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Items Below Are From 2016 Season or Earlier

Posted by Courtney Corda at Feb 17, 2017 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )










From: Heather Sheppard
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:36 AM
Subject: Monte Vista Mustangs Track & Field: Track Newsblast #2

Hello Awesome Athletes and Parents,
Happy Thursday! This is a short but important email so please read carefully. 
1) T&F Student-Athlete Contract 2017
Athletes and parents need to sign and return the Student-Athlete Contract. It will be discussed at practice and at the parent meeting. Turn in no later than Friday, 2/24/17. The document is attached and can also be downloaded at this link: document/d/1xHrZstQRj1iN5Kclxr KlNA-bPYaKBsABYi64ICud3OI/ edit?usp=sharing
2) Team Donation and Uniform Order Form 
The team donation and orders for uniforms and the team t-shirt (no charge) are handled on the attached form. Returning athletes are not required to order a new uniform unless they need it. This form with a check or online receipt attached is due back to coach at practice by Friday, 2/24/17. It can also be turned in at the parent meeting. Uniforms, team t-shirt, and suggested donation: https://drive. s0WTFIZFRTaEVyVUk
3) Optional Spirit Wear Sale 
See the attached flyer for ordering instructions. This is completely optional and we ask that you give the suggested team donation first before you consider purchasing these items. (As much as we love to see everyone in MV spirit wear, we need to get the athletes to the meets on buses first.) Firm 2/24/17 deadline to order. The flyer can also be found at this link: com/open?id=0B5ISY65i0as0Ymk5W GhkT1I2Nzg
4) President's Day Practice Optional
Monday 2/20/17 9am practice is encouraged, but optional. This means that you do not need to log your absence on XCStats. 
Looking forward to meeting all of you at the parent meeting next week!
Thank you,

Heather Sheppard on behalf of head coach Jaleel Kindell and all the coaching staff

Assistant Team Parent 


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To: Courtney Corda <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:57 PM
Subject: Coach Kindell's meet sign up email

Dear Students,

In case you missed Coach Kindell's Tuesday email about how to sign up for the De La Salle meet, see below. The deadline to sign up: THIS SATURDAY. (Remember that this meet is optional and there is no bus.)

Coach Corda

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Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:59 PM
Subject: De La Salle Super Seven Track Meet Sign-Ups
Google Forms
I've invited you to fill out a form:
De La Salle Super Seven Track Meet
Please fill out this form if you are able to attend the Track and Field meet at Diablo Valley College next Saturday, February 25th. This event is an all day Saturday Track Meet so please only sign up if you are available all day.

Please only fill this out once and only sign up for 3 events.
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2017 Track Newsletter Number 1

Posted by Courtney Corda at Feb 12, 2017 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
From: Heather Sheppard <>
To: Team
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 1:12 PM
Subject: Monte Vista Mustangs Track & Field: TEAM NEWS!: MV Track Newsblast #1

Dear Parents and Athletes.
Welcome to the 2017 Track and Field season! The coaches are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding season for Monte Vista! 
Below you will find a lot of important information. Please read through it carefully. Visit our team's website for handouts and additional information. My name is Heather Sheppard. I am the parent of a Junior athlete and I will be handling team communications and social media. I can be reached at 
1) President's Day Alert:  There WILL be practice on Monday, February 20th at 9am 
2) Mandatory Parent Meeting:  Plan to attend this important meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7pm  in the MV theater. We will go over the season, learn about the budget, hear from the coaches, order uniforms and talk about the schedule. 
3) Volunteer Sign ups: We have many opportunities for parent involvement! Our team is large and track meets are events with lot of moving parts. We also have team dinners, senior night, etc. Opportunities to be a part of this exciting team are managed through Sign Up Genius. We ask each family to have a parent volunteer for AT LEAST 2 meets and 1 event (per student, so if you have two or more children on the team, please volunteer accordingly). Thank you in advance for making this 2017 track season possible with your volunteer support! 
4) Team Website: Visit the Team Website on eteamz for the calendar of events, volunteer info, photos, handouts, nutrition info and much more! This is a separate website from XC Stats (see below) which is where all of the athletes times are recorded. You need to visit both sites.  
5) Calendar Subscription: If you would like to synch the track calendar with your iOS device click on this link. You can add it to your Google calendar by clicking here and then clicking the +Google on the bottom right. 
6) XC Stats Required: If you are getting this email, and you are a parent, then your athlete has successfully registered for XC Stats, which is the software our team uses for: email communication with parents and students, attendance tracking, performance tracking, and training logs. Please spread the word to team newcomers who may not realize the importance of XC Stats, especially any families whose athletes are coming into the track team late due to winter sports or being cut from a spring sport. The instructions for how athletes can register for XC Stats are right on the home page of our track team website
7) XC Stats App: New this year is the XC stats mobile app. Athletes can notify coaches of absences and upload a picture of themselves. This is extremely helpful to our coaches as we have all such a large team. Click here to download for IOS The Android app is coming soon!
8) Team Schedule / Meets: The team schedule can be found on our team's website. PLEASE NOTE: we are going to be updating the team calendar and ADDING meets (or confirming tentative meets).  For example, this year the Dan Gabor meet will be offering field events. Yay! This first invitational is open to all athletes. More details will follow when they are available. This will be our first large meet of the season. (Note: we will likely be taking only a small number of varsity returners to the DLS "Super 7" Meet.)
9) Facebook: Like our Facebook page to see team photos and check in with how team is doing throughout the season. 
10) Uniform Requirements: Athletes must we ar school-issued uniform shorts and a school-issued uniform top. Kids can use their own black or red warm ups or jackets if they don't want to purchase the optional team jacket. No need to purchase a new uniform if athletes own a prior season uniform or a cross country uniform. Any of those are acceptable. To purchase a new uniform, fill out the participation/uniform form that will be handed out at the parent meeting. You will be able to pay by check that night or have your athlete give it to a coach with a check at practice. Sizing will be determined by the athlete and coach. The coaching staff recommends that athletes have either specialized spikes or "multi purpose" spikes with 1/8 to 3/16" pyramid-style spikes. Athletes should ask their coaches for more info on shoes. 
11) Practice / Bring Warm Ups, Good Training Shoes to Practice Daily: Practice is DAILY from 3:30 to 5:30. Athletes need warm ups every day and supportive shoes (Nike Frees and inexpensive running shoes not generally good enough). Athletes need water and snacks and runners should have a digital watch (nothing fancy is needed).
12) Practice Attendance: Athletes are expected to practice 5 days a week (unless they miss school due to illness). Track practice is never canceled unless there's lightning. If they miss too many practices, they risk being cut (even if absences are planned in advance for reasons such as tutoring, medical appointments, etc.). Attitude, behavior and effort play a big role in coaches' decisions regarding cuts due to absences. If an athlete will not be able attend practice daily, he or she should speak to his or her coach immediately. To notify coaches of planned absences, use XC Stats. Log in and click on "Request or Notify Coach of a Planned Absence." 
13) Important Wet Shoe Tip: Practice is not cancelled for rain so chances are your child will come home with wet shoes. It is very important to dry them out daily. Another parent shared a great tip to put the shoes over the heater vent in the floor. You could also put them on a rack in the dryer. 
On behalf of your coaching staff, I wish all of the athletes and parents a fantastic 2017 Track and Field season! 
Go Mustangs! 
Heather Sheppard on behalf of head coach Jaleel Kindell and all the coaching staff
Assistant Team Parent 

Dear Parents and Students,


Where does the time go?! Congratulations again on a great track season! Here is a banquet recap for those who were there and those we were not able to make it. First off, some links:


NCS Scholar Athlete Certificates Still Available

Did you make a ≥3.5 gpa last quarter? Did you forget to pick up your NCS Scholar Athlete certificate last night? Please go to Mr. Greenless' room (room 422) starting next Tuesday. he will have them there for you to pick up.


Varsity Letters and Fleet Foot Patches

Did you earn a varsity letter last night, but not receive it? Mr. Greenless has the list of those who earned letters. He will have your letter (or fleet foot patch) to give to you. Stop by his room (422) starting next Tuesday.


State Meet Info

The State Track meet begins tomorrow evening. See the official website for a complete schedule and other details.

Athlete Friday Prelims Saturday Finals (if they advance)
Brooke  6:47 pm*  7:20 pm
Mer  6:47 pm*  7:20 pm
Brad  8:00 pm  8:00 pm
Heidi  8:51 pm*  8:55 pm
Tim  n/a  10:25 pm

* not sure heat assignments yet -- time listed is for first heat


Cross Country Anyone?

Hey, if anybody wants to run cross country this fall and you have never run it before, please email me and I will keep your XC Stats registration active so that you will get cross country news. There is an informational meeting today in the Commons right after school -- brief -- just 10 or 15 minutes.


As always, Go Mustangs!!

Courtney Corda, Team Mom