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2011 8 th Grade Track Parent Meeting. “Teaching Kids More Than Fundamentals” Brian Town-MS Athletic Director. Introduction of Coaches. 8 th Grade Boys Track --Brent Ksiazek-Head Coach --Rod Wiebers-Assistant Coach 8 th Grade Girls Track --Jodi Buchan-Head Coach

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2011 8 th grade track parent meeting

2011 8th Grade Track Parent Meeting

“Teaching Kids More Than Fundamentals”

Brian Town-MS Athletic Director


Introduction of coaches
Introduction of Coaches

  • 8th Grade Boys Track

    --Brent Ksiazek-Head Coach

    --Rod Wiebers-Assistant Coach

    8th Grade Girls Track

    --Jodi Buchan-Head Coach

    --Carlie Fitzgerald-Assistant Coach

    --Kelly Scott-Assistant Coach


Ms philosophy
MS Philosophy

  • The middle school philosophy focuses on participation and skill development for our athletes. The goal of the coaches is to place your child in a position where they can experience the most success and contribute to the team.


Parent coach communication 3 step process
Parent/Coach Communication:3 Step Process

  • Player talks to Coach

  • Parent talks to Coach

  • Parent/Player/Coach/MS AD conference

    ----This is an excellent time for your child to work on communicating with adults and being an advocate for themselves.


Physicals
PHYSICALS

  • Must have one before first day of practice

  • Good for 13 months

  • NO PHYSICAL = NO PARTICIPATION

  • Forms on district website-click “forms” on left side, scroll down to “Health Forms” and go to “Athletic Physical”


Sports injury assessment
Sports Injury Assessment

  • Free Through Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Offered M-F from 7:00-8:15 a.m.

  • DMOS West Campus

    -6001 Westown Parkway


Transportation
Transportation

  • If a child is riding home with their parent the parent MUST sign out with the Coach

  • May NOT ride home with another parent unless returning to participate in another school event or activity and must have a parent note signed by administration

    (District Policy)


School directions schedules
School Directions/Schedules

  • See JMS website for directions to schools we will be competing against

  • Game Schedules-

    --Go to http://www.cimlcentral.org

    --Click on “Johnston” and locate your particular activity

    --District home page has this link as well

    as a “How To” parent guide


Weather
Weather

  • Cancellations will be on JMS and District websites as soon as a decision is made along with the make up date if known

  • Decisions typically made after 1:00

  • CIML website has email option where you are automatically notified of a cancellation

  • Your child will call you


Parent expectations
Parent Expectations

  • Be supportive of your son/daughter

  • Be supportive of the TEAM and your child’s role on that TEAM


Character counts
Character Counts

  • JMS website- “Parent’s Guide to the Six Pillars”

  • Character activities you can do at home


Role of parents
Role of Parents

  • Before the season - understand why they participate

  • During a contest – be a positive role model

  • After a contest – give them time


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Why Kids Play – GirlsMichigan State University Study

  • To have fun

  • To stay in shape

  • To get exercise

  • To improve my skill

  • To do something I am good at

  • To learn new skills

  • For the excitement of competition

  • To play as part of a team

  • To make new friends

  • For the challenge of competition


Why kids play boys michigan state university study
Why Kids Play – BoysMichigan State University Study

  • To have fun

  • To do something I am good at

  • To improve my skills

  • For the excitement of competition

  • To stay in shape

  • For the challenge of competition

  • To get exercise

  • To learn new skills

  • To be part of a team

  • To go to a higher level of competition


Admission to events
Admission to Events

  • The Central Iowa Metropolitan League charges admission to all middle school athletic events. The league has adopted this policy and set the admission price at $3.00 for adults and high school students, $1.00 for students K-8, and $1.00 for seniors who are 55 years and older.

  • Some schools at certain times will not charge due to their facilities being under construction or not having an area that is conducive for selling tickets.


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Admission to Events

  • Please show respect towards our ticket takers and the opposing schools’ ticket takers as this is not a decision made by them, but the decision of the CIML and the middle school athletic directors. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy please contact me.


Meets
Meets

  • Have 11 Boys and Girls meets on the schedule, but each athlete can participate in 7 per state rule

  • Allows coaches to enter kids in several events by taking a smaller group

  • Coaches will talk about this at individual meeting


Parent help
Parent Help

  • Field Events-high jump, long jump, shot put, discus

  • Hurdles and Blocks

  • Exchange Zone Judge

  • 15 Parents Per Meet

  • Sign up with name and email address at individual meeting and list your preference


Individual meetings topics covered
Individual Meetings:Topics Covered

  • Contacting the Coach

  • Attendance Policy-our job is to teach commitment and responsibility and we expect your child to follow through with this

  • Meet Schedules (see website)

  • Academic Expectations-Student First

  • Sign up for meet help


Practice ending times
Practice Ending Times

  • Coaches will give this to you at the individual meeting

  • Please pick your child up at this time each day and be respectful of the coaches and their responsibilities outside of coaching

  • 20 Minute Rule


If you have any questions please email me at btown@johnston k12 ia us or call me at 278 0476
If you have any questions please email me at btown@johnston.k12.ia.usor call me at 278-0476


Individual meetings
Individual Meetings

  • 8th Girls parents back of auditorium

  • 8th Boys parents front of auditorium


Go dragons
Go Dragons!!

Thanks for Coming