Hale XC Week 1!
Welcome to the 2021 season for Men's Hale Cross Country! Coach Dewitt and I are honored to work with your sons and look forward to appreciating all of our time together each day as we all grow to be better people for our community and the world. Read over our team standards as we will commit to those standards as the foundation of our team. Living by those, along with building and loving, will allow us to achieve our greatest success. Feel free to look at our past season team books as well to celebrate the success of our program over the years. The goal of each group of athletes is to leave the program in a better place after their four years.
Let's get after it this season, no limits!
We have a busy but exciting first week planned! Please read closely so that you are in the loop.
Practices/Events this week!
The XC season officially begins Monday and we will start practice at 7:45 a.m. so arrive a bit earlier. We will meet by the commons entrance (West side overhang). If trailers are still in the parking lot from state fair, have athletes park on 117th street or get dropped off there and walk in. Expect practices to go until about 10, may end a bit later or earlier depending on the workout/activity for that day so allow some flexibility especially the first week as we do our team olympics activities to end each practice.
Monday - 7:45 a.m. at Hale
Tuesday - 7:45 a.m. at Hale
Wednesday - 7:45 a.m. at Hale
Thursday - 7:45 a.m. at Hale
Friday - Meet at Hale at 8:45 a.m. to go to Minooka Park for team picnic day. Will return to Hale at 1:00 p.m. for pick up.
Saturday - 5:30 p.m. - athletes be at Hale for family night! Hope to see all parents, families there and feel free to do our 3k run at 6 p.m. and join in for post race dodgeball! We will have some snacks and some pizzas for after. This is a great time for families to get to know each other and be a part of the program.
Athletes can see our workouts for the week linked on our information page.
Please start getting sponsors for our Runathon which will be held Saturday, August 28th at Hale at 8:45 p.m. on the track. The flier is linked below, and athletes will get a printout of this at practice Monday.
Runathon Flier Form
Parents, family and friends sign up to order a fan shirt to rep your son at meets! Remember, your son will get a free shirt so no need to order one for him. To order use this google sheet linked here, I will give them a paper version as well if they would like to use that. Either way these are due by Friday morning of the 20th. I'll put the image of the shirts up shortly.
Fan Shirt Order Form
As an Fyi, Labor day practice will once again be at 6:00 p.m. to allow for families returning from up north etc. This is a tradition at Hale and a required practice so please communicate with coaches if you have conflict that day.
Our full team schedule for the season is here
Bus times will be posted there, and meet information will be given on blog and to kids to start each new week.
Any new families that haven't yet may want to look at our Parent Letter (info on shoes, our sport and more!). This will help answer any questions. Feel free to ask Coach anything.