Welcome to the 2018 Cross Country Team at Argonaut High School and Thank you for being a part of a very exciting season for us. We are starting our season this week with our first practice outside of the summer practices on Wednesday August 15th. It is a good start to a great season!
We will continue to have practices on Monday through Friday from 3:30PM to 5:30PM at the lower track field with runs that will take our runners through Jackson, and Martell. Each team member is asked to bring a water bottle, and snack if possible with them to practice. Some runners will need extra nutrition as this will be a change for many of them. We will be able to use the new Track that was built over the last few months.
To add some different scenery, we are looking for new runs to add such as the 49er By-Pass Run, and the Jackson Mid-Town Run. We are looking for additional local runs that will promote our cause.
In addition we want parents that will help our team by making sandwiches for our Wednesday Lunches to promote good nutrition, especially on a day when many may be inclined to forget a good nights sleep and a good breakfast. Over 80% of todays teenagers merely snack through the day on a regular basis. We want to promote good nutrition through eating lunch on Meet Days. Wednesdays are also a day when meets will produce times that will be reported to the Cross Country League and end up ranking our team in the league.
Donations to the team are always welcome and our team will be working hard to fundraise throughout the season. We will be providing your student another form that covers the Run-A-Thon. Team members will be asked to find Donations for running a specific number of Miles. This will assist in paying for food and water, as well as paying for Invitational Meets on Saturdays.
All this would not be possible without the support of our loyal Parents! Our first meeting will be next week on Tuesday August 21st.
Thank you all for being a part of your son/daughters sports program here at Argonaut High School and helping us make it better!
Coach Duggan English Teacher 257-7708
Asst Coach Putnam Career Technician 257-7757
Wednesday Lunches before meets
In addition to helping your kids hydrate and recover properly, we want parents who can help our team by making lunches before meets to promote good nutrition, especially when many students may be inclined to forget a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast. Over 80% of todays teenagers merely snack through the day on a regular basis.
* We recommend that students attempt to drink water (at lunch and breaks) throughout the afternoon so that they are prepared physically for the heat of the afternoon practice.
We have had families make lunches for the Team including some great ideas such as:
PB&J, Carrots & Chips, Water
Spaghetti, Salad, and Bread, Water
Different sliced meat sandwiches, Potato Chips, Water
Prevention of Injuries
Injuries are not common in this sport, but they are a possibility. Please make sure to talk with your kids about how they feel physically and communicate with the coaching staff.
Sore muscles usually recover within days and are aided by massage, protein, and proper hydration. Injuries can nag all season if not treated properly with (RICE) Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, anti-inflammatory medication, and even a doctor’s visit if they persist or are unbearable.
* If your athlete has asthma, takes any medication, or has any special needs, please make sure they come prepared and inform the coaching staff of their condition.