Parents, as you make your decision to have your children participate as members of the Montvale/Woodcliff Lake Cowboy Striders, let me take this opportunity to invite you to a higher level of personal involvement.

The program is in need of dedicated and responsible adults to serve as coaches. Of course, we would love to have individuals with track coaching experience step up and take significant positions of leadership in any of the track and/or field events. Understanding that not everyone has a track background, any past experience in coaching or dealing with young athletes will be put to good use. Of course, the most valuable asset you have to offer is your understanding of your own child(ren) and your commitment to their success.

Please consider taking a hands-on approach this season in partnership with your student athletes.  The level of responsibility you take on is up to you, as little as 1 or 2 weekday evenings and/or early Saturday afternoons from late March through June. The rewards are immediate and tangible. You will be invited to a parent meeting to be scheduled in early March. In the meantime, feel free to contact Mark Pettie or Christie Rossig for clarification or to discuss options.