Boys Varsity Cross Country
Trojan Boys Cross Country Weekly News and Notes #1
August 18, 2019
Week In Review
We have had a very good start to our season. Our roster is still being updated, but we expect approximately 40 boys to be running xc again this season--this is a fantastic number. Parents, I also thank you for attending our parent meeting Wednesday night. We had a great turnout--close to 100%
Week 1 is in the books and ended with a 2.5 mile time trial at the Civic Center. This was a good fitness test and will help guide us as we move forward these next few weeks. It also helped us establish our varsity team for next week’s Benzie Invitational. The top 7 runners from yesterday will be our Varsity team. The remainder of the boys will run in the Junior Varsity race.
A big thanks to the families who provided the refreshments after yesterday’s time trial!
Rest, proper nutrition and habits, and hydrating is important for our bodies to perform. Please remind your son’s of this. They are getting it from the coaches each day as well.
We will leave for camp on Tuesday at 3:30 pm. We moved the departure time up 30 minutes to ensure we are able to get a short run in when we arrive and not be rushed getting to dinner. The bus from Camp will be ready to load at 3:15 at CHS. Phones are not to be at camp. If the boys bring them, we will store them in a safe place. On departure day, I will send out a Remind message to let you know our return progress. We plan to be back at CHS at 2 pm.
Practice for this Week
Monday 8 a.m. at CHS
Tuesday 8 a.m. at CHS, Registration afterwards. LEAVE FOR CAMP at 3:30 pm
Sat. Benzie Invitational. BUS LEAVES from CHS at 8:00 a.m. Arrive at 7:45 a.m.
Those not attending camp will meet at 8 am W-Fri with Coach Lukens for their workout
BENZIE INVITATIONAL on Saturday, August 24th
Race is held at Benzie Central HS See athletic.net for info. The link is on our webpage in the links section.
Bus Leaves CHS at 8:00 a.m. BE AT SCHOOL BY 7:45 a.m to load.
Varsity races at 10:45 a.m.
JV Races at 12 pm
Reminder to order your team gear soon. The store closes August 21 at 11:59. This is how you get your required gear and any fan gear!! Again, visit the links section on our webpage.
Player Fees and Camp Fee
Please pay ASAP. Player Fees can be paid on Final Forms. Camp Fees are to be paid by check, made out to TCC Athletic Boosters.
A Few Items I Forgot to Mention at Our Parent Meeting…..
Each athlete should have a running watch and have it each day at practice. This is an important piece of equipment. You can purchase a Timex or Casio running watch at Meijer, Target or Walmart and pay under $20. You do not need to get a GPS watch such as a Garmin--unless you want to.
We have an excellent sports medicine staff at CHS. We are very, very fortunate to have Amy Ream and her staff work with our student athletes. If an athlete is injured we immediately have Amy assess their injury and will then establish a proper course of action. You, as a parent, are kept in the loop as well. This is how our use of Final Forms is valuable. The key to injury treatment and prevention is communication. The athlete needs to communicate to us (coaches) if there is an issue. If they tell you (parent) something about their health, please let us know--as they will not always tell us. Once the athlete is assessed, a plan of treatment is established and we can also have your so begin cross training. Our cardio room at CHS is top notch and we can keep an athlete in reasonable share while the injury heals.
IF INJURED, YOUR SON MUST STILL COME TO PRACTICE. HE IS STILL PART OF THE TEAM.
Have a great week!
The link above is our Season Information Booklet. Please read it carefully. We will go over much of it at the Parent Meeting as well.
Reminder: Our first day of official, mandatory workouts is August 12th. We will meet at 5:30 pm in the CHS Courtyard ( by the flagpole). We will do our workout and then have a team meeting and pizza. Practice will end between 7 and 7:30 pm. The remainder of the week we will meet at 8 am at the CHS Courtyard (Tuesday - Friday). NOTE: on Saturday of the first week (August 17) we will workout at 9:00 am at CHS.