Cross Country CC

REGISTER FOR 2018 HERE!

We will have a NEW UNIFORM DESIGN this year!
All CC runners will need to order their own NEW  uniform.

ORDER NEW UNIFORM HERE!

Communication!!
I will be using the HEJA app this year as a main method of 
communication.  Please plan on using this APP on your phone to 
receive important messages, schedule reminders, and more.
I will share the team code to join at the informational meeting
in June, in an email with all those who register
to participate for CC, and at the parent meeting
on August 30th, 4:00, at the tennis courts.



PLEASE Visit the Summer Running Schedule link for a summer schedule:

YOU MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL BEFORE BEING ABLE TO PRACTICE WITH THE TEAM.  TO BE VALID THE PHYSICAL MUST BE DATED AFTER APRIL 15TH, 2018. Link to the physical form:

http://www.mhsaa.com/Portals/0/Documents/AD%20Forms/physical%20card%202%20page.pdf

GOOD FORM RUNNING MONTH AT PLAYMAKERS IN OKEMOS!

Can 6th graders run?  – YES,6th graders are now considered to be part of the competition and run the full two miles with the 7th and 8th grade runners.  They are scored with all of the other runners and will train just like the rest of the team and travel on the bus with the rest of the team. 

 

MANDATORY PRACTICE BEGINS ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL!-  However, it is expected that everyone on the team will have already completed the summer running schedule to the best of their ability prior to the start of the season.

Practice STARTS @ 2:35PM and ENDS at 4:30PM
.

Practices will take place Monday - Thursday.  

Most meets are on Wednesdays @ 4PM.

We generally meet for practices at the LARGE TREE near the tennis courts for home meets and practices.

We meet at the end of the lower 6th grade hallway for away meets.

APPROPRIATE CONDUCT IS REQUIRED ALL TIMES AND ESPECIALLY WHILE WAITING FOR COACH TO ARRIVE.  ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR INCLUDES- CHANGING INTO PRACTICE ATTIRE, EATING HEALTHY SNACKS, FILLING WATER BOTTLES, WARMING UP, STRETCHING, AND TALKING WITH FRIENDS.  NO HORSEPLAY OR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR WILL BE TOLERATED AND COULD RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

EQUIPMENT:

Runners should have at least two pairs of running shorts, at least one pair of running shoes (these can be either road or trail running shoes), in addition runners can purchase cross country spikes for meets if desired(we will discuss what length spike to get with these shoes), at least two short sleeve running shirts (performance wicking materials are best), at least one long sleeve shirt/sweatshirt, and at least one pair of running pants/tights.  A nylon windbreaker is helpful as well.  A DIGITAL WATCH WITH A STOPWATCH FUNCTION WOULD BE A GREAT TOOL AS WELL.

Howell no longer charges athletic participation fees

COACH INFO:  My name is Jason Lounds.  Please call me Coach or Coach Lounds.  This is my fourth year coaching cross country here.  I coached soccer at the high school for 7 years and La Crosse for one year before making the switch to middle school sports.  In addition to Cross Country, I also coach 7th and 8th grade boys and girls basketball.

I have been a runner and competitive athlete since middle school.  I love running and all that it brings to its participants.  I ran Cross Country in high school and I credit that with giving me a lifelong passion for running.  I look forward to being able to share that love of running with the runners at Highlander Way Middle School.

I have been a teacher in Howell schools for 18 years.  I teach Spanish at Highlander Way.  The best way to contact me during the day is by using my school email:

loundsj@howellschools.com