Valders Middle School Track Program…2018 General Information
Parents and Athletes---Welcome to the Track Team!
We want to share with you the 3 part purpose/goal of the track program:
1. To have fun. 2. To learn something. 3. To be competitive.
A current WIAA publication reinforced these same ideas, and we have attached
them to the back of this page, and on the website. It is good reading and shines
a light on the importance of middle school athletics. The coaching staff support
There are four things that we need for you to do;
1. Have medical information/physical on file at school. ALSO–IF YOU DID NOT DO A
FALL OR WINTER SPORT AT VALDERS YOU WILL NEED A CODE MEETING! If you are unsure of
this call Jane Linsmeier at the Middle school office, 775-9520. If you were in a
fall or winter sport you will have this done. ***This may need to get done for the
parochial school athletes as you normally don’t need this. Try to get this done before
practice starts, or as soon as possible! **A concussion base-line test may need
to be done as well if not done for another sport, this is done at school, a form
is online at the Valders website.
2. There is a sports fee of $40.00 payable to Valders schools.
3. Find some good running shoes. Running shoes are different than basketball shoes.
Stick with a name brand, Nike, Asics, Reebok, Saucony. You can find them at Kohls,
Shopko, Rogans, MC sports, and other sporting stores. It is even better if you can
get some salesperson to help, although there are only 3 things to look for. 1. Flexibility,
bend the shoe at the toe. 2. Fit, allow room in the tip of the toe of the shoe of
about a finger width. 3. Comfort, they should feel good to jump, and run in, try
them out in the store. You can get by with a limited budget, Rogans has some nice
deals, and the maximum you need to spend per recent sales ads is about $50 to $60.
If you have questions feel free to email or call me! Thanks again!
4. For practice days, sensible clothing for the colder weather,
to include sweat pants, or wind pants, and sweatshirt. Hats and mittens/rag gloves
will keep the kids warm. Uniform tops are provided but black or any color shorts
to wear with the tops are needed. Again on colder/rainy days something warmer to
use is underarmor, or any long sleeve t-shirt to fit under the uniform top. There
is no WIAA ruling for colors to match for middle school track.
The first day of practice is Monday, March 19th. We have set up a practice schedule
of meets and dates that are set to go. We have kept in mind Spring break, and school
functions, as much as possible. Please let us know of any conflicts. If you have
email— Jbrouchoud@valders.k12.wi.us, or firstname.lastname@example.org
More in formation on our website: www.valderscc.org which has the track schedule,
the current school records, and other info.
Thanks………Coach Julie Brouchoud, Coach Bill Dietrich, phone: 920-682-9128
Assistant coaches helping this season are: Stacie Propson, Zack Leschke and Derrick