Most track meets require advance registration through the CoachO System. The Mustangs Track and Field will be registering all athletes as a team. If your athlete would like to attend a meet that the team will not be attending, please feel free to let us know, we would be happy to assist you with the registration process.
It is the parent's responsibility to get their athlete to any and all meets.
Parents are also responsible for their athlete's lodging, meals, and food/drink for all out of town meets.
The coaches will determine the athletes' events for the meet depending upon their skill level, their success at practice, etc. If you have questions about what your athlete will be competing in for the week check with the Club Administrator.
It is important that your athlete arrive on time to properly warm up for his/her event.
Meets generally begin at 8:00 a.m. and last all day. Some may require quite the drive. Due to a variety of issues we cannot determine what specific time your athlete will be competing. Therefore, you and your athlete should plan to arrive well before his/her event starts and plan to stay for the duration of the meet. In addition, the other team members will appreciate you staying to cheer them on!, so that said we expect the athletes to be at the track by 7:00 am the latest as the coach usual spend time talking to all athletes and walking the track showing them key points on the track that will help them gain the upper hand when running their events. " so please arrive early".
Club Tent and Flag - Our club will have a tent set up for the benefit of our athletes at each meet. Families should bring additional tents for themselves and their families. If at all possible, we would ask that all Mustangs athletes stay under the club tent with one family member or locate as close to the club tent as possible. Look for the Mustangs flag to locate the team tent.
Some meets will have entry fees for families wishing to watch their athlete compete. Please come to the meets prepared for this.
Lawn Chair/ Folding Chair and/or Blanket.
Umbrella (good for rain or sun)
Rain gear (poncho, dry socks)
Blanket or sheets to relax on when sleepy
Small Ice Chest to carry food and drink for the day (water, Gatorade, fresh fruit, granola bars, sandwiches and energy boosting snacks) for the coaching staff will not allow any and we mean any athletes to utilize our coolers that we bring for our own use.
GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AND WINNING ATTITUDE!
EATING THE DAY OF.....
Stretching must be done before every practice and all track meets.
Healthy Eating Guide
Food is broken down into the following five accepted groups:
To get the wide range of nutrients the body needs to remain healthy it is important to choose a variety of foods from the first four groups every day. Foods in the fifth group (fatty and sugary foods) are not essential to a healthy diet but add extra choice and taste. The proportion of each food group in the diet is shown by the different area occupied by each of the food groups on the plate in the diagram below.
This article does not apply to children under the age of five. If you are receiving medical supervision or with special dietary needs, you should check with your doctor with regards your dietary requirements.
Bread, other cereals and potatoes
Includes: Other cereals means things like breakfast cereals, pasta, rice, oats, noodles, maize, millet and cornemeal. Beans and pulse can be eaten as part of this group.
Nutrients: Carbohydrates (Starch), Fibre, some calcium and iron, B Vitamins
How much: Eat lots
Try To Eat: Wholemeal,Wholegrain, brown or high fibre versions where possible
Try to avoid: Having them fried too often (chips)
Adding to much fat (e.g. thickly spread butter, or margarine on bread)
Adding rich sauces and dressings (e.g. cream or cheese sauce onpasta)
Fruit and Vegetables
Includes: Fresh, frozen and canned fruit and vegetables and dried fruit. Aglass of fruit juice can also contribute. Beans and pulse can be eaten as part of this group.
Nutrients: Vitamin C, Carotenes, Folates, Fibre and some Carbohydrates
How Much: Eat lots.
Try to Eat: A wide variety of fruit and Vegetables
Try to Avoid: Adding fat or rich sauces to vegetables (e.g. carrots glazed with butter,roast parsnips)
Adding Sugar or Syrupy dressing to fruit (e.g. stewed appie with sugar)
Milk and Dairy Foods
Includes: Milk, cheese,yoghurt and fromagefrais. This group does not include butter, eggs and cream.
Nutrients: Calcium Protein, Vitamin B12, Vitamins A, Vitmans A and D
How Much: Moderate amounts and choose lower fat versions whenever you can.
Lower fat versions means semi-skimmed milk, low fat (0.1% fat) yoghurts or fromagefrais, and
and lower fat cheeses (e.g. Edam, Half- fat cheddar, Camembert)
Try to Eat: Check the amount of by looking at the nutrient information on the labels.
Compare similar products and choose the lowest. (e.g. 8% fat fromagefrais may be labelled low
fat but is not actually the lowest available)
Meat, Fish and Alternatives
Incudes: Meat, poultry, fish, eggs,nuts, beans, and pulses. Meat includes Bacon and salami and meat produts such as sausages, beef burgers and pate.
These are all relatively high fat chioces. Beans, such as canned baked beans and pulses are in this group.
Nutrients: Iron, Protein, B Vitamins- specially B12, Zinc and Magnesium
How Much: Eat Moderate amounts and choose lower fat versions whenever you can.
Lower fat versions means meat with the cut off, poultry without the skin an dfish without batter.
Try to Eat: Cook these foods without added fat.
Beans and pulses are good alternatives to meat as they are naturally very low in fat.
Fatty and Sugary Foods
Includes: Margarine, low fat spread, butter, other spreading fats, cooking oils, oily salad dressings or Mayonnaise, cream, choclate, crisps, biscuits, pastries, cake, puddings, ice cream, rich sauces and fatty Gravies, sweets and sugar.
Nutrients: Some vitamins and essentials fatty acids but also a lot of fat, sugar and salt'
How Much: Eat Fatty and sugary foods sparingly- that is, infrequently and/or in small amounts
Some foods from this group will be eaten every day, but should be kept to small amounts. (e.g.
margarine,low fat spread, butter, other spreading fats, cooking oils, oily salad dressings or
Try to Eat: Other foods from this group are occasional foods. (e.g. cream, choclate, crisps, biscuits, pastries,
cake, Puddings, ice cream, rich sauces and aftty gravies, sweets and sugar).