Fw: Cross Country Week of 8-8

On Friday, August 5, 2016 7:01 PM, Debra Jager <d_djager@yahoo.com> wrote: Parents: It’s hard to believe, but our cross country season is upon us. I will try to keep you informed of all things related to cross country at GRCHS by sending out an email each week, usually on Sunday. Here are details to know now: 1) Our official practices begin Wednesday, August 10. We will meet at 8:00 AM near the stadium entrance. Practices will move to 3:00 when school begins on August 17. Plan on practices going just over 2 hours.  The State mandates ALL high school athletes pass a physical each school year. A physical taken after 4-15-16 will work for the entire school year. A copy of the physical must be given to the athletic office at school. I can not let your child practice without this. Please make work of this. There are a couple places in town that give walk up sports physicals. 2) Our team’s first race, a scrimmage,  will be our annual alumni race on Tuesday, August 23 at the Gainey complex. More details will follow on this traditional start to our season. Anyone can run in this meet, including parents or siblings. 3) On August 27 we travel to Benzie for our first official meet. We will take the team to the beach at Frankfort after this meet. More details to follow on this too. 4) If you have not already, please register at eaglesrunning.com  Future emails will go through there, all past coach notes will be archived there, you will be able to link to our schedule or results, and you will be able to see any “press” we receive. The password to get registered is 2016eagleswin  We could also use a photo person for this site if any of you are interested. 5) We have a rather fun site for cross country in Michigan. It is athletic.net  You can view our schedule there, see all results, and run “hypothetical” meets. If you highlight a meet, you can often see meet info and time schedules. It will also rank teams all throughout the state and country. ( Disclaimer – it’s easy to spend too much time here.) 6) For the first time ever, I have scheduled a shoe/spike night at Gazelle. It is Friday, August 12 from 6-9 PM. Our team will get a 15% discount on all trainers and 20% on all spikes. ( This beats the normal discount of 10% for high school teams.) So if you need new shoes or spikes, you may want to wait for this night next week Friday.  I’m looking forward to a fun season. Please partner with our team by praying for athletes and coaches. Thanks! Doug