Track Rascals Logo Contest

17 05 2018

BC Athletics is looking for a new Track Rascal logo and is holding a contest so that one of our athletes in BC can design it!

There’s just two weeks left for the BC Athletics Track Rascal Logo Contest!
If you are creative and love to draw, this is for you!
Submit your design to runjumpthrowwheel@bcathletics.org by June 1st to have a chance at creating the new Track Rascal Logo and for awesome prizes!

Click on the click for contest rules and regulations.

http://www.bcathletics.org/News/track-rascals-logo-contest-ends-soon/2770/

 





Mini-workshop on Mental Prep

10 05 2018

Any athlete or parent who is interested in learning more about mental preparation in sport, please join us at Lac des Bois this Saturday at 11:45am. This is intended for athletes who have competed or are planning to compete in competitions. The goal is to provide athletes and parents with information and tools to alleviate the anxiety and stress surrounding track meets.

 

Topics that will be addressed include:

 

  • parental support in sport
  • goal setting
  • building a team culture
  • growth mindset
  • visualization

 

We look forward to seeing athletes AND parents on Saturday!

 

PS consider bringing a camp chair to be comfortable J

 





Important schedule changes!!!!!

10 05 2018

Hello Everyone,

Please note the following changes in the track schedule:

 

  1. Rascals and Junior practice is cancelled Wednesday May 16th due to the large number of athletes (i.e. junior coaches) attending the High School Zones in Quesnel.
  2. Due to the above cancellation, the AGM has been postponed until Wednesday May 23rd, 630pm at the Lac des Bois fields.

 

Sorry for the inconvenience.  Please enjoy the great weather with your family!  Remember to attend our AGM in 2 weeks’ time! J





May News Flash – AGM announcement

2 05 2018

1. Prince George Track and Field Club Annual General Meeting will be held at the Lac des Bois fields on Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30 pm.  As voting members, your presence is requested.  Elections will be held for:

              1. president (candidate named)
              2. treasurer (candidate named)
              3. registrar (candidate named)
              4. secretary (candidate named)
              5. and a minimum of 4 members-at-large (3 candidates named, 1 nomination still needed).

Sign in to the meeting is required by both our society standing and for grant applications so please stay and add your name to the list.  Bring a camp chair so you don’t have to stand for the 45 minute meeting.

2. Saturday May 5th – many of our coaches will be out of town competing at the Dylan Armstrong Classic but practices will still be running. However, your cooperation and patience for our young coaches dealing with more athletes on their own would be appreciated J

3. Tuesday/Wednesday May 15th and 16thHigh School Zones meet in Quesnel.  This is not a “club” meet.  All athletes must be registered through their schools with BC School Sport.  Teachers will have all the information for event registration by now so have your athlete check in with them.

4. Saturday May 19thBring a Friend Day for Rascals – if your rascal is around this long weekend encourage them to drag a buddy out to the track for fun and games!!  There will be regular practices for Juniors and Seniors if your athletes are around

5. Hoodies and Singlets are available at the fields!  $45 for hoodies and $25 for singlets.  Singlets are necessary for competitions and hoodies are just cool to wear!!!





May News Flash

1 05 2018

Greetings Everyone! 

Isn’t the weather FABULOUS??!!

Here are a few items to note:

1.       Unfortunately, there will be no parking at the AIMHI lot on Saturdays anymore.  They have a weekly bike sale and there will not be room.  You are free to park in the Lac des Bois school lot as long as they don’t have an event.  The street is always available and might be most convenient.  Sorry about that!  Thank you all for dealing politely and maturely with the last minute inconvenience this past Saturday J

2.       Water Bottles are essential at the track – two on a hot day is a good idea.  Yes, we do have a water carboy at the track c-can but with 160 kids going through on Saturdays it doesn’t go far!

3.       Dylan Armstrong Classic – if you are heading to Kamloops this coming weekend please pack accordingly – take all types of weather gear – you just never know!  SINGLETS ARE A MUST FOR COMPETITORS.  If you don’t have one, please see some one at the track c-can – $25 each if you didn’t pay online.

4.       Jack Brow Memorial – Kelowna June 29th – July 1stIt is the long weekend so book your hotel now if you are attending.   I have attached the notes about a hotel holding by the Okanagan Athletics Club.  Do what works for your family but do it soon!  Remember to check the tentative schedule before you register for events!! http://okac.ca/jack-brow-2017/

5.       VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Becky Whitehouse from Quesnel is coordinating the high school zones May 15th and 16th.  IF you are heading down to watch your athlete please consider volunteering at the meet.  No experience necessary to hold a tape measure or rake sand.  If Becky gets enough interest, an officials course may be offered before the meet starts.  Please contact Elena (elena@schonewille.ca) ASAP if you are a certified official or an interested parent volunteer for that event.  Thanks so much!!  Many hands make light work!

 





Track and Field at Lac des Bois until Masich Place reopens

22 04 2018

Juniors will start Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6pm. Parents please stay for a 15 minute info session! Junior practice is scheduled to run until 8pm but please be at the track by 7:30 to pick up your child(ren) as we may end early due to weather.

Track Rascals will start Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6pm. Parents please stay for a 15 minute info session!

We are presently located at the Lac des Bois fields in behind the school and AIMHI. You can park at the school (4131 Rainbow) or in the AIMHI back lot (950 Kerry), except on Saturdays as they have a bike sale every Saturday. You’ll see the sea can that stores our equipment – we meet by there. ***The port-a-potty will be on site for the duration of the season.***

 

 





April latest news

20 04 2018

YAAAAA!

We are starting practices this week!

  1. Seniors will start Saturday April 21, 2018 at 10 am.  That’s tomorrow!!
  2. Juniors will start Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6pm. Parents please stay for a 15 minute info session!
  3. Track Rascals will start Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 6pm.  Parents please stay for a 15 minute info session!
  4. Please send your athlete with ALL weather gear.  Temperatures change quickly as do weather conditions. Water bottles are a must as there is no running water at Lac des Bois.  At the moment we have no port-a-potty either so make sure business is done at home before coming to the field.
  5. Parents, please arrive early to pick up your athlete – cold temperatures or rain could result in shorter training sessions.
  6. The jump pit will need to be turned over and relevelled; a few extra hands would be nice J We’ll try to do it Saturday morning at senior practice so bring a shovel and make the work light!
  7. ATTENTION ANY midget athletes looking to try out for the BC summer games: The try outs are at the High School Zones in Quesnel, May 15 and 16; at this time please contact your high school track sponsor to register; there may be other opportunities but they are not set up yet. Any athlete who has a full PG track membership is eligible to compete in any sanctioned meet so no other BC Athletic fees should be required, only per event fees.




Here are the latest notes for our members:

11 04 2018
  1. We cannot start our season until the snow is clear from the field.  Sorry that it’s taking so long but that is out of our control L  Please keep yourself up to date by checking our webpage http://www.pgtrackandfield.ca/ regularly.  We have postponed until next week for now but are not feeling optimistic that the weather will cooperate.  It may take another week after that!  We will do our best to keep the webpage current.
  2. After discussions with charter bus companies and a few members, it was decided that travelling as a club to the Dylan Armstrong Classic in Kamloops is both inconvenient for most and expensive for all.  Sorry for the let down if you were really looking forward to the trip but there will be no group bus.  However, it would be great if we could do our best as a club to share rides to keep costs down and reduce the size of our footprint.
  3. Deadline approaching! If you are interested in staying at the same hotel as the club in Kamloops, here is the info you need: the Holiday inn Express  at 1550 Versatile Drive in Kamloops for May 4th – May 6th.  That is 12 standard rooms with two queen beds at a rate of $138.00 plus tax per night.  Breakfast is included and runs from 630-930 daily.  The 12 rooms will be held in the group block until April 13th, 2018 at which point any unclaimed rooms will be released. All guests must call in directly to the hotel to create a reservation and supply a credit card to guarantee their reservation.  Group name:  Prince George Track and field club; code:  E4EG2; Reservation # for the Holiday inn is 1-877-660-8550
  4. If you need more info about the Dylan Armstrong Classic in Kamloops May4 and 5, here is the link:  http://kamtrack.ca/2018/04/2018-dylan-armstrong-classic/  Parents, you must register your own athlete via trackie.
  5. For those without track meet experience:
  1. Athletes must show up at the stadium at least one hour prior to expected start time of their event.  Event times can be moved ahead or behind officially by 30 minutes without notice.  Athletes will want time to warm up before each event.
  2. Be prepared for all types of weather – bring jackets, pants, shorts, hats, water bottles and sunscreen – don’t forget your club singlet
  3. The club usually sets up a “camp” at the track with shade and seats, first aid and coolers.  Please join in.
  4. The designated head coach will pick up all registrations and will have them available at the “camp”.
  5. Athletes must wear their numbers on the front of their singlets during competition
  6. Ribbons are usually handed out a short time after events have completed
  7. Listen carefully for marshaling calls over the PA system so athletes don’t miss events
  8. If an athlete has two events occurring at the same time, track events take precedence over field events – however athletes must check in with the Marshal for each of their events; sometimes throws or jumps can be made up or missed

Fingers crossed for warmer weather!!





Senior Program Start Date

8 04 2018

Due to the amount of snow still on the field, we will have to postpone our start date for the Seniors a little further. We will start on Saturday April 21st. We will update the website as we know more, so hopefully it starts to warm up and the snow can melt.





Starting dates Postponed due to weather

1 04 2018

Due to the amount of snow still in the fields, the start dates for all programs will be postponed. The new start dates are as follows:

Senior Program – Saturday April 21st, 2018

Junior Program – Monday April 23rd, 2018

Track Rascals – Wednesday April 25th, 2018

Please keep checking the website for further updates.