Track - Information

  • Dear Parents & Athletes,

    Track season is beginning and your child has expressed an interest in participating.  We begin Girls practice with a preseason meeting, on Thursday, March 23 during WIN time. Boys will do their meeting at lunch time. On these days we will be collecting/passing out paperwork and going over basic information. Regular coed practice will start on Monday, March 27th (Monday – Thursday this week only) and we will continue to practice Monday through Friday after school from 2:40 - 4:10 pm.  Arrangements should be made to pick up your athlete promptly at 4:10pm. Students can NOT be left after school without supervision, so carpooling may help ease the daily trip to Warner.

    We would like to request that you encourage regular attendance at practices.  We realize that conflicts occasionally arise and we would like advance notice if your child will miss a practice.  If a student is in school on a particular day, he/she will be expected to be at practice.  If a student must miss practice that day a signed note explaining the student's absence must be turned in that day or the student will be marked unexcused.  Unexcused absences may result in the student not being allowed to participate in the next meet.  The dated note must be given to Mr. Burrell, Mr. Lantzy, Mrs. Buen, or Mrs. Brahm prior to the end of the school day. You may also email coach Brahm for the girls or coach Burrell for the boys to report an absence as they take care of attendance; that way it is on their desk top. In extreme cases parents are notified if their student has continually missed practice and hasn’t provided a note to the coach. If your child decides to drop from track please notify the coach, a quick email is all it takes.

    Uniforms will be provided and athletes will be responsible for their care throughout the season.  Uniforms are to be worn at MEETS ONLY. They should never be worn during the school day or to practice in.  Athletes will be responsible for having proper practice gear each day.  As the weather will be cool at the beginning of the season, athletes should also bring warm weather gear (hat, gloves, sweat shirt/pants, etc).  A comfortable pair of running shoes is needed. 

    Gear needed for daily practice: shirt (no tank tops), shorts (girls- must reach the end of their finger tips according to dress code, those in violation will be asked to change), sweat suit, two pair of socks, shoes and a water bottle.  (Uniforms are needed only on meet days).  (Be sure to put your name on all of your gear).  We will be outside - bring a water bottle and outside gear daily.

    NO ATHLETE WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND PRACTICE UNTIL HE/SHE HAS: A PROPER PHYSICAL ON FILE (by 3/27/17 if you want to start the season on time.)  All of the paperwork you need is available online at the Warner Website under Athletics, then Track. Paper packets are available from the coach if needed.  NO ATHLETE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN A MEET UNTIL HE/SHE HAS:

    • PAID THE ATHLETIC ACTIVITY FEE and SIGNED THE ASSOCIATED FEE CONTRACT. The fee is $150 for 7th & 8th grade the 2016-17 school year and $100 for 6th grade If paying through PaySchools, a copy of your receipt must be turned into your coach if this is the 1st sport you have played this year.. If you have played a fall or winter sport this document and physical will be on file in the front office. All other paperwork must be filled out again and turned in online to the coach. 
    • Completed and Returned a Department of Athletics EMERGENCY INFORMATION CARD, and
    • Completed and Returned BLANKET FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP (at this point we are working on having a link for this form, for the girls, on Google drive by March 23rd.)  Paperwork due by 4/10/17

    No cuts will be made and everyone will participate in the meets (the number of events is based on the size of the team) as long as they have attended practices and have tried their best. Frequent absences could be cause for removal from the team. At the meets the field events will begin as soon as the athletes are warmed up. 

    Runners are expected to ride the bus back to school following the meet.  If not, they MUST have a permission slip (NO VERBAL REQUESTS) from their parent/guardian.  If no permission slip is given then the student must sign out with the coach before leaving with a parent or ride the bus back to schoolPLEASE turn in permission slips prior to leaving for the meet as this makes organization easier. 
    Go Vikings,     

    Denise Brahm, Girls Head Coach; denise.brahm@farmington.k12.mi.us 

    Rich Burrell, Boys Head Coach; richard.burrell@farmington.k12.mi.us

    Christine Buen, Girls Coach; christine.buen@farmington.k12.mi.us 

    Mike Lantzy, Boys Coach; mike.lantzy@farmington.k12.mi.us