2017 Cross Country INFO
BE ON TIME. WORKHARD. BE A TEAMMATE. KEEP GRADES IN CHECK. STRONG COMMUNICATION.
What is Cross Country?-
CC for JH (Boys & Girls) and HS girls, consist of a 2 mile race. For HS Boys the race changes to a 5k (3.1 miles). Races generally are on Saturdays, we will leave from SH early in the Morning, race, and usually are back to SH around noon. The races take place anywhere from: pastures, parks, around schools, to the woods, and anywhere in-between.
When do you practice for Cross Country?-
Practices for CC will be held on MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, & THURSDAY’s starting @6:15am- around 7:30am. We meet at the Shed (old Weight room by the JH fieldhouse), and runners drop off all their things there. After the run, they will have access to locker rooms (7th/8th boys in the JH fieldhouse), (7th/8th girls either in HS or JH locker-room), & ALL HS will have a locker in the HS locker rooms. Then for those not in another sport, I work (weights/core/form) with them during their athletic period as well. Either 1st or 8th.
*Breakfast will be given as well to all runners when they finish, before they either go get ready or head to Volleyball/Football.
Can you RUN CC and still plan another Sport?-
YES! Running CC has proven to help and be a great benefit for many other sports. (Soccer, Basketball offseason, exc.) Many current, and former runners have been very successful doing multiple sports. YOU WILL NOT PRACTICE ON GAME DAYS for YOUR OTHER SPORT. And the same goes for those using the workouts generally (Tues/Thurs) for their offseason training, we have witnessed many seeing great benefits from that as well. And for those, they are welcome to just come to the workouts, without going to any meets.
Where Can I find out More info and Happenings with the Team?-
-We have a team website (WWW.runthepack.ORG), where I will post: (weekly schedules, reminders, updates, race results, and team gatherings.) and SHPanthernation.com
-We have TEAM group messages through the GROUPME AP to help with any questions, exc. There is ONE for: JH PARENTS, HS PARENTS, JH BOYS, JH GIRLS, HS GIRLS, and HS BOYS. I am in each to monitor the groups. They are really good with meeting for group runs, needing rides, and other things. TO BE IN THE GROUP, Please ensure Coach Alford has both the Parents & runners phone numbers to put them in the group. You can E-mail her if needed.
-Cross Country Facebook Page (Spring Hill XC and Distance). For photos, sign-ups exc.
-email Coach Alford (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What do you need to Run Cross Country?-
A good pair of running shoes (we can help you find the best ones for you runners), a watch (as long as it has a star, timer, and a stop button) that is all that is needed, and a water bottle…they are set! We will hand out Uniforms shortly after school gets going, and a bag (which they will return after the season), and we will be ordering new Team shirts, which the whole family can purchase and they are yours to keep!
If interested, and you have not spoken with Coach Alford please send her an email to help you become a part of the family!
(Schedule is on the back, and we can work around all conflicts except District)