Updated Info Fall 2018
ABBOTT CROSS COUNTRY 2018
ABBOTT CROSS COUNTRY 2018
COACHES: CONNIE FELLMAN 248-798-5399, CONNIE.FELLMAN@WBSD.ORG
LINDSAY BELLI 248-470-6330, LINDSAY.BELLI@WBSD.ORG
We are excited to have your child run Cross Country for Abbott! As coaches, we are passionate runners ourselves and look forward to sharing our love of the sport with each and every child. You are responsible to pick-up your runner from each practice and meet on time. Transportation is only provided to the events. Please contact us if you can help at our 3 home-meets, they takes 5 volunteers. It it just 1 hour of your time. Most jobs just involve pointing runners in the correct direction. Our home meets take place at Marshbank Park on Hiller Road.
As we have done in the past, runners are to wear their own black running shorts. Ladies, please no spandex.
Uniform tops must be purchased by Tuesday, September 11th. The price is $25. Please send in cash. They are lightweight, mesh tech-t’s. Your child may keep the top. If your 7th 8th grader still has their uniform from last year, they may use that one. During races, shirts must be tucked in, no jewelry of any kind, including no earrings! Watches are allowed.
Runners must have supportive running shoes. Please no NIKE frees, no minimalist shoes, no lightweight foam, tennis or court shoes. Spikes are not used in our middle school league. We recommend the New Balance or ASICS line of shoes.
PARENTS: To run in our first meet, students must pay-to-participate on-line at www.westbloomfieldathletics.com, print and complete both sides of the Blue physical card dated after 4/15/2018. All paperwork is due by the start of practice on Tuesday September 11th or your child will not be able to participate in the first practice.
ATTENDANCE AT EACH MEET IS MANDATORY
Our first meet is 4:00 Thursday, September 20th at Marshbank Park in West Bloomfield. Races start promptly and can be as short as 10 minutes, so give yourself time to park and walk to the start line. Courses in middle school are between 1.5 and 2 miles long-each school is different.
MEET PICK-UP TIMES VARY, BUT WE ARE USUALLY DONE BY 5:00. COUNTIES AND INVITATIONALS RUN LONGER, USUALLY 6 PM.
Practices go until 4:00 each day. We often train on the WB-trail. We try to have everyone back to Abbott by 4:00 pm, but occasionally we have a few runners off their usual pace which makes us get back a few minutes later. DO NOT PANIC if we are occasionally late. We will send a REMIND notice if this occurs.
SNACKS/DRINKS: 2 days before all meets, we will ask runners to volunteer to bring either a snack or drink for the team. We just ask each runner to volunteer once.
Please sign up to our Cross Country REMIND account by texting: @abbottcc to 81010.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call/email us!
Coach Fellman and Coach Belli