Westwood Track and Field welcomes your help. We realize as parents that the drop and go for sports or extracurricular activities can be a blessing. It gives you time to catch up on errands and a little personal "you" time. What we are asking is if you are not pressed to drop and go, and have an hour to spare, check with a coach to see if he or she could use an extra grown up on the field. You don't have to coach, (please feel free to motivate) but the more eyes on our athletes the better. You can walk the track and just be seen. Volunteering isn't mandatory, but sure is appreciated.
Practices will be held at Westwood Jr./Sr. High School located at 701 Ridgewood Road, Township of Washington, NJ 07676 (google map below).
PLEASE SEE THE "SCHEDULE" TAB OF THIS WEBSITE FOR THE PRACTICE SCHEDULE (CURRENTLY TBD).
Practice cancellations due to inclemate weather are communicated via email and Twitter with as much advanced notice as possible.
TRACK MEETS (PLEASE SEE THE "SCHEDULE" TAB OF THIS WEBSITE)
Arrive Early - Athletes must arrive at the facility at least 30 minutes prior to start of the first race to stretch and learn the track and field events locations. Once the meet has begun, warm-ups can not be done on the track. Each meet includes different events. Once the schedule of events is published, we will need your help encouraging your runner to enter as many events as permitted in each meet. Encourage the runner to try new events they have practiced. Re-enforce that their goal should always be to improve on their personal record (PR). During meets, our team locates in one area of the stands, depending on the facility. Parents are never permitted on the infield during the meet. Only one team coach is permitted on the infield for the first couple of meets only. We encourage everyone (parents and runners) to bring water bottles, a towel, snacks, lawn chairs, umbrella (runners run in both sun and rain), and extra dry clothes to each meet.