Rams and Parents,
Hope everyone is ready for a successful season to get started. It is almost here.
First and foremost, I need everyone to fill out our team questionnaire. You MUST do this to get on my list and be on this team. If you do not, you will not be on our team roster and and cannot go to camp. You can find the questionnaire here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdICM3J-p3B5BKxntH2XeI4-jiOtmp5ywdxV4YEuL_StH_btA/viewform On the end of this page, you can find a list of all those who have filled out the form so far. If you are not on the list, you have not filled it out and thus are not currently on the team. Fill it out ASAP. If you are on the list, please don't fill it out again.
These are the practice times and locations for the first week or so of the season.
The column “Team Members Required” indicates exactly who is expected at each function. Practices will be 1.5-2 hours except where noted.
To participate in practice, you must have a sports physical on file turned into the athletic office, however the first thirty minutes of Day 1 will be team rules and expectations so even if you have no sports physical you can attend that portion. You cannot do any physical activity until the sports physical is on file. Physicals must have been completed after April 15. They will need to be redone if not after that date.
XC camp is coming up very quickly. It is from Aug. 13-15. Cost is roughly $65. That covers meals and accommodations. It will take place at Yankee Springs Outdoor camp Center.
To be invited to XC Camp you must have accomplished one of two objectives:
#1: Finish in the top 15 at Townsend Park on Day 2 over a 3 mile Fitness Assessment.
#2: Write a one page paper (email it to me at email@example.com) explaining how you have been dedicated to being a Ram runner over the summer and (if applicable) the last few years…if you have been communicating your weekly mileage, you will probably qualify. You reasons are two-fold for having a cutoff. One is to make sure you can handle the workload and keep up. The second is to be a place to bond with those who have put in the time and dedication to making this team and yourself better.
If you do not get invited to camp, you will be expected to complete workouts on your own that are emailed out.
Lastly, we will have a parent meeting after camp. We will let you know soon when. This is important mainly for new parents to attend as we will go over some meet procedures and general information. We had a great meeting early in the summer. If you attended that, you will not have to attend the next one unless you are new.
Hope this helps everyone get organized. We will get the rest of practices out once a few things get finalized.
Pass this email on to anybody you think may not have received it. Also, tell those people to email me directly so we can get you on the email list.
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