WMS XC 2020
It is going to be an exciting start to XC on Nov. 4th. Everyone hopefully has been putting in some mileage and are ready to get racing. All registered XC runners are expected to attend practice starting Wednesday Nov 4th. at 4:15. The boys will meet at the elementary flagpole and the girls will meet at the middle school flagpole. Everyone should come to practice dressed and ready to run. All athletes will be screened upon arrival, keeping your masks on, and gathering at your specific meeting point. Continuing with our social distancing all the while, once we begin to run, you can remove your masks. The boys will train on the elementary school side and the girls on the middle school side.
Throughout all of our workouts, warmups, cool downs, and stretching, all athletes will maintain their social distancing protocols. Once practice ends, all athletes are expected to put their masks on as they depart the school area. Practice will end at Approx. 5:45.
Parents, please be timely as you pick up you athletes, as it will be getting dark earlier than we are used to with this winter season of XC. Also pick up on time to be considerate to the volunteer coaches as they would like to get home to their families in a timely manner as well.
This is our plan as we start XC, however, like everything this year, it could change. With the large group that we have, we will be splitting the workouts so different groups are at the school working out hard as another group is home doing an easy run. We will be able to keep social distancing protocols more effectively and keep everyone safe.
Coach Chris Barajas.
Parents and athletes,
Now that we have registrations completed for middle school cross country, let’s get the training plan more in motion. Most athletes that ran last year know the importance of conditioning throughout the summer. And I assume they have been. This year is no different than any other except for COVID-19 and the fact that we can’t train together until the end of July. This means it is important to get running NOW.
If you have signed up for XC, get out and run. It is important to get a base of running experience now, don’t wait until team practice starts. For beginners, start by running a mile or so each day or every other day. As you feel better and stronger move up to 2 miles, then 3 miles each other day. For our experienced runners, I would hope you have been going about 3 miles a day average. Once we have been OK’d to start practice, we will break into groups, each determined by your age and ability.
I anticipate having to split into pods of 25 or less and practice social distancing as we are doing on the high school level. We have several parents that will be assistant coaching and each in charge of a separate pod. We will all follow the same training plan just in different locations and maybe on different days. We will have to wait and see how the protocols are instructed.
But in the mean time, get out and run! That’s all you need to do to get ready for the season. RUN, RUN, RUN.
As information about the season is given to me, I will let everyone know ASAP.
Coach Chris Barajas
Welcome to the 2019 Weddington Middle School Cross Country team!
Head coach Chris Barajas firstname.lastname@example.org
Team mom Catherine Schwarz email@example.com
Team Liaison Sheila Lacks
For day to day XC questions please contact Coach Barajas or Catherine Schwarz.
**August 16th practices change to M-F 4:00-5:30pm
**Team Pictures August 16th at 4:00, runners must wear their uniforms. We will practice after pictures. Please see link for order form http://southcharlottesportsreport.com/WMS/
**Optional practice Saturday, 8/17 8:00-9:00am @ Cuthbertson- for runners wanting to run and view the course before the meet. We will meet in the field next to the Cuthbertson Middle School parking lot. 1520 Cuthbertson Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173.
**Running logs are due August 19th!
**Optional practice Friday, August 30th 4:00-5:30pm ,due to the holiday weekend. Parents are welcome to join us and see how hard our athletes have been working and we’ll still have Chocolate Milk Friday!
3K Results 7-29-2019
**Chocolate Milk Fridays- sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044fafaa2b0-chocolate1
** Aug 3rd - Aug 11th CHARLOTTE RUNNING COMPANY is offering our team running shoes and spikes at a discount the week (flyer)
We have set up a text reminder system for updates, last minute notices etc. If you would like to receive these text messages, please text this message: @cschwarza to 81010
Or you can join at https://remind.com/join/cschwarza -You will need to rejoin the group, even if you signed up last year.
***We will always meet at the elementary school flagpole. Please have your child bring water to every practice, wear running shoes and remember if your're not 5 minutes early then you're 10 minutes late!!!
Mandatory Pratice begins July 22nd- M-F 8:00- 9:30am
Beginning August 16th practices change to M-F 4:00-5:30pm
**Starting August 16th, practices will be switched to PM hours because teachers will be returning to school.
June 10 1st Optional Practice
July 8 1st 3k Run
July 22 2nd 3k Run
July 22 1st Mandatory Practice
July 29 3k Time Trial
TBA 1st Meet
The tentative meet schedule can be found at
All runners are required to run a minimum of 100 miles from June 1st to August 19th, if they do not run and log 100 miles and turn in their running log by the August 19th they will not be able participate in our first meet.
Running logs can be downloaded here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Images/Club/4623/XCRunningLog2019.pdf
3K Run Goals:
The 3K Run time goals for this season will be based on running our 3K course in the following times:
Boys - 16:00 min
Girls - 17:00 min
**If you are not able to attend the 1st 3k Run, you should still plan to attend practice that week on the days you are available.