Following Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement that schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the year the High School League followed shortly with their announcement that spring sports are canceled. We are deeply saddened by this news but know keeping each other safe is the most important thing.

Seniors we are disappointed we don’t have the chance to share a final season with you. Best of luck to you next year. Hopefully, you will get to start your freshmen year on time and in a semi normal fashion.

To everyone else we know many of you are disappointed and had high hopes and dreams of what this season could have been .  Let that motivate you to come into next season even more determined!

Checking In

Posted: April 20, 2020 in Uncategorized

I hope you have all stayed healthy.  As time goes on I know many of  you are just wanting an answer on if we will get to compete this season or not. Listening to the Governor today he indicated he would make his decision about returning to school later this week. It is my guess the High School League will make their decisions shortly thereafter. I was informed today that there will be no True Team meet this year regardless of what other decisions are made.

A few people have asked if the clothing orders will still be filled. I have not heard that they won’t so I anticipate that once the stay at home order is lifted those will be filled.

Stay safe and we hope to see you soon!

Season Updates

Posted: March 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

Hello everyone! I hope all are staying healthy.  I know many of you have mixed emotions with if we will have a season or not.  As of now, everything is on hold until we return May 4th. Please remain active so if we get an abbreviated season you are in decent shape but even more important physical activity is good for your mental health.  Know that us coaches are thinking of you and wish we were headed to Redwood with you tonight – or JH tomorrow. I am posting the latest MSHSL update below.  I will try to keep you updated as I get updates.

Minnesota State High School League
Spring Activity Participation Update

The Minnesota State High School League continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the most current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota Department of Health and the Office of the Governor. The MSHSL supports the efforts of all students, staff and communities in limiting the spread of COVID-19. The goal of the MSHSL is to be responsive to member schools and keep future participation options open for the spring activity season.

Effective immediately and continuing until the Governor of Minnesota has lifted his school closure declaration (currently until May 4):

• All participation in MSHSL spring activities at all member schools is suspended.

• Participation includes, but is not limited to, competitions, training, practices, scrimmages, and contests.

Pending a reopening of schools by the Governor, return to participation protocols will be determined and communicated by the MSHSL Board and MSHSL staff.

No decisions regarding the cancellation of spring activities have been made at this time.

The suspension of participation includes fine arts activities and athletics and the following events remain suspended indefinitely:
• Speech Section and State Tournaments
• Music Contests
• Visual Arts Competitions and State Festival
• MSHSL State Robotics Tournament
• MSHSL Clay Target State Tournament

MSHSL executive director Erich Martens said, “We recognize the responsibility that everyone and every organization has in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. In alignment with state leadership and the Governor, we support the actions to limit gatherings and to stay home as directed. The Minnesota State High School League will continue to provide leadership and support to its member schools throughout this challenge. The continued suspension of fine arts and athletic activities within our member schools is an example of our responsibility to the health and safety of our students, schools and communities.”

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available and as decisions are made.

Last Day to Order Clothing

Posted: March 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

If you still want to order clothing today is the last day.

Ferritin Info

Posted: March 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

I have had conversations with a few of you who wanted to know more about Ferritin levels. I am attaching a document I got at one of the sessions at the coaches clinic. I will not pretend to have all of the answers but I do know it does greatly impact athletes when their levels are low.  If you have more questions I can put you in contact with people who have more knowledge and experience with it than I do.

Importance of Ferritin and Strategies to Keep your Athletes Within Proper Fe Levels


Posted: March 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

Sprinters & Jumpers: Please follow the workouts listed on the attachments below.

Week of March 16

Weed of March 23

Throwers: Please do the plyos listed on the attachments above. Spend the running days watching and learning technique from the link below. Along with that work on the footwork and drills from the videos.

Distance: Get out and put some miles on. Try to get one hill workout in during the week.

Distance runners that want a more specific workout can follow the workout below:

Day 1 – 4 mile long run  Day 2 – Fartlek for 24 minutes – run jog (1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 3-3, 2-2, 1-1) Day 3 – Plyos and core  Day 4 – 2.5 miles and core  Day 5 3 miles and core.

Core is always a good option for all!

This link has many videos and articles about track and field. It covers sprints, distance, relays, field events, and strength and conditioning. I believe everyone would benefit watching and learning from some of the top coaches around the nation.

We understand that you may not be able to do exactly what is stated above. Please make every effort to do what you can. The dedication you put in during this time off will directly impact how the season goes once we are allowed to continue. We are hoping to see you March 30th!

Practice Canceled

Posted: March 15, 2020 in Uncategorized

At this time all practices will be canceled through the March 27th school closures.  I am still hoping we will get at least an abbreviated season.  I will post more information as I get it.

We will be posting workouts as soon as we have them ready.

The clothing order is still available through Wednesday for those who still want to order.

Clothing Orders are Open

Posted: March 11, 2020 in Uncategorized

The clothing orders are opened again. Reminder there are 2 different links.

Please double check the Jim’s order. We have someone who has the wrong item so I want to check to see if someone else has theirs before I contact Jim’s.


Team Policies & Expectations

Posted: March 9, 2020 in Uncategorized

We will be going through these policies and expectations with the team members today at practice.  Anyone who misses practices today should see Coach Hemish when they return to practice to review the policies.

Policies _ Lettering 2020