LINCOLN TRACK AND FIELD 2014
The LHS Track and Field Athlete learns to sets goals, be a part of a track and field family, believe in always doing their best no matter if they are JV or Varsity, and to respect the long and successful tradition of Track and Field at Lincoln.
Goals, Family, Excellence, Tradition
Paperwork/ Clearance -- All athletes are required to complete either a Physical Clearance Form or an Update Clearance Form annually. A physical by a doctor is required every two years and the Physical Clearance Form is completed in those years. In alternate years the Update Clearance Form must be completed. In addition, a current blue card must be turned in for every sport. Registration for track and field will be during the spring sport registration in the middle of February or in the Athletic Office at Lincoln HS - room 126. Forms are available at LHS in both the main office and athletic office, as well as online at www.ihigh/lincolncards.com
Fees – All athletes pay “pay to play” fees at Lincoln. These fees are $210, or $35 for students on free/reduced lunch. There is an annual limit of $420 per student (so, if a student plays three sports, there is no fee required for the third sport) and $830 per family. Of the $210, $200 goes to the PIL District Athletic office to pay for transportation, administration, coaches’ salaries, etc. Only $10 stays with the Lincoln Athletic office. Nothing goes to the track program. We are asking all track and field families to pay a slightly higher fee ($240-$270) with the amount above $210 as a donation. These extra funds will go towards the expenses involved in track and field: equipment, uniforms, financial support for our “volunteer” coaches. If every track athlete contributes $50 we will raise $7,000 which is about half of what we need to cover our expenses.
Expenses – This is a list of some of the substantial expenses the track program faces.
We would like to power wash and restripe our track in 2014 - $9,000
Resurface the existing track in the next couple of years - $110,000
15 replacement hurdles @ $175 each
Ladders, med balls, conditioning equipment - $700
HJ and PV bars - $400
Javelin - $350
Printer (for meet results) - $600
Travel and lodging for the State Meet - $2000
Coaching staff (the District pays for 5 coaching salaries, but we have, and need, a much larger staff) - $8,000
Athletic trainer - $1500
Strength and Conditioning Coach - $1500
Fundraising – In addition to asking families to make a donation with their athletic fees, the track and field team fundraises by hosting a middle school track and field camp (March 20 & 21) by sponsoring a raffle, by having a dinner at our intra-squad Red/White meet on March 12th.
Contact Info – There are two websites which contain important information, race results, practice schedule, etc: www.ihigh/lincolncards.com and www.athletic.net. Also, please make sure we get your email as we do communicate regularly. Email Coach Charlotte with your email: email@example.com. Coach Charlotte’s phone number, 503-891-8153, is a good way to contact us in case of emergency, especially when we are at a meet.
Important dates - Parent Meeting will be on March 5th at 7 pm in the cafeteria. This is a very important meeting for all track and field families. You will get information about the season as well as have an opportunity to sign-up to volunteer.
The Red/White intra-squad meet will be March 12 from 3:45-6:00. Come and get a first look at your athlete in competition. Plan to stay for the team/family dinner to follow ($5 per person to support the program).
The Coaching Staff looks forward to working with the LHS Track and Field Athletes for the 2013 season!
Charlotte Richardson – Head Coach - Middle and Distance Coach
Suzanne Parry – Varsity Assistant - Distance Coach
Laval Short – Head Throws Coach
Billy McKinney – Head Jumps Coach
Jaleel Kindell – Head Sprint Coach
Kathy Parker – Middle and Distance Coach
Steve Byers – Middle and Distance Coach
Alex Jones – Middle and Distance Coach
Eric Dettman - Middle and Distance Coach
Christy Schwarz – Head Pole Vault Coach
Kyley Johnson – High Jump Coach
Tinker Hatfield – Pole Vault Coach
Arlisha Davis – Jump and Sprint Coach
Goals, Family, Excellence, Tradition
Head Coach Charlotte Richardson