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Cross Country - Varsity Coed

CROSS COUNTRY HEAD COACH : DAMIAN SUTTON

Damian.sutton@ahschool.com


Cross Country 2019

(Grades 6-12)

Email damian.sutton@ahschool.com to sign-up.

All students interested in cross country must have an FHSAA Sports Physical (EL2) and Consent and concussions (EL3 - all 5 pages) uploaded to Magnus. You must also submit a GA7 to the athletic office.

Summer Practice Begins: Monday August 5th

Summer Practice Days:

Monday-Thursday- 8:30-10:30am. Saturdays - 8:30-10:30am @ Vista View Park, Davie FL.


School Year Practice begins: Monday, August 19th

Practice time: 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Meet at the track pavilion. Practice days are Mondays through Fridays. Athletes need proper running shoes, towel and water bottle. Parents should pick up athletes promptly at 6:00 pm. For safety reasons, absolutely no pick is allowed from Broward Blvd.

Welcome to American Heritage Cross Country. All boys and girls in grades 6-12,

regardless of ability or experience, are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Many of

the school runners will be new to the sport and training sessions will be appropriate to the

runner’s ability. There is a certain amount of work involved in any endurance sport. Our

goal is to grow as an athlete and also keep it fun!

All runners must have a physical exam on FHSAA sports physical paperwork BEFORE

they are allowed to participate in training sessions. The sports physical must be uploaded

to Magnus from your school portal. A GA7 form must also be turned in to the athletic

office for the student to be approved to participate. Once the athletic office clears you,

you may then start training. This must all be completed within the first week of official

practices.

The most important equipment a runner needs is a proper pair of running shoes. If you

are new to running and are not sure what you need, I recommend visiting a running store

such Runners Depot or Running Wild.

In addition to your shoes, you will also need a t-shirt and shorts. Cotton clothing is fine

however, dri-fit tends to work well in the warm weather.

Athletes need to hydrate daily and stay hydrated in our humid/weather. Water will be

available at all training sessions. You are encouraged to also bring your own water

bottles as well. Runners can substitute a sports drink for water. Drinks like Gatorade do

have important electrolytes such as sodium and potassium but also have a lot of added

sugar so please look at all of the ingredients.