Parent Meeting Agenda Information
Mount Sinai High School Head Coach Cross Country Winter Track Spring Track
Thoughts in Progress Relating to Parent Meeting College Planning
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Coach Dwyer tries to plant seeds into his athletes in all phases of their development. Then tries to nourish them to help them to grow. This includes getting ready for college academics as well as athletics.
Certain things said may not make sense, ........ until they do! Coach Dwyer
Write everything down, it is too difficult to remember everything! Dwyer
TEAM-Together Everyone Achieves More! Remember this in all areas of your life!
KEY to success is communication and a disciplined plan!
Follow the path of success!  Believe in the process!
Most individuals know what needs to be completed, they just have to get started with the process!

Webpage Updated 09-03-16

Coach Dwyer's Team and Parent/Guardian Information

Cross Country Begins Monday 08-22-16
Winter Track Begins Monday 11-16-16
Spring Track Begins Monday 03-07-16

On Saturday 09-03-16 Practice 7:00am-9:00am
Parent/athlete Meeting from about 8:45am-9:00am in the bleachers!

There will be a Parent meeting from about 8:45am until about 9:00am!  We will meet on the bleachers at the conclusion of practice.  All Parents/Athletes should be in attendance to meet coaches and go over cross country procedures.  Parents as well as athletes should send Coach Dwyer a text so that he can save your number on his cell phone.  Please give your first and last name!***

2016 Cross Country Parent Meeting
On Saturday 09-03-16 Practice 7:00am-9:00am
Parent/athlete Meeting from about 8:45am-9:00am in the bleachers!

2016 Winter Track Parent Meeting

2016 Spring Track Parent Meeting

Agenda or Summary of Meeting
Introduction of Coaches and Thank You's
Overall Objective-The overall Health, Safety and Well Being of our Student/Athletes!  Communication is KEY!  School is top priority. 
Integration of both school and cross country.
Responsibilities-Cognizant of what is going on.  Sign In and Out Daily with Initials.
Team Rules - Respect for the sport and for all involved!  Be Nice!
Athletics should help you with learning life lessons! 
Cross Country Individual and Team
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." 
How you do anything is how you do everything. - Kristin Armstrong
To give anything but your best is to sacrifice the gift. - Steve Prefontaine
Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't. Jerry Rice

The information is presented here for your convenience.
All Athletes and Parents/Guardians must know the information on this site as well as my dwyerruns site.

If you have questions, concerns and are unable to attend, you may e-mail to discuss or set up a mutually acceptable time to meet with me.
Most of your questions are answered here and my other websites. 
Please go through the information and please communicate!

Please be sure to sign in if you attend this Athletic Parent Meeting! 

It is also your responsibility to make sure that they know that practices and meets are not optional and we make ourselves available to them and yourselves. 

Parent Meeting Agenda Information

It is the athlete's RESPONSIBILITY to COMMUNICATE and to Check Website!
Remember that the school buildings may not be available for use during summer.
During the school year, there is ALWAYS PRACTICE.  During summer practices we may not have school building use.  During inclement weather, running may be cancelled.  We do not have shelter and please stay home during any periods of lightning and/or thunder.  We usually run in the rain, but please check website before leaving your house!

**Athletes are required to sign in and out of practices everyday!**
**Athletes must follow all written and verbal instructions from Coach Dwyer and his assistants!**
**Athletes are required to carry their cell phones on long runs and runs into wooded areas while running with the team.  Walkie Talkies are also made available for each group.

Athletes should have proper running gear which includes, but not limited to:
General Gear
Water Bottles
Very Good Running Shoes with proper socks
Running Spikes for Competition-proper and extra socks recommended
Cell Phone

Weather and Environment Equipment
Bug Spray
Baby Oil
Towel or Blanket
Wind Breaker
Rain Gear

Training Tools
Jump Rope (Agility and Stretching)

Parent Meeting Agenda Information
This pertains to all of Coach Dwyer's Teams

Student/Athlete and Parent Information
Head Coach Bill Dwyer
Boys and Girls Cross Country
Girls Winter Track and Spring Track
(H)928-2014 (Cell)223-5838
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." 

As an athlete, and parents of athletes, on this team, it is your responsibility to become familiar with this information.  The coaches are available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the team.  You may e-mail your questions or concerns at any time, and a meeting may be set up at a mutually acceptable time.  The coaches usually do not have time to discuss individual concerns with parents during meets or practices.


You are a Student/Athlete!
Your Family Comes First!
The student and school responsibilities come next, followed by Athletics.

There is ALWAYS PRACTICE!  Attendance is not optional!
If a student/athlete cannot attend a practice or competition, They must communicate with Coach Dwyer ASAP!  There is a clipboard at every practice and meet for the athlete to communicate, sign in and sign out at every practice and meet.  Safety and the whereabouts of your children are our highest priority!

Great Athletes Train All Year Long!

Check the Website Regularly!

Please be ready to go at least 15 minutes prior to bus departure and 5 minutes prior to practice start time!

Dress Appropriately for all Meets and Practices.
Only “Mt. Sinai Track”, "Mount Sinai Cross Country" or generic "Mt. Sinai Mustangs" or generic running (Suffolk County Track and Field or Cross Country State Meet etc.) attire will be worn at competitions.  No apparel for Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, etc. will be tolerated for meets.  For practice, please wear whatever you need to layer up and keep warm. Warm-ups and Cross Country, Winter and Spring Track attire will be available for purchase, but are NOT required.
During competitions, athletes must:  Wear team uniform, proper footwear and may wear solid black under uniform if desired.  Jewelry is illegal as well as showing of any midriff (Bellybuttons may not be visible).

Section XI Rules-You need 10 (used to be 8) Practices to be eligible to compete in the first meet!  The team needs 10.  In order to be eligible for championships meets, you must compete in a minimum of 6 meets! 
Coach Dwyer -Varsity Letter-6 meets, 85% attendance.
Coach Dwyer-JV Letter-4 meets, 70% Attendance.
Special Cases are always reviewed.

There will be a MEET SIGN OUT folder\binder.  If you would like to take your child home with you, all you have to do is neatly print their name, sign, date and write the time you are departing with them.  Be sure that they have spoken to one of the coaches, handed in their number and performed a proper cool down before leaving.  The athlete should assess their performance as well as the performance of the team!

The athlete will be issued a competitor number.  Please take care of it along with the safety pins and return them after every meet.  If you lose it, you may not compete.

Cross Country Specifics
Great Athletes Train All Year Long!
Cross Country Training really begins in July!
Most meets are usually run at Sunken Meadow State Park.
Additional Courses include Red Creek Park, Fireman's Field in Ridge, Indian Island, Sachem East High School.
Additional Training will take place in Shoreham and Rocky Point.  This is the location of running and biking trails.

Winter Track Specifics
Great Athletes Train All Year Long!
Training takes place mostly outdoors with supplemental workouts and events taking place indoors.
Meets are held indoors.
Most Meets are held at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.  Suffolk West.
There are some additional sites like the New Balance Track and Field Center (186th Street Armory).
Meets are held any day including some Sundays.  Our schedule is based on the availability of Suffolk West.

Spring Track Specifics
Great Athletes Train All Year Long!
Dual Meets take place on Mondays through Thursdays.
Invitationals are mostly held on Fridays and Saturdays.
Coaching Staff

Bill Dwyer
Head Coach Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country
Head Coach Varsity Girls Winter Track
Head Coach Varsity Girls Spring Track
The Mount Sinai High School physics teacher. 
Has taught and is certified Chemistry, General Science and Mathematics Grades 7-12. 
Permanently Certified in Coaching as well as First Aid, CPR and AED.
Has been teaching and coaching in Mt. Sinai since 1990. 
Additional experience at Ward Melville High School (1988-1989) and Comsewogue (1989-1990) school districts.  Summer School in Miller Place (1992-2001) and Mount Sinai (2008,2011). 
Attended Stony Brook University.  Master’s degree was MA/LS with a concentration in Education and Coaching and undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Engineering.  Research in Electronic Properties of Materials.

Assistant Coach Brandon Loomis
Started out as a volunteer in 2013!
cross country
winter track
spring track

Amy Linnen
Middle School Physical Education
Former Mt. Sinai Graduate
Pioneer of Girls pole vault in Suffolk County
2 x National NCAA Division 1 Champion
Current Division 1 Collegiate Record Holder
University of Arizona Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee 2009
2 x Olympic Trials Finalist
University of Arizona (2000-2003)
University of Kansas (2005-2006) Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies
SUNY Cortland (2008-2009) Bachelors of Science in Physical Education
SUNY Stony Brook (Presently Attending for Masters in MA/LS concentration in Health and Nutrition).
Related Experience
Hawaii Optimum Performance Group (Instructor)
Johnson County Community College Track and Field Team (Assistant Coach)
University Of Kansas Track and Field Team (Assistant Coach)
Iolani Hawaii High School Track and Field Team (Assistant Coach)
SUNY Cortland Track and Field Team (Assistant Coach)
Certified in:  CPR/ First Aid / AED/ Ocean Lifeguard

Volunteer Coach Helen Godzieba
cross country
winter track
spring track

Assistant/Volunteer Coach Jessica Sico
Winter Track
Spring Track

Lee Markowitz
Winter Track (Boys Assistant), and Spring Track (Boys Head Coach)
Going into his 5th year as a running coach.
Teaches 11th grade English Regemts and AP.
Holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and Secondary Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Technology.
Certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED.
Coaching specialties include strength training, conditioning, nutrition, and overall physical fitness. 
Proud member of the Mt. Sinai School District, Athletic Program, and Community!

Coach Eric Giorlando-Head Coach Boys Winter, JV Football Coach,  HS Art Teacher

Communication is the Key to any Successful Endeavor.
Athletic Parent Information -
My Main Website -
The Schedule -
Group versus Individual Concerns – give examples
Individual communication should always be at a mutually acceptable time for the parties involved, be it coach/athlete or coach/parent.  Try not approach the coach immediately at the conclusion of the contest.  At this time, coaches have other responsibilities, and it may be an emotional time.

*The attitude projected (positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging).
*The improved performance individually and as a team.
*The academic achievements of the student/athletes.
*The lifetime values gained by the student/athletes.

My Philosophy.  "What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle." “Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.” “You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That's the mark of a true professional.” - Joe Paterno

My Philosophy is the total development of the student/athlete. Athletics is an extension of the classroom. One of my objectives is to make your child’s stay at Mt. Sinai a positive lifelong learning experience.   This would include the learning and understanding of transferable skills needed to be successful in life.   I want to help the student/athletes develop character traits such as responsibility, leadership, sportsmanship, teamwork and self control.  Our student/athletes will be prepared for advanced levels of athletic participation by developing fundamental skills and knowledge of the rules.  All endeavors should include responsibility, maximum effort, hard work, focus, dedication, positive attitude and strong interpersonal relationships.  I try to teach the student/athletes to maximize the use of their strengths and to continually work on their weaknesses.  These weaknesses may become strengths.  They are put into small groups to complete their tasks and responsibilities.  Student/athletes also learn to be sensitive to the needs of others.  You do not HAVE to come to practice. You GET to come to practice!

Administrative Overview.
*Medical Eligibility.
*Academic Eligibility.
*Behavioral Eligibility.
*Athletes Contract.  Emergency Contact Cards.  Permission and Sports Questionnaire.

Team Selection and Playing Time.
*There is No Bench!
*Explain scoring if necessary.

Schedules and Information.
*My Main Webpage - All Information - Meets and Practices
*Suffolk County Athletics -
*Just In Time -
*Suffolk Track -

Facts about Mount Sinai Girls Cross Country, Winter and Spring Track
Head Coach Bill Dwyer

You become part of a team where you are appreciated as an important member of the team regardless of your ability. 
All members of the team actively participate in all practices and meets! 
The Student/Athletes will compete against athletes of similar ability.
The Student/Athletes will get in GREAT SHAPE!
Track offers numerous events for everyone.  See list below.

Coach Dwyer provides each athlete an individualized, goal oriented approach stressing the team concept without compromising individual goals. 
Coach Dwyer will help you reach your potential as a Student/Athlete and help running become a lifelong activity.
Coach Dwyer encourages student/athletes to attend extra help and other school commitments.

Our Coaching Staff is knowledgeable, dedicated and genuinely concerned about the development of our student/athletes. 
Our Coaching Staff care about our student/athletes as people. 
Our Coaching Staff recognize that academics are the priority. 

Cross Country Events
Dual Meets at Sunken Meadow State Park are 3 miles long.
Invitationals at Sunken Meadow State Park are 5K long.
Freshman races are usually 1.5 miles long.

Winter Track Events
Running Races: 55m, 300m, 600m, 1000m, 1500m, 3000m
Hurdles: 55mHH
Jumps: Long Jump, Triple Jump, High, Pole Vault
Throws: Shot Put
Relays: 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m
Walk:  1500m Race Walk
Pole Vault

Spring Track Events
Running Races: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m
Hurdles: 100mHH, 400mIH, Steeple Chase
Jumps: Long Jump, Triple Jump, High, Pole Vault
Throws: Shot Put, Discus
Relays: 4x100m, 4x400m, 4x800m
Walk:  1500m Race Walk
Pole Vault
Pentathlon: 100mHH, HJ, SP, LJ, 800m run

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