DFAL ORDER OF EVENTS & COMPETITION RULES

REQUIRED FORMS AND READING MATERIALS FOR ATHLETES AND PARENTS

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WINTER NECESSITIES & SEASON PREPARATION

2015 Winter ENDURANCE Training Schedule:Those athletes interested in long sprints, middle distance and distance events should follow this training plan for the months of December and January! Daily workout sessions will meet at 3:20pm on the CHS track. Veteran athletes will facilitate these sessions. All athletes regardless of ability or level of experience are encouraged to attend these sessions.

2015 Winter SPEED Training Schedule:Those athletes interested in sprints, jumps, and hurdles should follow this training plan for the months of December and January! Daily workout sessions will meet at 3:20pm on the CHS track. Veteran athletes will facilitate these sessions. All athletes regardless of ability or level of experience are encouraged to attend these sessions.

2015 Winter THROW Training Schedule:Those athletes interested in shot put and discus should follow this training plan for the months of December and January! Daily workout sessions will meet at 3:20pm on the CHS track. Veteran athletes will facilitate these sessions. All athletes regardless of ability or level of experience are encouraged to attend these sessions.

 

REQUIRED SPRING SEASON DOCUMENTS

AUHSD REQUIRED ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION REGISTRATION: Please visit the district web site for complete information on athletic participation registration.

2015 Track & Field Team Package Order Form: The Cougar Track & Field Program asks that each athlete purchase team apparel for the spring season. Please print out this form and follow the instructions. Form must be turned in durng the first week of practice in February. Please make payment throught the CHS Web Store.

2015 Track & Field Athlete Information Sheet: This 2 page form should be printed, completed by the athlete, and turned in to the coach on the first practice day! Be sure to note any potential schedule conflicts on this form.

2015 Track & Field XCStats.com Profile: Athletes must have an active XCStats.com profile with a current athlete and parent email. Follow the instructions HERE. Our team code is #cougars.

2015 Track & Field Additional Contribution Form: The Cougar Track & Field Program depends on the generosity of parent and communtiy support. Read this document for an explanation of how the Athlete Contribution funds are used, and to learn about various major funding needs for the 2014 season and beyond.

2015 Track & Field Season Goal Sheet: Individual and team goals for each third of the season must be articulated on this form and placed in the athlete's team folder.

2015 Parent Meeting Agenda: The 2015 season parent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, at 5:30pm in the CHS library. Parents can get a head start on signing up for meet volunteer duties by visiting our 2015 PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP PAGE HERE!

 

Important Team Rules

1. Consistent Practice Attendance: Each athlete is expected to attend all practices. Every effort must be made to schedule time so that there are no conflicts with daily practice. If a valid reason for missing practice exists (illness or emergency), the athlete must notify the coach prior to the practice that will be missed. MISSING PRACTICE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION FROM COMPETITION. ATHLETES THAT FALL BELOW 80% PRACTICE ATTENDANCE ARE INELIGBLE FOR COMPETITION AND MAY BE DROPPED FROM THE TEAM.

2. Punctuality: Each athlete is expected to arrive to practice and competitions on time and ready to run. SECOND TIME LATE WILL RESULT IN CAMPUS CLEAN-UP. IF LATENESS BECOMES CHRONIC ATHLETE WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE TEAM.

3. Practice Apparel: Each athlete is required to wear RUNNING SHOES, SHORTS, TOPS, & SWEAT PANTS to practice. Sweat Pants will be worn for warm-up, stretching, and drills every day regardless of weather. Basketball or other long shorts are NOT acceptable. FAILURE TO WEAR APPROPRIATE APPAREL WILL RESULT IN CAMPUS CLEAN-UP.

4. Meet Uniforms: Team uniforms, sweats & team shirts are to be worn at all competitions. Athletes are expected to step off the bus wearing sweats and team shirts ! Sweats & team shirts shall remain on at all times before and after your races! This is important for warming-up, mental focus, team unity, & intimidating our opponents. Under NO circumstances are team uniforms or sweats to be worn at any other time! It is a CIF violation to wear a school uniform in unsanctioned competition. WASHING INSTRUCTIONS: Wash in cold, hang dry! DO NOT PUT IN DRYER!

5. Athlete Conduct: Track & Field Team members represent the premier athletic program at CHS. They are representatives of the school and the community. Each athlete is responsible for continuing our tradition of exemplary conduct. Support your teammates, make a positive contribution to the sport, and act responsibly in every situation. Problems must be handled in a mature and rational manner. Communication with your coach is essential. ATHLETES UNABLE TO LIVE UP TO THESE STANDARDS WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE TEAM.

Under NO circumstances are athletes or parents allowed to dispute rulings with meet officials! Athletes and parents must maintain their composure and let their coach deal with the situation. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS PROTOCOL IS GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION FROM COMPETITION AND SUSPENSION FROM THE TEAM.

6. Transportation to and from Competition: Team policy regarding student-athlete transportation will be followed WITHOUT exception! This policy is as follows: Athletes transported from CHS to an away competition via district bus must also return to CHS via district bus or be released to their legal guardian at the competition site. Athletes will not be released to anyone other than a legal guardian. Friends, relatives, neighbors, etc., are NOT legal guardians. Team policy further requires that any athlete not returning to CHS with the team via district bus give the head coach verbal notification and visual confirmation of the presence of a legal guardian before departure. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES WILL RESULT IN SUSPENSION FROM THE TEAM.

 

Mandatory Equipment

REQUIRED ITEMS: The following items are required at all practices and competitions.

• Water Bottle
• Running Shoes
• Spikes (sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers)
• Sweat Pants
• Running Shorts (NO basketball or long shorts!)
• Digital Watch with Split/Lap Time Capabilities

 

Communication Procedures

Parents are encouraged to allow their athlete to communicate directly with the coaches at practice and through email to cougarcoach@comcast.net.  Parents that wish to communicate directly with the coaches may do so at cougarcoach@comcast.net

All communication regarding practice and meet attendance, questions about team policies, reporting of injuries or other concerns, must start with the coaching staff!

Please note that the CHS administration has asked that parents follow the following communication chain with regards to resolving questions and concerns about the cross country team:  Always start with the coach!

Contact 1: Coach Chuck Woolridge at cougarcoach@comcast.net
Contact 2: Athletic Director Tom Renno at trenno@acalanes.k12.ca.us
Contact 3: Principal John Walker

 

Athletic Letter Requirements

FROSH-SOPH REQUIREMENTS:


• Athlete must compete in a minimum of 6 competitions and attend a minimum of 90% of the practice sessions to be considered for a Letter Award: Only athletes that compete in at least 6 competitions and attend at least 90% of the practice sessions during the spring season are eligible to be considered for a FROSH-SOPH Track & Field Letter Award. Athletes that do not reach these minimums will receive Participant Awards.

Achievement of one of the following automatically earns Letter Award provided the athlete has competed in 6 competitions and attended at least 90% of the practice sessions.

• 30 points earned in league competition
• Achievement of 3 Letterman Event Standards
• Achievement of a Golden Foot Event standard


VARSITY REQUIREMENTS:

• Athlete must compete in a minimum of 6 Varsity competitions and attend a minimum of 90% of the practice sessions to be considered for a Letter Award: Only athletes that compete in at least 6 Varsity competitions and attend at least 90% of the practice sessions during the spring season are eligible to be considered for a VARSITY Track & Field Letter Award.

Achievement of one of the following automatically earns Letter Award provided the athlete has competed in 6 Varsity competitions and attended at least 90% of the practice sessions.

• 30 points earned in league competition
• Achievement of 3 Letterman Event Standards
• Achievement of a Golden Foot Event standard
• Qualification to NCS Tri-Valley Region Trials

ATHLETES THAT QUIT THE TEAM FOR ANY REASON, OR ARE DROPPED FROM THE TEAM AS DISCIPLINARY ACTION, OR FAIL TO ACHIEVE THE MINIMUM ACADEMIC STANDARD FOR PARTICIPATION FORFEIT ALL AWARDS.

THE COUGAR COACHING STAFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE FINAL DETERMINATION ON ATHLETE LETTERMAN STATUS IN THE INTEREST OF PRESERVING THE INTEGRITY OF THE LETTERMAN AWARD.

 

Letterman Standards

Achievement of Letterman Standards in THREE separate events qualifies athlete for a Track & Field Letter Award provided that the athlete has attended 50 or more practice sessions and participated in at least 7 competitons during the season.

EVENT
VARSITY BOYS
FS BOYS
VARSITY GIRLS
FS GIRLS
100m
11.7
12.2
13.4
14.2
200m
24.2
25.0
27.8
29.2
400m
54.2
58.6
64.4
66.9
800m
2:08.0
2:18.0
2:34.0
2:44.0
1600m
4:52.0
5:10.0
5:48.0
6:10.0
3200m
10:36.0
11:10.0
12:44.0
13:16.0
110H/100H
17.8
18.8
17.2
19.0
300H
44.6
47.0
52.4
54.8
400Relay
45.0
46.6
52.0
54.0
1600Relay
3:36.0
3:48.0
4:14.0
4:26.0
Pole Vault
11-0
9-6
8-6
7-6
High Jump
5-8
5-4
4-8
4-4
Long Jump
18-6
16-9
14-9
13-3
Triple Jump
38-3
36-3
29-9
26-6
Shot Put
42-0
38-0
27-0
24-0
Discus
110-0
96-0
88-0
74-0

 

Golden Foot Standards

Athletes that obtain a Golden Foot Standard while competing in a sanctioned CIF competition as a member of the Cougar Track & Field Team will be honored as a Golden Foot recipient and awarded a Golden Foot pin.

EVENT
VARSITY BOYS
FS BOYS
VARSITY GIRLS
FS GIRLS
100m
11.1
11.5
12.9
13.0
200m
22.8
23.8
26.9
27.4
400m
51.0
54.0
61.4
64.6
800m
1:58.0
2:06.0
2:19.0
2:29.0
1600m
4:23.0
4:40.0
5:08.0
5:32.0
3200m
9:26.0
10:10.0
11:06.0
12:20.0
110H/100H
16.0
17.4
16.2
17.8
300H
40.8
44.2
46.8
51.8
400Relay
43.9
45.2
50.6
53.6
1600Relay
3:26.0
3:38.8
4:04.0
4:16.0
Pole Vault
13-6
11-0
11-0
9-0
High Jump
6-2
5-8
5-2
4-8
Long Jump
21-0
19-0
16-8
14-8
Triple Jump
43-0
38-6
34-6
30-0
Shot Put
44-6
42-0
33-0
28-0
Discus
130-0
115-0
115-0
90-0