2008 WSTFCA Convention01/17/08
Holiday Inn Everett Everett, Washington
Major Topics for convention discussion include changes to the State Meet venues and schedules, as well as continued discussion regarding proposals to drop or add events, and to change the process for qualifying through minimum standards at district meets. State meet sites and schedules for 2009 will be a major area of discussion and input; 3A and 4A schools will discuss adopting a schedule more similar to what the other classifications used last year, and all schools will discuss the possibility of moving to 2 state meets instead of 3. Options include having 3 classifications at each meet (for example, 1B, 2B, 1A at Cheney and 2A, 3A, and 4A at Tacoma) or a 4/ 2 classification state meet (1B, 2B, 1A, 2A at Cheney, and 3A/ 4A at Tacoma), with the resulting site and schedule options on the table for each possible division of classifications â€“ so if you care about state meet sites, configurations and schedules, come to Convention!
College coaches will present in a panel discussion on Friday night and a collection of State Hall of Fame coaches will present in a panel on Saturday. Following the Hall of Fame panel, we'll have the WSTFCA Awards luncheon, where we induct several new Hall of Fame Members and recognize our Official and Coach of the Year honorees, as well as several special contributor awards. The cost of the luncheon is included in your registration.
Saturday Pole Vault certification will be available from Tim Reilly on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 â€“ 6:00; vault coaches are encouraged to attend all of the clinic sessions, but can opt to only attend the Saturday afternoon session for $35. This training satisfies the WIIA Pole Vault requirement.
Speakers scheduled to present:
- Lamont Vaughn, UW Sprints/ Hurdle Coach - has invigorated the UW Sprint program, developed top notch NCAA Division 1 relays
- Pat Licari, vault/ jumps coach at UW, has coached several NCAA Champions, as well as World Champ Brad Walker
- Tim Carlson, Sehome - had throwers place in top 5 (shot and discus) for both genders at State 2A meet - boys went 1-2-3 in the shot
- Herman Johnson, All American Jumper and longtime successful college and high school jumps coach
- Troy Engle - USATF director for Paralympics, past USATF lead clinician for Endurance Events, coached at West Point and Occidental
- Dawn Geiser - sprint coach for State Champs Skyline; she had 3 sprinters take 5 places at the 2007 state meet
- Dave Mills - cross country and track coach at Idaho prep dynasty Boise High, has won/coached numerous state champions
Registrants will receive a convention packet that includes speaker notes, an updated schedule, and a copy of the 2007 Washington Track and Field Annual.
Contact the Everett Holiday Inn directly to reserve a room. Be sure to mention that you are with the WSTFCA to receive the convention rate!
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- Begins: Jan 17, 2008
- Ends: Jan 18, 2008
, Everette, WA