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Cross Country



2018 Team


Coaching Staff

Adam Canning

adam_canning @ccpsnet.net

Team Overview

One of the great things about distance running is that, in terms of sports, it is one of the most fair because you are able to achieve serious improvement by putting forth great amounts of effort and you are able to compete against yourself. Sure, some people have genetic advantages, but most people can gain significant achievements by hard work alone. By training you can increase your fitness, increase your oxygen carrying capacity, prepare mentally, and become generally tougher... thus being faster. 

In order to put yourself in a place to achieve success over the course of the relatively short cross-country season it is necessary that you extend the season into the summer. This is another great aspect of cross-country -- you can prepare as a team even when everyone is training individually. There can be team runs for bonding, motivating, and accountability reasons; however, even if you are away from Bird for the whole summer you can still be preparing to achieve individual and team success in the fall by training on your own.

Highlights

The Boys and Girls XC teams look to improve on the success of the 2014 season. Both teams are current favorites to win Conference 12 in Division 5A.

Season

Our first official team practice will be on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7 a.m at Bird. We will do some running, but mostly this will be a team meeting.

Tryouts

Our first official team practice will be on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7 a.m at Bird. We will do some running, but mostly this will be a team meeting. Please have a current VHSL physical at the first day of practice. 

Tryout Requirements

Please have a current VHSL physical at the first day of practice. A current Physical is Dated after May 1st of the tryout year is required before the student will be permitted to tryout.

Pre-season

We will start unofficial team practice on Monday July 13 at 6:30am.