Coach never air out business like this!!! Everyone is on spring break, I'm sure when school resumes your case will be heard. This makes the whole county look bad, no one else ever makes posts like this. IJS, we have to do better, it we want our kids to do better. The meet was a good meet, for it to be a let down because your points may have been miscalculated is a computer error. Please delete this post this is embarrassing for your program. You have a quality staff, please follow the chain that was told to you to achieve results. Your girls have worked hard and I get that, hopefully an explanation will be given to you from "First Call Timing" who ran the meet, I would suggest calling number listed on the meet entry. Clayton County Coaches and AD's only helped set up stuff at the meet. No Clayton County Coach or AD inputed stats or ran an event.
- Also for the record there is no such thing as "Sure Points" in Track Field. Anything can go wrong and if you coach in Georgia long enough you will see that. Just coaching advice for the future....... The post was almost like a bragging comment, that your athlete was going to run away with the event. If you don't believe go to state meet in Albany you will see sometimes in competition nothing is ever a GIMMIE!!!
- @dpeay It is the athletes responsibility to check in with both field events and make sure that she is where she is supposed to be. This is the same as it is all the way to the state meet. The athlete must check in and out with each event. If they do not know this it is a failure with her coaches. We had usatf track officials run each field event. We utilized First Call timing to facilitate the meeting to avoid any bias by coaches running the event. That being the case to ask for special circumstances because you as coaches have not done your job and then want to displaced blames is laughauble. First to file a protest you have to show how and where a rule was broken. There was no rule broken. Your athlete did not jump when she was called. The same thing will happen at region. Just so you know, my athlete competed in both and made all of her jumps because I have coached my athletes to know what to do. Daisy I walked by you 20 times at the meet and you had nothing to say. In my opinion it is cowardess to vent while setting behind your computer screen but when you have the opportunity to speak in person you avoid it.
- You guys are really going hard on each other and keep in mind your athletes are reading this internet website. As a younger coach (3rd season) I think it falls on the staff to be in tune with the jumping situation as you have some instances where jumping and running collide on the schedule for whatever reason and you want that athlete to get all points they are competing for. I also agree with the sure points thing. This track and field can be a real let down. One of the most humbling sports in the world. Be thankful this wasnt region and keep working hard. Good Luck
- @ Coach_Pirate, those were my thoughts in a nutshell as I posted earlier. The main point is there is a procedure for everything and sometime we must be patient. Also we must still coach our kids up, they are still young and just because they say one thing doesn't mean its always the whole truth. I constantly deal with this dilemma personally as a coach from track practice itself to the meet.