With less than 2 weeks until the 2019 cross country season officially kicks off, we wanted to remind our athletes of a few things…
First off, we’d like to thank and commend those who’ve been working out and attending captains’ practices all summer long. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed. We cannot guarantee much in this sport, but we can promise that if you put forth enough effort over the summer, you will be far more successful come November than if you hadn’t. You’ve given yourself a much better chance of realizing your potential by “trusting the process” and following our summer training plan. And most importantly, you’ve put yourself in a position to contribute a great deal to your team and this program.
We have worked hard over the years to build a quality, competitive, successful program. Thanks to your commitment, our program will continue to improve. This year, we have a chance to make program history with both the boys’ and girls’ teams having a shot at section titles. We’ll talk more about this soon, but in order to give your team a chance, there are some things that must be done.
- We must have all athletes registered and approved on FamilyID. See the list below and if you haven’t yet signed up, please do so as soon as possible. Athletes who have not been approved will not be eligible for practice.
2. If you haven’t been following the training plan and running this summer, we strongly suggest that you get started NOW! The majority of the conditioning phase takes place over the summer. Once the season begins, we expect that most athletes will already be in shape. Competition begins 2-3 weeks after mandatory practices. In order to be adequately prepared, you must train over the summer. Captains’ practices will continue over the next couple weeks. In addition, beginning August 12, we will hold pre-season practices each weekday. All practices are mandatory as of Monday, August 19. Our training calendar is below:
The above calendar will be updated soon with more details and practice times. Please check back often.