Image description: A student is flying through the air while leaping over a pole to land with his back on a large blue thick mat. Coach Tim, standing with his hand on his hips, near the pole stand watching as the student soars through the air.
Getting Ready for Track and Field Conference
There are plenty of new faces on the KSSB Track team, and they are working hard to find the events they want to compete in at Conference. Running the straight track, working on the jumps, and running for distance are part of the everyday practice. The athletes only have until Sept. 27th to prepare for the North Central Association of Schools for the Blind (NCASB), Track and Field Conference. Look for updated information after the athletes pick their final events for the competition.
This year the big event is being held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The KSSB Team has to work fast to build up their speed and strength for the conference weekend of Sept. 28th & 29th. After the fall track and field event look for photos and highlights of the competition.
There are twelve schools in the North Central Association of Schools for the Blind. The schools in this conference hold events in track and field, goalball, wrestling, cheerleading, swimming, and forensics. Information about the conference and results of previous events in all categories can be viewed on the NCASB Website.
Coach Tim Schierbeck
Coach Tim has been coaching Track and Field for about 15 years. Coaching is a passion for Mr. Schierbecks, as he also coaches wrestling, Goalball and is the KSSB Athletic Director. Mr. Schierbeck works as a Transition Instructor at KSSB, helping older students gain skills to help them once they leave KSSB.
Coach Valerie is the new assistant Track Coach. She competed in sports while in high school and spent a lot of time on the softball field. Valerie is a graduate of Missouri State University. She is currently an Instructional Aide in a variety of classrooms at KSSB. It is Ms. Polland’s second year working at KSSB and her first year coaching Track and Field.