CROSS COUNTRY - PARKER MIDDLE SCHOOL



PLEASE Visit the Summer Running Club link for a summer schedule:

YOU MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL BEFORE BEING ABLE TO PRACTICE WITH THE TEAM.  TO BE VALID THE PHYSICAL MUST BE DATED AFTER APRIL 15TH, 2015. Link to the physical form:

http://www.mhsaa.com/Portals/0/Documents/AD%20Forms/physical%20card%202%20page.pdf

 

Can 6th graders run?  – YES, they may practice with the team unofficially (this is an MHSAA rule). They may participate in “open” exhibition events, and usually run only one (1) mile in competition and their results do not count towards team points.  We encourage 6th graders to come out and run with us!  Our 6th graders participated in every dual meet and in invitationals that had races specifically for 6th graders.  MOST OF THE INVITATIONAL EVENTS WE ARE A PART OF HAVE RACES SPECIFICALLY FOR 6TH GRADE RUNNERS.

 

 

MANDATORY PRACTICE BEGINS ON THE FIRST THURSDAY AFTER SCHOOL -  STARTS @ 2:45PM. Practice will happen Monday - Friday.  Most meets are on Wednesdays @ 4PM. We will meet in the commons outside the main office.  Practice will go from 2:45 to 4:15 pm. APPROPRIATE CONDUCT IS REQUIRED WHILE YOU ARE IN THE COMMONS WAITING FOR COACH TO ARRIVE.  ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR - SITTING QUIETLY AT THE TABLES WORKING ON HOMEWORK OR SITTING QUIETLY AND TALKING WITH FRIENDS.  NO MESS CAN BE LEFT BEHIND.


COACH INFO:  My name is Dave McCall.  Please call me Coach or Coach McCall.  This is my fourth year coaching cross country.  I coached swimming for about 15 years.  I was an assistant coach for the Howell Sea Serpents working mainly with late elementary to middle school aged swimmers.

I have been a runner and swimmer since middle school.  I love running and all that it brings to its participants.  I ran Cross Country in high school and I credit that with giving me a lifelong passion for running.  I look forward to being able to share that love of running with the runners at Parker Middle School.

I have been a teacher in Howell schools for 15 years.  I teach Biology at the Freshman campus.  The best way to contact me during the day is by using my school email:

mccalld@howellschools.com

We also have a Parker Middle School Cross Country Group on Facebook.

EQUIPMENT:

Runners should have at least two pairs of running shorts, at least one pair of running shoes (these can be either road or trail running shoes), in addition runners can purchase cross country spikes for meets if desired(we will discuss what length spike to get with these shoes), at least two short sleeve running shirts (performance wicking materials are best), at least one long sleeve shirt/sweatshirt, and at least one pair of running pants/tights.  A nylon windbreaker is helpful as well.  A DIGITAL WATCH WITH A STOPWATCH FUNCTION WOULD BE A GREAT TOOL AS WELL.

Howell no longer charges athletic participation fees:

http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20120626/NEWS01/206260313/Howell-eliminates-pay-play-fees?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage