Track & Field
Boomer Elmsdale
Tue, February 20, 2024 at 01:02 AM
The Torrey Pines High School track and field team is gearing up for another exciting season under the leadership of Coach Ryan Bath. With a mix of returning talent and promising new athletes, Coach Bath has set ambitious goals for the team this year. In this article, we will take a closer look at the team's expectations, players to watch, coaching style, and more. Coach Bath's goals for the team this season are clear - win the league and qualify as many athletes as possible for CIF (California Interscholastic Federation). With a team goal of 100 athletes at league finals, 50 at CIF, and 20 at the Championship weekend, it is evident that Coach Bath has high expectations for his team. These goals require hard work, dedication, and a strong team dynamic. To achieve these goals, Coach Bath emphasizes the importance of key factors such as teamwork, discipline, and a positive attitude. One of the top returning players for Torrey Pines High School this year is Joey Weisman. As a junior last year, Weisman reached the podium at the California State Championships for pole vaulting, and this year he has his sights set on breaking the school record and competing for a state title. Coach Bath describes Weisman as a special athlete with tremendous athleticism and determination, making him a valuable member of the team. In addition to Weisman, there are also some promising new players who Coach Bath believes will make an immediate impact on the team. As a large team, Coach Bath focuses on creating team chemistry and camaraderie through team dinners, events, and even games of capture the flag on recovery days. By fostering a strong team dynamic and sense of community, Coach Bath hopes to motivate his players to push themselves to their full potential. Speaking of motivation, Coach Bath's coaching philosophy centers around pushing his players to be the best they can be. He believes in setting high expectations for his team and constantly challenging them to reach their goals. He also emphasizes the mental aspect of the game, teaching his players to have a positive mindset and focus on achieving their goals, both on and off the track. The team has faced its fair share of challenges in preparing for this season, as do all high school sports teams. However, Coach Bath and his coaching staff have worked hard to adapt and overcome these challenges, making changes and improvements to the team's training and conditioning program.