Friday we will have a coaches meeting on the infield at 2:30 (Head Coaches Only). We are having 8 schools from outside of Region IV for this championship this weekend.
The coaches will be responsible for setup and prep of the Jump Pits and the Throwing Ring.
Coaches will Officiate all events until they are relieved by an Official
Have your athletes start warming up and getting their run throughs upon arrival.
All warm ups will end at 2:50pm and athletes need to check in with the clerks at that time. At 3pm we will start jumping and throwing.
Shot Put - Warm up throws will be conducted in the throwing ring ONLY. Athletes are not to warm up in any other area, no exceptions! Once the event starts there will be no more warm up throws (Check your rules). We will be not be running the throwers in flights. Each thrower will get 4 throws, they will get their first 2 throws in the first round of throws with the longest throw measured. Then after all the athletes have thrown we will go to the second round of throws (another 2 throws with the longest throw measured). Girls and boys will start at the same time, we will have 2 rings. This event must be completed by 6pm so please keep the event moving so all of the athletes can compete.
Long Jump - Boys will be jumping from lane 6 and girls will be jumping from lane 2. The jumps will be "Open Pit" style with each jumper getting three jumps (all three will be measured and the athlete can jump whenever they want during the open pit time). Lane 2 will be shut down at 4:55pm for the running of the 3200m and will open again after it is completed (safety). If the boys finish early the girls will be able to slide over and complete their jumping in lane 6 if lane 2 is still closed. Have your High Jumper go at the end so they can compete in the High Jump first but they must get their marks during the beginning warm up period, we will not be putting down measuring tapes in the middle of an open pit session for athletes to get their marks.
High Jump - The High Jump Pits will be set up on the infield on the South Half of the field. We will not be jumping across the track. We will have two pits so the girls and boys will be jumping at the same time. This event must be completed by 6pm so please keep the event moving so all of the athletes can compete. Starting heights for this event will be 4ft for the girls and 5ft for the boys.
3200m - This event will start at 5pm and we will start with the girl first. We will look at the number of athletes competing and then decide on the number of heats we will run. This event will be hand timed. We will be clerking the event at the starting line so have your athletes ready (First call at 4:45 / Second call at 4:50 / Last and final call at 4:55). If they don't check in they will not be running for time.
Again, the Shot Put and High Jump need to be completed by 6pm (we lose the infield at that time) so we need to get them going and keep them going.
There will be no coaches meeting afterwards - results will be posted on-line at Athletic.net that night.
Saturday morning we will have our coaches meeting at 7:30 upstairs (Head Coaches Only)
The order of events will be as follows -
100m & 110m Hurdles / 100m / 1600m / 4x100m Relay / 400m / 30 minute INTERMISSION / 300m Hurdles / 800m / 200m / 4x400m Relay
We will run heats for the 1600m based on number of athletes and for the 800m we will be staggering athletes in lanes (3 runners in each lane). "A" teams only for both relays.
We will be starting at 8am sharp so please have your athletes ready. We will be using the south end zone for staging and for the athletes to warm up. THE END ZONE IS NOT AN AREA FOR ATHLETES TO CHILL OUT FOR THE DAY. If they are not competing they need to be in the stands with everyone else. I will be enforcing this myself.
No Coaches on the infield or the track for running events (we are starting this early so everyone gets used to it). Coaches will be given access to the infield and track on Friday for field events only.
No athletes are to cross over the track to get to the infield this season, they must use the overpass walkway or they will not be competing.
The clerks and officials will be officiating this event as regular track meet, enforcing all of the rules and regulations set forth by the NHFS and they will be disqualifying athletes if needed. This will be happening every week this season for consistency towards Regions / State Championships
Staging and Clerking of the races will happen in the South End Zone this week. First call will happen 15 minutes before a race, Second call 10 minutes and Last call 5 minutes (this system was established last season and seems to work well). If an athlete reports in after the final call they will not be competing and scratched. Athletes need to be on time and ready to race, the starters will be pushing the pace this year to get more heats in, if an athlete is not ready to go when told they can scratched from the race by the starter.
We will be providing starting blocks for this event. The blocks will be moved to the starting line by the officials and the blocks are not to be moved off the line for any reason by an athlete to use their own. If we have an equipment issue the official will examine the block and replace it if needed. No blocks will be used other than the ones provided so please leave your starting blocks at your school.
Results will again not be posted at the dome, we will be posting on-line at Athletic.net and they will more than likely be ready before you return to your schools. The idea is to get in and get out and run as many athletes as we can during the time provided. We are looking at about 2pm (best estimate) to be out of the dome and no coaches meeting again afterwards.
There will be a short awards ceremony after the event in the South End Zone. Coaches / Parents / Athlete are welcome to come down to witness the handing out of the awards. This event will be awarding the Girls Team Champion / Boys Team Champion / Girls Outstanding Athlete of the Meet / Boys Outstanding Athlete of the Meet / and the Grand Champion (or best program award) which will be awarded to the program with highest overall combined team score (Girls & Boys).
Tom Pargeter will be the Head Official for both days. If you have any questions about officiating / rules / officials / calls etc.... Direct those question to him, not me (I am not an official). The officials association operates outside ASD as an independent organization under contract. The officials will run the meets as directed by me and the will have final say about Track and Field rules and regulations. All officials this season have been certified through NFHS Track and Field.
Please print this e-mail out and provide a copy for your assistant coaches / athletes / parents.
Any questions you may have give me shout.....
Track and Field
Season Meet Director