St. Isidore/St. Joan of Arc CYO Cross Country: News: Welcome to the XC Season!

Saturday, July 29
Welcome to the XC Season!
The 2017 Edition of CYO XC will start on Monday, August 21 at 4:30pm!  We will meet on the tennis court side of Osage Park.  Please arrive by 4:30pm and walk your runner to the picnic tables by the tennis courts as we will have a brief parent meeting to introduce the coaches and the season.

Volunteers:  Thanks to everyone who has signed up to help out at the meets.  CYO is a volunteer program and we rely on parent volunteers to provide a safe and fun program.  If you did not "buy out" your volunteer obligation please go to one of the volunteer links on the home page and sign up!  We are especially in need of medical volunteers for the two races we host and parent coaches.  Please email me if you are willing to help in the parent coach role!

Volunteer Link:
See the home page for the link.
Equipment/Water/Sweats:  Practice will often start hot so having light clothing and a water bottle with your athlete's name on it is important.  Typically by the end of practice the fog comes over the hills and your sweaty runner can become chilled.  Please bring sweats--also with your name on them.

Running Levels:  We will break into 4 groups based on ability not age.  Our advanced group is really for those who love running and have recently participated in a running sport such as track or soccer.  We'll adjust groups based on how runners perform over the season.  The parent coaches will monitor and advise runners on which group they should be in.

Races:  There are 5 races during the CYO season.  Please see the website for details.  Runners must participate in one meet to be eligible for the diocese final.  (This does NOT include the relay meet.)

Encourage your runner:  Running--especially in the first few weeks --is hard!  It takes courage and fortitude to participate.  Please encourage your runner and compliment them on their participation and effort.  Let them know it will get easier over time!