MITCA NEWS & REMINDERS

Earn Graduate Credits at XC Clinic !

Details for the program remain roughly the same as they have in our recent offerings:

ONE Graduate Credit.  Cost = $155

Requirements are to select and complete each of the following:

1. Attend and Critique 8 sessions at the clinic
2. Critique 8 magazine articles that relate to the coaching of Track and/or Field.

TWO Graduate Credits.  Cost = $285

Requirements are to select and complete three of the following:

1. Attend and Critique 8 sessions at the clinic
2. Critique 8 articles that relate to the coaching of Track & Field.
3. Submit the athlete’s handbook for your team or department.
4. Write a five (5) page paper on any aspect of TF coaching

Other Details:

  • Regardless of your choice, your assignments are due for submission to by DATE.
  • You must have received an undergraduate degree from some university in order to participate in this program.
  • Check (preferred) or cash is only acceptable method of payment per University Policy and is due upon registration at the clinic.
  • Checks are not payable to MITCA but rather SoDak Mich Cross Country 2017.
  • Credit card payment with a 3% processing fee will also be accepted
  • Contact info and a more detailed description will be available at the clinic. Most likely in the vendor’s room.

http://a2racemanagement.com/2017-mitca-xc-clinic-college-credit-info/


Contact Kevin Behmer ( 
behmerkevin@gmail.com ) if you have any questions before the clinic!

MITCA Needs YOU!

There are many opportunities to serve the great sports of cross country and track and field as well as your colleagues in MITCA.

Each year, there are open spots for MITCA members to serve on the Track & Field committee, Cross Country committee, as well as Midwest and Mideast Meet of Champions’ staffs.  Additionally, each year MITCA members will elect a new Secretary who will serve a 4 year term, culminating the experience as the MITCA President in his/her fourth year.

Additionally, every 2 years there are 3 other Executive Board positions that come up for election.  In 2018, the positions that will be open for elections will be: Clinic Coordinator, Political Liaison, and Technology Officer.

If you have an interest in volunteering for ANY of these positions, contact MITCA President, Dave Lustig for more information.

After 3 years on the track and field committee and then 8 more years (2 terms) as the MITCA Technology Officer, I will be stepping down from the latter position at the end of this term.  Thus, we will need to elect a new Technology Officer in January.  Feel free to EMAIL ME directly if you are interested in the position and would like to know more about its responsibilities.

Interested applicants should be reasonably comfortable with basic A/V technology, computers, and website maintenance, but it is NOT necessary to be an “expert” in any of these areas as the bulk of one’s service is based on his/her ability to contribute to the over-arching work of the Executive Board in representing the MITCA membership, maintaining the MITCA organization, and working to better the sports of Track & Field and Cross Country in the state of Michigan.

It has been personally fulfilling to have directly served the MITCA membership over the past decade, and I highly encourage ALL members to find a way to get involved at some point in your career.  You won’t regret it!

Derek Gonzales
MITCA Technology

2017 Team-Michigan Trials!

Mid-East Meet Qualifier Race & “Futures” Race Saturday, November 11, 2017 MITCA is excited to be hosting the Team Michigan Trials Race at Shepherd High School this year! The Top 12 Boys and Top 12 Girls from the Team Michigan Trials Race will qualify to represent Team Michigan at the Mid East Meet of Champions in Ohio on Saturday, November 18th.  Last year both the Boys … Continue reading

2017 Cross Country Clinic

The 2017 Cross Country clinic is right around the corner and will again be held at the Comfort Inn – Mt. Pleasant on November 9,10,11.  Be sure to book your rooms early!  Registration Forms can be found HERE. Speaker List – CLICK HERE (Updated 10/26/17) Tentative Schedule – CLICK HERE NEW Saturday “Speed Dating” Style Round-Table Discussions (Added: 11/7/17) More clinic details will be posted … Continue reading

UPDATE: SCECH’s

SCECHs will no longer be given at MITCA Track & Field or Cross Country Clinics.  After discussion with the SCECH Administrator and her boss, MITCA was told that “professional development hours are limited to what teaching certificates cover,” and no certificates are given for track and field or cross country coaching. Questions…contact Steve Linn: linnsm@comcast.net     … Continue reading