Updates


2017 Inter-Squad Meet Results

posted Jul 13, 2017, 2:42 PM by Abbey Walters

Here is the link to view the meet results from this past week:  2017 Inter-Squad Meet Results

Final Two Weeks of the Season

posted Jul 1, 2017, 11:54 AM by Abbey Walters   [ updated Jul 1, 2017, 2:18 PM ]

Hi Awesome Track Parents!

I just wanted to send an update about the end of the season.

First, the additional team t-shirts and bags I ordered are in. I have distributed many, but I know several athletes still don't have gear. I bring the goods with me to practice every day. Please have your child remind me and I will get him/her set-up! Thank you for your patience.

Week of Monday, July 3- Thursday, July 6

Monday, July 3- Regular practice 9-11AM

Tuesday, July 4- NO PRACTICE
  • If you are around, come and run the FireKracker 4K at Two Rivers Park. I have vouchers for Springers to compete for FREE! 
Wednesday, July 5- Regular practice 9-11AM

Thursday, July 6- Regular practice 9-11AM

Week of Monday, July 10- Thursday, July 13- We will do an inter squad meet at practice this week to gauge our athletes' progress throughout the season

Monday, July 10- Regular practice 9-11AM

Tuesday, July 11- Regular practice 9-11AM

Wednesday, July 12- Regular practice 9-11AM

Thursday, July 13- NO PRACTICE THIS MORNING
  • Our end-of-season party will be at Sayre Park in the lower Gazebo from 5:00-7:00 PM. 
  • PLEASE BRING A CLEAN, STICKER-FREE UNIFORM, IN A PLASTIC BAG WITH YOUR ATHLETE'S NAME ON THE BAG AS YOUR "TICKET" TO THE PARTY.
  • Please have your child wear his/her team shirt for the party so we can take a group photo.
  • This is a potluck party so please check the list for what to bring. The team will provide a sundae bar, drinks, paper products and sports equipment/games.
    • If your last name starts with...
      • A-M= Please bring a main dish
      • N-Z = Please bring Side Dish

If you can't make it to the party, please contact me about how to return your uniform.







Weekly Update

posted Jun 27, 2017, 2:00 PM by Abbey Walters   [ updated Jun 27, 2017, 2:10 PM ]

Hello Awesome Track Parents,

Here are a few announcements, updates and reminders for the week:

  • Due to a lack of participation, we will no longer be hosting afternoon high jump and pole vault practices (NO HIGH JUMP PRACTICE TONIGHT). 
  • NO MORNING PRACTICE THURSDAY, JUNE 29. As a team, we are going to the Eagle Track Meet. 
    • Meet Instructions:
      • Please arrive at 4:00PM to register- Eagle Valley High School (641 Valley Rd, Gypsum, CO 81637)
      • Springers is paying for the meet so DON’T PAY, just register for your events when you get there

      • Wear your uniform!

      • We will do a team warmup at 4:30PM

      • Bring a water bottle - we will have the water jug for refills and a tent set up for the team

      • Bring a snack

      • Stay until the end and cheer your teammates on (the meet should go from 5:00-8:00ish)

      • LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS- it would be such a bummer to miss an event.

      • Please take all stickers off of your uniform when you are done! If you wash your uniform with stickers on, the uniform will be ruined :(

    • Events (athletes can do 4):
      • 100M hurdles
      • 100
      • 200
      • 400
      • 800
      • 1600
      • 4x100 (all athletes should do this for fun)
      • High jump
      • Long jump
      • Shot Put
  • Congrats to all of the JO State participants!! We had We had 25 athletes compete at the meet and 18 athletes qualify for the regional meet! Very exciting. I am so proud of all of our athletes. I am composing and article for the newspaper and will post it on the website when it is published.
    • A big shout out to the coaches and volunteers who traveled to the meet (several competed too!)- Travis Baptiste, Kuba Bartnik, AJ Crowley, Alex Cutright, Jenny Cutright, Anne Swanson, and Kai Uyehara. I was bummed to miss it, but the kids were in GREAT hands!


Thank you, Colorado State USATF JOs and Reminders

posted Jun 16, 2017, 8:11 AM by Abbey Walters   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 8:38 AM ]

***Thank you to all of you who helped make our home track meet a huge success! Your efforts are much appreciated. The kids did a great job, and it was wonderful to see the Eagle Track Team and the Fruita Track Team out with us this year.  ***

USATF Colorado Junior Olympic Championship Track & Field & Multi's

If your athlete is planning to compete at the USATF Colorado JO Championship June 22-24 (not a requirement), you must follow the steps below and register through our "Meets" tab by Tuesday, June 20. It has been taking a while for USATF to verify birth certificates, so make sure you start this process right away if you are planning to attend. 

June 22-24USATF Colorado Junior Olympic Championship
Track & Field & Multi's

Meet information
Meet Schedule Updated 6/8
Online registration only Click Here

Valor High School Stadium
3775 Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Here are the events for different age groups- The age group is based on your athlete's age by the end of the year- 12/31/17:

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Here are the steps (also posted on the "Meets" tab):

USA TRACK AND FIELD (USATF) MEMBERSHIP

Memberships can be obtained online at www.usatf.org.

Click on “Become a Member” in the top right corner. You can use this link to join or renew your membership.

The Glenwood Springers’ Club number is 32-0103

After completing your registration, you will prompted to verify your child's age by emailing a copy of your birth certificate to: usatfcolorado@gmail.com

Coach Abbey will be out of town next week and for the meet, but Coach Swanson will be leading practice and will be at the track meet: 
  • anneswanson@rfschools.com 
  • 970-456-5942
Reminders:

  • Please do not drop your kids off or park in the bus lane- we have been asked not to do so.
  • Also, we cannot be on the football field or the side practice field at all for the rest of the season due to the seeding, etc. Please remind your kids of this.  Thank you!

Morning Practices & Home Meet

posted Jun 11, 2017, 12:13 PM by Abbey Walters

~Schedule for the week of 6/12-6/15~

Morning practices begin TOMORROW Monday, June 12:
  • Regular practice times will now be 9-11am at our same location (GSHS) Monday- Thursday. 
  • On Tuesday, June 13 we will NOT HAVE MORNING PRACTICE due to our home track meet 
  • Remainder of the week: Wednesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 15 we will have our regular morning practices and we will continue with this practice time the rest of the season
    • The only other exceptions are: 
      • Thursday, June 29 (Eagle Track Meet- no morning practice)
      • Tuesday, July 4 (holiday- no practice)
      • Thursday, July 13 (team party in the evening at Sayre Park-details to come!)
~Springers' Track Meet Tuesday, June 13~
  • We are registering athletes for the meet tomorrow- Monday, June 12- during practice
    • If your athlete cannot be at practice tomorrow, he or she can register on the day of the meet at 4:00PM (there will not be a charge for Springers' Athletes)
  • Make sure your athlete hydrates and eats well (it's going to be a hot one!) 
  • Please have your athlete arrive at the track on Tuesday no later than 4:15PM in uniform, ready to go. We will complete a team warm up on the track at 4:30PM.
    • If your child still does not have a uniform, please see me right after practice on Monday 6/12
  • Have your child stay OUT OF THE SUN whenever he/she is not competing- we will have a team EZ-Up set up 
  • Make sure that your child checks in for events with Coach Swanson, Coach Carly and Coach Kai
  • Make sure that you and your child listen to announcements
  • Please stay until the end of the meet if possible to cheer on the other athletes and to help us clean up (and for a popsicle!)
    • I still need a few volunteers to run a successful track meet:
        • Please email or call me if you can help! abbeywalters@hotmail.com or 970-309-2212
        • Please let us know if you or your business is able to sponsor a relay 
High Jump and Pole Vault afternoon practices:
  • Additional High Jump practices with Coach Risner will be available on Tuesday afternoons throughout the season. Please check the website on Tuesdays to confirm. 
  • Pole Vault practices with Coach Arnold will be available on the following afternoons (*tentative schedule):
    • Thursday, June 22
      Tuesday, June 27 (tentative- please check back!)
      Thursday, July 6
      Tuesday, July 11 (tentative- please check back!)
The t-shirt and bag order has been sent in! I will communicate when they arrive :)


Springers' Strawberry Shortcut $5 Discount

posted Jun 8, 2017, 10:45 AM by Abbey Walters

Wear your Springers' t-shirt and meet your friends at the race start!
Here is the link for registration and the code for a $5 discount per participant is: groups2017

Afternoon Pole Vault and High Jump Practices Available

posted Jun 6, 2017, 8:19 PM by Abbey Walters   [ updated Jun 11, 2017, 10:37 AM ]

POLE VAULT: Coach Arnold is unable to come to morning practices due to his work schedule, but he will plan on being at the track on Thursday afternoons every week from 4:00-5:30/6:00PM with the exception of this Thursday (6/8).

AFTERNOON HIGH JUMP: Coach Risner was out working with our athletes today (6/6) on high jump and will be available most Tuesdays throughout the season from 4:00-5:30/6:00PM. 

*Please check the website on the day of an afternoon practice to make sure there aren't any changes!  

T-Shirts, Bags and Uniforms--Track Meet-- Parent Meeting about Denver meets

posted Jun 6, 2017, 11:58 AM by Abbey Walters

Hello all! Track is off to a great start! Thank you for sharing your awesome children with us!

T-Shirts, Bags and Uniforms oh my!
  • We order shirts and bags early in the spring, and unfortunately, we ran out. 
    • We will be putting another order in, and we will make sure all participants get a t-shirt and bag. Please be patient though, they take a while to make and send out.
  • If your child still does not have a uniform, I will gladly help him/her with that any day after practice this week. Uniforms are to be worn only at track meets. PLEASE DO NOT WASH UNIFORMS WITH STICKERS ON THEM- it will ruin them.
Springers' Track Meet 6/13/17
  • I still need multiple volunteers to run a successful track meet
    • Positions: timers, long jump, registration, and announcer
    •  Please email or call me if you can help!
      • abbeywalters@hotmail.com or 970-309-2212
    • Please help us advertise for our meet by putting up flyers 
    • Please let us know if your business is able to sponsor a relay
Parent Meeting about Denver track meets
  • If your son or daughter is interested in participating in any of the Denver track meets, please stick around after practice on Thursday, June 8 to connect with other parents
  • Registration links for the Denver track meets will be available on our website starting tomorrow

"Meets" tab updated!

posted Jun 1, 2017, 6:05 AM by Abbey Walters

Please check the meet tab for a list of local and Denver area meets available this summer. 

Springers Track Meet Tuesday 6/13/17

posted May 31, 2017, 9:04 AM by Abbey Walters   [ updated May 31, 2017, 9:14 AM ]

Here is the flyer for our annual track meet! 

This is our one fundraiser for the year, so please help us get the word out. We need corporate relay sponsors ($50). Also, gift certificates will be raffled off during the meet so if any business is willing to donate a certificate, we would greatly appreciate it. 

Also, we need many volunteers for this meet to run smoothly. Please email, text or call me if you are willing and able to help: abbeywalters@hotmail.com OR  970-309-2212 


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