Varsity Cross Country
All athletes and their parents are required to review the attached presentation once per year, and to submit ONLY the last page, completed and signed, to Coach Gilchrist prior to tryouts.
Cross Country Information Packet- This is an introductory packet for all members, including information on forms due, summer training, coaches contact info, tryouts and other cross country references.
Cross Country Meet/Practice Schedule- This lists all dates/times for August practices, meets, and other team events. Please put them on your calendar now. June 38th- Please note that this is a DRAFT. Some times/locations for August practices may be adjusted slightly, but all the dates for practices and meets shouldn't change. We do acknowledge that there may be changes, however, due to any VHSL restrictions made due to COVID-19. We will adapt as needed.
Please use this VHSL physical form for all athletic physicals, and submit it prior to the first practice.
All athletes must submit an Emergency Care Card once per year.
Please keep in mind that your summer conditioning is KEY to a successful season. Start NOW....but start with week 1....no shortcuts to building fitness. Due to VHSL restrictions, there will be no formal conditioning sessions. You are welcome to train with teammates in small groups, IF YOU CONSIDER IT SAFE, but we will not have formal sessions until August.
This packet explains some of the different types of workouts we do, the training stages of the cross country season and the benefits for a cross country runner.
We will allow juniors and seniors to drive to certain local practices and meets, with parental consent, assuming their are licensed drivers. They may only drive themselves, or a sibling (w/parental consent). At no time may another student drive a teammate. (NOTE: This applies to meets/practices that we have a bus to anyways....not to a practice at Manassas Battlefield, Lees Corner, or Walney Pond). Driving to meets will be at the discretion of Coach G.
Be sure to check out the General Files page for additional files.