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1 Legend Track and Field 2012 The Titan Way Young Men/Women High School Training Program BELEGENDARY Volume IV

2 Mission To truly become number one, you must constantly strive to surpass yourself, not just the competition. Our high school track team's philosophy is based on life lessons and the Titan Core Values of Legend High School. The lessons we practice as part of our team will be habits of mind that will stay with you the rest of your lives.

3 Track and Field Values Good, Better, Best Never Let it Rest Until Your GOOD is BETTER And Your BETTER is BEST! Positive Intent Integrity Sportsmanship/Citizenship Trust Respect Perseverance (Work Ethic)

4 Coaching Staff Roger Miller--Head Boys' Coach Megan Peterson--Head Girls' Coach Assistant Coaches: o Landon Wiederstein--Throws o Amy Lantz--Throws o Rob Doyle--Sprints/Relays o Kerri Rodenberg--Hurdles/High Jump o Ken Weickum--Long Jumpt/Triple Jump o Colleen Donnally--Pole Vault o Scott DesBois--assistant track coach

5 Titan Track and Field Philosophy Athletes Compete with Positive Attitude and Effort Coaches- Coach/Teach all aspects of their event with a “Team First” belief Parents- support and cheer Communication with Coaches, Athletes and Parents is a top priority! Praise, Cheer, Encourage—Public Questions, Concerns- Private- with the Coaches Open Door: After practice, email or call us

6 Training Philosophy We train to benefit each student athlete to become a better person as well as a better athlete Emphasis on TEAM Set goals and work towards them Develop athletes into competitive runners, jumpers, throwers over their entire high school career. FUN! Team activities, team functions, summer camps, and trips Enjoy hard work, Enjoy competing, Enjoy success! Good Better Best

7 Program Goals Enjoy Track and Field Set and monitor individual goals over their 4 years at Legend Prepare the student athlete for the college environment and help to promote athletics in college and beyond Create a winning attitude towards league, state and national competition. Help to develop relationships and connections for the future

8 Communication Our most important value Encourage and provide opportunities for the student athlete to communicate with the coaches and with teammates. We value open communication from parents! Questions, concerns, comments on anything should first be directed to the coaches. Coaches will make time for discussions if needed outside of practice time. Mr. Jacobs will always be a resource after communication with the coaches

9 Communication Email is the best and fastest way to ask questions o o Please assume that we are here to help each athlete grow as a person and help him/her to improve. When you have a question about a meet, a practice, or any other situation, please keep it positive when you communicate with the coaches. See our Athletic MOODLE page too!

10 Practices Monday: Meeting to go over the week’s schedule and to recognize our outstanding efforts from the previous week 3:15-4:45ish (we will never go longer than 5:00pm) Warm Up as a complete team--warm up lap and dynamic drills Train in separate groups based on primary and secondary events (workouts are altered for different levels--novice, intermediate, advanced) Kids must think like athletes even when they are not at practice: nutrition, rest, smart and healthy decisions

11 Practices All athletes are required to attend all practices! Any missed practice needs to be excused--athlete should email a coach BEFORE practice to be excused. Excessive excused absences will be addressed and may result in sitting out meets. Coaches will work with individuals about scheduling conflicts, however the expectation is that Legend Track and Field is an athlete's priority. Our practices are essential to becoming better athletes and a better team. Missing a practice is missing an opportunity to get better. Meet line-ups are determined by effort and performance in practices.

12 Transportation Many of our varsity meets are held at Sports Authority Stadium and so we do not provide transportation. Parents are encouraged to see that the athletes get to the meet at the required time (in most cases, all athletes are required to be at the meet 1 hour before the first event). Transportation will be provided for junior varsity and varsity meets out of the Parker area (some one-way buses, and some round-trip). This will be communicated via the website.

13 Parent Expectations/Support Become involved as a track and field booster! We need parent support with concessions, locker decorations, letter- writing fundraiser, and awards banquet. Sign up on our website or email Megan Peterson at if you can help. Please allow your son/daughter to grow as a student/athlete and make some decisions on their own. Sometimes additional pressure from parents can do more harm than good. Whenever you have questions- Please communicate!!!

14 Fundraising Model 3 main ways to raise funds and support the program. 1) Support our uniform program (saves us $$)--see the link on our website to purchase a uniform and spirit gear 2) Letter writing sponsorships 3) Home Track Meets--volunteer to work concessions 4) Nothing else! We don't sell cards or cookie dough!

15 Fundraising Our primary fundraiser is a letter-writing campaign where we ask each athlete to bring in a minimum of 5 addresses. Athletes send a letter asking for donations and sponsorships to these addresses. In the past, this has a been a hugely successful fundraiser for our team and program! What do we fund-raise for? Meet entry fees Transportation Equipment-hurdles, throwing implements, mats, stopwatches, pole vault poles,warm ups, bags, etc. Additional coaches' stipends

16 Nutrition Stay healthy Eat a balanced meal and keep calories up. Protein Multiple Vitamin Girls: Ferritin levels and Iron (ask doctor) Water Homework and Sleep Always Communicate about health issues and concerns

17 5A Continental League Legend Chaparral Ponderosa Highlands Ranch Heritage Littleton Castle View Regis Thunderridge Mountain Vista Rock Canyon

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