Upper Darby High School Boys' Track Race


    Weekly Newsletter 

    Good afternoon!

    I hope everyone had a good weekend. Believe it or not, we are about 4 weeks into the new marking period already! How are you doing? Keeping up with your work? If you are having trouble, have you reached out to your teachers for help? Asking for help can be hard - but it is better to ask now, while we are early enough in the marking period to make sure your grades are solid going into the Spring Season! Remember, March is going to come faster than you think!



    This week looks to be colder than last week - it is important that you have the right clothing on when you are going out - make sure you are packing the proper clothes for practice. You need to bring (at least)


    • sneakers
    • sweat pants
    • sweatshirt
    • short sleeve shirt
    • long sleeve shirt
    • windbreaker/jacket
    • knit hat
    • knit gloves
    • extra socks



    Also, remember - running sneakers/trainers are not "look good shoes"! If you haven't had new trainers in a while, if the tread is worn down on the bottom, if you can see where the cushioning is compressing, if you can bend the toe all the way back to the heel - you probably need new ones! The Running Place, on West Chester Pike in Newtown Square, will give you a discount if you mention you are on the team. Byrn Mawr Running in Media will sometimes do that too. John's Sneaks in Ardmore has great buys on sneakers too - he has great discounts on last year's colors and models. If you know the shoe you like, Kohl's, Burlington, Ross, etc. sometimes have good buys but remember you need a RUNNING SNEAKER, not a basketball or "look good" shoe.


    Parents' Meeting

    There will be a parents' meeting (Zoom)

    Date: 12.7.22 (Wednesday)

    Time: 7:30 pm

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    Meeting ID: 727 8659 5654

    Passcode: 40XUvR



    Yesterday, 24 gentlemen traveled to Ursinus College for the High School Opener invitational - results can be found on PA Mile Split  and will be posted in the locker room. It was a great meet to shake the cobwebs off - some good performances and some lessons learned.


    Next Meet

    We travel to Lehigh University this Saturday (12/10/22) for the first TFCofGP league meet.

    The bus will leave at 6:00 am. We will stop at Wawa on the way to the facility.

    The meet starts at 8:30 am and spectators are permitted.

    We should be on our way home by 2:00 pm.

    There is a limit on the number of athletes who can compete at the league meets - generally 1 per event, plus one relay entry per team.

    This is due to the time limitations placed on the league by the university.

    Attendance at practice, attitude, and ability are considered when creating the lineup - this week's lineup will be posted on Thursday. 



    The word for this week is…Commitment - are you committed to bettering yourself academically? athletically? spiritually?


    Be Safe

    Coach Bierling





    Week of 12/5 - 9

    • Monday         3:00 - 5:30 pm - AUX GYM
    • Tuesday        6:15 - 7:15 am - Weight Room. (Enter through the weight room doors)
    • Tuesday        3:00 - 5:30 pm - AUX GYM
    • Wednesday   3:00 - 5:30 pm  - AUX GYM
    • Thursday       6:15 - 7:15 am - Weight Room. (Enter through the weight room doors)
    • Thursday       3:00 - 5:30 pm - AUX GYM
    • Friday            3:00 - 5:30 pm - AUX GYM 



    Week of 11/28 - 12/3


    • Monday         3:00 - 4:30 pm - AUX GYM
    • Tuesday        6:00 - 7:15 am - Weight Room. (Enter through the weight room doors)
    • Tuesday        3:00 - 5:00 pm - AUX GYM
    • Wednesday   3:00 - 4:30 pm  - AUX GYM
    • Thursday       6:00 - 7:15 am - Weight Room. (Enter through the weight room doors)
    • Thursday       3:00 - 5:00 pm - AUX GYM
    • Friday            11:30 - 1:30 pm - AUX GYM (early dismissal)
    • Saturday -     1st Invitational - at Ursinus College (not everyone is going)



    Remember, if you are a transfer to UD, make sure you stop by the AD's office to talk about additional steps you may have to take to compete. Also, a reminder - you need to have at least 2 courses on your roster (including DCCC courses) to be able to compete!









    Even if you completed FamilyID for the Fall, you must UPDATE FamilyID for the Winter. 

    Your FamilyID account must be checked and approved by the Athletic Office before any athlete is permitted to practice.


    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Athletic office

    (610) 622-7000, ext. 2372

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