Meet is rapidly approaching - May 20 at Lakewood High School - directions are
posted on the League's website if you need them ...
Find the Meet Responsibility List and review your areas of responsibility
for the meet; make sure you enlist your volunteers before you get to the field
and get distracted with team issues. Please
“train” and equip your volunteers:
provide clipboards and
watches as required
the relay passing zone
helpers should know what a zone looks like; the Meet Coordinators don’t have
time to give them a tour of the track and explain “front diamonds” and
“back diamonds” to them ..
your volunteers should
be at the track early and come to the field with you at the time of the Coaches
Meeting since the Meet Coordinators need to start meeting with them immediately
after the coaches meeting. The Coordinators also don’t have time to wait for you to go
find them after the meeting.
if your volunteer
can’t stay for the duration of their responsibility, please provide a
Read the League Rules as they pertain to the Championship Meet.
Don’t forget that your Championship Meet Roster must be "in my
hands" by noon Wednesday, May 16. If
at all possible, send them to me (the sooner the better) via e-mail in some
sort of electronic format. The
Roster Form is downloadable on the website in both Word and Excel format.
Even an e-mail using one line per entry (group, name, event, QualTime (if
applicable)) would be much appreciated (don't forget to ID your wildcards).
If e-mail is an impossibility, then please send via fax (212-290-7094).
After I receive your rosters, I have to input all teams into my computer,
sort and seed the meet, and prepare the Meet Event forms ... that’s a lot of
work so PLEASE don’t be late with your submittal - I’ll be
seeding and printing on Thursday morning so if I don’t have your roster by
noon Wednesday, your entries will be unseeded and in the last heat.
Note that roster changes (please keep to a minimum) will be
allowed on Sunday, but for substitutions/replacements only in the same event
(i.e., no additions to any event).
Remember - one entry
per event and five team “wildcards” (note that a 2nd relay team is not one
wildcard!) - read the League Rules if there are any questions - use the standard
entry form provided at the Kickoff Meeting (both rules and entry form are
available at the web site).
Regarding seed times,
try to make sure the times you submit are realistic.
Every year, some times are submitted that make no sense - for example,
almost every year I get a JG sprinter with a 100m time under 13 sec. ... I
don’t hardly think so? A time in a meet summary is not necessarily a correct time -
please check for reasonableness as well. Entries
with “Impossible” times will be ignored and the entry will be unseeded (if I
ignore a seed time, the coach will be informed).
Don't forget #1 - Junior High Jump and Senior Long Jump start at 10:00
sharp - all entrants must be signed in with the event coordinator; a coaches
meeting will be held at 10:30 (for last minute roster changes and checking on
responsibilities); and the first running events (50 and 100 meter preliminary
heats) start at 11:00 - don’t be late, and have your volunteers available as
discussed previously. In general,
the junior high jump will be completed before 11:00 so the senior girl high jump
will start at that time - make sure your entries are available to jump or the
event will start without them. Note
the opening height requirement in the League Rules - the Championship Meet is
not a “training meet”; the last couple of years there have been numerous
entries who didn’t know how to jump (e.g., two-footed jumpers) - please limit
your entries to qualified competitors.
Don't forget #2 - Only two coaches per team allowed on the infield
during the meet; credentials will be provided to identify authorized
personnel. This rule will be
strictly enforced; non-compliance will result in an initial warning. Continued and/or repeated non-compliance will result in
unsportsmanship penalties assessed against applicable competitors at the time of
If anyone has
any questions, contact me.