TEAM CALENDAR: Click here for the XC schedule of meets, practices, & other team activities
This Google calendar will be constantly updated and will contain the most current events, so please check it regularly and click on the name of the event to open up the details (start and end times, address, location, etc.).
SUMMER TRAINING: Summer training is the key to your success in Cross Country.
Your summer training should consist of one long run every week, a speed or tempo run, hills, a couple of easy runs, and some cross training. Summer mileage will be your foundation for the XC season. It takes at least 10 weeks to build a distance base.
You will enjoy the XC season and have success if you commit to summer training. If you put in the work, you will start XC on August 5, 2013 in the best shape of your life.
Track your mileage on this training log.
If you have your own training log/book, please feel free to use that instead.
View the training schedule for your level based on how many years you have been running on a team:
| 2nd year
| 3rd year
| 4th year
If you have any questions about the training schedules, please ask! For example, on a day that looks like this: 4 (miles) 1 HR XTRAIN = this means that you cross train for 1 hour (no running) but it counts as 4 miles towards your total.
EVERYONE will be required to turn in a summer training log the first week of practice (starts Aug. 5).
If this is your first year on the team, please use the 1st year training schedule as a guide.
If this is your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year on the team, you are expected to reach your summer mileage goals in order to be a successful part of this team.
For explanation of and directions to the summer group training runs please check our team Google Calendar
Please bring a water bottle and large towel to every summer training run.
Please "like" our public team page for more frequent updates on the team - http://www.facebook.com/manatee.track.xc
We also have a secret group on facebook that is only visible to group members. This is for updates about the team that we do not wish to make visible to the general public. You can get added to this group by a current member of the group. Currently all team members who are on facebook are in this secret group plus a few parents. If you wish to be added to this group, just ask. Thanks!
More updates to this site are coming soon!
2012 MEET SCHEDULE
If you wish to ride home with your own parent from a meet and not take the bus home, parents please bring this completed form with you.
If you cannot view or open PDF files please click here to download a free PDF viewer.
Please read this XC team and parent handbook
for everything you need to know about the cross country season.
2012 Team Fees:
$100 for everyone on the team. The $100 team fee does not even cover all the expenses for each team member (entry fees, park tickets, meals, shirts, water bottles, awards, etc.), but it does help offset a good portion of those expenses.
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BRING A WATER BOTTLE AND BEACH TOWEL TO EVERY PRACTICE AND MEET.
MHS ATHLETICS PAPERWORK:
Everyone must complete the athletics paperwork in order to participate in any sport at MHS. You are not officially on the team until the paperwork is turned in. That means you must turn it all in to coach on/before the first day of practice. If this is your first sport ever at MHS, you must get a physical before you can participate in summer training sessions.
Concussion & Heat Release
- everyone. $45 payable to Manatee High School. Please be sure check has your phone number on it and student name on the memo line.
Drug Test Consent
- only need to complete one time while at MHS so if you turned one in last year, you are set; first year on team - you need to do this
GA4 Affidavit of Compliance with Policy on Athletic Recruiting
- transfer students must complete this form; if you started 9th grade at a school other than Manatee High School you are considered a transfer student
EL07 Registration for Home Education Student
- home school students must turn this in (notarized) BEFORE first day of practice (Aug. 13)
EL07 Home Education Student FAQ
Short, Inspiring Articles You Should Read:
Importance of the long run
Choosing Success Every Day
PHOTOS: team photos on our facebook page
WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR TEAM:
Cell Phone, Laptop, Gold & Silver Jewelry Recycling Fundraiser
- Collect old cell phones, ink jet cartridges, GPS, graphing calculators, digital cameras, laptops, mp3 players, radar detectors and jewelry. Old, broken, unwanted jewelry in any condition will increase our fundraising a lot!!! Ask local businesses that you visit often - restaurants, doctors, lawyers, hair stylists, any business since many businesses replace their employee cell phones every year.
Ask family members, friends, neighbors, teachers, and have your parents ask at work. View the list of items we can submit.
Please turn in all recycled items to Coach.
Purchase MHS Cross Country apparel and gifts
- Including hats, sweatshirts, T-shirts, water bottles, stadium blankets, jewelry, license plates, pajamas, iPhone cases, and so much more!
Click here to make a secure, tax deductible donation
- Money donated goes directly to team expenses
Participate in and help secure sponsors for the Canes Classic
- Encourage all of your family and friends to walk or run in our Labor Day event. It is open to all ages and abilities. Know someone who wants to be a sponsor? Visit CanesClassic.com and print the sponsorship form.
CANES CLASSIC: The Canes Cross Country Classic is our team's fundraiser.
Each one of you benefits from the Canes Classic as the money is used to purchase uniforms, warm-ups, team T-shirts, bags, water bottles, and other goodies that you get to keep, the awards banquet dinner, our social events such as past trips to Orlando and Gainesville, entry fees to meets, team dinners, and our trips to water/theme parks and other fun activities. Our Cross Country parents/boosters have been invaluable with their help with the Canes Classic through generous sponsorships, race day help, and clean up. We could not do this without all of you. For full race details, registration, and sponsorship information, please visit the race Web site at CanesClassic.com
. We need help from athletes and parents to bring in sponsorship money for this event.
Please contact Coach Darling Reed
if you are willing to help. Thank you.
This is our team's home meet - one of the more popular meets of the season. It features four races - girls varsity, boys varsity, girls JV,and boys JV. We have a partnership with the Bradenton Runners Club as our title sponsor. Our Cross Country parents/boosters are needed to volunteer at this meet. For full race details, please visit flrunners.com
and click "calendar" and select cross country.
USEFUL LINKS: CanesClassic.com flrunners.com FHSAA.org FHSAA XC
FHSAA Health & Wellness Road Runners Club of America USA Track & Field
Manatee High School MHS Cross Country MHS Track & Field
2012-2013 School District of Manatee County Academic Calendar
Suncoast Striders Walking & Running Club