Coach's Corner



Week Three
As we get Week Three going sunny weather is on the horizon. Guys are looking strong and spirits are high. Many are gearing up for City Indoor for this Friday Night. For many directly after it is off to Spring Break. I should already know if families have plans. For those who are in town we will have practice during the week. The schedule for that is in my room. Also, for those going we have a proposed schedule that they will want to follow while on vacation. It would be a shame if some athletes go on vacation and neglect to work out and come back struggling. Let Coach Nichols know if you have any questions.

Getting it going.
It was great to see some Distance Boys start to get it going. Our 4x8 got 3rd and only got beat by some Illinois schools that have been racing for a month. The other events we were able to get some young guys some experience and post some marks. It was a very good start to the season. Results are linked to the Track Page. Meanwhile, we look forward to working into Week 3 and getting ready for City Indoor.

Nelson Daniels
Information and Heat Sheets are linked to the Track Page. Check out when races are being run and the heat your athlete may be in.

Bus time
Bus will leave at 7:20 Saturday for those athletes that are competing at Nelson Daniels. Coach Nichols has the line up on the wall in E3. Meanwhile we are working hard and enjoying the slight warming outside. Get those Tuesday Reports in today and/or Wednesday if you have A/B schedule.

Week Two
Week One was awesome. The guys are working hard. We ended the week with some Pizza!! This week rumor has it we will see some warmer temps on some of the days. Meanwhile, some of us will be getting ready for Nelson Daniels this week. Only a select group will run at Nelson Daniels. Much will depend on how prepared they are.

Parents please email Coach Nichols plans for Spring Break. We would like to get an idea of who is in town and who is going. The Friday before Spring Break is City and the Saturday at the end of Spring Break is West Relays. Athletes obviously need to be practicing and ready to roll in order to make the line up.

Warm
Keep dressing warm. The boys are doing great and are prepared for the most part. We are encouraging athletes to study hard, eat well and get good sleep.

Reminder: LDC has practice at 8am on Saturday at LaFollette.

First Day
Good First Day!! Guys were dressed well. Keep doing that because the first week is not ideal. However, we sure did work up a sweat out there. Meanwhile, reminder: Thursday we have a Program Meeting after Practice at 5:45 in RM C17. Also, Clothing Orders are due in by tomorrow. Go to the link on our Track Page and/or the Track Website. Pick the LTF items that you want and pay with Credit Card.

Track -- Monday
So regardless of the WINTER weather we are having LDC will be kicking things into full gear. We are excited to end the long winter running stint and heat stuff up and help get some melting. Monday student athletes must have their Blue Slip in order to practice with the team. We will have practice M-Friday 4:00-6:15ish and Saturday at 8am this week. Week Two we will already be racing at Nelson Daniels for some!!!

This was the official statement:
The Annual La Follette Frozen 5k Run/Walk Fundraising event scheduled for tomorrow has been CANCELLED due to the Weather Forecast and the hazardous conditions of the race course. The Student Athlete Advisory Council will be coordinating other fundraising events to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. If you have already registered for the event, please stop by room B12 during lunch or after school next week.

Frozen 5k is CANCELLED
Due to harsh road conditions and the forcast to be poor the morning of the race the Race Administrators have cancelled this years Frozen 5k. If you have any questions or refund issues certainly direct them to the LaFollette Athletic Department. Meanwhile, next Monday we are getting after the start of TRACK and FIELD. Get Pumped.

Spirit Apparel
If you go to the Track Page and at the top of the page is a link to Spirit Apparel. This should get people going on the Track apparel that they need this season.

Blue Slips
Time to get organized. Get those Blue Slips in and hand it off to Coach Nichols. FYI the track meeting that was scheduled in C17 for this week was cancelled and is rescheduled for next week when the season starts. For those of you that have not been running much over the winter - get those warm clothes out because the first couple weeks look to be chilly.

Track Schedule
The Track Schedule is updated. Couple notes - No Sun Prairie Invite and we go to Craig a lot. Other than that it looks pretty similiar to last year in terms of bigger meets. Looking forward to a little snow melting and getting back after it in the next week. Get those Blue Slips to Coach Nichols

Track is Back Soon.
Get those Blue Slips!! Track is starting in TWO Weeks!!! Check out the condition of your trainers and here is a message from Movin Shoes.....

On Wednesday March 6 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm we will hold Saucony Spike Night. This is an excellent opportunity to get spikes and competition field event shoes before the start of the competitive season. There will be great deals on spikes from all of our brands, additional discounts on clothing and accessories, as well as gifts from Saucony with the purchase of Saucony spikes.

ICe
It has been recommended that after school activities be cancelled due to ice. It is recommended that Winter Running people head home directly after school or cross train inside so as not to slip on ice.

Success
It was a successful night for LDC as we held our season ending banquet. The Goodman Center served as a great backdrop for the event. It was a great time to recognize our young motivated athletes. I would like to give a special thank you for all the parents and their help. Special thanks to the Wolfe family for the extrodianary video that they produced and for the pictures that they help provide for the Record Book. Thanks you for all the parents and the generous gift to the coaches.

We look forward now to Winter Running and working toward track. If anyone has questions just shoot an email to Coach Nichols.

Banquet
We will see everyone TONIGHT at the Goodman Center (Evjue Room). Doors open at 5:15 and we will begin eating at 5:30. Video will play as folks eat and the program will start soon after. Hope to see everyone there.

Shuttle Info
Spectator Shuttle and Parking information is linked on our STATE PAGE. Those planning on coming to State should check out the page that is linked. There are also copies in the Athletic Office. Meanwhile, the boys are getting geared up for a great state run at Ridges!!!

BOOK
Coach Nichols wrote a book. The link is on the Home Page!! You can get the digital version for less than $3 and the real book for $9 on Amazon. If you end up reading it let him know what you think. Runners will certainly like the running chapters.

Glacial Drumlin Trail Directions
Take Cottage Grove Rd. away from city going toward Cottage Grove. You will enter the village of Cottage Grove. The Piggly Wiggly on your left. Past McDonalds on your left. When you get to County Road N hang a right. Follow Country Road N over the railroad tracks and to the left is a plaza with a clock tower and the entrance of the Glacial Drumlin Trailhead. We will meet by the start of the trail.