CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE HEAT!!!
THE ST. ISIDORE/ST. JOAN OF ARC STAFF WANTS TO THANK ALL OF OUR ATHLETES AND PARENT VOLUNTEERS WHO PARTICIPATED AND HELPED DURING OUR 3RD TRACK MEET.
THE TRACK MEET WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. WE WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE EVERY EVENT IN A TIMELY MANNER. THANKS TO THOSE TO STAYED AND HELPED CLEAN UP.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THE ATHLETES HYDRATE AND EAT WELL. THERE IS PRACTICE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 31ST AT 4:30PM AT DIABLO VISTA. ALWAYS CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR FOR PRACTICE TIMES.
NOTE: VOLUNTEERS SHOULD MAKE SURE TO BRING WATER WHEN OFFICIATING AN EVENT.
NO TRACK MEET ON APRIL 4TH OR APRIL 5TH
PLEASE CELEBRATE HOLY WEEK AND EASTER WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.
4TH TRACK MEET
SATURDAY - APRIL 11, 2015 @ 9AM
We will hold our 4TH Official Track Meet on Sunday, April 11 @ 9am at Ygnacio Valley HS in Concord. Please obey all parking signs at the school parking lots.
ALL athletes must arrive at Ygnacio Valley HS no later than 8:15am. Each St. Isidore/St. Joan athlete must receive they runner label at the check-in desk. Make sure to allow enough time to check-in and to put your things in the stands in order to properly warm up.
Setup Volunteers MUST arrive at 8am!
ATHLETES/PARENTS ON FIELD: No athlete can be on the field unless they are participating in an event. No parent can be on the field unless they are a volunteer for an event. ANY parish coach or coordinator can ask an athlete/parent to leave the field if you are not participating in an event or volunteering at that time. Please be respectful as we are all volunteers and this is a Christian event!
WARMUPS: The coaches will announce when warmups will begin. We do our regular routine as we do at practice. Two to three laps together and then we move to the infield for dynamic stretches. Come dressed warm!
PICKING AN EVENT TO PARTICIPATE IN: At the beginning of the season, the coaching staff does not make a recommendation to the kids as to what to participate in. We allow them to try different events each an every week. New athletes to the program can of course come to us and we will guide them to some events they may like.
SIGNING UP FOR AN EVENT: Both parents and athletes must be attentive to the event announcements that are made throughout the track meet. Each running and field event will be announced. There will be a FIRST, SECOND and FINAL CALL for each event. Make sure STI/SJA athletes go an sign up on the 1st CALL.
WHERE TO SIGN UP FOR AN EVENT: STI/SJA athletes will sign up for a running event on the infield. There will be very visible 2,3,4,5,6,7, and 8 grade placards on field. The will go to the sign in clerk and give them the information on the athlete label. Field event sign in will be at the specific field event location. Those wishing to participate in long jump will sign in there, and so on for shot put, softball throw and high jump.
NUTRITION: Please sure STI/SJA athletes eat and drink things that are nutritious before the track meet. Hydration should start after our Thursday practice. STI/SJA athletes should eat something before coming to the track meet. They should have plenty of COLD water during the track meet. Have some light snacks or energy bars for them to eat between events.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the STI/SJA athletes understand the meet is fun. There is no demand to come in first place. We look at their effort and gradual improvement.
OUR STAFF WOULD LIKE TO REMIND OUR TRACK MEET VOLUNTEERS THAT IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU FIND REPLACEMENT VOLUNTEERS IF ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET YOUR COMMITMENT. THE PROGRAM DOES NOT WANT TO IMPOSE THE $75 CANCELLATION FEE. WE PREFER TO HAVE THE VOLUNTEERS IN ORDER FILL OUR NECESSARY ASSIGNMENTS AT THE MEETS.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND COMMITMENT!
**Uniform and Sweats Pick Up: THIS WEEK**
ALL ATHLETES SHOULD HAVE PICKED UP THEIR UNIFORMS AND/OR SWEATS. PLEASE CONTACT COACH RAFAEL IF YOU HAVE NOT. YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK THEM UP.
WE TYPICALLY WILL ONLY CANCEL PRACTICE OR MEETS IF THE WEATHER IS SEVERE. LIGHT RAIN AND WIND WILL NOT CAUSE CANCELLATION OF PRACTICE OR MEETS.
ALWAYS CHECK THE WEBSITE WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE NOT THE BEST. WE WILL POST PRACTICE CANCELLATION BY 2PM OF THE SAME DAY. CANCELLATION OF MEETS WILL BE POSTE/D BY 7AM ON THE DAY OF THE MEET.
ALWAYS BRING WARM CLOTHING TO PRACTICE AND MEETS!!!
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT COACH RAFAEL ZAMORA T (510) 773 - 1833.