Monday, July 17, 2017

CONDITIONING LOCATION CHANGE!

We just got an email from the Business Office/Athletic Department today asking us NOT to conduct practice at the ALHS campus this week due to construction of the new track. Therefore, we’ll plan on meeting at the southwest corner of the Avon Lake Public Library (grassy area by the tennis courts), and we’ll take the trailhead there to Kopf Reservation. We’ll be doing this every day this week. Bike riders can meet us there as well, and then we’ll walk to the reservation together. Parents, if you can use the library parking lot (instead of the high school north lot), that would be appreciated.

As another reminder, we’ll be meeting from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. this week. I updated the blog site with information regarding our schedule throughout the remainder of the month of July, along with information regarding forms. Please let me know if there are any questions that the blog site may not address.

Athletes, if you know of any NEW runners who plan on attending practice (we’re getting new runners almost daily), can please relay this information to them? That would really help. Our roster is changing every day, and we know we won’t be able to communicate this information to everyone because, well, we don’t know everyone yet.
 
I will also wait by the caboose area at the high school to re-direct anyone who does not receive this message that we’re practicing at Kopf Reservation.
 
Thanks for your flexibility! We’re running the trails this week!

Thanks,

 
Coach Rocco

Sunday, July 16, 2017

PARENTS: FORMS!

Parents, I updated the forms that must be completed prior to the first official day of practice (Tuesday, August 1st). Forms to be completed are located in the tab above labeled 'Medical Forms' and there are a few differences from last year's formatting:
  • Forms are located on one page of the ALHS Athletic Department website, which makes it easy to navigate--it's a 'one-stop' place to access everything.
  • I broke down the 3 sections to be accessed, read, and/or completed.
  • Try to get as much as you can get done in these next two weeks!
Hopefully this helps! Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks, 

Coach Rocco

Conditioning Weeks

Learwood Middle School Cross Country conditioning will be Monday - Friday, July 17th through July 31st, from 8:30-9:45 a.m., at the ALHS Track (meet at the caboose). Our first official day of practice will be Tuesday, August 1st. Even though the high school track is being re-surfaced, we still plan on meeting at the high school! Please wear clothes suitable for practice: running shoes, water, and a small bag to put things in (notably, water & cell phone).

If you cannot make it to a conditioning session, that's okay! We know families' schedules vary at this time of year. However, if you can't make it to a session, make sure you are running on your own! I'm attaching general running times below--pick a time listed below (or a time in between the listed times below) to run on the days you will NOT be in attendance.

Lastly, MEDICAL FORMS and PHYSICAL FORMS must be filled out and turned in to the coaching staff PRIOR to Tuesday, August 1st (the first official day of practice). We strongly encourage you to get this done BEFORE our first official practice--that way you'll be ready to go on the first day. We'll post our August running schedule soon!

Click HERE for the link to the Avon Lake Athletic Department Forms.

Thanks! We're looking forward to a great season!

Running Schedule:
  • Monday          7/17     12 - 22 - 32 minutes
  • Tuesday         7/18     10 - 20 - 30 minutes
  • Wednesday   7/19      14 - 24 - 34 minutes
  • Thursday       7/20      12 - 22 - 32 minutes
  • Friday            7/21      10 minutes
  • Saturday       7/22       Road Race and/or another sport/activity
  • Sunday          7/23       Rest--no running!
  • Monday         7/24      16 - 26 - 36 minutes
  • Tuesday        7/25      14 - 24 - 34 minutes
  • Wednesday   7/26      18 - 28 - 38 minutes
  • Thursday       7/27      16 - 26 - 36 minutes
  • Friday            7/28      10 minutes
  • Saturday       7/29      Road Race and/or another sport/activity
  • Sunday         7/30       Rest--no running!
  • Monday        7/31       20 - 30 - 40 minutes

Thursday, July 13, 2017

JULY 13th SESSION CANCELED!

Cross country pre-season running is CANCELED for Thursday, July 13th, due to weather (thunderstorms)! We will meet again on Monday, July 17th. We will post the next two weeks' schedule soon!

Make sure to get your run in prior to our next meeting! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, July 7, 2017

JULY 7th SESSION CANCELED!

Cross country pre-season running is CANCELED for Friday, July 7th, due to weather! We will meet again on Tuesday, July 11th.

Make sure to get your run in prior to our next meeting! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pre-Season Sessions: June 27th - July 13th

Learwood Middle School Cross Country PRE-SEASON RUNNING will begin Tuesday, June 27th, from 9-10 a.m.. We will meet at the ALHS Track (meet at the caboose). Please wear clothes suitable for practice (you might get dirty), running shoes, and water! We will be staying on campus (or at Kopf Reservation).


The PRE-SEASON RUNNING dates are listed here:

Week #1: June 27, 28, and 29
Week #2: July 5, 6, and 7
Week #3: July 11, 12, and 13

If you cannot make it to a session, that’s okay! We know families’ schedules vary at this time of year. However, if you can’t make it to a session, make sure you are running on your own! I’m attaching general running times below—pick a time listed below (or a time in between the listed times below) to run on the days you will NOT be in attendance.

Lastly, medical forms and physical forms must be filled out and turned in PRIOR to Tuesday, August 1st (the first official day of practice). You’ve got time, but try to get this done BEFORE our first official practice—that way you’ll be ready to go on the first day. Forms should be posted on our blog site on the tab labeled 'MEDICAL FORMS'. The dates may be old, but the forms are accurate. I'll be updating that portion of the blog soon.

Thanks! We'll see everyone soon!
  • Tuesday               6/27      10 – 20 minutes
  • Wednesday         6/28      14 – 24 minutes
  • Thursday              6/29      12 – 22 minutes
  • Saturday              7/1        Road Race and/or another sport/activity
  • Sunday                 7/2        Rest—no running!

  • Wednesday          7/5       16 – 26 minutes
  • Thursday               7/6       14 – 24 minutes
  • Friday                    7/7        18 - 28 minutes 
  • Saturday               7/8        Road Race and/or another sport/activity
  • Sunday                  7/9        Rest—no running!

  • Tuesday               7/11      16 – 26 minutes
  • Wednesday         7/12      20 – 30 minutes
  • Thursday              7/13      18 - 28 minutes 
  • Saturday              7/15       Road Race and/or another sport/activity
  • Sunday                 7/16       Rest—no running!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

2017 Cross Country Sign-Up!

Welcome to the 2017 Avon Lake (Learwood) Cross Country Season!
The coaching staff is glad you're interested in joining the team!

Sign up for Cross Country:
 
 HERE

 
We will be posting a lot of information regarding our summer training, conditioning/practice schedule, and other fun things we're planning for the upcoming season! Please check the site regularly this season!
 
Any questions, please contact Coach Rocco at:
 
 
Thanks and we're looking forward to seeing you soon!