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Track Rules Handbook


Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome to the 2020 Kingman Middle School Track season.  We are very excited about the upcoming season and having the opportunity to work with your son/daughter.  We hope that you will take some time with your son/daughter in reading over the training rules and policies.  We are requiring that each athlete return the last page of this letter with your signature and theirs, stating you have both read the contract and handbook.  This must be turned in by March 9th.  This will assure us that you, the parents, are aware of our policies.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the coaches.



Coach Teresa Bradshaw, Head Boys’ Coach             ( 620-491-8394

Coach Dusty Beam, Head Girls’ Coach                     (  316-249-6411

Coach Joni Watkins, Assistant Girls’ Coach              (

Coach Bill Woodward, Assistant Boys’ Coach          (

Rollie VanWyhe, Athletic Director                            (







  1. Be at practice on time.  Practices at Kingman High School will start

promptly at 3:45 p.m.  Be ready to go by 3:40.  NO HORSEPLAY!!!!!


  1. It is the athlete’s responsibility to notify one of the coaches if you are going to be late to practice or miss practice.  Do not send a message with a teammate.
    1. See above email addresses and phone #.


***NOTE-if a student/athlete is dismissed from the team the procedure in the athletic handbook will be followed.  If requested, a due process hearing will be held.


    1. Personal sickness
    2. Family sickness
    3. Personal problems
    4. School activity (NOT PERSONAL SPORT OR ACTIVITY)

**be sure to have parent leave message for the coach when they call the school


    1. Receiving detention for behavior/discipline
    2. Late to practice
    3. Missing practice without prior notification of coach.




Participating in athletics is a privilege.  You are expected to act responsibly and appropriately both on and off the track and field.  Discipline problems will result in the following:


First Time:            Warning and additional conditioning to make up for missed practice time if applicable.

Second Time:        Additional conditioning and loss of meet.

Third Time:           Additional conditioning and loss of meet.





  1. Monday through Friday, practice will begin after all students have gotten to Kingman High School and it will end at 5:00 p.m. unless stated differently. (See Track website)
  2. You are expected to attend all practice sessions.  (SEE PRACTICE SCHEDULE)
  3. Depending on the events you are participating in at the meets, each athlete will have a workout to follow each day at practice.  If you choose not to complete the workout you will automatically have extra running.





  1. Athletes and coaches are expected to treat the locker rooms and equipment as if it were your own personal property.  All equipment is to be stored properly each night.
  2. Athletes using equipment such as shot put, batons, tapes and discus are responsible for putting it away at the conclusion of practice and meets. High jump and pole vault pits need to be covered.
  3. Pole vaulters need to get their poles the night prior to a meet, be sure to get them to Mr. Beam’s truck.
  4. Be sure all equipment needed for the track meet gets on the bus for the meet.
  5. You will be responsible for your own shoes, shorts, and shirt for practice.  Sweats and meet uniform will be checked out to you and they are your responsibility.  If they are damaged or not returned at the end of the season, you will pay the replacement cost. 
  • You are responsible for laundering (cold water only)
  • You are not required to have special shoes.
    1. Keep the locker rooms neat and in order. 
    2. No horseplay in the locker room. 
    3. You must pick up your own things.  If you leave something out, in order to get it back you will run one mile. 





  1. Wear casual clothes, you will change prior to leaving for the meet.
  2. Proper bus conduct:  Unacceptable behavior will result in extra running and missing the next meet. 
  3. No boy/girl togetherness will be tolerated.  Keep your hands to yourself.
  4. We will ride the bus to the meet as a team, and we highly encourage athletes to ride home with the team.






  1. NO large coolers.
  3. Be sure all trash gets thrown into trashcan and not on the ground or bus.
  4. Students are responsible for their own meals when attending meets.
  5. Clean up camp area after meet.




Be sure to take your homework and other belongings with you because you will not be returning to Kingman Middle School after practice.

  1. Be sure to let a coach know if you have an injury or are sick as soon as possible.
  2. In case of bad weather, we will practice at the Kingman Middle School gym. Parents will need to pick their athlete up at 4:45 on these days.
  3. In case of lightning in the vicinity, immediately remove your spikes and lay the poles used for pole-vaulting down and take cover at the Kingman High School building. Listen to all instructions from the coaching staff.
  4. The equipment is to be used by those involved in that event ONLY.  Those using the equipment need to be sure to return all equipment to its appropriate place.  Do not leave items out.  Also, cover the mats for the high jump and pole vault.
  5. If you are late arriving to practice, notify a coach as soon as you arrive.
  6. Take your sweats with you to the track each day.  The weather changes quickly and you want to be prepared.
  7. In school and out of school suspension: any athlete receiving suspensions is subject to a one meet suspension.  Any player who commits an act which shows disregard for the team or towards the school will be subject to dismissal from the team.
  8. Just behave and we will all get along just fine. 
  9. Hair clips need to be 2” or smaller without any decorations to them.  If you are not sure, ask.


2020 Kingman Middle School T&F Athlete Contract

Coaches’ Roles: 

  • Coaches will identify where athletes will be most successful while balancing the needs of the team. 
  • Due to this, a successful performance in a practice meet is not a guarantee to continue competing in that event. 
  • Coaches will identify athletes for qualifying meets based on achievements, attitude, and attendance.

Athlete Roles: 

  • Athletes will attend all practices. Any excused absence needs to be communicated to the coaches. 
  • Athletes will be expected to stay the entire meet and leave only after the conclusion.
  • Athletes accept the decisions of the coaches and does his/her best in his/her assigned events. 
  • Athletes will participate with a positive attitude every practice and encourage his/her teammates to do their best.
  • The athletes are student/athletes, be sure to consider your academic work load before making a commitment to the Track program.
  • All athletes must dress for every practice – no exceptions. If you are injured or ill you will dress out but the extent of your participation will be determined by you and your event coach.
  • Athletes should be dressed and on the field ready for practice @ 3:40 pm, start at 3:45.
  • The team has a zero-tolerance policy regarding bullying. Whether it is physical, emotional or cyber.

Drinking Water:  Athletes should be drinking plenty of water before, during, and after practices. 

Stretching: Stretching and proper warm-up is a VITAL piece of being a T&F athlete. Athletes are expected to treat the warm-up period seriously, and will be given extra time to stretch any tight areas. 

Icing: Consider applying ice to sore muscles after practices. Using ice cups (water frozen inside a paper cup) is recommended, as athletes can peel the cup away as the ice melts and massage the muscle as they ice. Athletes should never leave gel ice packs on bare skin (ie. wrap them in a towel) and should not continue to exercise after icing.

Shin Splints: Shin splints are a common injury in young athletes. To avoid them, athletes need to strengthen and stretch muscles in the lower legs. Calf stretches, walking on the toes, etc.


Meet Days

  1. A track meet is like a 10-ring circus with many things going on at once. Athletes are expected to be in their event areas or at the team camp at all times. This is to help coaches ensure the safety of all athletes.
  2. The athletes’ level of competition may/will vary from meet to meet.
  3. Athletes competing at the 7th or 8th grade varsity level will compete in the event(s) that the coaching staff believes will best benefit the team. If the athlete does not want to compete in that/those event(s), he may choose to compete in the event of his choice at the junior varsity level, whichever is appropriate. (However, there is only 1 JV meet.) Students may only compete in 7 competitions days.
  4. All relay teams are determined by the coaching staff. Relays are not always made up of the fastest athletes. Relay teams frequently change throughout the season, including order and level. Relays are a privilege, not a right. 
  5. The athletes that travel to away meets will ride the bus or van provided by the school. We highly encourage everyone to ride back on the team bus. However, all athletes are permitted to go home with their OWN parents following the meet. Parents need to sign out their own athlete with the head coach. In order for an athlete to go home with a parent other than his own, the Head Coach must have a signed permission form on file with the head coach, FROM BOTH PARENTS, the parent giving the ride and the parent of the athlete in ADVANCE OF THE MEET.


I acknowledge that I have read the terms of this contract and hereby agree to its terms.

Athlete Signature:________________________________________


________________________________(PRINT Athlete’s name, first and last) and I have read and understand the track training rules and policies in the player contract, as well as the athletic handbook, and I, as the parent/guardian agree to help ensure that my son/daughter abides by them.  Also, I will do everything possible to make sure my son/daughter is at school and practice or meets.  I understand my athlete may only compete in 7 meets and will have to sit out a minimum of 2 meets.  I understand that some meets have limited entries and my athlete may sit out more than 2 meets or compete in events that are not their first choice.  These decisions are at the discretion of the coaching staff.  All questions need to be directed to the head coaches by the student first and then if not clarified by the parent/guardian.  If questions remain, then contact the Athletic Director, Rollie VanWyhe.






If I cannot pick up my child, after practice or track meet, please have them:


  1. walk home_____________________________________ OR


  1. go with or to ___________________________________


  1. Parent/Guardian Contact Number/s:



                                                                   Name:  phone #


  1. Parent/Guardian Email address: _______________________________

                                                                   Required for communication purposes

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