• cross country
     
    2021 Season
     

     

    Dear Parents/Guardians & Athletes,

    Hello and thank you for showing interest in the Michigan City Middle School Coed Cross Country team. We are excited to kick off the 2021 Cross Country season the week of June 14th. We will have practices every Thursday evening from 7pm until 8pm at Krueger Middle school from June 14th through August 12th. On August 19th we will begin our normal season schedule where we will practice Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5. 

    Starting with practice on August 19th, it is vital that every athlete on the team has an up to date physical evaluation form filled out and filed with Final Forms https://michigancity-in.finalforms.com/. If an athlete does not have a physical then he/she will not be able to practice until this documentation is completed and submitted through Final Forms. Quite literally if an athlete shows up and there is no physical on hand by either coach then that athlete will not participate until this has been resolved. Physical forms can be printed straight from the link on this website. Most doctors offices also have physical forms. Physicals can be obtained for your pediatrician, HealthLinc, and Working Well. 

    At the middle school level, cross country does not expect students to be able to run any distance at the start of the season. Middle School Cross Country is about learning how to run long distances. It is about learning mind over matter, discipline, understanding perseverance, and pushing yourself to have new experiences and accomplish goals you didn't think possible. Through this, we will teach students how to distance run. Cross Country is also excellent off season endurance training for athletes in other sports.

    Running can be a very demanding activity that can provide many benefits when done correctly. With that in mind, it is important to make sure that the athlete is well hydrated, making mostly healthy food selections, and getting adequate rest. Water, appropriate attire, good shoes, and a good attitude should be brought to every practice. As we sometimes run through fields or forests, bug spray and sunscreen are also recommended.

    Once August hits, please consult the practice schedules for all dates and times. Also, please check the cross country website for more information or canceled practices. Practices are almost never cancelled
     
    Parents must arrange for a ride to drop off their athlete at Krueger at 3:30pm and pick their athlete up at 5pm from Krueger. Actions may be taken if rides are more than 15 minutes late. Once the season starts, buses will be available to take athletes from Krueger to all away meet locations and back to Krueger after meets. Krueger students are encouraged to attend Club Discovery before practice. 

    We look forward to seeing you at practice! If there are ever any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Coach Bohac or Coach Triemstra.

    Sincerely,

    Coach Bohac & Coach Triemstra
     
    Coach Bohac: sbohac@mcas.k12.in.us 
    Coach Triemstra: ktriemsta@mcas.k12.in.us 


     

     

    Make sure you have your physical completed and turned in to the office ASAP!  
    You must have a physical in order to practice.
     
     
Last Modified on September 7, 2021