FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL
TRACK AND FIELD TEAM POLICIES
Head Track Coach: Marcus Odell, email@example.com; Cell # 407-923-2388
Assistant Coaches: Shawn Norton, Joaquin Garcia
The coaching staff and administration of Fairfax High School are committed in OUR QUEST FOR CHARACTER AND EXCELLENCE in our track and field program. The quest will be positive in nature, with high expectations for athletes, parents, and coaches. This journey will begin as soon as a potential athlete makes a firm commitment to get on board. We will stay focused on our goals and press on every day to make ourselves better in the classroom, reach our potential athletically, and develop character traits that will allow each athlete to be a productive member of society.
We will begin by creating a strong foundation based on character, commitment, determination, and discipline. Our quest will come from the HEART, because that’s the place where character qualities are worth having. The highest reward will not be what the athletes might GET during the season from working to develop these qualities, but rather what they BECOME in life from these qualities becoming an INTEGRAL part of their life. We will develop a FAMILY focus within the structure of the team, where everyone will be an ENCOURAGING force in building our program. Our character is often tested in times of crisis, and we want to demonstrate POSITIVE qualities in those situations.
Our journey needs the POSITIVE support of our school, faculty, administration, parents, and community. There are no shortcuts to OUR QUEST; JUST HARD WORK AND DEDICATION.
Objectives for Boys and Girls Track Program
If you are absent from school, you may not practice/compete on the day of your absence.
Athletes are expected to be at all meets, meetings, practices, weight workouts, and team functions on time. Not knowing about an event or the time is not an excuse! If the TEAM is there, YOU must be there.
If unable to attend, the athlete must personally notify a coach PRIOR to the function. Messages passed on by another athlete or student are not acceptable. Athletes are expected to work on responsibility and communication skills.
Athletes that are injured must check in with the Athletic Trainer every day then check in with the head coach.
Athletes that are getting extra help with academics must still show up to practice and complete the workout that day, but must notify the coach beforehand that they will be late and will be required to bring a note from the teacher that they are getting academic help. Failure to produce written documentation of your absence will result in an unexcused absence from practice.
Parents & Athletes please check the practice and meet schedule and plan accordingly. Please do not schedule appointments during the middle of practice time. Athletes coming a little late or having to leave a little early for medical or dental appointments can be worked with, but missing more than half the practice is not acceptable.
Practice is mandatory for all track & field athletes, to stay on a schedule working towards individual and team goals. In order to stay on our path to success, it is expected that all athletes fully participate in team practices (barring injury). Athletes are expected to follow the instructions of all coaches and complete the assigned activities to the best of their ability. Failure to actively participate will be treated the same as an absence OR the athlete will not be allowed to participate in the next competition/meet.
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