There is no bench in track and field. Every athlete has a chance to compete in an effort to help
our team win. A typical track meet includes 18 events, at least one event for every type of
athlete. We will have strength in numbers. Every type of person, student and athlete is wanted and
needed on this team.
The Roseville Raiders Boys Track and field program is built around character, commitment, and
persistence. A mans character is a reflection of his commitment to excellence in everything he
does. Our athletes will set goals, work hard, and measure the price of success daily. In order to
be a successful program we will recognize the value of failure. Most people fail the first time
they try something, but true failure only occurs when you quit or blame someone else. As a program,
we will NEVER truly fail.
Track and Field is mistakenly known as an individual sport. Our program focuses on the True Team
concept. Every athlete entered in a True Team meet scores points, and therefore is vital to the
overall success of our team. The experience of shared success is always better than that of
Our track and field staff will enter every practice and meet with the approach that someday our
program will win a State True Team Championship. On top of being knowledgeable, our staff will be
passionate and enthusiastic about track and field while training our athletes. The Raider Track
staff will be organized and motivated. We will place athletes in the best position possible to
foster individual and team success. We will build depth by developing 6-8 athletes in every event.
The core and strength of our team will be in the 400 and 800 Meter races. We will be technically
sound in all other events and our team will train hard.
Our expectations for the athletes will include a willingness to learn and compete in multiple
events. Our athletes will experience the sacrifice necessary to be successful in the classroom,
community, and on the track.
Our program will remain humble and represent Roseville with the utmost respect and integrity. Its
amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.