Hello Lobo Track and Field,
This is our Early Season Information Letter.
First, I want to thank everyone who made our Peach Fundraiser a huge success! We raised $1,300.00 more than last year. These funds have already been used to purchase some storage needs in our newly cleaned and renovated storage sheds out on French Field. I know it does not sound like much, but this will help us as coaches and athletes have year-round access to our equipment and be able to be more efficient while working with the other programs that utilize French Field. Other pressing needs are uniform tops, throws implement cart, and possibly team t-shirts that are program provided.
Staff Updates – with our last year’s numbers I am working on hiring more staff. We are allowed to have 10 coaches going into the season. I had the openings posted once and am working on getting one of the candidates hired and still working on figuring out the others. The openings will be posted again soon and be open until spots are filled. If you know of anyone interested in coaching for Rocky Track and Field, please have them go to the PSD jobs website and apply.
Early Season Updates – we will be starting up early season workouts for those who are not in Fall Sports on Sunday September 24th. The workouts will be Sunday’s (9-11am), Tuesday's (6:00-7:30pm) and Wednesday's (6:00-7:30pm). If the weather is nice and no other events are scheduled, we will meet out on French Field. If weather is bad or events are going on we will meet at the Aux gym on Sunday’s and the weightroom on Tuesday and Wednesday. These are not mandatory practices but suggested if you are not currently involved in another school sport. We will be focusing on strength and conditioning in these early season workouts. If we can be outside, we will be outside so please dress accordingly. Be sure to bring a water bottle and wear athletic shoes.
Season Information – I am working on getting the schedule ready for the season and should have a final schedule by mid-November. I do have some of the crucial dates below. We do not have a conflict with Graduation and State Meet this year!!!! We will have conflict with AP testing and the Conference Meet so please be aware of the test schedule and the makeup test dates. I will include these in a later letter as well. • No early season workouts 11/18 through 11/26 due to Thanksgiving Break. • No early season workouts 12/23 through 1/8 due to Winter Break. • Pre-season will start the week of 1/9/24. Days and times will be decided closer to that time. • Track Camp will start 2/12 and run through 2/23 we will not have practice on 2/19. • Official Start to the season is 2/26 this is when the athletes will need their Orange Cards. • First Meet Date is 3/7/23 - no meets are officially scheduled this is just when they can begin. • Conference Meet is May 1st and May 3rd with a back update of May 4th . • State will be May 16th , 17th, and 18th .
Communication – Remind is changing their services and will not be ideal moving forward. I am looking into other options now and will keep you all posted. For now, I will continue to try and use Remind but it may be difficult.
Let’s go Lobos!!
Rocky Mountain High Schoo
l Head Track and Field Coach