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King Cross Country:Letter Requirements

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VARSITY AWARDS AND LETTERS 2014

The following are descriptions of the primary awards given at our annual Awards Night:

Martin Luther King Servant Leader Award: This honor reflects the character and legacy of our school's namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King led by serving. His life modeled "the first shall be last" and "do unto others what you would have done to you." In that spirit, we honor an exemplary young person who leads all season by serving. This award honors someone who demonstrably puts others before him or herself. This person does not seek aclaim, but is noticed, respected and honored by many due to their sacrificial character. To maintain the dignity and esteem of this award, the coaching staff awards it only when there is a deserving athlete, therefore, it's an honor that is not yearly given.

Most Valuable Runner This is a person who displays a consistently valuable character to the competitive outcome of the team all year long. These qualities are demonstrated in a variety of ways, among which for consideration are: Speed and skill on the race path, competitive contribution to the success of the team in racing, strong, positive contribution to the success of the team in practice, positive attitude toward the sport and teammates, coachability, demonstrated enthusiasm for King High, demonstration of unselfishness, integrity, and verbal leadership and inspiration toward the team

Most Improved Runner: This is a person who demonstrably shows dramatic improvement in their race times from one season to the next or within the context of one season 

Rookie of the Year: The most impressive new-comer to King High XC, both boy and girl. A rookie who demonstrated an above average success in racing and commitment to the sport and the team. 

VARSITY LETTER POLICY

Please Note:  While the coaches do reserve the right to award a letter to any athlete regardless of point total, due to the objective nature of the lettering system and its broad-based, multi-faceted approach, such awards have never been given since this system's adoption in 2002.   100 points are required to letter. Less than 100 points will not letter.

League Championship and CIF Patches: League Championship patches are made available only for varsity letter earners who raced in the top nine (9) of King’s finishers at least once during the season. CIF Finalist/championship patches will be available to those who raced in, or served as an alternate on the CIF teams.

Varsity Letter Requirements:
The varsity letter for King Cross Country is awarded for both talent and effort. It is designed to be a valued award for running ability, hard work and dedication. The achievement of a varsity letter is not a right, but rather the result of a personal responsibility to act and behave all season in a “Varsity Manner,” meaning, an above average commitment to the team, the sport, to hard work and to improvement. A letter can be earned by anyone from any grade level. To earn a varsity letter in Cross Country, the athlete must do the following.

1. Finish the season in good standing with the coaches
2. Compete in at least three of the in-season Saturday invitationals
3. Maintain a “varsity attitude” throughout the season. A varsity attitude is demonstrated by an above-average commitment to the team’s goals, to the sport and to one’s individual improvement.
4. Maintain a 2.0 GPA
5. Don't quit. Quitting for any reason prior to the end of the season will disqualify an athlete from a letter.
6. Once the five criteria above have been achieved, the student-athlete must also earn 100 or more points from any of the following categories.


DISQUALIFIERS FOR EARNING A VARSITY LETTER
  1. Fall BELOW a 2.0 GPA at the end of the first quarter. Ineligibility will disqualify an athlete from lettering.
  2. Quitting for any reason prior to the end of the season will disqualify an athlete from a letter.
  3. Refusal to compete in a CIF race (if qualified to do so) will disqualify an athlete from a letter.

Accomplishment

 
PointsAwarded
Boosters: Parent attendance at a booster meeting (Sep, Oct. Nov) 5 each day
Improvement: Athlete displays consistent and substantial improvement from prior year of King XC in race times throughout the season and on a variety of courses. 10 
Fundraising: Community financial support obtained (student earns only one level of points):  10 points for every $100 earned in fundraising, maximum of 40 points.**bonus 5 points if at least $150 is raised and turned in by September 1 10, 20, 30 or 40 
(+5 more with date-by bonus points)
 
DNR: (defined as “the student Did Not Run the intended workout.”  Is NOT defined as “student was present for attendance or watched the workout”)  Athlete has 2 or fewer days of non-running - DNR - (for any reason) from scheduled practices and meets from Aug 22 to the day after league finals (only academic events/testing and doctors notes are excused) After 8 days of non-running, an athlete forfeits a letter regardless of points earnedDoctor’s excuses must be delivered to Coach Peters within one week of the injury/illness to excuse non-running days.   30
DNR: Athlete has 3 or fewer DNR's (for any reason) from scheduled practices and meets from Aug 22 to the day after league finals (only academic events/testing and doctors notes are excused) After 8 days of non-running, an athlete forfeits a letter regardless of points earnedDoctor’s excuses must be delivered to Coach Peters within one week of the injury/illness to excuse non-running days.   20
DNR: Athlete has 4 or fewer DNR's (for any reason) from scheduled practices and meets from Aug 23 to the day after league finals (only academic events/testing and doctors notes are excused)  After 8 days of non-running, an athlete forfeits a letter regardless of points earnedDoctor’s excuses must be delivered to Coach Peters within one week of the injury/illness to excuse non-running days.   5
Participation in King Cross Country
For Four Years
For Three Years

30
25
Racing Accomplishment: Finish the season with your name on the Top-7 Grade Level Record List (all time), or Top 15 MSAC All-time List (one only) – Improving upon a Mt.SAC time already listed in top 15 will count toward points 10 
Racing Accomplishment: Finish in the top 7 combined King finishers of a competitive day or race in the actual varsity race regardless of finish place (8th and 9th place runners earn 5 points) 10 or 5
Racing Accomplishment: Compete in the varsity race at League Finals 5
Racing Accomplishment: Compete at CIF Prelims 20
Racing Accomplishment: Compete at CIF Finals 25
Racing Accomplishment: Compete at State Championships 30





Tuesday, May 27
HOW TO MAKE THE 2014 KING CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS!
The coaching staff will select athletes for the competitive season based on the following criteria:

1. Displays a Consistent Positive Attitude. Athletes of any ability level who are viewed by the coaching staff during the summer camp or during the prior season(s) as being negative toward their teammates, the sport, training, the coaching staff or the well-being of the program will not make the team. Such attitudes are detrimental to the team bonding process and will not be tolerated.

Prior experience with King Cross Country will NOT guarantee a position on the team.

Internet/Facebook/Twitter posts, texting or other electronic communication that is damaging to individuals or the team as a whole will not be tolerated and if discovered will be grounds for dismissal from the team

Such characteristics of negativity, should they arise during the competitive season (after selection has been made) may result in mid-season dismissal from the team.

2. Shows Consistent Quality Effort in practice. Athletes who make a habit of walking for any part of a practice after the first two weeks of the summer practice schedule will not be selected for the competitive season. Deliberately cutting a prescribed route to gain a shorter distance is viewed as showing a distinct lack of effort.

3. Demonstrates a Minimum Ability Level. Concerns of safety and liability require that the coaches be able within reason, to monitor all runners on the team. Therefore, runners must demonstrate the ability to run at an adequate speed to ensure visibility and group contact. Much effort will be made by the coaches during the summer camp to motivate and instruct all runners to be able to maintain reasonable contact with the group. Should a runner NOT be able to consistently finish workouts without walking, within a reasonable time-gap of the group, such a runner will not be selected for the competitive season.

All athletes must meet minimum time standards to make the team. Below is a listing of the marks for both ROOKIES and VETERANS.

STANDARDS REQUIRED FOR MAKING THE 2015 TEAMS 

Rookies must meet the following by the final time trial in August:

On a three mile course:
Girl, 9th and 10th grade rookies must run 26:00 or faster
Boy, 9th and 10th grade rookies must run 23:00 or faster

Girls in 11th who are rookies must run 24:30 or faster.  
Boys in 11th who are rookies must run 21:30 or faster

Girls in 12th grade who are rookies must run 22:00 or faster 
Boys in 12th grade who are rookies must run 19:00 or faster 

Veterans must meet the following by the final time trial in August: (Veterans are boys and girls who have run at least one year of King XC)
Run a three mile course in their 2014 PR + 1:25.  CLICK HERE TO SEE YOUR PERSONAL STANDARD

NOTE: Improvement over your time spent in our program is an expectation. Therefore, if a KXC veteran's 2013 PR + 1:25 window pushes their qualifying mark ABOVE the rookie standard for your grade, then the veteran must meet the rookie standard for their grade level.




 
 

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