Rio Track & Field Update: June 24, 2020

The San Juan Unified School District approved the proposal to start athletics!

We are cleared to start summer conditioning provided we adhere to the guidelines of the San Juan Protocol for Re-opening Athletic Practices and Drills. Prior to participating in conditioning we must complete some of items:

  • Parents and Athletes review the Protocol for Re-opening Athletics document
  • Parents and Athletes attend a Zoom Meeting to go over the Expectations of Coaches and Athletes for Re-opening Athletics.
  • When: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4pm – 5pm
  • Meeting ID: 871 8325 6406
  • Password: 158102
  • If Parents or Athlete are unable to participate in the Zoom meeting they will need to send an email stating they have received and reviewed the San Juan Unified School District Protocol for Re-opening Athletic Practices and Drills PowerPoint Document and they accept the terms to: malaya.cabrera@sanjuan.edu and cc: antonescay@hotmail.com
  • All athletes and parents must complete and sign a Covid-19 participation waiver
  • All Athletes must be cleared on SportsNet by the Athletic Department

The Covid-19 waiver and sports clearance are available online through the vendor, SportsNet. Please make sure your clearance and waiver are complete! You will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared! You can find instructions on the clearance process here.

The Sportsnet website is currently updating to include the Covid-19 waiver and should be available June 25th.

We are planning to start summer conditioning June 29th:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm – @ Ancil Hoffman
  • Saturdays 9:00am to 10:00am @ Crazy for Yogurt Parking Lot (if temperature is over 100° practice will be canceled please check the Google calendar for updates!)

Coach Anton and Coach Stacey will be taking the temperature of each student before every practice. All athletes will be placed in a training group no larger than 10, and social distancing will be strongly enforced. If you are still concerned about covid risks to your family please keep your child at home and they can continue to train on their own. Summer conditioning is not mandatory. Please remember to check our Google Calendar at riotrackxc.com or any changes.

You can reach Coach Anton at antonescay@hotmail.com or 916-801-8110
You can reach Coach Stacey at staceyworthen@hotmail.com

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Rio Track & Field Update: June 18, 2020

Here we go!

We have been informed that the San Juan Unified School District will be voting on a proposal to start athletics on June 29th.

What does this mean for Rio Cross Country?

We are planning to start summer conditioning June 29th at Ancil Hoffman:

  • Mondays 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wednesdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Saturdays at the Crazy for Yogurt parking lot 9:00am to 10:00am

Coach Anton and Coach Stacey will be taking the temperature of each student before every practice along with covid 19 forms to be filled out by each athlete. All athletes will be placed in a training group no larger than 10, and social distancing will be strongly enforced. If you are still concerned about covid risks to your family please keep your child at home and they can continue to train on their own. Summer conditioning is not mandatory.

Please remember to check our Google Calendar at riotrackxc.com for any changes.

All athletes and parents must complete and sign a participation waiver.

All Athletes must be cleared athletically by the Athletic Department.

The vendor handling sports clearances is SportsNet, please make sure your clearance is complete! You will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared! You can find instructions on the clearance process here.

You can reach Coach Anton at antonescay@hotmail.com or 916-801-8110
You can reach Coach Stacey at staceyworthen@hotmail.com

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Rio Track & Field Update: April 14, 2020

The information relayed last week from San Juan Unified and the CIF regarding school closures for the entire year has inevitably led to our season ending, the coaching staff would like to thank all the Track and Field athletes. The time and effort that you all put in to be in the best position for a successful season is very appreciated. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to coach you and look forward to 2021 when we can compete again!

CIF Statement Regarding 2020 Spring Sports

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Based on the recent statements issued by Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, regarding schools turning to distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) does not see an avenue for the spring sports season to continue. As such, in consultation today with the 10 Section Commissioners, the decision has been made to cancel spring Section, Regional, and State Championship events.
We understand this is disappointing for everyone involved in education-based athletics and empathize with our student-athletes and all who are impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. As always, our top priority is everyone’s ongoing health and safety during this challenging time, and we all look forward to the day when education-based athletics resumes.

Ron Nocetti
CIF Executive Director

Uniform update

Uniforms were delivered to the Sacramento location to be printed just as stores were closing. Therefore, uniforms are delayed until the store reopens for printing. The printing process only takes a couple days. Uniforms should be ready as soon as businesses are cleared to re-open. Once the social distancing restrictions are eased we will arrange for uniform distribution.

Rio utilizes the same uniform each year in both Track & Field as well as Cross Country. While you won’t be able to use your uniform this year for Track, you will use the same uniform for your entire Track and Field career at Rio! As the local printer must purchase the uniforms from his supplier prior to printing them we are unable to get a refund on uniforms.

Rio Cross Country

If you are interested in joining the Cross Country team? Join the 2020 Rio Cross Country mailing list to stay informed on important meetings, practice schedules, and more.

Summer conditioning will start in June depending on social distance guidelines, Summer Conditioning is a great way to stay in shape over summer and run with your friends and teammates!

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: March 14, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the highly fluid situation with constantly changing circumstances related to COVID-19, the district has made the decision to close San Juan Unified campuses to students as of Monday, March 16th. Campuses will be closed to students through the end of spring break (Sunday, April 12th), including athletics and all extracurricular activities.

Track is currently “in-season” meaning coaches are allowed to communicate with athletes/families via emails/website; however, we cannot hold official practices at Rio or any other location. Please do not jump the fence into the Rio Stadium or workout at school, which may come across as practice.

We are encouraging all athletes to continue training on their own in anticipation of the restart of our season in mid-April. Relevant dates, workout plans, and updated season information will be sent out on a continuing basis.

While we have seen the competition schedule get postponed or canceled we are hopeful we will be able to resume practice and competition when the Rio campus reopens on April 13th.

The coaching staff is remaining positive and encouraging our athletes to look at the opportunities this brings vs looking at the disruption to the season. Athletes can adjust workouts focusing on individual or event needs, they can do video review of your event specialty, and focus on nutrition.

As of this time we have received notice that our meets through April 4th have been postponed. This includes Title IX Meet at ARC March 14th; Capital Athletic League Meet #1 at Rio Americano March 19th; The Dublin Distance Fiesta March 20-21; The Bronco Distance & Pole Vault Carnival March 27th; Thunder Invitational March 28th; and the Stanford Invite April 3rd & 4th.

Coaches will continue to communicate updates and schedule changes to the athletes however, you can check riotrackxc.com for the current Track & Field calendar as well as any news updates.

Additionally, if you use Google Calendars, you can add the Rio Track & Field calendar.

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: March 8-14, 2020

Practice Schedule:

  • M/TU/W/F – Rio Americano H.S. 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
  • TH – Rio Americano H.S. 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – Title IX Invitational @ American River College

Coaches will continue to communicate practice times and changes to the athletes however, you can check riotrackxc.com for the current Track & Field calendar as well as any news updates. Additionally, if you use Google Calendars, you can add the Rio Track & Field calendar.

Meet Recap

The Raiders had a very successful weekend at the CSUS High School Classic. Ross Gowan set the new school record for the 1600M! We had so many athletes set new personal best marks, the Raiders track team is off to a great start of the season. The coaching staff is excited by the positive attitude and hard work of the team!

Upcoming Meets

Title IX Invitational at American River College on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

The Title IX Invitational is a fun early season meet held at American River College. This meet has a Freshman and Varsity Division which will allow our new Track & Field athletes a great opportunity to participate in their first large Invitational High School Meet. We are finalizing our entries and will have an informational meet communication sent out by Thursday (3/12/20) which will include our competition roster as well as meet timeline. Your athlete should know what events they have been entered in by Tuesday.

RAAB Membership Dues

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible, dues are $110 per player for one sport. These dues are critical to the success of our Athletic Programs at Rio, paying for coaching stipends, operating expenses, etc. It’s an important part of our programs for all the benefits it provides our children in Rio sports programs.

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: March 1-7, 2020

Practice Schedule:

  • M/TU/W/F – Rio Americano H.S. 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
  • TH – Rio Americano H.S. 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Coaches will continue to communicate practice times and changes to the athletes however, you can check riotrackxc.com for the current Track & Field calendar as well as any news updates. Additionally, if you use Google Calendars, you can add the Rio Track & Field calendar.

Meet Recap

The Raiders had a great weekend of competition. We opened the season with The SacTown Invite meet allowing our Freshman and Sophomore athletes the opportunity to get some early season competition. Many new athletes got to experience their first High School Invitational Meet and set new records.

On Saturday, Rio held its first scrimmage on our new Track & Field Facility against Mira Loma. This was a great opportunity for our athletes to get some time trial work before we get into the busy time of our season. Thank you to all the parents who came out to support and cheer on the team!

Upcoming Meets

Sacramento State H.S. Track Classic – (3/7/2019)

This is a highly competitive selection only meet, we expect about a dozen of our athletes will be accepted. Only the top 32 Athletes entered by all schools in each event will be selected. We have submitted our athletes marks and are waiting to hear from the meet organizer to see which of our athletes will make the cut and be entered in the meet. The Coaches will inform athletes accepted into the meet by Thursday, March 5th. The majority of our athletes will not be participating in this meet, however we invite and encourage all athletes to attend and take in the excitement of a high caliber selection meet held on one of the fastest tracks in the country.

RAAB Membership Dues

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible, dues are $110 per player for one sport. These dues are critical to the success of our Athletic Programs at Rio, paying for coaching stipends, operating expenses, etc. It’s an important part of our programs for all the benefits it provides our children in Rio sports programs.

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: February 23-29, 2020

Rio Track and Field Weekly Communication: February 23-29, 2020

Practice Schedule:

We will have practice during the President’s Week school break.

  • M/TU/W – Rio Americano H.S. 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
  • TH – Rio Americano H.S. 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Coaches will continue to communicate practice times and changes to the athletes however, you can check riotrackxc.com for the current Track & Field calendar as well as any news updates. Additionally, if you use Google Calendars, you can add the Rio Track & Field calendar.

Rio Spring Sports Information Night

Rio Americano will be having its annual Spring Sports meeting on February 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Art Center (PAC). This meeting will cover general Rio sports info and then break out into a short meeting with individual teams. You will meet the coaching staff and we will be going over the basics of our Track and Field season and what to expect. The finalized season schedule will be distributed outlining which meets are for all athletes and which meets are invitational only. We look forward to seeing you there!

RAAB Membership Dues

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible, dues are $110 per player for one sport. These dues are critical to the success of our Athletic Programs at Rio, paying for coaching stipends, operating expenses, etc. It’s an important part of our programs for all the benefits it provides our children in Rio sports programs.

Upcoming Meets

Friday, February 28th – The 14th Annual SacTown Races at Whitney High School (701 Wildcat Blvd., Rocklin, CA). This is a Frosh / Soph Athlete meet. This will be an Early Dismissal Day for competing athletes as the meet starts at 3:30 p.m. Coaches will communicate with athletes to let them know what events they are participating in. There is no school provided transportation for this meet, please coordinate transportation for your athlete.

Saturday, February 29th – We will be hosting a dual meet scrimmage against Mira Loma at Rio Americano’s new Track & Field Facility. This will be a great opportunity for our athletes to get some race experience before the big meets of the season are upon us. The Scrimmage will begin at 9:30am with athletes arriving at 9am.

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: February 17-23, 2020

Rio Track and Field Weekly Communication: February 17-23, 2020

Practice Schedule:

We will have practice during the President’s Week school break.

  • M/TU/W/F – Rio Americano H.S. 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
  • TH – Rio Americano H.S. 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Coaches will continue to communicate practice times and changes to the athletes however, you can check riotrackxc.com for the current Track & Field calendar as well as any news updates. Additionally, if you use Google Calendars, you can add the Rio Track & Field calendar.

Uniforms

The uniform store is open!.

Athletes can purchase their own or borrow a school provided uniform, the deadline to order uniforms is February 23rd. If you are ordering your own uniform you must have a SINGLET and SHORTS, *girls may wear unisex shorts. Warm ups are recommended but optional. Use the uniform sizing chart on the link and or Coach Boler has uniform samples/sizes available in the PE office. If borrowing a uniform for the season please tell coach your size. Any uniform questions: trevor.boler@sanjuan.edu

Rio Spring Sports Information Night

Rio Americano will be having its annual Spring Sports meeting on February 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Art Center (PAC). This meeting will cover general Rio sports info and then break out into a short meeting with individual teams. You will meet the coaching staff and we will be going over the basics of our Track and Field season and what to expect. The finalized season schedule will be distributed outlining which meets are for all athletes and which meets are invitational only. We look forward to seeing you there!

RAAB Membership Dues

If you haven’t already done so, please pay your RAAB dues as soon as possible, dues are $110 per player for one sport. These dues are critical to the success of our Athletic Programs at Rio, paying for coaching stipends, operating expenses, etc. It’s an important part of our programs for all the benefits it provides our children in Rio sports programs.

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2020 Rio Americano Track and Field Uniform and Gear Website Now Available

Adult Unisex Vertical Singlet - Rio Track and Field

Adult Unisex Vertical Singlet

Women's Compression Jersey - Rio Track and Field

Women’s Compression Jersey

Uniforms, clothing, and gear can now be purchased online.

Deadline: Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 (11:59pm PST)

  • All carts over $150 will receive FREE shipping!
  • All orders will be delivered to Rio Americano High School.
  • Estimated ship date: March 19th.
  • No returns or exchanges on decorated apparel.
  • We cannot ship internationally.
  • A $15 restocking fee will be charged for any non-decorated adidas return or exchange.
  • No orders will be taken after the deadline: February 23rd.

Details:

If you are ordering your own uniform you must have a SINGLET and SHORTS (girls may wear unisex shorts). Warm ups are recommended, but optional. Use the uniform sizing chart on the site and/or Coach Boler has uniform samples/sizes available in the PE office.

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Rio Track & Field Weekly Communication: February 8, 2020

Hello Track and Field Families,

We are fast approaching the Spring 2020 season! We will officially start Track and Field Practice on February 10, 2020 at 3:15 p.m.; athletes will meet on the Rio Track. Practice should end by 5:00 p.m.

We are building our distribution list for weekly email communications as well as use of the Remind App to keep you informed. It is important to sign up for the 2020 list as we create a new distribution every year to make sure we a reaching the right audience.

IMPORTANT: Sign up to be on our 2020 Rio Track & Field communication list

We will be using a weekly email as well as our website at riotrackxc.com for updates. The Remind platform will be used for time sensitive communications!

**If you do not sign up for the 2020 email distribution you will NOT receive future emails this season.**

We have returning coaches and several new members to our coaching staff this year

  • Head Coach: Pole Vault / Jumps / Hurdles – Coach Trevor Boler
  • Assistant Coach: Sprint Distance Runners – Coach David Becker
  • Assistant Coach: Mid / Distance Runners – Coach Anton Escay
  • Assistant Coach: Mid / Long Distance Runners – Coach Stacey Worthen
  • Assistant Coach: Throws – Coach Kyle Carrillo
  • Assistant Coach: Mid Distance / Jumps – Coach Tristin Thompson
  • Assistant Coach: Hurdles / Sprints – Artearra Coffey
  • Assistant Coach: General Support –  Coach Jorge Prieto

Rio Americano will be having its annual Spring Sports meeting on February 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Art Center (PAC). This meeting will cover general Rio sports info and then break out into a short meeting with individual teams. We look forward to seeing you there!

With the season fast approaching please make sure your athletic clearance is current! You will not be able to participate if you have not been cleared!  If you are participating in athletics for the first time this school year, you will need to sign up on SportsNet Inc. You can find instructions on the clearance process here.

If you need to have a physical and can’t get a timely appointment with your doctor, Dr. Sockolov on Scripps Ave (916-927-1114) takes walk-in appointments for Rio Athletes daily at 4 p.m. at a reasonable price (we believe $40).

Uniforms…Athletes can purchase a uniform online starting Feb 11th. The link for ordering uniforms will be found on our team website riotrackxc.com starting on February 11th. We will provide athletes with a uniform flyer and sizing at practice. If athletes do not wish to purchase a uniform, we have school provided uniforms available to be checked out for the season.

We are working on finalizing our season meet schedule. The preliminary schedule is currently available at athletic.net. Please note, not all athletes participate in every meet. Many of the meets are invitational or event specific meets which have entry requirements. All athletes will participate in the CAL League meets and CAL Championship meet. We will have a finalized meet schedule in the near future which will indicate which meets are all athletes or invitational only…please stay tuned.

We are looking forward to a fun and successful 2020 track season!

Thank you,

Rio Track & Field

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