1st Summer RUN


We will be meeting Friday @the shed @10am for our first official group run!

*ALL High School Guys will have a TEAM MEETING WITH COACH ALFORD after the run or before, so IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL BE IN ATTENDANCE!!

FRIDAY- @10am @sh

Saturday- oyo (Kalen & Craig will come up time and place for guys) & (Marissa & Raygan will come up with girls and send in group message when they will get together)

Sunday- @Hunnicutts pool for a Pool workout! (time TBA, will let everyone know by FRIDAY AFTERNOON)

MONDAY- On your own…follow your calendar 🙂

TUESDAY- @SH shed at 8:30am …then you  can go back to bed! 🙂

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Sign ups for 2017 Season


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0944a9a922a3fa7-ccmeet   (snacks and water)

Please if you can sign Up and help us out, I will post the numbers when the season get’s closer to let you all know.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0944a9a922a3fa7-breakfast

*same as above, i will add numbers needed.

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recap Parent meeting


2017 CROSS COUNTRY PARENT MEETING (outline of meeting)

KEY THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CROSS COUNTRY 2017 parent meeting   (highlights)

2017 cross country schedule TBA   (schedule as of now)

SPRING HILL CROSS COUNTRY info form  (need for the season turned in)

2017 CROSS COUNTRY PARENT MEETING (MAY 22nd 2017)

 

  1. Introduce Myself, and other Coaches & Ensure All athletes and Parents have signed in    

 

  1. Explain How CC works in JH (two practices per week to be allowed to attend meets)
    1. Monday & Wednesday’s
    2. And how it works with overlapping sports

 

  • Explain How CC works in HS (attend MIN three practices a week to be allowed to attend meets)
    1. Varsity MUST attend ALL mornings UNLESS you have told Coach Alford Beforehand
    2. Must attend 90% to stay on varsity.
    3. JV can do workouts during 8th period, however Varsity must also get in CORE and WEIGHTS. à If you quit you will not be allowed to go to your next sport until the last race.
    4. EXPLAIN PRACTICE FOR SCHOOL YEAR
    5. 6:15AM (WILL BEGIN AROUND 6:30AM)
    6. We meet in the “SHED” next to the JH boys field house.
    7. generally: Monday & Wed are distance days /   Tues & Thurs are workout days
    8. Will go from 6:15- 7:30am Mon-Thursday mornings.                                                                                                                                    ((If they are in athletics that is when we will do CORE/WEIGHTS/OFFSEASON/EXC.)
    9. We will provide Breakfast for the kids afterwards (There will be a sign up to help with that)
    10. Kids will all be given a locker in the locker rooms to get ready if needed.                                                       (If they are not in athletics, they just need to tell a coach to get one)
    11. Kids are asked to wear bright clothes, we have vest for them, and if they would like to bring flashlights they can.
    12. We have a “Bike Club” who will bike with the runners to help keep an eye on them, as well as coaches and parents have come to help run/bike/drive around in the mornings.
    13. Practices are posted as a reminder EVERY SUNDAY on runthepack.org to help keep everyone on the                                                         same page

 

  1. Summer Workout Schedule (handout)
    1. Look at your runners training plan for the summer.
    2. Go over miles, how we will adjust as needed.
    3. Core is attached & weights (we will be putting great emphasis on this this year)
    4. There are set days in June, July will come later and be posted online. THIS IS IF YOU ARE IN TOWN, IF YOU ARE GONE THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE A SCHEDULE TOO, SO YOU CAN KEEP GETTING IN YOUR MILES!!
    5. Pool we will do once a week (Barnhills, hunnicutt, PT) .
    6. Long Run Saturday (explain reasoning and WE HAVE A SIGN UP FOR THIS)
    7. Fun events we will do as well, those will come as summer moves along
    8. Group messages are also a way we communicate in the summer, make sure you are on one!! Also, to help when you need a ride!!

 

  1. Info Page (Handout)
    1. Shirts will be NEW DESIGN AND WE WILL POST AND TAKE SALES IN AUGUST. NEED SIZES
    2. Ordering will take place first week in August
    3. Why we make you fill it all out

 

  1. Form #2 (info on season page)
    1. McAlisters Fundraiser (August 22nd) 5-10pm (Why we fundraise)
    2. Car Wash ?
    3. Sign ups (Long run, Food at meets, waters at meets, breakfast help, exc)
    4. Make sure you on the group messages & check Runthepack.org regularly
    5. We will be doing Summer Track with East Texas Track Club (if you want to compete in the meets in the summer please E-mail Coach Alford (jalford@shisd.net) nothing will really change with you training, we are keeping the two basically the same, it will just allow you to compete in the summer are a few meets if you would like.
    6. Strider Camp #2 (Also discuss success of Camp #1)
    7. Keep your team ACCOUNTABLE in running this summer!!!
    8. Texas Heat Camp @ Anna, Tx

 

  • Discuss Summer Track
    1. SUMMER TRACK

 

  • Summer Camp
    1. Dates (Aug 2nd – 6th)
    2. I will be attending (sign up if you would like to go this year)
    3. Talked with kieser (will split if you have ride to both)
    4. Cost : ($300 per runner / GOAL $250 per runner ) try and get a group of 10+ **Register all online

 

  1. Schedule for the season
    1. Go over it **not set in stone**
    2. Sign up for snacks and waters explain
    3. Explain meets what they look like
    4. Team End of Year Dinner TBA before district we will do as a group!
    5. Any Questions?
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PARENT MEETING REMINDERS


TOMORROW WE ARE HAVING OUR PARENT AND INFORMATION MEETING!

CCS

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STRIDER CAMP SUCCESS!!!


THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED IN ANY WAY TO MAKE OUR FIRST EVER RUNNING CAMP A HUGE SUCCESS!!!

This past week the Spring Hill Cross Country Program put on their first Camp and with the help of so many great parents, friends, and runners…we were able to have 22 campers join the 15 or so current runners in learning about (Nutrition, Hydration, Flexibility, and much more!).

HUGE thank you to Letu Coach Koestler for helping out and teaching about different forms of running, Anessa Barnhill for conducting a Yoga class for all the campers, and Leslie Goudarzi for teaching about Nutrition!!

Campers were taught different types of training runs, how running can put into fun activities, teamwork does make things happen, and most importantly how CC isn’t just all about running crazy miles. But about pushing yourself, creating friendships on a whole new level, and when you put those two things together…BIG things happen! Spring Hill Cross Country is much more than running, we are a family…and together we achieve great things!!!

We will have another STRIDER CAMP this SUMMER for anyone who would like to attend…IT WILL BE OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS!! NOT JUST SH! Our goal is to branch out and share our passion and fun with the greater Longview area!!!

INFORMATION WILL BE OUT SOON!! Camp will be July 17th – July 20th 

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(TOP RUNNER AWARD)

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BEST ATTITUDE AWARD

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CAMP STRIDER AWARD (CRAZY FOR RUNNING AWARD)

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NOBODY’S FINISHED UNTIL THE LAST! WE ARE IN IT TOGETHER, THE OLDER CAMP HELPERS RUNNING TO THE FINISH, PROVIDING AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WE PRACTICE AND TRAIN!

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MINUS QUIET A FEW, BUT ALL IN ALL STRIDER CAMP 1…MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

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Information on CAMP!!


We will have a sign up sheet for camp and information Monday at the Parent meeting!

However if you would like to look up more information about camp you can click on the link below….

http://www.leaguelineup.com/links.asp?url=texasheatxc&sid=390394361

It will cost us… $300 (per runner) unless we do another fundraiser (car wash or such and goal is to get it down to ($250 per runner).

The camp dates are: Aug 2nd to Aug 6th (I will try and have a mini bus to carry 14 runners).

We will discuss more info Monday.

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CROSS COUNTRY PARENT MEETING!!!


WHEN? -> May 22nd    @5:30pm

WHERE? -> HS Library

WHO? -> ALL those interested in participating in CC for the 2017 season 7th – 12th

WHY?-> Information about summer & the season 🙂

**If you cannot attend please send Coach Alford with the name of the runner, grade of runner, runners phones number, parents name and email, and parents phone number (if you want to be added to group message)

**I will post bullet points of the meeting following Monday’s meeting**

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