Thursday, February 18, 2016

Running with Rocco

All Track & Field RUNNERS:

It’s time for you to start getting in shape for Track & Field season! We’ll be Running with Rocco to get us ready for our upcoming season! Here’s the schedule for the next couple of weeks. If you can’t make a session, make sure to run on your own! Check the Learwood CC blog site for days, times, and distances to run!

·         Tuesday, February 16th           3 – 4 p.m.                    Learwood                                20 – 30 minutes
·         Friday, February 19th              3 – 4 p.m.                    Learwood                                24 – 34 minutes
·         Saturday, February 20th          9:30 – 11:30 a.m.        Rocky River Metro-Parks        22 – 32 minutes

·         Tuesday, February 23rd           3 – 4 p.m.                    Learwood                                26 – 36 minutes
·         Thursday, February 25th          3 – 4 p.m.                    Learwood                                24 – 34 minutes
·         Friday, February 26th               3 – 4 p.m.                    Learwood                                28 – 38 minutes
Saturday, February 27th          9:30 – 11:30 a.m.        Rocky River Metro-Parks        26 – 36 minutes

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Running Club

Attention all Running with Rocco Runners:
 
All Track & Field RUNNERS:
 
It’s time for you to start getting in shape for Track & Field season! We’ll be Running with Rocco to get us ready for our upcoming season! Here’s the schedule for the next couple of weeks. If you can’t make a session, make sure to run on your own! Check the Learwood CC blog site for days, times, and distances to run!
 
·         Tuesday, February 2nd             3 – 4 p.m.                    Learwood        18 – 28 minutes
·         Friday, February 3rd                3 – 4 p.m.                    Learwood        16 – 26 minutes
 
·         Tuesday, February 9th             3 – 4 p.m.                    Learwood        20 – 30 minutes
·         Friday, February 12th              3 – 4 p.m.                    Learwood        18 – 28 minutes
·         Saturday, February 13th          9:30 – 11:30 a.m.        Rocky River     22 – 32 minutes
Metro-Parks

Friday, January 22, 2016

Running with Rocco

Attention all Running with Rocco Runners:

Running with Rocco is combining your two favorite things at Learwood: RUNNING and ROCCO!

Back by popular demand, Running with Rocco is coming at ya! Time to get ready for the upcoming Track & Field season—here’s the schedule for the next couple of weeks. Make sure you’re in shape and ready to go! If you can’t make a session, make sure to run on your own! Check the Learwood CC blog site for days, times, and distances to run!

·         Friday, January 22nd                3 – 4 p.m.        Learwood        10 – 20 minutes
·         Saturday, January 23rd            10 – 11 a.m.    ALHS Track      14 – 24 minutes

·         Tuesday, January 26th             3 – 4 p.m.        Learwood        12 – 22 minutes
·         Thursday, January 28th            3 – 4 p.m.        Learwood        16 – 26 minutes
·         Saturday, January 30th            10 – 11 a.m.    ALHS Track      14 – 24 minutes


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Running with Rocco

Attention all Running with Rocco Runners:

Attention all Track & Cross Country athletes: now is the time to start your training for the upcoming Track & Field season! Here is the schedule for the next couple of weeks. It is imperative that you keep up with your pre-season running! If you can't make a session, please make sure to run on your own! Check the Learwood CC blog site for days, times, and distances to run (if you can't make it to a session).
·         Thursday, January 7th                     3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            12 – 20 minutes
·         Friday, January 8th                          3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            20 – 30 minutes
·         Saturday, January 9th                    10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track           14 – 24 minutes

·         Tuesday, January 12th                     3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            12 – 22 minutes

·         Thursday, January 14th                   3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            24 – 34 minutes

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Running Club Update

Attention all Running with Rocco Runners!
 
It’s time to win winter! Here’s the schedule for the next few weeks, with corresponding times to run if you can’t make it to any one of the sessions.
 
·         Tuesday, December 8th                 3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            20 – 30 minutes
·         Thursday, December 10th             3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            24 – 34 minutes
·         Friday, December 11th                    3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            22 – 32 minutes
·         Saturday, December 12th              10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          26 – 36 minutes
 
·         Tuesday, December 15th               3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            24 – 34 minutes
·         Thursday, December 17th             3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            28 – 38 minutes
·         Saturday, December 19th              10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          26 – 36 minutes
 
·         Monday, December 21st               10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          30 – 40 minutes
·         Tuesday, December 22nd              10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          28 – 38 minutes
·         Wednesday, December 23rd       10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          32 – 42 minutes
·         Saturday, December 26th              10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          30 – 40 minutes
 
·         Monday, December 28th               10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          34 – 44 minutes
·         Tuesday, December 29th               10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          32 – 42 minutes
·         Wednesday, December 30th        10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          36 – 46 minutes
·         Thursday, December 31st              10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          34 – 44 minutes
 
When the weather cools off, Running with Rocco heats up! It’s time to get out there and conquer winter!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Running with Rocco

Attention all Running with Rocco Runners!
 
We’ll be running over Thanksgiving Break! Here’s the schedule for this week and next, with corresponding times to run if you can’t make it to any one of the sessions.
 
·         Wednesday, November 25th       10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          16 – 26 minutes
·         Friday, November 27th                   10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          14 – 24 minutes
·         Saturday, November 28th             10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          18 – 28 minutes
 
·         Tuesday, December 1st                  3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            16 – 26 minutes
·         Thursday, December 3rd               3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            20 – 30 minutes
·         Friday, December 4th                      3 – 4 p.m.            Learwood            18 – 28 minutes
·         Saturday, December 5th                10 – 11 a.m.        ALHS Track          22 – 32 minutes
 
When the weather cools off, Running with Rocco heats up! It’s time to get out there and conquer Winter!

Monday, October 19, 2015

States Week

Cross Country Athletes & Parents:
 
·         Congratulations to both the Boys & Girls on their SWC Championships! WOW! What a great couple of races—I don’t think I’ve ever seen two teams from one school do as well as you guys did last Saturday! And…the conference is bigger (10 total teams) with greater competition than it has ever been. That was awesome! Great execution of that 1st mile, and a great finish.
·         Please turn in uniforms to Room 404! Please wash your uniform and turn it in to Coach Rocco in room 404. Please place everything in a bag and label it with your name.
·         Starting next week, you need to take a break! One of the problems distance coaches have with good teams—and we have two GREAT teams—is getting those teams to rest. Rest is important! Take 3 weeks off of running, starting next week. No running! This is ‘Couch Potato’ time, where you have permission to be a lazy kid for three weeks. Eat what you want, play other sports, sit on the couch and watch television/play video games. Time to rest!
·         RUNNING WITH ROCCO (our off-season running program) starts the week of November 16th. If you are not involved in a winter sport, or if the winter sport you are involved in does not conflict with our off-season running, then you need to start running the week of November 16th. We will meet 3 – 4 days a week, after school, from 3 – 4 p.m. We will definitely be done by 4 p.m. We will also meet on some Saturdays and we’ll start advertising road races as well. Running Club starts in November and goes until the beginning of March, when Track & Field conditioning begins. It is important for runners to run in the off-season! Nothing crazy, but you want to get out there after your rest period. We’ll be running outside so dress for the weather! All updates of RUNNING WITH ROCCO will be on our team blog.
·         I’m updating the Cross Country bulletin board with our new individual and team records. I’ll be sending athletes updated Avon Lake Cross Country records, along with SWC history.
·         Thanks for a great season! There’s a lot of people to thank for this season:
 
1.       PARENTS – Thank you for all your support through the Friday Night Dinners, helping us out at our Fun Run, and taking all the pictures at meets (Matuszak & Jantzes in particular)! I tell teams at the beginning of the season: If we as coaches do a good job this season, you won’t want this season to end—you’ll want to keep running together forever. Already kids are upset the season is coming to end, and I’ve even had parents tell me the same thing. This has been another awesome season, and one of the central reasons is that it was a community event. Thanks for making it great!
2.       COACHES – No disrespect to any other teams out there, but we have the best staff! Coach Arebaugh could be a head coach in his own right (he already was), the kids love him, and he’s just a great source of knowledge. Coach Walters—she’s the brains (and the looks) behind the organization! And those videos were awesome! We deal a lot in the ‘memory’ business here, and Coach Walters was able to capture those great moments so we can all look back at what a great 2015 season it was. Thanks to the best staff!
3.       ATHLETES – As coaches, we try to set our expectations high for you guys, and you met or exceeded them every time. More important than just being a talented, hard-working, and great team, you guys did it the right way. I also tell teams in the summer that you will be spending the next 3 ½ months together, and, for some of you, you’ll be running for the next 6 years together. In that time, you’ll change from a group of strangers to a family. You guys really did that this season—you were definitely more than a team. The first thing we heard as coaches from other teams or parents wasn’t how good you were (although we did hear that a lot), but what nice kids you were. This happens every year—but this year we heard it on an almost weekly basis. As a former runner for Avon Lake, this makes me so proud. Avon Lake is a place we all call home, and it’s awesome to see our town represented by you guys. Thanks for a GREAT season, and GO AVON LAKE!
 
OHSAA Middle School Invitational:
 
·         Bus leaves TROY at 6:15 a.m.  Be there at 6 a.m., and be ready to sleep on the way down. We’re taking 2 buses!
·         We should return around 5:30 p.m. We plan on stopping for food on the way back home.
·         This meet will be held at:
 
Ohio University-Lancaster Campus
1570 Granville Pike
Lancaster, OH  43130
 
·         Weather looks good! Right now it looks like it will be 68 degrees. Still, dress in layers. If the weather forecast changes we’ll go over it with the team this week.
·         Bring a snack. We’re leaving early for this one, and you’ll want to eat a large snack prior to racing.
·         Bring extra food/water. I’ve got extra water that I’ll be bringing, but you’ll want to snack when we get there so bring some food and a sports drink!
·         Bring money! You might want to buy apparel when you get there, and we’ll be eating a late lunch on the way back.
 
·         Here’s who we’re running against: http://www.baumspage.com/cc/ccframe.php?path=http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/cc/default.asp
 
·         Here’s Avon Lake’s roster—we can take 10 people on TEAM for this race (names are not in any particular order):
 
BOYS OPEN        11 a.m.
Sam Baugh
Owen Bornhorst
Austin Creighton
Kenny Davis
Chad Hargro
Dominic Houdeshell
Michael Knick
Clay Ledbetter
Jordan Matuszak
Brandon Nieding
Tyler Stepak
Carter Sutsko
Noah Volle
Seth Wanner
Mitch Wargo
Jackson Wiley
Eddie Wolski
 
GIRLS OPEN        11:30 a.m.
Abby Baird
Emma Bratton
Maddie Coleman
Audrey Dickens
Tomi Johnson
Jaryn Lindner
Camden Lockner
Mallory Menz
Alison Steele
 
BOYS TEAM        12:00 p.m.
Brandon Holton
Joey Carson
Michael Kuban
Ryan Keller
Billy Starr
Cole Sparker
Thomas Cline
Alex Folds
Andy Gruber
Mark Szabo
 
GIRLS TEAM       12:30 p.m.
                Maggie Jantz
                Sumaya Salem
                Emma Sherban
                Emily Presley
                Isabell Nagel-Russell
                Olivia Crimaldi
                Lily Stepak
                Ava Kramhoeller
                Mackenzie Roberts
                Clare Petkash