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Cross Country

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SEASON UPDATES--COVID

We are excited to proceed with the 2020 JR XC Season!
As of today, we are hopeful to start practice on Tuesday, August 18th.   Practices will be held at Boling Park on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00-6:15 pm.  It will be the responsibility of parents to transport their child to practice. For those who plan to register, look for updates on our website or emails about the precautionary measures we plan to implement. 

We are aware of the uncertainty of the future, however, our decision to proceed with the XC season is based on a desire to keep our young athletes active and running. Physically and mentally active children will better prepare them to face the challenges of today. We plan to follow CDC guidelines for a safe and successful athletic experience. 

Look for the registration link on 8/8/2020.

For questions/concerns reach out to Coach Camille Driscoll at cherokeejuniorrunners@gmail.com 

 

2020 Fall XC Season Details

Practices: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 5:00-6:15 at Boling Park

Proposed XC Meet Schedule
9/5       AT&T Stars Mill            Fayetteville (MS only)
9/12    Alpha Crush USATF  Milton             (All) 
9/19    Warpath                          Canton            (MS only)
9/26    Creekview USATF     Canton            (All)
10/3    Etowah USATF            Canton            (All)
10/24 Trojan USATF               Marietta         (All)
10/31 PTC Flash USATF       Fayetteville  (All)

CROSS COUNTRY is a sport where athletes run on a variety of terrain, such as grass, dirt, trails and hills. Depending on age, the distance run ranges from a 2k-5k.  The breakdown of age and distance is below:

8 and U          2k (1.24 miles)
9/10                 3k (1.86 miles)
11/12                3k (1.86 miles)
13/14                4k (2.49 miles)
15/16                4k (2.49 miles)
HS                     5k (3.1 miles)

We participate in Middle School races, which are typically for grades 6,7,8.

We also participate in USATF Developmental meets, which are geared towards all ages, and are run in the age divisions listed above.

Cross Country is fun because it develops the athlete on both the individual and the team level. The first 5 runners on a team to finish "score" according to what place they cross the finish line. It is individual in that each athlete tries to improve his/her time at each race, to achieve their "personal best".

Through drills, core work, endurance and speed workouts, athletes improve their form, stamina and time. Pace workouts help the athletes learn how to maintain a speed for the duration of the race. It is fun to see the athletes improve and gain confidence.
Many life lessons and team work can be learned through participating in sports, especially running.