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 … 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

 

 

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

MITCA Clinic News – NEW LOCATION for Track & Field 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.  More clinic details will be posted as they become available.

The big news is that the Track & Field clinic will moving to a new location in January.  CLICK HERE for information about the change as well as room rates and contact information for both clinics.