GHS Cross Country Program Information
Welcome to GHS Cross Country
Here is all of the information you will need to start.
Cross Country is a distance running sport. Athletes come with different running backgrounds, so workouts are built so that athletes gradualy increase their workload.
While the idea of distance running is scary to most athletes who have never done it, one must come into the sport with an open mind and patience. This is why we have NO TRYOUTS!! Just a simple mile test to see what your ability is.
Since Cross Country is a Fall Sport, we will begin our training once we are informed what that will look like due to the Covid19 situation. Usually during the summer we train at local parks such as Verdugo Park and Griffith Park. During the school year, we train primarily at Verdugo Park.
An athlete's schedule will be adjusted to reflect the sport, which does count as the athlete's PE class. I will handle alerting the counselors of your desire to join our team. You just have to check to make sure it got onto your schedule. Athletes who are going to go to Clark will have one extra paper to fill out. It can be found on their website.
Workouts will continue through the beginning of November. After that, athletes can transfer to another sport, beging training for track, or wait until the end of the semester and not do another sport for the year.
A schedule of meets will be posted as soon as all dates can be verified.
Before an athlete can participate, they must complete the online Athletic Paperowork. A link to the online site is on the CC Homepage of this website. I recommend completing it right after the last day of school this year. A physical by a doctor is required but at the moment that might be easier said than done until we get more guidance. All paperwork is good for one full year before it must be redone. A separate link will help guide you through that process.
Equipment is fairly simple. For workouts, just a good pair of running shoes is the only real expense. Running clothes can be anything from old PE clothes to a tee shirt and shorts. Girls may want to invest in a sports bra. The official meet uniform will be provided to the athlete.
The full workout schedule, including days and times, will be posted on this website once things are known.
Once school starts, this will become your 6th period class (and count for PE). Once again, workouts will be posted.
I look foward to meeting you and helping you beging your cross country experience.
Head Cross Country Coach
Glendale High School