These are what we stand for, what we are known for, and what others will see from us. They set us apart from other teams and unite us into a group with unlimited potential.
PRIDE - A feeling of shared joy that is a result of our work and play. Not arrogance, but rather a quiet confidence during competition, at practice, at school, and in the community that shows our team is positive and enthusiastic about what we do and the fun we have.
IMPROVEMENT - We will work to improve individually and as a team. We will use competition to showcase growth as athletes, but also work on a daily basis to be better coaches, students, teammates, and members of the QHS and Quincy communities.
COMPETITIVENESS - Our mental toughness, courage, and work habits will allow the best in each of us to be displayed on meet day. We will compete against ourselves first, allowing the results to be our guide for our next steps.
“No one can take your effort away from you.”
ACCOUNTABILITY - “Don’t let your teammates down.”
QHS TRACK & FIELD TEAM STANDARDS
Practice will begin each day at 3:15 pm and will usually be over by 5:30 pm, although some days will require more or less time. Event coaches will try to notify the athletes in advance regarding those days. If you are going to be late due to a school activity (trip, making up homework, tests, etc.) please let a coach know in advance in person (not from someone else) or a note. This is a respect thing toward your teammates and coaches. Penalties for being late to practices or missing practices may include additional conditioning activities (running laps, running stairs, sit-ups, push-ups) and/or being withheld from meet participation. Practice will include skill development, conditioning, strength-training, and goal setting. Practices are designed to be challenging and developmental and will be adapted to the abilities, goals, and needs of the team & individuals.
Wear your uniform to and from the meet. Be on time with all necessary equipment for the meet with you. Double check it. Obey all bus rules and be courteous. Remember why we are making the trip (to compete!). You are to return on the bus with the team unless a QHS parent permission form has been filled out in advance.
Some athletes may not go to every meet. Many invites are limited. JV meets may be available.
Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to use the restroom. Return to camp ASAP. We will then warm-up as a team. Our pre-meet warm-up will be a version of our practice warm-up. Field event people break out to your individual event areas, measure steps and begin your warm-ups. You are expected to support your teammates while not competing (cheering for them). Treat fellow competitors with respect and be a class act. Have fun. Compete. Go hard. At home and away meets; stay until the meet is completed. We will have a team meeting following each meet, (hopefully) announcing team scores and individual performances. Upon leaving the meet site, help collect all team and individual equipment: “you brought it, you take it home.” Be sure you have your complete team uniform. Be sure to leave the camp cleaner then when we arrived.
Your body will respond according to how you treat it.
Eat well. Limit fatty foods. Limit sweets. No bubbles. No energy drinks.
Sleep. Rest is part of training. Sleep in a regular pattern.
Train. We don’t “go to practice” only. We train.
QHS Athletic Code will be strictly enforced.
Under our rules of conduct, any use of drugs, ALCOHOL, steroids or tobacco during the season will result in removal from the team. Penalties including probation, short-term and long-term suspension will be applied according to the rules of our athletic code. An athlete may receive penalties for missing practice, missing meets, unsportsmanlike conduct at meets, inappropriate conduct towards a teammate or team coach, breaking civil law and attendance at functions where unlawful activities are taking place.
Quincy High School Track & Field Safety Guidelines
The Jackrabbit Track & Field program strives to protect every athlete from possible injury while participating. The following guidelines have been created to protect you and others from injury and/or illness. Athletes and their parents should recognize that conditioning, nutrition, proper technique, safety procedures, and well-fitting equipment are important aspects of our training program. Each athlete is expected to follow the directions/standards of the coach(es).
Guidelines are as follows:
1. Advise the coach(es) of any poorly fitting or defective equipment.
2. Advise the coach(es) if you are ill or have any prolonged symptoms of illness.
3. Advise the coach(es) if you have been injured.
4. Engage in warm-up activities prior to strenuous participation.
5. Be alert for any physical hazards in or around the participation area. Advise the coach(es) of any hazard.
6. Run only on the course prescribed by the coach.
7. Run in pairs in unfamiliar territory or in areas where there are few people.
8. Watch for objects being thrown from passing cars.
9. Approach dogs with caution.
10. Face the oncoming traffic when running on roads. Be cautious at intersections and be acutely aware of erratic drivers.
11. Be familiar with basic first aid treatment for and/or symptoms of heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sprained ankle, or other runner-related injuries. Tell a coach, don’t hide it.
Track & Field Academic Policy
Track & Field academic probation will occur when the male or female athlete has two or more F’s on the grade check.
Probation process is defined below:
The student athlete will not be able to attend practice until both F’s are passing (at least a D minimum). They must attend 21st century program or be with teachers of failing grades daily during practice time until they are passing each class. They must sign in and out with 21st century everyday and get a note with time and date from the teacher they were with. These days will not count toward the required practice minimum for competition.
If at any time parents/guardians have a question or concern regarding their student’s extracurricular participation, the following course of action is to be taken:
a. The parents/guardians will talk directly with the employee at an appointed time and place apart from practice and activity/contest.
b. If the issue is not resolved and/or parents/guardians still have a concern, they are to arrange a meeting with the athletic/activity director.
c. If the issue remains unresolved, the parents/guardians are advised to take the issue to the principal.
d. If the issue remains unresolved, the parents/guardians may take the issue to the superintendent.
e. If the issue remains unresolved, the parents/guardians may take the issue to the school board.
f. If the issue involves a complaint against an extracurricular employee, he/she must have an opportunity for input with an association representative present before the parents/guardians take the issue to the next level.
g. If a parent approaches an immediate supervisor, administrator, athletic director, or board member with a complaint involving an extracurricular employee before he/she has met with the employee against whom the complaint is being made, he/she will be directed to follow the procedure as described above.
h. This procedure will become part of the athletic code and be given in writing to the parent(s) of every student participant before each season begins.