leadership. While team "leaders"
are designated during the season, the Captain Award will be determined at the end of the season by coaching staff consensus.
Athletes who withdraw from the team before the conclusion of the season 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.