- March 19, 2007
Part of growing a world-class organization is a constant
assessment of where we've been and where we'd like to
go. That said, the Coaching Staff began the season with
*Deliver Exceptional Student-Athletes
As a Coaching Staff, we're pleased with the disciplines
we've created around Dynamic Warm-up. These important
drills are at the cutting edge of thinking in the sport
of Track and Field and are foundational to every event
in the sport. An intense discipline around these drills
at EVERY practice and EVERY meet will ensure that the
fundamentals are in place for peak performance.
Part of achieving peak performance is maximizing every
minute of training time. As we hind-sighted the first 2
weeks of practice we recognized 2 glaring opportunities.
#1 Athletes were spending too much time waiting around
#2 Event locations were being inundated with athletes
impacting the ability of event coaches to do their job.
We believe that the infrastructure of the "Expert" event
Coaching Staff is a BIG win over prior seasons. Allowing
coaches to become a student of their event is invaluable
in driving peak performance. To help with the management
of both the track and field, we're pleased to announce 6
new Age Group Coaches to assist in the management of the
athletes. We'll introduce this group during practices
At the end of the day, it's all about the kids. We'll
continue to focus on the fundamentals we believe in and
assess our opportunities as we go. I'd like to thank all
of the volunteers that have stepped forward to be a part
of the solution.
Yours in Running,
We require athletes to attend a minimum of 2 practices
per week. If you are unable to attend all practices, please
check with your coach about your workout plan, you will be
expected to workout on your own in your absence. Please
remember to bring sweats and water to every practice. Be
sure to LABEL ALL clothing and water bottles.
Already we have several new sweat shirts and sweat pants in
our lost and found donation collection. If your child is
missing some clothing that they brought to practice and
didn't bring home, check on the fence near the entrance to
the track. Note items will only be held 1 week.
If you have a digital video camera we would like you to
take the kids running, especially the kids at the track.
Please get a cd to Alan Bingham at the end of practice.
This Thursday March 22nd is our drop date, if your
paperwork is incomplete your child will be dropped from our
program. If you have been contacted about missing paperwork
and have not spoken to Liz Miller or Alan Bingham about the
situation, you child will be dropped from the program.
Please make sure that we have everything. IF you have any
question please speak to us and let us know.
We are still accepting athletes, but registration will
close this Thursday March 22nd If you know anyone who still
wants to join the team, please tell them they need to act
now. We will close this Thursday and will no longer accept
athletes past that date. You can download your
sign up paperwork here fill it out at home and then drop
it off at practice. Team size is limited and will be filled
on a first come first served basis. All paperwork must be
100% complete, all fees paid, and proof of age must be
No Practice This Thursday
Due to a track meet at Valencia High School on Thursday,
there will be no practice.
We could use some volunteers to assist with timing the
meet. Please see Alan if you can help.
Scientists say soreness starts as a result of tiny
tears in the muscle fibers, similar to a paper cut
on your finger. (It hurts, but you can still use the
finger.) What happens next is that the body's
defense mechanism kicks in, white cells come to the
rescue, fluid moves into spaces it normally doesn't
occupy, resulting in swelling. This swelling nudges
the nerve endings, causing soreness. It also
contributes to stiffness in the muscles, partially
immobilizing them. Swelling and soreness often peak
48 hours after exercise, one reason why your muscles
hurt more the second day.
To relieve the pain of sore muscles, first use ice
to reduce swelling. Heat, once pain has peaked,
helps speed recovery by improving circulation.
Massage and pain-relieving rubs may help. But if you
want to become a runner, you may need to accept some
soreness as a natural part of the conditioning
After your muscles recover, they actually should be
stronger. Tearing and repairing is what gets you in
shape and allows you eventually to run further and
Water is one of the most essential components of the
human body, yet many people do not understand the importance
of a well-hydrated body nor how much water is lost during
Water regulates the body's temperature, cushions and
protects vital organs, and aids the digestive system. And,
because water composes more than half of the human body, it
is impossible to sustain life for more than a week without
- Drink one to two cups of fluid at least one hour
before the start of exercise.
- Drink eight ounces of fluid 20 to 30 minutes prior
- Drink four to eight ounces of fluid every 10 to 15
minutes or so during exercise.
- Drink an additional eight ounces of fluid within 30
minutes after exercising.
Have a great week!
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