An end of the season survey was emailed/texted out to everyone this weekend. Selle and I would really appreciate if all athletes and parents would take a few minutes to fill this out for us. The purpose of the survey is to give feedback on how we are doing coaching the TEAM. The results from the survey help to guide our conversations about how to improve as we try to move Vista Nation XC forward. The survey is totally anonymous so the coaching staff will not know how individuals responded to each question.
Athlete Communication with Coaches
If you are going to miss a practice for some reason please understand that the expectation is that you should communicate with the coaches before hand. We had several athletes missing from Saturday mornings run that did not touch base with either myself or Coach Selle. We understand that things come up, and we are willing to be flexible with you. However, our expectation is that if you can't make a Saturday run that you tell the coaches before practice. We also expect that you go out and get in the assigned run that day on your own. We would prefer that you communicate with us face-to-face, but a phone call, text, or email is better than not telling us at all.
Here is a copy of the email Mrs. Romine sent out about this Friday's XC Banquet:
Hello Vista Nation-
Our end-of-season XC Banquet is on November 7, 2014 in the MVHS Commons at 6:30 p.m. We will be having our traditional potluck, and the coaches will hand out awards, letters and other recognitions.
Please click on this Sign-up Genius link to sign up to bring something and RSVP. Since we usually have about 300 people in attendance, we have quite a few slots to fill. Feel free to sign up for more than one item. Please read through the sign-up sheet carefully - some of the items have important specifications. I will monitor the sign-up sheet and make necessary changes as the RSVPs are logged. You will receive an automatic reminder 2 days before our event.
Finally, we wil need a crew to come early (6:00) to help with set up. Please email me if you can help. We will also need some folks to stay and help with clean-up. Again, please email me if I can count on you.
For those who are wondering about a dress code, the kids usually dress up and look sharp!
Also, if you picked up any extra clothes or items at meets or practice, please bring them to the banquet as we will have a Lost and Found table set up.
Please email me (Kimmy Romine) if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing all of you and helping our kids celebrate their successful 2014 XC season.
NXR 2 Mile Time Trial
On Thursday, November 13th those athletes competing in Arizona will be racing against 2 other teams (Broomfield, Dakota Ridge and possibly 1 or 2 more) in a 2 mile XC time trial. Right now, we are scheduled for Commons Park in Broomfield. There will be a bus both to and from this event. The tentative race time will be around 4:00 p.m. that afternoon.
The 2 mile XC time trial will help the coaching staff to decide which athletes will be competing in the championship and open races in Arizona. However, the time trial is not the only determining factor. Practice effort and attendance during the next 3 weeks will also be taken into consideration. We will make final decisions on line-ups after the time trial.
Schedule for November 3rd-9th
Mon-Redstone Park 3:20 p.m.
Tempo Effort on the Grass
Tue-No School, Run on your own or w/ a teammate
40,50, or 60 mins
Aerobic Run + Speed
Aerobic Run + Weights
Fri-MVHS 3:10 p.m.
Track Workout @ Race Pace
Sat-Rocky Heights MS 8 a.m.
IHop After the Run (bring $$$ for breakfast)
Turkey Day 5K Registration
The Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce has once again given us a discount for the upcoming Turkey Day 5k. Discount applies to all registrants including those ordering the performance tshirt. Please print form and return with payment to Therese Fitzsimmons (Delaney or Mauren) or to Coach Sprafke at MRMS by Fri., 11/7. You may also bring forms to the MVHS XC Banquet on Fri., 11/7.
Still need volunteer hours? High school and adult helpers needed for bib and tshirt pick up. If interested, contact Therese Fitzsimmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race Registration Form