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REVISED 2/2/19

 

Three Most Important Words in Cross Country

JUNE / JULY / AUGUST

 

 

2017 XC Season Best Mark List: Click Here 

2018 XC Season Best Mark List: Click Here

 

 

Important Dates

2019 Summer Camp - Mandatory for all returning and new runners.

2019 Dates / Times / Locations:  Approximate Dates!

June 24th - August 10th, 2019 - Varsity Level

July 8th - August 10th, 2019

M-T-W-Th, 4-6pm, and Saturday, 7:30-9am

Location TBD

Take family vacations, trips, and/or college trips before summer camp. There is an attendance policy for returning XC runners! 

Specific information is available on our Summer Camp link.

 

Team Announcements:

 

MD Athletic Golf Tournament. The Golf Classic will be held on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at the Newport Beach Country Club.  The Cross Country team is responsible for 2 Foursomes and 3 Hole Sponsors.  If you or your business are interested in fielding a Foursome and/or being a Hole Sponsor, please email Coach Martinez at rmartinez@materdei.org.   Last year sold out one month prior to the tournament.  SAVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Registration 9:30 AM          Shotgun Start 11:00 AM      Dinner 5:30 PM

 

 

XC Summer Camp.  Cross Country Summer Camp is mandatory for all RETURNING RUNNERS.  The approximate dates are July 8th to August 10th.  Varsity swimming and weight will start earlier, approximately June 17th (Tuesdays and Thursdays).  RETURNING RUNNERS that miss 5 days or more will be required to TRY OUT in order to remain on the team.  TRY OUT STANDARDS are posted on the Summer Camp link.  TRY OUTS will be the week before school starts.  If you miss the TRY OUT as well, you will not be on the team. 

 

 

XC/Track Block Athletic Class.  The block athletic class is for varsity and potential varsity athletes.  All Cross Country and Track athletes are NOT enrolled in this class.  Placement requires Coach Martinez’s approval.  Athletes can still be on the Cross Country and Track teams despite not being enrolled in the class. Cross Country runners are required to do Spring Track in order to be considered for this class, and remain in the class.

 

Please be advised that next year (2019-2020), enrollment will require registration in summer camp, either XC or Track, as well as 75% attendance in the summer camp. Athletes who also participate in outside club sports will not be considered for the XC/Track Block Athletic Class. Athletes that are enrolled in 2017-2018 class are not guaranteed to enrollment for next year (2018-2019).

 

Any enrolled athlete that QUITS the XC and/or TRACK team will not be allowed to continue weight lifting.  They will have STUDY HALL during Blk. 4 for the remainder of the year.

 

If an athlete is unable to participate in the specific XC/Track Block (Blk. 4) due to a conflict with another academic course, they will not be allowed to move into another team’s athletic block. 

 

 

Attendance Policy.  Athletes are required to attend every practice.  Athletes are allowed 5 absences total regardless of the reason or excuse for missing practice.  This is a “no questions asked” policy.  We will not differentiate between an excused or unexcused absence, or an acceptable or unacceptable absence. Consequences start with not racing and will progress to a suspension then dismissal from the team.  Runners that miss Monday and/or Tuesday practices may not race that weekend.  Runners who cannot finish a workout or training run may not race that weekend.  The head coach reserves the right to use his personal discretion in considering any special circumstances surrounding an athlete’s absence.

 

AGAIN, ANY ABSENCE ON A MONDAY OR TUESDAY MAY RESULT IN NOT RACING THAT WEEKEND.  VARSITY ATHLETES ARE NEVER ALLOWED TO MISS FOR ANY REASON.

 

ANY ATHLETE MISSING ANY DAY OVER THE LAST 2 WEEKS OF THE SEASON, REGARDLESS, OF THE EXCUSE MAY BE HELD OUT OF THE TRINITY LEAGUE PRELIMS AND FINALS.

 

  

XC Team Text Alerts.  Runners and Parents are asked to sign up for our team text alerts. Weekly email will NOT continue when school resumes.  Runners and parents will be responsible for keeping up with all team announcements from the team website.  Text Alerts will be used to notify runners and parents of important announcements and/or deadlines.

 

Follow these instructions. Sign up for FREE!

  1. Text message:  @mdxcountry
  2. To number:  81010
  3. Reply to the text as instructed. 

 

If you have any trouble, text the above message to (949) 245-6385

 

 

 

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XC OFF-CAMPUS PRACTICE LOCATIONS:

 

Irvine Terrace Park – Click Here

Fairview Park – Click Here

Thornton Park – Click Here

HB Central Park – Click Here

TeWinkle Park – Click Here

CDM State Beach – Click Here

Mile Square Park – Click Here

Bonita Creek Park – Click Here

Aliso Woods – Click Here

Citrus Ranch – Click Here

Upper Newport Back BayClick Here