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Trailblazer Elementary Coach

Tom Oldenburg
Head Coach

(262)945-0153
tomoldenburg@hotmail.com

Brenna Ellington
Assistant Coach 

(303)503-1298
ellingtonbj@hotmail.com

*Parents will be notified by text or email if there is a cancelled or delayed meet or practice.

*If you are interested in helping out at practices or races let us know. Any help is appreciated.

LANDSHARKS Important Dates

February 23, 2020    Registration Opens/Registration Reduction Applications Opens

March 4, 2020  Registration Reduction Application Window Closes at 11:59 pm

March 25, 2020   Parent Meeting @ 6 pm

March 30, 2020    First Practice

April 5, 2020   Additional $10  registration fee begins

April 8, 2020  Additional $5.00 shirt shipping fee applies

April 10-11, 2020   T-Shirt Pick Up by Coaches

April 19, 2020    1st Meet 

May 4, 2020        Last Practice/Celebration

Download the Sports Engine App

Landsharks parents can use the SportsEngine mobile application to receive text updates, view the schedule and locations of events. The SportsEngine app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once installed, search for Trailblazer Elementary - HR.

PARENTS MEETING

LANDSHARKS SPRING TRACK SEASON CANCELLED

Where:  Coaches Home (Brenna & Tom)
                    9725 Castle Ridge Cir

When:  CANCELLED

Contact Coach Tom or Coach Brenna with questions.

 

PRACTICES

Where:  Trailblazer near Baseball Field - meet there at 3:30

When: Mon & Wed - 3:45-4:30

Practice Dates: 3/30,  4/1, 4/6, 4/8, 4/13, 4/15, 4/22,  4/29 and 5/6

Last Practice Celebration: 5/6

Ensure runners come to school dressed for practice.

Pick your child up promptly at 4:30 pm.

Notify the coaches if your child is going home on their own or if someone other than a parent is picking them up.

 

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Runners need to dress according to the weather.  We encourage them to change out of their school attire into running clothes before practice begins. 

Clothing guidelines:

55 degrees and warmer - Running shoes, t-shirt, shorts, and optional running hat.

45-54 degrees - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, shorts or sweat pants.

44 degrees and cooler - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, sweat pants, running hat/head band and gloves.  If it is windy, dress one cooler level down.

Running Shoes

Running shoes:  We will train on the areas around the school. We encourage you to purchase running shoes for your runner(s).  Please check your child’s current running shoes for wear.  Expect to pay at least $50 for a good shoe that will last for the fall and spring series if worn just for running.  Buy them a little large, not tight.  We have three running stores sponsoring our program and providing a discount for Landshark runners:  Colorado Running Company in Colorado Springs and the Runner’s Roost.


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. 


Thank you to Saucony for your continued support!

Thank you to The Colorado Running Company for your continued support!

Thank you to true sport for your continued support!