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MRC Cross Country Program

2017 MRC Cross Country  

Registration opens June 1st, closes August 1, 2017


MRC Cross Country
Cost $115

Participants must be 4rd grade thru 8th grade, if younger you must get approval from Bill Shea, Head Coach.
Practice will be Tuesday and Thursday starting August 1st thru October at Cherokee High School.
You can play in another sport (like soccer) and still participate in Cross Country.
Cross Country Races will be on Saturday morning’s starting in September.
Races are approximately 1.5 miles in length.
All skill sets welcome from the beginner runner to AAU Junior Olympians.
You do not have to live in Marlton.

Any questions contact Bill Shea at bshea@drexelmed.edu or cell 856-701-4302

*****NO LATE REGISTRATIONS please*****
 

MRC Cross Country Program Mission


Cross Country is an individual sport; being successful in XC is a team effort.
Cross Country should be a positive experience for each athlete, parent, and coach. Each athlete should demonstrate hard work, teamwork, discipline, dedication, selflessness, integrity, and sportsmanship. As they do so, they will improve their performance on the field and develop the character that will make them successful throughout life.
Program Philosophy:
Our philosophy is to create a fun atmosphere for all skill sets to improve, but at the same time embrace a competitive and character driven program for Cross Country. We hope that each athlete will remember how their experience made them a champion both on and off the field.
The greatest rewards that athletes will gain on the team will be the rewards that come from being a part of a team. We want each player to see the improvement that comes from consistent hard work and to value the importance of a commitment. We also want each athlete to know that he/she has achieved because of continued effort and dedication. Cross Country should be a wonderful experience from which each athlete can always look back and remember the lessons learned, friendships gained and goals achieved.
Cross Country is an individual sport; being successful in XC is a team effort.  Being a part of a team requires great commitment and sacrifice.  All athletes are expected to conduct themselves with honor and responsibility both on and off the field.

About Us

Our program provides instruction and competition to both the novice and experienced cross country athletes.  We believe in proper stretching, strengthening activities, long distance running as well as interval work outs.  We will move the kids along at their individual pace.
 
We will hold practices two to three days a week depending on skill sets with races once a week.  Boys and girls will practice together, however, for the most part boys will compete against boys, girls against girls. We will practice mainly at Cherokee HS fields for a safe environment.  However, we will be doing some off campus practices.  Practice will be 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Tuesday, and Thursday (may change due to coach’s availability and day light savings).   You are allowed to participate in Cross Country as a secondary sport, Cross Country is not considered a “sport of season”  (meaning you can do soccer or any other MRC sport and still join our team).
 
Practices will start after August 1st,  2017. There will be one head coach and a few assistant coaches which are all MRC certified and experienced. The coaches have competed competitively through high school, College, and after College and all have the same coaching methodology as noted above.  The only thing that you will need to furnish is a pair of lightweight running shoes, sweats with an excitement to run and build strength.  
There will be a meeting when registrations are completed. It is strongly suggested that everyone, especially first timers, please try to attend. There will be a short presentation on what our program is all about, schedules will be distributed, your questions will be addressed, and you will have a chance to meet the coaches.

Safety

 

  • Athlete safety is assigned the highest priority throughout the entire program.
  • If any athlete is reported as being unable to play because of medical treatment, such as a laceration, sprain, or fracture, a written release from the doctor must be given to the coach for that athlete to resume track activity. Verbal approval is not allowed.
  • Any athlete injured in such a manor that bleeding occurs must be removed from the meet, and may not return until the wound is treated and bandaged.
  • If an athlete falls to the ground, and remains down, the race may be stopped. This decision will be based upon the severity of the situation and the event.

Description of Offense/Misconduct

Minor

Adult

Gesturing or signaling obscenely or the use of profane language toward and opponent, colleague or spectator.

1 Meet

1 Meet

Verbal abuse of an athlete, coach, spectator.

1 Meet

2 Meets

Throwing of equipment by an athlete in anger.

1 Meet

 

Gesturing or signaling obscenely toward an official.

2 Meet

2 Meets

Entering the infield of a track by the athlete, coach, spectator to argue with the official.

2 Meet

2 Meets

Verbal abuse of an official.

2 Meet

3 Meets

Assaulting an Official by an athlete.

3 Meet

 

Spitting on an official.

1 Year

1 Year

Throwing objects at an official whether it hits its target or not.

1 Year

2 Years

Throwing objects at an official whether it hits its target or not.

 

5 Years

Any offenses of abuse directed toward a Minor Official can result in dismissal.

 

Review


 
Age Groups


There are several races strictly for Middle School Division.  They will be races for any  4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grader and they will all compete together in the same race.  The race distance will be 1.5 to 1.62 miles.

Date Meet Location Results
8/19 Trying to set a PRACTICE CHEROKEE CHALLENGE MEET (SATURDAY) Cherokee HS 9:00am (1.5 miles)
9/02 Off Holiday    
9/09 Cherokee Challenge http://www.ccctf.com/ch_chal_entry17.pdf (SATURDAY) Cherokee HS Boys & Girls Middle School

9:00am (1.5 miles)

Awards: Individuals Trophies to the winning boy and girl in each race with medals awarded to those finishing 2nd through 30th
9/16 South Jersey Shootout Gloucester County College Boys & Girls Middle School
8:30am(1.62 miles)
Middle School: Medals to the top 25 in each race. Plaque to top team boys & girls (min. 5 runners)
9/23 Trying to set Conference MEET (SATURDAY) TBD Boys & Girls 9:00am
(1.5 miles)
9/30 South Jersey Open (SATURDAY) Delsea High School CHAMPIONSHIP
9:00am
Mixed Middle School (1.62 miles) Awards: Individuals Trophies to the winning boy and girl in each race with medals awarded to those finishing 2nd through 40th
10/7 Trying to set a Conference MEET (SATURDAY) TBD Boys & Girls 9:00am
(1.5 miles)
10/14 Trying to set Conference MEET – instead of six flags (SATURDAY) TBD Boys & Girls 9:00am (1.5 miles)
10/16 SJTCA Fr/So Middle School XC Race (MONDAY) Rowan University 4:00pm
Middle School Girls
Middle School Boys
(1.62 miles) Awards: Individual Trophies to the winning boy and girl in each race with medals awarded to those finishing 2nd through 25th – No team titles
10/21 Trying to set Conference MEET (SATURDAY) TBD Boys & Girls 9:00am
(1.5 miles)
10/22 Buena Fr/So Middle School XC Race (MONDAY) Buena High School Middle School Girls & Boys
3:45pm (1.6 miles)
Plaques: First through Third in each division Medals: 4th thru 20th in each
10/28 End of season championship (SATURDAY) TBD Boys & Girls 9:00am
(1.5 miles)
TBD Please Note: This is outside our normal season. Will NOT be for the entire Team due to the level of competition – see me.

AAU National Championship

TBD TBD