Welcome to the Logan View Junior High track page!
We hope all is well with you and your families. We are looking forward to the 2016 track season. We want to communicate with you about some important information related to your athlete’s participation in the Logan View Junior High Track Program.
The primary purpose of this letter is to acquaint you with the rules and expectations of the LV Junior High Track Program. In the event that there is something in this letter you do not understand, please bring it to our attention as soon as possible.
The process of athletics is very important, not just the end result of winning or losing. We will do everything possible to win, but the character traits derived from athletics in a good program in which a man can carry on throughout his adult life are the most important aspect of the program. We truly feel that athletics and the competition in athletics is the greatest learning tool we can give a young person. It teaches you to never quit, give up, or give in. You experience failure and learn to accept that failure and learn from it. It teaches you to face adversity and learn to overcome it. It teaches you to work together with many different groups of people to achieve a common cause.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION
Junior High sports at Logan View are part of the Physical Education curriculum. Participants receive a PE grade for the sports they participate in. The areas used to evaluate their performance and assign a grade are: Attendance, Effort & Participation, and Eligibility. The rubric used is attached.
Attendance at all practices and games is expected. Track is a team sport and absence from practice means that individual is missing out on anything new we are doing that day, working on team chemistry with the rest of their teammates, and the skill work and conditioning done that day. Meets are also included in the attendance policy. All athletes are expected to stay until all the Logan View athletes have competed.
Travel for games: Players are expected to travel to games on the team bus. Following the games they may ride home with parents once the coaches have a parent signature on the Sign-out sheet.
EFFORT & PARTICIPATION
Attitude and effort are the most important intangibles in this program. 8% of success is because of innate ability - 92% by proper attitude. 5% of success is determined by knowledge - 95% by effort. A Harvard study showed 85% of success is related to one's attitude. Athletes must learn to control attitude, not to be controlled by attitude.
Players will be expected to give their best effort in practices and meets. They should attempt to do what the coach has requested from them with effort and positive attitude. Refusal to do what a coach has asked will lead to consequences for the player.
ACADEMICS AND ELIGIBILITY
We follow the Logan View eligibility policy found in the student handbook. The Eligibility Report comes out on Tuesday morning each week. A student’s eligibility stays the same until the next Eligibility Report comes out the following week. Below is a brief explanation of the policy:
A student is ineligible in the following instances:
Please report injuries to a coach as soon as possible. This is so we can provide any treatment needed and/or recommend further evaluation. We have a trainer that comes to Logan View every Tuesday and Thursday morning the athletes can see. If you prefer to go to your own doctor, that is fine also. The coaches would appreciate a note from the doctor explaining the injury. If a player is required to miss participation we will need a note from the doctor when they are cleared to resume.
|Contact: Sean Forbes|