First Practice: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Summer camp/practice TBD!)
What to expect this season: Our inaugural year was a success and hopefully this year is bigger and better! We welcome all incoming 1st-8th grade students who would like to participate on the Cross Country team! Our program is a great outdoor activity allowing athletes to develop skills in the sport while building stamina, responsibility, and friendships. Athletes will participate in Cross Country Meets running from 1K to 3K. Being “athletic” is not a requirement, we are focused on individual performance and crossing the finish line. Head Coach – Patrick Ryan (email@example.com).
Why Early Registration? Meets begin shortly after school starts and to avoid expense and rush of getting uniforms we are asking you register early. We also want our students to be prepared to run at the first meet. Depending on early registration, we may begin practices before school starts. Submit early registration and check to front office before the end of school year. Final deadline for registration, Friday, August 18, 2017.
Sports Physical: Must be on file before you may participate. Forms are available in the front office with Ms. Carman.
TeamSnap: Coaches will use the online program/phone app TeamSnap.com to communicate practices and meets. Upon receiving this registration form back, we enroll you into this service.
Other requirements: Each player must have running shoes that fit well (not shoes “they’ll grow into.”) Cross Country specific shoes are optional. The athletes will be provided with a tee shirt, a uniform jersey, and shorts. If you want to purchase the uniform (or additional uniforms) add $25 to the registration fee.
Practices: Athletes are expected to be at practice weekly and attend meets. Please contact me if there are conflicts with other school activities/sports. We will be glad to make accommodations if necessary. Athletes engaged in other sports are encouraged to sign-up for Cross Country!
Fees (early registration): $85 first athlete / $75 each additional
What is different from last year?
- We are retuning as champions! With some experience behind us, we know what to expect!
- Yes, fees increased to ensure we are able to replace uniforms and pay for meets. To remain consistent our fees cover our expenses; however, a multi-athlete discount was added.
- More coaches. We are recruiting college Cross Country runners to help coach our practices and run with our older athletes. We will be working on scheduling additional practice times and/or splitting our elementary/middle school practices. A goal is to have more participation in our middle school.