Reminder: Saint James School Cross Country (Grades 5-8)

As most of you are thinking of sun, fun, and no school, what better time to don your running shoes and explore the great outdoors!

I would like to encourage students entering 5th – 8th grade to come out in September for the SJS Cross Country Team.   There will be two practices per week with a competition on either a Friday or Saturday. Practices will take place on Tuesday afternoons following school and Saturday mornings.  This is the first year that cross country has been introduce to 5th graders in the hopes of generating interest to the program at an earlier age.

Attached you will find a summer training schedule for those who are inspired to come ready to run in September.  I hope to find many new recruits eager to join the Saint James cross country team! The Manchester Running Club sponsors the Thursday Night Track & Field Series at Manchester High School, July 10-31st. This is open to all ages and consists of various running, jumping and throwing events. Also, East Catholic offers summer sports programs which include boys & girls cross country, August 11th-15th. This is open to all students entering 5-9 grade.

Parents – attached is a health form that will need to be completed before any practice or competition. The season begins quickly, so it would be wise to have all forms completed prior to the beginning of school.  Also a $35.00 Cross Country fee is required before participation.

I would welcome any assistants to aid with practices and/or competitions. We will need parents and/or assistants to help in transporting students to and from a local location for practice. Please feel free to contact me this summer if interested.

Have a safe summer and happy running!

Coach O’Neill

Cross Country Training Schedule

Athletics Health Form 2014-2015