CoEd Middle School Track And Field
About 2022 Season
Program Philosophy: The middle school track level program includes: sprints, distance events, long jump, high jump, shot put, discus, and relays. The program exposes the athletes to the various events and training principles. The team members will be guided to find events that match their interests and potential. They will be challenged to steadily progress in their training and improve in their performances. The students should find their experience successful and fun! With a team of close to 200 athletes, we will be utilizing grade/event specific practices to best meet the needs of our athletes.
Coaches’ Goals for mid-April: By end of week two, all athletes will have done exchanges in zones, been introduced to starts/finishes, running workouts, and drills/strength for form. All athletes will be exposed to throws and standing broad jump and may have received an initial measurement in shot put and/or long jump. All athletes will have competed in a intrasquad time trial or colonial conference meet to receive a time in a race.
Link to registration information: https://www.smore.com/429vd
(Note: Impact Concussion Testing is NOT required for middle schoolers.)
Please register your child in genesis for them to be added to the team google classroom and roster.
Student’s paperwork must be approved by the school nurse and the school doctor before being added to the approved list of the roster. Newcomers are always welcome to join the team anytime during the season, but understand that they will be a wait time as the paperwork processes through both the school nurse's office and the school doctor.
Here is a link to all health forms: https://haddonfieldathletics.org/main/teamfiles/id/3621595/seasonid/3973731
Interest Meeting Date: There will be an interest meeting February 28th @ 2:50 in the HMS gym immediately after school. If students miss the meeting, they can check the resources on google classroom or find any of the coaches at school to ask questions.
First In-Person Team Meeting Dates: The season schedule is linked below. It is in draft form for planning purposes and will be readjusted as needed. Please make sure to check the schedule weekly for any changes
Google Classroom - All team members will be added into our team google classroom for communication from coaches.
Remind Text Messaging - Parents are asked to sign up for the text message account for communication from coaches. (directions below)
Additional Communication - We will also continue to update this site and will utilize morning announcements as needed to reinforce communication elsewhere. Follow us on twitter for updates: @HMSTrackXC
Sign up for Remind text message alerts (directions below)
Remind Account Sign Up: We will be using remind text messaging by grade level (because one team sign up caused us to go over the allotted number of accounts for one user!)
6th Graders/Families: Sign up for text message updates to be texted directly to you from the coaches by texting the number 81010 with the message @hms6track or go to https://remind.com/join/hms6track for updates.
7th Graders/Families: Sign up for text message updates to be texted directly to you from the coaches by texting the number 81010 with the message @hms7track or go to https://remind.com/join/hms7track for updates.
8th Graders/Families: Sign up for text message updates to be texted directly to you from the coaches by texting the number 81010 with the message @hms8track or go to https://remind.com/join/hms8track for updates.
More About The Season….
Practice Schedule: Season practices will include a combination of practices at the middle school (2:55-3:45) or high school (3:30-4:30). Students should wear supportive running shoes to prevent injuries. Bring extra sweats to keep warm in the early part of the season. Bring a labeled or identifiable water bottle. If you are riding your bike to track practice or meets at the high school, lock up bicycles and leave valuables at home.
Meet Information: The team will compete in Colonial Conference dual meets. Events will include the 100m, 400m, 800m, 1600m, 4x100m, shot put, discus, long jump and high jump. The season meets are listed on the "schedule" tab. All team members are invited to participate in our four home meets.
Away meets will have a limited roster- details TBA closer to each meet. Championship meets including Woodbury Relays, Haddonfield Invitational, and Colonial Conference Championships will all be a very limited roster - details TBA closer to the events.
Team T-Shirts: New team members will receive a uniform if they have not received on already. Returning xc/track team members have already received the uniform.
Practice/Meet Cancelations: Cancelations or changes to the schedule (such as cancelation due to rain) will be announced to the students before the end of the school day and posted on the team website, google classroom, twitter, and text messaging account.