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Umoja Parent/Guardian And Athlete Introductory Meeting 2009.

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1 Umoja Parent/Guardian And Athlete Introductory Meeting 2009

2 2 Agenda Welcome and Club HistoryWelcome and Club History Introduction of Coaching StaffIntroduction of Coaching Staff Introduction of Board MembersIntroduction of Board Members Club Vision, Mission and ValuesClub Vision, Mission and Values Practice SchedulePractice Schedule Track Meet ScheduleTrack Meet Schedule Umoja Team Track MeetUmoja Team Track Meet Club FeesClub Fees Fund RaisingFund Raising The Umoja UniformThe Umoja Uniform Q&AQ&A

3 3 Umoja Track Club Welcomes You

4 4 Club History 2001 – Umoja founded by Ron Robinson and Brunet Lux for athletes 5 to – Umoja founded by Ron Robinson and Brunet Lux for athletes 5 to 18 Open to interested athletes throughout Northern CaliforniaOpen to interested athletes throughout Northern California 2005 – Umoja incorporated as a non-profit organization for young athletes by Umoja parents and coaches2005 – Umoja incorporated as a non-profit organization for young athletes by Umoja parents and coaches Now a diverse group of athletes ages 6 to 18 and their familiesNow a diverse group of athletes ages 6 to 18 and their families

5 5 Coaching Staff Brunet Lux – Head Coach/Sprint CoachBrunet Lux – Head Coach/Sprint Coach Johnnie Johnson – SprintsJohnnie Johnson – Sprints Blanca Fonseca – DistanceBlanca Fonseca – Distance Kenny Cleveland – Distance/Race WalkKenny Cleveland – Distance/Race Walk Tom Phillips – Field EventsTom Phillips – Field Events Tra’shell Reese – Field EventsTra’shell Reese – Field Events

6 6 Board Members Brunet Lux – ChairmanBrunet Lux – Chairman Carla Marshall – TreasurerCarla Marshall – Treasurer Blanca Fonseca – Events CoordinatorBlanca Fonseca – Events Coordinator Robert Stone – Recording SecretaryRobert Stone – Recording Secretary Patricia Eagels – MemberPatricia Eagels – Member

7 7 Club Vision The Umoja vision is to be the premier track club in the country, empowering young athletes to achieve their full potential on and off the track, while competing athletically at the highest level possible as a team member and an individual.

8 8 Club Mission The Umoja mission is to empower young athletes and club volunteers to achieve their full potential on and off the track through the teaching of track and field fundamentals and skill development.

9 9 Club Values The Umoja track club believes that performing at the highest level possible as a team and as an individual includes good sportsmanship and ethical athletics. The club is committed to teaching young athletes the values and skills that will enable them to positively contribute to their community and that will carry them through their lifetime. We recognize our organizational responsibility to society and strive to instill the values of mutual trust which encompasses respecting the Umoja processes and procedures, our teammates, club volunteers, opponents, officials, and parents.

10 10 Practice Schedule Monday, Wednesday, ThursdayMonday, Wednesday, Thursday –5:30 PM to 7:00 PM –Santa Clara & Santa Teresa High Schools SaturdaySaturday –9:00 AM to 11:00 AM –Evergreen Junior College (subject to change)

11 11 What To Expect At Practice Practice rain or shinePractice rain or shine Lighting will be provided on dark daysLighting will be provided on dark days After practice pickup all clothing, water bottles, trash from facilityAfter practice pickup all clothing, water bottles, trash from facility Practice starts promptlyPractice starts promptly

12 12 Track Meet Schedule /07/09 Meat & Greet ( TBD )3/07/09 Meat & Greet ( TBD ) 3/14/09 Pacific United Track Club Sectional, Rosemont H.S.3/14/09 Pacific United Track Club Sectional, Rosemont H.S.Sacramento 3/21/09 South Bay Youth Sectional, Mt. Pleasant H.S San Jose3/21/09 South Bay Youth Sectional, Mt. Pleasant H.S San Jose 3/28/09 East Palo Alto Greyhounds Sectional., St. Francis H.S. Mountain View3/28/09 East Palo Alto Greyhounds Sectional., St. Francis H.S. Mountain View 4/11/09 Stockton Starz TC Sectional, Bear Creek H.S. Stockton4/11/09 Stockton Starz TC Sectional, Bear Creek H.S. Stockton 4/18/09 Roseville Express TC Sectional., Oakmont H.S. Roseville4/18/09 Roseville Express TC Sectional., Oakmont H.S. Roseville 5/02-03/09 Umoja Track Club Sectional, Santa Clara H.S. Santa Clara5/02-03/09 Umoja Track Club Sectional, Santa Clara H.S. Santa Clara 5/09/09 Hershey Evergreen H.S. San Jose5/09/09 Hershey Evergreen H.S. San Jose 5/16-17/09 3M Track Club Invitational, James Logan H.S. Union City5/16-17/09 3M Track Club Invitational, James Logan H.S. Union City 5/23-24/09 LA Jets Invitational, Birmingham H. S. Southern California5/23-24/09 LA Jets Invitational, Birmingham H. S. Southern California 5/31/09 Picnic5/31/09 Picnic

13 13 Track Meet Schedule 2009 (cont.) 6/06/09 Distance Runners, Race Walkers and Field Events Carnival Castro6/06/09 Distance Runners, Race Walkers and Field Events Carnival Castro 6/13-14/09 Pacific Association Championship, Folsom H.S Folsom6/13-14/09 Pacific Association Championship, Folsom H.S Folsom 6/16/09 Team Photos ( TBD ) Open6/16/09 Team Photos ( TBD ) Open 6/15-18/09 Last Runoff for relays6/15-18/09 Last Runoff for relays 6/20/09 Hershey State Meet Finals, San Jose City College., San Jose6/20/09 Hershey State Meet Finals, San Jose City College., San Jose 6/20/09 Sub Bantam Championships, Granada, H.S. Livermore ( Ages 8 and below )6/20/09 Sub Bantam Championships, Granada, H.S. Livermore ( Ages 8 and below ) 6/20-21/09 Region 14 Junior Olympic Championships, Liberty H.S. Bakersfield Multi Event Championships ( Optional Track Meet )6/20-21/09 Region 14 Junior Olympic Championships, Liberty H.S. Bakersfield Multi Event Championships ( Optional Track Meet ) 6/26-28/09 Pacific Association Championship (Top 8) Granada H.S. Livermore6/26-28/09 Pacific Association Championship (Top 8) Granada H.S. Livermore 7/10-12/09 Region 14 Junior Olympic Championships (Top 3) CSU Bakersfield7/10-12/09 Region 14 Junior Olympic Championships (Top 3) CSU Bakersfield 7/28-8/02/09 Junior Olympic National Championships, Greensboro, North Carolina7/28-8/02/09 Junior Olympic National Championships, Greensboro, North Carolina 8/08/09Umoja Banquet (TBD)8/08/09Umoja Banquet (TBD)

14 14 What To Expect At Track Meets Meets typically not cancelled due to inclement weatherMeets typically not cancelled due to inclement weather Bring healthy foods, water, and sun screenBring healthy foods, water, and sun screen Arrive earlyArrive early The athletes must sit together under the team canopyThe athletes must sit together under the team canopy Athletes are allowed to leave after their last eventAthletes are allowed to leave after their last event

15 15 Umoja Track Club Sectional Umoja hosted track meetUmoja hosted track meet Saturday & Sunday, May 2 nd & May 3 rd, 2009Saturday & Sunday, May 2 nd & May 3 rd, 2009 Location – Santa Clara High SchoolLocation – Santa Clara High School Parent/Guardian participation requiredParent/Guardian participation required Umoja hosted track meetUmoja hosted track meet Saturday & Sunday, May 2 nd & May 3 rd, 2009Saturday & Sunday, May 2 nd & May 3 rd, 2009 Location – Santa Clara High SchoolLocation – Santa Clara High School Parent/Guardian participation requiredParent/Guardian participation required

16 16 Membership Fee Breakdown –$20* – 2008 USATF annual membership card Required by USATFRequired by USATF –$70* – Warm-up –$10 – Team T-shirt –$110 – Entry fees for all track meets running from March 1 st through June 28 th –$140 – Operation and administration fee *Not required if you already paid this fee in prior year.

17 17 Fund Raising Strategy ActivitiesActivities –Umoja Track Meet (participation mandatory) –Booster Club –Car wash –Candy Sale –S.H.A.R.E.S Card –General solicitation GrantsGrants –PAUSATF DonationsDonations –United Way –General

18 18 The Uniform Provided by UmojaProvided by Umoja Collected at the end of the seasonCollected at the end of the season

19 19 Documents Emergency Waiver*Emergency Waiver* Athlete and Parent Code of Conduct*Athlete and Parent Code of Conduct* PAUSATF Membership Application*PAUSATF Membership Application* Additional Parent Support*Additional Parent Support* Club Guidelines Rules and RegulationsClub Guidelines Rules and Regulations *Need to be completed and returned to club

20 20 For More Information The Umoja Track Club websiteThe Umoja Track Club website Pacific Association websitePacific Association website CoachesCoaches Board membersBoard members

21 21 Q and A


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