This is how my after school running club works. We have a 1/4 mile field that the kids run around. For every lap we (parent volunteers and I) give them a tally mark on their hand. They will sweat off washable marker so we have to use permanent marker. At the end of class, I have responsible 5th grade volunteers who record the laps on grade level logs and then I enter the mileage on a spreadsheet in my office. Last year between timed mile runs, extra mileage run on free days, and races, my school logged over 3,500 miles for the year! 1. I have caught kids who said they were going into the to get a drink doing so, but then going around to the other side of the gym and sneaking in with the other runners to get tally marks that they didn't earn. It INFURIATES me to see kids who think it's okay to cheat like this. 2. I think some kids are getting tally marks, getting a drink, then coming back and saying they didn't get their tally marks so they are getting an extra mark for a lap that they didn't do. 3. There were rumblings today about a student bringing their own marker on the course and marking peoples hands on the track but I didn't catch who it was. 4. I walk down and around the track most of the 40 minutes I am out there watching the kids b/c some of them get pretty rowdy and have their hands on others. There 60-70 kids out there so I can't catch everything. I think I need to come up with a mapped out discipline system for kids? I haven't had to do that before, but I think the time has come. :help: The main problem is that I don't get much help from parents. I have asked for parent help and a couple may come and mark hands, but that is it. The other parents just sit in their car in the air conditioners and watch. At times I feel somewhat overwhelmed. That is what our parents do during our field day too. They don't help to volunteer and run the stations, but they will sure follow their kid around and take pictures. arghh... My running club is really popular so I have tons of kids who have joined but I can not do this alone anymore. I worry that if I can't get help, that I won't be able to allow new members to join and as a runner, I would HATE to do that. I know my system is flawed and needs help. I want suggestions...lots of suggestions!!!!!!