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Wildcat Mountain Elementary

Wildcat Mountain Head Coach

Michael Fry 
frym1190@gmail.com
614-946-6745

Assistant Coaches:

Aspen Young

Matt Beckman

Nathan Boehlke

Mike Lindemann

Sandra Coil

Shelby King-Grubert

Whitney Austin

 

 

Landsharks Running Club Wildcat Mountain

How to Download the SportsEngine App

  1. Go to your app store
  2. Search for the Sports Engine app (NBC peacock on a baseball plate)
  3. Download the app
  4. Sign into your Landsharks & Sports Engine account using your email and password from registration
  5. Search for your Landsharks team page (example: search for Mountain View Elementary Landsharks)
  6. Favorite your team page clicking on the star.

FIRST PRACTICE:

Tuesday, April 9th

PARENT MEETING Thursday, April 11

PRACTICE DAYS/DATES:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

April 9th and 11th

April 16th and 18th

April 23rd and 25th

April 30th and May 2nd

May 7th - Celebration Practice

PRACTICE TIMES:

7:30-8:15 am

Practices:  We meet before school from 7:30 until 8:15 am.  

Runners will leave their backpacks by the baseball fence and will assemble at home plate.  We will begin practice with some fun and easy warm-ups, followed by a game or two in order to get the energy flowing.  We will break runners into groups for individualized games, skills and drills and then conclude with a cool down before dismissing runners to their classes. Please ensure your child has a labeled water bottle for each practice! 

Practices are cancelled if the wind chill is under 20 degrees, and/or if it is physically snowing or raining.

Dress for Success:  Runners need to dress according to the weather.  

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:  We will train on the areas around the school. We encourage you to purchase quality running shoes for your runner(s).  Please check your child’s current running shoes for wear.  Buy them a little large, not tight.  We have several running stores sponsoring our Landsharks program:  Colorado Running Company in Colorado Springs and the Runner’s Roost in Lone Tree offer a discount for registered Landsharks runners and coaches.


MEET INFORMATION

Meets are scheduled at Mountain Ridge Middle School
on the following Sunday afternoons:


*Meet time subject to change*

September 22nd
September 29th
October 6th


Race Schedule

Schedule of events

Runners and Coaches Arrive

Coaches Meeting

Parent Volunteers meet the Site Director for specific course assignments

Star Spangled Banner

Races Begin

Each meet night runners will run two races.

Meet #1
All runners will run the 50m dash,
followed by the 400m OR 800m race.

Meet #2
All runners will run the 100m dash,
followed by the 400m OR 800m race.


Meet #3
All runners will run the 200m dash,
followed by the 400m OR 1600m race.

***Heats will be decided by Site Director on meet day***



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 an 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, please look out for communication from your coach as to where immediate pick up will occur.

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

6. Understand the evacuation process depending on the site layout. 

7. Please look for communication from your coach regarding a possible makeup practice/meet.

Cold Weather Policy

It is important to note that the following guidelines for activity apply only in the absence of rain and/or snow.  Rain/snow in conjunction with low temperatures and wind can make conditions unsafe. Therefore, in weather conditions involving rain/snow, the decisions about participation restrictions will be made by the coach or site director

Facility and field regulations will take precedence overstated rules. It is the responsibility of the on-site coach or site director to monitor the weather conditions. The coach/site director will utilize the WeatherBug®,  mobile app, or equivalent resource which provides live and forecast data on weather conditions and temperatures.

Cold weather recommendations:

  • Outside participation limited to 45 minutes – Temperature or wind chill, whichever is lower, reaches 25˚F. If precipitation is present, the time on the field may need to be modified or suspended when taking into consideration the effects of precipitation in cold temperatures.
  • Termination of outside participation – Temperature or wind chill, whichever is lower, reaches 18˚F.

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 and then parents must be in the designated spectator viewing area(s).  The only adults allowed on the race course are coaches 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 run ONLY one race of their choice with their age group.
  5. Please for the safety of ALL athletes No parents on the race course.  There will be coaches on the course with the runners as well as designated volunteers to help keep all runners safe.
  6. Following your runner's race, your child will find you in the designated spectator 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!