2016 Team info on Schoology
Points to ponder regarding running...
Knoxville Youth Athletics
I pasted a few paragraphs from his article that I found interesting.... Let's keep cross country fun! Coach Meske
Most young runners first experience with running in our society has unfortunately been punitive.Running suicides in Basketball practice. Drop a pass – make a fumble – incomplete a pass > “take a lap”. Penalty laps, extra sprints for being late or missing practice.The list goes on a on.One of
the most fundamental human locomotive activities outside of walking has been turned into drudgery by sports coaches near and far. Make any sense to you?
Solid aerobic development is not something achieved in a summer or fall but something that is built over years of consistent, measured training. Running is an activity that can benefit each and every one of your athletes for decades. It may not lead to athletic success and reward but it will set them on path of healthy living that will endure far beyond a tarnished medal or trophy.
Stop worrying about the clock and the distance of the course in cross-country races.There is no athletics governing body that certifies the distance of a cross-country course–EVEN THE IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS! Courses distances are estimates at best.Course difficulty varies greatly from one course to the next thus making judgments about improvement based on time meaningless.Take down the clock in a cross-country race and you can still score the meet. Place of finish is of paramount importance and allows you to make judgments on improvement from race to race more effectively.The clock is only relevant when you get to the track – certified distance, reproducible surface and accurate timing.
Summary of Running Form:
1. Body Position- upright, slight lean from ground. Head and face relaxed.
2. Feet- As soon as knee comes through, put the foot down underneath you. Land mid or forefoot underneath knee, close to center of the body.
3. Arm stroke- controls rhythm, forward and backwards from the shoulder without side to side rotation
4. Hip extension- extend the hip and then leave it alone.
5. Rhythm- Control rhythm and speed through arm stroke and hip extension.
Travel Release Form
- Parents must sign and submit this form to the coach/advisor prior to the student leaving with a parent(s). This needs to be done each meet if not taking the bus back to North.
-Students need special permission & signature from Mr. Bruns if getting a ride home with another parent--no exeptions!
-This form is not needed for our home meet at Rotary Park.
for Tues, 9.29.15
2015 Course Map for Rotary...same as last year.
2016 Schedule: Go to Schoololgy