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Wildcat Mountain Head Coach

Amy Stein
303-669-6829
ajsteinco@gmail.com

Assistant Coaches:

Aspen Young

Katrina Johnson

Matt Beckman

Michael Fry 

Nathan Boehlke

Sarah Veitenhaus

 

 

Landsharks Running Club Wildcat Mountain

First XC Meet at Castle View High School

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We encourage our Landsharks parents to use the SportsEngine mobile application to receive text updates, view the schedule and locations of events. The SportsEngine app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Once installed, search for Wildcat Mountain.

FIRST PRACTICE:

Tuesday, September 6th

PRACTICE DAYS/DATES:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

9/6, 9/8

9/13, 9/15

9/20,  9/22

9/27, 9/29

Celebration Practice: 10/4

PRACTICE TIMES:

7:30-8:15 am

Practices:  We meet before school from 7:30 until 8:15 am.  

Runners will leave their backpacks by the baseball fence and will assemble at home plate.  We will begin practice with some fun and easy warm-ups, followed by a game or two in order to get the energy flowing.  We will break runners into groups for individualized games, skills and drills and then conclude with a cool down before dismissing runners to their classes. Please ensure your child has a labeled water bottle for each practice! 

Practices are cancelled if the wind chill is under 30 degrees, and/or if it is physically snowing or raining.

Dress for Success:  Runners need to dress according to the weather.  

55 degrees and warmer - Running shoes, t-shirt, shorts, and optional running hat.

45-54 degrees - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, shorts or sweat pants.

44 degrees and cooler - Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, sweat pants, running hat/head band and gloves.  If it is windy, dress one cooler level down.

Running shoes:  We will train on the areas around the school. We encourage you to purchase quality running shoes for your runner(s).  Please check your child’s current running shoes for wear.  Buy them a little large, not tight.  We have several running stores sponsoring our Landsharks program:  Colorado Running Company in Colorado Springs and the Runner’s Roost in Lone Tree offer a discount for registered Landsharks runners and coaches.


MEET INFORMATION

Meets will be at Mountain Ridge Middle School
 at 3:00 pm 
on the following Sunday afternoons:

September 18th
September 25th
October 2nd


Schedule of Event

Our schedule of events:

Runners and Coaches Arrive

Coaches Meeting

Parent Volunteers meet the Site Director for course assignments

Star Spangled Banner

Races Begin

Kindergarten - 2nd grade: 1/2 mile
2nd-6th grade: 1 mile OR 1.5 mile

***Heat order will be run at discretion of the Site Director***


Mountain Ridge Middle School Course Map

WEATHER POLICIES

Landsharks Lightning Policy

1.    We will monitor the weather via the Weather Bug App with Spark Function. 
2.   Activities shall be immediately suspended and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within a 8-mile radius.  Activities shall remain suspended until the device indicates there is no longer lightning within a 8-mile radius.
3.   If the device fails or connectivity is poor, we will suspend activity when cloud-to-ground lightning is observed OR thunder is heard.  We will quickly direct staff, participants and athletes to pre-determined shelter(s).
4.   Once the practice/race has been suspended, we will wait at least 20 minutes after the last thunder or flash of lightning is witnessed, prior to resuming.
5.   Any subsequent thunder or lightning, after the beginning of the 20-minute count, reset the clock and another 20-minute count should begin.
6.   Please share the safety plan with others picking up your athlete.
7.   Understand the evacuation process depending on the site lay out. 


Meet Guidelines

In order to create a safe environment for our Landshark runners and families, please adhere to the following guidelines for our races. These guidelines are in place to help keep our races organized and fun for the kids and parents.

  1. Please park in designated areas only.
  2. Upon arrival, please locate your runner(s) school coach and then parents must be in the designated spectator viewing area(s).  The only adults allowed on the race course are coaches or volunteers with a Landsharks' T-shirt.
  3. Exchange runners should check-in with the Site Director, who is in the Tie-dye or Bright yellow T-shirt.  Your runner will receive their bib at that time.  All runners are required to have a bib prior to racing.  Bibs should be pinned on the back of the runners' shirt for ease of removal in the finish chute.
  4. Each race night all runners run ONLY one race of their choice with their age group.
  5. Please for the safety of ALL athletes No parents on the race course.  There will be coaches on the course with the runners as well as designated volunteers to help keep all runners safe.
  6. Following your runner's race, your child will find you in the designated spectator viewing area.  You are free to stay and watch the remainder of the races or depart if so desired.
  7. Have fun and cheer for all runners because, “Finishing is Winning!”

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY!