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Welcome to the DLS Cross Country Program

Come Join our Team:
The DLS Cross Country team is looking for you!  Cross Country is a non-cut sport, open to any DeLaSalle Collegiate High School student who is academically eligible.  Cross Country is highly recommended for any boy who does not play another fall sport, any boy who plays a winter sport and wants to get into shape. Cross Country is also highly recommended for spring track athletes who want to be at the top of their running game come March!  The Cross Country team works hard and plays hard and has a strong bond among the boys and families--come check us out. Call, text, or email Coach Sandy Buchanan or stop by one of our practices.  See Daily Practice Schedule for a two week forecast of practice time and location. Sunday night text notes will be sent out to the team and any parents wishing to receive them. 

Mileage, weight training, and core conditioning begin at the lowest common level and will increase over the course of the summer training.  Summer conditioning is open to all, is not mandatory, but is highly, highly encouraged.  The sooner the team can train at a relatively equal level, the more we can grow.  Specific training plans are created for those who are rehabbing injuries, competing in other summer sports, running at an elite level, or who have never run competitively before.  Communication, commitment, and attendance are key to a successful season.

All athletes must have completed sports physical and Cross Country Liability Form on file with the Athletics office by July 1. 

Parent Chaperones and Volunteers:
Effective July 1, 2014, the Archdiocese of Detroit's Office for Safe Environments requires ALL volunteers to complete a three hour Protecting God's Children workshop.  Register for workshop at www.virtus.org.  Each adult volunteer must also complete a background check.  The form is on our website under Current Pilots/School Forms.  Volunteers must fax, email, or send in both documents together - certification of completing the workshop and the background check form - to Mrs. Sandy Carra in the main office.  You will not be able to volunteer until these requirements are met.

God Bless!  Go Pilots!  YAGOTTAWANNA!