Cross Country

                          Welcome to Middle School Lightning XC! 
 
There's been a few changes since last year:
-No tents allowed (bring an umbrella for shade) and look for NP flag to find us @ 5:00
-Jerseys are still on order, wear last year's or blue NP shirt and shorts of your choice
-Temperature checks in your car at entry (be prepared to wait)
-Parents asked to stay in cars until 20 min before their child's race
-Girls run at 5:25, Boys at 5:55
 
SEE YOU THERE!!
 
No shared water tables. All teams need to provide water for their team. No shared equipment.
You will need to gather your team and try to stay together as much as possible. The AD’s said no tents because they invite people to gather. Be creative!
Masks and Temperature checks are required for all coaches, athletes, team officials and spectators.
Temperatures will be taken in your car as you arrive. This is so no one will have to stand in the sun before having their temperature taken. There will be two entry points before you park. The runners may remove their masks when they come to the starting line. I will send out a map to show the entrance area.
No one can enter the Woodland Park Campus until 4:00 when the checkpoints are set up. Coaches can pick up the team packet at 4:15. Please ask parents to stay in the car until 20 minutes before their kids race time.
Schools will be asked to provide volunteers to help with the screening entrance. Assigned like we assign course marshals.
Anyone whose temperature measures 100.4 or greater must be sent home immediately and may not return to participation until he/she provides documentation that they have tested negative for COVID-19 or obtained a medical evaluation by a physician verifying that COVID-19 is not the cause of his/her fever.
No coach, player, or team personnel may participate in practice or a contest without first completing appropriate COVID-19 screening. Persons should not participate while ill. If the answer is “YES” to any of the following questions, the coach, player, or team personnel may not participate until obtaining an evaluation by a medical provider verifying his/her fitness to safely do so:
•Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past 7 days?
•Fever •Cough •Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
•Shaking chills
•Chest pain, pressure, or tightness with exercise
•Fatigue or difficulty with exercise
•Racing heart rate
•Unusual dizziness
•Loss of taste or smell
•Sore throat •Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
•Unusual rash or painful discoloration of fingers or toes
•Have you or a family/household member been diagnosed with or tested positive for COVID-19 infection or been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
If a team member or coach test positive during the season that team will be ask not to participate for 2 weeks. This will not affect their qualifying for the Championship race
Finish chute changes:
The cards that are given out will be cleaned and sanitized after each week’s races, we use separate cards for each race. All people in the chute must wear gloves. These will be provided.
Hand sanitizer will be available in various areas at the race.
Race Times:
Elementary Girls at 4:45
Elementary Boys at 5:05
Middle School Girls at 5:25
Middle School Boys at 5:55
 
 
 
More info on the 2020/2021 XC season below!  
This is the page for Normal Park's Middle School Cross Country team.  We strive to provide 6-8th grade boys and girls the opportunity to develop their athletic ability and teamwork through the process of practicing and competing in the ISC (Independent School Conference) division.  Middle School runners run a 2 mile course, and must have a current physical submitted through Privit.  
 
Join us weekly as we build the team and work on speed and endurance.  To be able to participate in practices and races, each runner must be able to run a minimum of 10 minutes consecutively at their own pace. IT WILL BE HOT! Be prepared with a water bottle, sunglasses, and hat if needed. Return registration form below before Friday 8/14/20 or send registration info. via e-mail to moore_daniel@hcde.org.  Join Remind (use code @a8cab9) and the Facebook page (NPMM Middle School Cross Country) and check the site often to stay updated with information.  

Don't let our first practice be your first practice! Run on your own now to prepare your body for the workouts we'll be doing in August- shoot for 20 solid minutes of running at least 4 days/week!

Support the team!! This is huge. It's not always easy to get kids to meets- they are across town and start right after school, so if you can carpool or help provide a ride please do! I also ask that we get there in time to cheer on & inspire our elementary team as they run just before we do.
All athletes are asked to provide a $50 lightning athletic fee (payable via NP site) and I'll also be scheduling days we can volunteer to work the concession stand- a portion of the sales goes back to our team.
Additionally- any parent that wants to join us on a run is welcome! It's always helpful to have additional adults since we are venturing throughout the neighborhood on practice runs.

Our Coaches- Mr. Moore and Ms. Carlton work together to manage the team, hold practices, and attend meets. We share the common goal of helping students learn to love exercise, build kinesthetic awareness, and become physically and mentally healthy individuals.
Many other sports and activities can overlap with cross country. We ask that runners attend all 3 practices per week unless special arrangements are made, and optional Saturday runs will also be scheduled as we get closer to competition.  
Additionally, we expect that team mates maintain a 3.0 or better gpa and stellar discipline record.
 
All regular season meets take place at Woodland Park Baptist Church
6735 Standifer Gap Road

Middle School Girls run at 5:25

Middle School Boys run at 5:55

 

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Moore with any questions or concerns at moore_daniel@hcde.org
 
THANKS!!
 

Important Links:

 

Link to concussion information form and parent/student signature page (turn in to coaches)-

http://tssaa.org/wp-content/uploads/concussionparents.pdf

Practice and meet schedule- 

 

    August 2020                         Lightning XC

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2

3

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

6

Teachers Back to School

7 pm run  Renaissance

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8

 

9

10

 

 

11

 

 

12

Students Back to School

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

13

 

 

14

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

15

 

16

17

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

18

 

 

19

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

20

 

 

21

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ Woodland Park

22

23

24

 

1st ISC meet @ Woodland Park 5:00

25

 

26

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

27

 

 

28

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

29

Midtown  invitational @ Brainerd (optional)

 

September 2020                   Lightning XC

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 AUG 30

 AUG 31

 

2nd ISC meet @ Woodland Park 5:00

1

 

 

2

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

3

 

4

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

5

6

7

Labor

Day

(no practice)

8

 

3rd ISC meet @ Woodland Park 5:00

9

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

10

 

11

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

12

 

13

14

 

4th ISC meet @ Woodland Park 5:00

15

 

 

16

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

17

 

18

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

19

 

20

21

 

5th ISC meet @ Woodland Park 5:00

22

 

 

23

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

24

 

25

 

Practice

6:30-7:30 @ school

26

27

28

 

Championship  ISC meet @ Woodland Park 5:00

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30

 

 

Oct 1

(Championship race rain date)