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Vanguard Coaches

4th - 6th Grade ONLY

Marisa O'Conner

mbosquared@gmail.com

Weekly Updates

Each week we will focus on a different aspect that contributes to building athletes of character. These traits go hand in hand with the moral development that Vanguard embodies.

Additionally, a runner that exemplifies these traits during practices and meets will be celebrated as our runner of the week!! This includes their picture and an exert of their accomplishments appearing on the homepage. 

First Practice Date

PRACTICE DAYS

Practice Times

Week One: Goal Setting & Responsibility

Goal Setting: Strive for personal improvement at each race.  Implement the SMART principles (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) when constructing goals. 

Responsibility: Fuel your body everyday, hydrate and get enough sleep. 
Take care of your surroundings. 
Come to practice prepared. 
Set personal goals and strive for personal improvement. 
Be good stewards of your environment. 

Week Two: Be a Good Teammate

Be a Good Teammate: Encourage others.
Listen to coaches.
Set a good example and participate with a cheerful attitude. 
Help others in need.
Cooperate. 

Week Three: Race Etiquette

Race Etiquette: Use kind and positive words. 
Do not push at the start. 
Stay in your lane.
Do not cut off someone trying to pass you. 

Week Four: Courage

Courage: Try new things. 
Make new friends.
Make good choices.
Do not give up! 

Week Five: Respect & Integrity

Respect: Be grateful- thank the volunteers and your parents.
Treat others as you want to be treated.
Have a positive attitude.
Be a good friend.

Integrity: Give 100% and do your best everyday.
Do the right thing, even when no one is watching.
Do not cut corners. 

Be honest.


Meet Information

Meets will be held at
Harrison HIgh School
on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 PM on:

April 24th
May 1st
May 8th


Schedule of Events

RUNNERS SHOULD ARRIVE BY 2:30 P.M.

2:35  Coaches Meeting

2:40 Parent Volunteers meet the Site Director for course assignments

2:55 Star Spangled Banner

3:00 Races Begin

Meet #1: 50m dash followed by 400m or 800m
Meet #2: 100m dash followed by 400m or 800m
Meet  #3: 800m or 1600m followed by 200m dash


***Heat order will be run at discretion of the Site Director***



Weather policies

Landsharks Lightning Policy

 

1.    We will monitor the weather via the Weather Bug App with Spark Function. 

2.   Activities shall be immediately suspended and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within a 8-mile radius.  Activities shall remain suspended until the device indicates there is no longer lightning within a 8-mile radius.

3.   If the device fails or connectivity is poor, we will suspend activity when cloud-to-ground lightning is observed OR thunder is heard.  We will quickly direct staff, participants and athletes to pre-determined shelter(s).

4.   Once the practice/race has been suspended, we will wait at least 20 minutes after the last thunder or flash of lightning is witnessed, prior to resuming.

5.   Any subsequent thunder or lightning, after the beginning of the 20-minute count, reset the clock and another 20-minute count should begin.

6.   Please share the safety plan with others picking up your athlete.

7.   Understand the evacuation process depending on the site lay out. 


Meet Guidelines

In order to create a safe environment for our Landshark runners and families, please adhere to the following guidelines for our races. These guidelines are in place to help keep our races organized and fun for the kids and parents.

  1. Please park in designated areas only.
  2. Upon arrival, please locate your runner(s) school coach to receive race bib and then parents must proceed to designated spectator viewing area.  The only adults allowed on in the infield are coaches and/or volunteers with a Landsharks' T-shirt.
  3. Exchange runners should check-in with the Site Director, who is in the Tie-dye or Bright yellow T-shirt.  Your runner will receive their bib at that time.  All runners are required to have a bib prior to racing.  Bibs should be pinned on the back of the runners' shirt for ease of removal in the finish chute.
  4. Each race night all runners can run two races.  A sprint followed by a mid-distance race.
  5. No parents or non-competing runners are allowed on the track with the runners.
  6. Following your runner's race, your child will find you in the designated parent viewing area.  You are free to stay and watch the remainder of the races or depart if so desired.
  7. Have fun and cheer for all runners because, “Finishing is Winning!”

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY!