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CSCS Woodland Park Coach

Jason DeVaux
719-494-3044

jdevaux@icloud.com


Everyone is a winner at CSCS!

First Practice Date:

April 8, 2019

Practice Days:

Mondays (until meets begin) and Wednesdays

Practice Times:

3:15-4:30pm

Welcome to our Spring Track Series!

Hello CSCS Woodland Park Parents!  My name is Jason DeVaux, and I the coach of our Landsharks running club. Our fun run program is focused on self-improvement through accomplishing each runner’s personal goals.  We offer a non-competitive youth program to introduce running to young athletes in a safe and fun environment.  The focus is on self-improvement, being an encouraging teammate, and making new friends.  The Spring Track Series is open to students in kindergarten through 6th grade.  The cost of the program is $59 per runner plus a $15 t-shirt (if your runner doesn’t already have one).  

The Spring Landsharks practices begin on Monday, April 8th (second Monday after Spring Break).  Students must be registered in the program in order to compete in practices and meets.  Financial aid is available for runners!  The Spring schedule is:

 

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

          April    1

 

 

                     2

                      3

 

   Information Kickoff Meeting

                     4

                         5

 

 

                     6

                       7

                       8

 

Practice #1

                     9

                      10

 

Practice #2

                     11

                       12

 

 

                   13

                     14

                     15

 

Practice #3

                     16

                      17

 

Practice #4

                     18

                       19

 

                   20

                     21

 

 

                     22

 

No School

                     23

                      24

 

Practice #5

                     25

                       26

 

 

                   27

                     28

 

 

                     29

 

Race #1

                     30

                May 1

 

Practice #6

                       2

                         3

 

                     4

                       5

 

 

                       6

 

Race #2

                       7

                        8

 

     Practice #7

 

                       9

                       10

                   11

                     12

 

 

 

                     13

 

       Race #3

                     14

 

                      15

 

    Celebration   

         Party

                     16

                       17

                   18

 

Meet Details

Meets are held on Mondays, at Woodland Park Middle School.  The meets are competitive, though the emphasis is on team building and personal improvement.  Runners arrive at 5:00 for warm-ups, and races begin at 5:30 pm.  Meets are divided into three heats, with each runner participating in two events, based on their personal endurance.  Meets are generally over by 7:00 P.M.  Meets are open to the public, and will include runners from all area elementary school.  The heat distances are as follows: 

  • Race Night #1 - All runners will run a 50m dash, followed by 400m or 800m race.  
  • Race Night #2 - All runners will run a 100m dash, followed by 400m or 1 mile.
  • Race Night #3 - Runners start with a 1 mile or 400m race, followed by 200m dash.

At the races, runners receive a race tag with their number, ribbons, a series medal at the final race, and refreshments.  Race results are posted on our website within 24 hours.  

Practices

  We meet after school from 3:15 pm until 4:30 pm, on Mondays and Wednesdays.  We practice on the Wednesdays of weeks when we have a Monday meet.  Runners will have 15 minutes after school to change.  Runners will need to have clothing and shoes suitable for track practice.  Runners will leave their school backpacks in the cafeteria area of the Gym, and will assemble in the basketball courts next to the Chapel.  At practice we will stretch, warm-up, assemble by ability groups, run, and then cool down.   Practices consist of running games and sprint workouts, with a strong focus on fun.  Runners train in ability groups with peers and move up to the next group based on improvements made during the program. Children will be picked up at the rear entrance/loading dock behind the school.  Please pick-up your runner by 4:30pm.  Also, please have a water bottle labelled with your child’s name at each practice.  A snack will be provided after each practice.

Runners must be registered prior to their first practice.  

Please register online at www.landsharksrunningclub.com.

I look forward to working with your athletes!  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact me. Registration opens on February 24thand closes on April 8th. Registration after April 1stincurs a $10 late fee per child.  The Deadline for Financial Aid Applications is March 24th.  Parents are invited the Kickoff Meeting on April 3rd, and ask any questions they have.  We will meet on April 3rdat 3:15 in the cafeteria.  The gym will be open for your kids to plan then, while we meet. Parents are also welcome to attend our celebration party on May 15th, at the end of the season.  It is a pizza party, so come hungry!  I look forward to seeing everyone!

Coach:Jason DeVaux   Email:jdevaux@icloud.com   Cell:(719) 494-3044 (call or text)

Meet Information

Races will be held on Mondays at the Woodland Park Middle School Track at 5:30 pm on:
April 29th
May 6th
May 13th

Race Schedule

Race #1: All Runner’s will race the 50m run, followed by their choice of a 400m OR an 800m run.

Race #2: All Runner’s will race the 100m run, followed by their choice of a 400m OR an 800m run.

Race #3: All Runner’s will race the 200m run, followed by their choice of a 400m OR an 1600m run.

Running Attire

Running Equipment and Attire: Runners need to dress according to the weather.  We encourage them to change out of their school attire into running clothes.  We will train on the areas around the school, in and indoors if the weather is in climate. The races are run on dirt tracks, NOT asphalt!  We encourage you to purchase cross-country running shoes for your child.  Please check your child’s current running shoes for wear.  Shoes without padding and tread may be great for a gym, but not for outdoor running! We have three running stores sponsoring our program and providing a 15% discount for Landshark runners.  They are: Boulder Running Company, Colorado Running Company, 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.   For meets, activities shall be immediately suspended and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within a 10-mile radius.  Activities shall remain suspended until the device indicates there is no longer lightning within a 10-mile radius.  For practices, we will move the runners inside the gymnasium, and continue our workout there.

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 30 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 30-minute count, reset the clock and another 30-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. 

Parent 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.

 Spring Season

 Please park in designated areas only.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Each race night all runners can run two races.  A sprint followed by a mid-distance race.
  4. No parents or non-competing runners are allowed on the track with the runners.
  5. 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.
  6. Have fun and cheer for all runners because, “Finishing is Winning!”