Speed Clinic: High Intensity Interval Training clinic in Palo Alto for the month of December - check it out.
King's Academy 3200 All-Comer: On Dec 8th, TKA is hosting an All-Comer 3200 for anyone. Check out the flyer on the link to the left.
Castillero MS: is looking for track and field coaches for it's inaugural track and field season. A head coach and event specific, part time, coaches are desired. The season will run from March 19th-May 16th with meets about once a week, the final schedule is still being finalized. Practices will be held around 4pm on weekdays, as our school release time is 3:54pm. A stipend is available for coaches who choose not to volunteer.
Sequoia HS: is looking for a Head Track and Field coach for the upcoming 2018 season. Stipend available. Please contact the school's AD Melissa Schmidt for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
San Jose State Track & Field: Plan is still to start in the 2018-2019 season but WHERE will they be competeing is the question.
Crystal Springs All-Time list: for Individuals, Teams & 2nd Generation has just been updated.
Terra Nova HS: is looking for a sprints coach for the 2018 season. For more information, Contact Head Coach, Jared Steele, at email@example.com.
Los Gatos HS: is looking for a throws, hurdle and a jumps coach for the 2018 season. Please email our team manager with interest StephHammons@gmail.com.
Octoberfest 5k & 10K: was held this past weekend in downtown Campbell, it was a beautiful weekend for racing.
Vertical Assault PV: SOUTHBAY POLE VAULTING LESSONS Vertical Assault Pole Vaulting Club National HS PV Coach of the Year: Mike Lawryk Pole-Vault practices and equipment for all level athletes. Ongoing. www.verticalassaultwest.com.
Hydro Running: Harker athletes have an alternate way to work out when the air quality is terrible.
AirNow.Gov: Want to see what the air polution is at due to the fires? Click on the left.
Monterey Bay Invite: First, my apologies. There has been a small glitch in the email system and many of you have not been receiving the emails i have sent regarding a few changes to the meet this Saturday. First, there are no plans to cancel the meet. While there is a slight haze and faint smell of smoke at the park, the air quality at Toro Park is moderate and, in comparison to most of northern California, clear. That being said, I am not psychic and cannot predict if that will change Saturday. Our best option is to monitor the air quality and make a decision based on what we know as the race approaches Saturday morning. You can monitor the air quality at www.mbard.org. Click the tab labeled "Air Quality" and find Monterey on the map. Ultimately, as a coach, you must make the decision that is best for your athletes.Attendance is at a record high this year with 80 schools. As a result we have had to create two Frosh/Soph races and shift the schedule to reduce the possibility of overlap on the course. The new schedule is posted on Athletic.net as well as the creation of a Frosh/Soph Small school and Large school race. The Small school race is for schools with attendance of 1400 or less. You do not need to re-register your athletes, simply run them in the desired race. Our timing systems allows for runners to switch between divisions as long as they are registered.Regarding timing, we will be using shoe chips. Each runner will be assigned two chips (one for each shoe) that must be returned prior to them exiting the finish chute. Lost chips will be charged a $25 fee. Please ensure your runners return their chips.Toro Park is becoming increasingly difficult to reserve and use. As such, we must keep the park and all facilities clean if we wish to continue to use the space. Please make sure your athletes deposit all trash in designated areas and that you leave your site clean upon exiting the park.Originally I had two paramedics in a quick response all terrain vehicle assigned to the event. With the fires up north, they have been reassigned to that incident. Consequently, all coaches must come prepared with their own first aid kits and be ready to handle minor injuries. Major injuries or emergencies will be handled through the 911 system. I have a paramedic based Engine Company on standby with a 3 minute response time, a transport ambulance within 6 minutes and air ambulance capabilities. Having said that, be aware that Monterey County has very strict protocols regarding minors. Any minor with an injury who does not have a parent, guardian or someone capable of making medical decisions for them will be transported to the nearest emergency facility. This is a non negotiable in the county and will be enforced by law enforcement if necessary. Bottom line, if 911 is called, be prepared for your athlete to be transported.
Robert Miranda (Menlo HS): is Palo Alto Weekly's Boy Athlete Of the Week. Check out the video interview.
Stacey Mallison (Presentation HS): is looking for a sprints coach for the Spring 2018 season. This position is 5 days per week 3:30-5:30pm. Season starts on January 29 and ends in late May. Experience in sprints and relays required. Presentation competes in the West Catholic Athletic League and practices at Bellarmine. For more information, Contact Athletic Director, Stacey Mallison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer Rule: In 1986 it was hard to get a break if you transferred from one school to another. This went all the way to the Supreme Court.
Divisions based on height & weight: Remember back in the day when there was Varsity, "B", "C" and even "D" divisions? Well most of you don't but back in 1969 the SPAL (now part of the PAL) decided to do away with these divisions and go with Varsity and Frosh/Soph (to be in line with what CCS was doing). Just a small trip down memory lane.
Rob Hickox (St Ignatius): is seeking a pole vault coach for the 2018 season. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter as attachments to Coach Rob Hickox at email@example.com with “S.I. POLE VAULT COACH 2018” in the subject line.
Alan Perry (M-A): is looking for a hurdles coach for the upcoming season. The team has a talented group of hurdlers and a stipend is available. Please contact Alan Perry firstname.lastname@example.org, if interested.
Toro Park Cleanup Day: Had a great turnout to whip the course into shape. Dear Principals, Athletic Directors and Coaches from the schools who participated in Saturday’s Toro Park Cross Country Course restoration, I want to thank all those athletes, coaches and parents of the schools who shared their time and talents on Saturday in the effort to restore the Toro Park Cross Country Course. The day was a huge success! The course looks great thanks to everyone’s efforts. On a personal level, it was great for me to have the chance to meet some great student-athletes and parents which gave me the opportunity to let them know how much we appreciated them. On behalf of the thousands of cross country participants of the our member schools who will run this season at Toro Park, we thank those who took part in this critical work day. Special thanks to Roger and Barbara Chagnon who coordinated the effort. Sincerely, Steve Filios CCS Assistant Commissioner. Pictures: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
Joseph Miclette (Head Track Coach): Gunderson High School is looking for assistant coaches for the upcoming Track & Field season. Gunderson is located in South San Jose (easily seen from the 85 and 87 interchange) and competes in the BVAL. Candidates are preferred who have previous experience coaching and/or experience as an athlete. Flexibility of schedule is possible. Coaching stipends are also available. The team will be around 60 boys and girls of all grade levels, skill levels, and abilities. These athletes have a great attitude, willing to work hard and several have a solid foundation in multiple events. If interested, please contact Joseph Miclette, Head Coach at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chuck Ball, Athletic Director, at email@example.com.
Toro Park Clean-up Day: Aug 26th, 9:00 am - because of the course not being used in 2016 and all of the rains, Toro Park needs your help.
SCVAL Pre-season meeting: Aug 15th, 5:30 pm at Monta Vista HS Library.
4th Annual Postal Nationals: HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals Returns This Fall From August to December, cross country teams can participate in a 2-Mile or 3200m event on the track with national and state champions determined by their top-5 runners’ cumulative time.
CCS Track All-Time Top 100 additions: 81 girls got on to the list from 2017, boys added 30 to the list in 2017 (updates can be made throughout the summer, just let me know). All events are completed.
Crystal Springs Schedule (as of 06/21/17): Check it out to see who is running when on the Crystal course. The Crystal Springs Handbook can be found here. Current policy & rules... "Race Director will conduct a meeting of all coaches AND ATHLETES before the first race and explain the rules of conduct like no dogs, bikes, rock throwing, footballs, soccer balls etc. And that each team is responsible to help clean up the course. If the same group is involved in more than one competition on the course, there only has to be one meeting taking place on the first competition." Course Contract (new). 2017 Newsletter.
Dougherty Valley (NCS-D1): with their summer running camp.
Harker HS: is looking for an assistant boys and girls cross country coach. Paid position at this very successful small private school in San Jose. Practices are Monday thru Friday, during the school year, 4:00p-6:00p, some Saturdays for competitions. Please send intro letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Henderson (NMC): Tragic news. Jackie Henderson passed away yesterday. She was starting her 3rd year at NMC as a science teacher and coach. She was my assistant in both cross country and track and was about to take over the head girls cross country job this fall. I have never met a more inspiring teacher and coach. The staff and kids are heartbroken - Coach Ibarra.
Live Oak All-Comer meet, July 21st: 5:30PM- High Jump (bar will start low, and we will keep raising it - we will not lower it once it goes past a height), Shot Put then Discus, Long Jump then Triple Jump 6:00PM (Rolling Start) - 4 x 100 Relay, 800m, 60m Hurdles, 110M Hurdles, 100m, 400m, 1 Mile, 60m, 200m, 3200M, 300MH, 4 x 400 Relay No registration is necessary, simply go the start line when the event is called, heats will be determined based on participants. 4X100 RELAY TEAMS NEED TO CHECK IN EARLY TO RESERVE A LANE (we have batons). We will have electronic timing. Parents are encouraged to help their VERY little ones get into the correct events. We have everything you need to compete!
World-Class Track and Field at Stanford, June 29th : Witness the new professional track and field series at Stanford’s Cobb Track and Angell Field on Thursday, June 29th. While the world class athletes compete for individual victories and team points, fans will be up front and center, close to the action on the infield and in the outside lanes, or track-side in the beer garden. Professional events are slated to begin at 6pm with the Men's and Women's Hammer, followed by the remaining field and running events at 7pm and concluding at 8:30pm. TICKETS for all areas are $10 and may be purchased HERE sftracktown.eventbrite.com. In addition to the professional events and an elite high school boys mile / high school girls 800m, we invite you to PARTICIPATE in the action through these additional events: All-comers’ 100/mile/400: $10 entry into the all-comer’s events (starting at 5pm) includes entry into the TrackTown Summer Series! Open 4x400 and Community 8x400: Grab your friends and co-workers for a chance to race on the Stanford track! Each participant will receive a tee shirt and a drink ticket for the trackside beer garden. Kids’ Half-Lapper: The meet will conclude with a 200m (half-lap) race for kids 12-and-under where they will be cheered on by the pros! Pre-registered kids will receive FREE entry into the meet. Volunteer: All volunteers will receive a tee shirt and free entry into the meet. To register for the community events, or to volunteer, click HERE. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tracktown-summer-series-all-comers-corporate-kids-registration-registration-34812317579. Meet Pictures Here.
"Catch Me If You Can": Yes folks, it's that time again, I'm in a show that opens Saturday (June 24th) and plays for 5 weekends. If you know the movie, I play the Christopher Walken part, Frank Sr. So, "Catch Me If You Can", I'd love to see you there - Hank. Information & Tickets.
Roger Chagnon: Dear Members of the CCS Cross Country Committee, Last week I had the opportunity to join our colleague Roger Chagnon (Salinas HS), Lavonne Chin from the County of Monterey and John Akeman, Monterey Parks Planning Manager in a walk/inspection of the Toro Park Cross Country Course. As you probably recall, we were scheduled to race at Toro last Fall but, due to the fires in Monterey County, the course was not available to us. We are scheduled to return this year, as are several invitational and league meets, and we felt it prudent to determine well ahead of time, the work that would be required to restore the course to its condition prior to the fires and the rains that followed the fires. During our walk/inspection we noted the normal needed trimming etc. of vegetation/branches/overgrown bushes that infringe on the course which are needed every year. But we also played special attention to some of the outcomes of this past year including: the condition of the large field (the start) where sprinklers were inadvertently broken by heavy equipment and some uneven ground has occurred from heavy equipment; crevices created due to erosion on the hills on the second half of the course due to heavy rain, and grass growing through the trail parallel to Hwy 68; some uneven ground in the finish area. In our efforts to restore the course to championship form, two major events will be occurring this summer: John noted that they (Monterey County Parks) are currently addressing the sprinkler repair issue and also indicated that he will be working to address some of the other areas that we identified on our walk during this summer. As many of you may know, a work day has been scheduled for Saturday, August 26th to address as many of the concerns that may still exist at that time. This workday is a cooperative effort between the Monterey Parks staff and the local coaches. However, we would like to invite all our CCS schools who wish to participate (perhaps it could be an opportunity to earn any required Community Service hours). Please spread the word to your coach colleagues in your leagues and encourage them to contact Roger Chagnon (email@example.com), who has graciously consented to coordinate our volunteers, if they are able to provide some workers or would like to help in some way. I would like to thank John, Lavonne and Roger for their commitment to the sport of cross country and taking the time to walk the course. Please let me know if you have any questions or are in need of additional information. Steve Filios.
Woodside Priory: is looking to hire an assistant Cross Country coach for the 2017 season. Priory is located in Portola Valley and competes in the WBAL. Candidates should have experience as a long-distance runner, but don't necessarily need previous coaching experience. Practices generally run from 4-5:30 Mon-Thu and 3:00-4:30 on Fri, and there are meets on some weekday afternoons and some Saturdays. Stipend available. Please contact Matt Lai, Head Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Steve Nelson: As you know, I’m the new Track & Field, Cross Country coach at San Jose City College. This will be our first season developing our new program at San Jose City College. I’m looking for assistant Cross Country coach(es) to help with the middle and long distances during cross country season and hopefully Track. Ideal assistant cross country coaches would be: - From a distance running background, love cross country, and committed to developing future distance runners. - Available daily 3:15 - 5:30pm (hours negotiable) - Have a clean driving record. This is a paid position. IM or email me at email@example.com if interested. Please share and forward widely to friends and former distance runners / track athletes. Thank you, everyone!!
National Postals: 4th Annual Hoka One One Postals return this fall.
Lynbrook Summer Running: Open to anyone that wants to join in for some summer runnin' fun.
Silver Bullets: Track Team for some summer "Run for Fun".
Los Gatos All-Comers: Will begin in June.
Open Space Application: Coaches: If you plan on running your teams at either Rancho San Antonio or Fremont Older, beware. You need to have a permit or you may be cited. Print off attached application and FAX in - there is NO COST for the permit. Lynbrook HS example. An on-line permit can be found here.
It's What We Do: by Stephanie Claussen, Class of '01.
2017 Track: Still looking for 2017 Track results (GWI, NBNO,...).
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