PRIORITY: both parents and student athletes need to sign up for the XC "Remind" account for important notices/updates:
https://www.remind.com/join/nhsxc19 or text @nhsxc19 to 81010
In addition to assuring that your student athlete arrives to practice on time, we also need you to make every effort to have them picked up on time. The practice start and end times published below are when we are able to provide supervision. If your student athlete has not been picked up as of the end time, they will be asked to start walking home (or wait in the Main Office at NHS for a ride). Thanks!
Sun, Aug 25 - mandatory rest day (no running, cross training is permitted)
Mon, Aug 26, 8:30-11:00 am - Scavenger Hunt starting at Mill Pond parking lot (wind ensemble members join us as quickly as possible after convocation)
Tues, Aug 27, 8:30-11:00 am - home course at JWMS
Wed, Aug 28 (first day of school), 2:45-4:45 pm - NHS parking lot (back corner by tennis courts); Captain's letters due; EAP drill!
Thurs, Aug 29, 2:45-5:00 pm - NHS Track
Fri, Aug 30, 2:45-4:45 pm - NHS tennis courts
Sat, Aug 31, 8:30-11:00 - behind Elizabeth Green Elementary School
Sun, Sept 1 - mandatory rest day
Mon, Sept 2, 8:30-11:00 am - Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd, WINDSOR
Tues-Fri, Sept 3-6, 2:45-4:45 - NHS tennis courts
Sat, Sept 7, 8:00-11:30 am - "Marathon" fundraiser & team building, both parents and student athletes
While xc has a "no cut" tradition in terms of athletic talent, we nevertheless uphold high standards in terms of personal responsibility and behavior within our community.
For example, our attendance policy is as follows:
1. Any absence must be reported in advance to the coach by the student athlete (not the parent), except in the case of an extreme emergency.
2. Failure to report, and securing the coach's approval, in advance is considered an Unexcused Absence. After the first Unexcused Absence, disciplinary action is at the sole discretion of the coach.
3. Reporting and securing the coach's advance approval is considered an Excused Absence. After the third Absence (Excused combined with Unexcused), disciplinary action is at the sole discretion of the coach.
2. This policy commences with our first practice on Aug 22, whether you are "cleared" or on family vacation prior to the start of academic classes or not.
Mandatory Meeting with AD
Wed, Sept 4 - 2:30 pm for student-athletes, then 5:30 pm for parents
"If you don't love it, it is really hard to be good at running. You have to have the love for the sport. When it becomes hard with the hard workout and the hard races...if you don't love it, you're going to give up hope and not go for it." Robbie Cozen, 5k New Balance National Champion, CT State Open Champion in 3,200 and our competition for XC this fall. Who loves it more, Robbie or you??