2021 High School and Middle School XC Sumer Camps Who: All middle school and high school cross country/distance athletes wanting to prepare for the upcoming fall cross country season. Incoming 6th graders are also welcome to join our middle school camp.
What: A 9 week summer training program for dedicated cross country runners looking to get ready for the 2021 season.
When: Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. starting June 7th to August 6th. High school athletes will also have the option to meet on Saturday mornings as a team throughout the summer.
Where: We meet at a variety of locations throughout the Highlands Ranch area to run. Practice locations will be posted each week at www.vistanationxc.com
$150 for all Middle School athletes (6th, 7th, and 8th graders in the fall of 2021)
$200 for all High School athletes (9th-12th graders in the fall of 2021)
$350 for families with two or more runners participating in our high school camp.
Athletes Running Track in June: High school track and field athletes that are still competing in June will be meeting at the same time and locations as our XC camp most days. Our summer camp is our main fundraiser of the season and how we afford to compensate our assistant coaching staff in the summer and fall. We are asking that families still pay the $200 registration fee, even if competing during the CHSAA track and field season in June. However, we understand that $200 may not be feasible for some families. We want to include all athletes, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Coach Dalby if this is an issue so that we can work out a plan for your athlete together.
Registration Due Date: Please register online before June 7th
Coaches: The high school camp will be lead by Mountain Vista High School Head Cross Country Coaches Jonathan Dalby and Eric Selle. Our assistant coaching staff will also be helping throughout the summer to ensure proper supervision on every run.
Contact Information: Contact Coach Jonathan Dalby with questions regarding the summer program at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 816-529-8987.
Team Website: Please visit our website for more information about our summer program and the fall XC season: www.vistanationxc.com
Middle School Camp: The middle school camp will meet at the same times and locations as the high school camp. However, middle school athletes will be under the direct supervision of Mountain Ridge Middle School Coaches Karen Sprafke and Jeremy Estell throughout the summer. Training will be kept age appropriate for our younger runners at camp. Incoming 6th graders are also welcome to join our middle school cross country camp this summer.
Attendance: Attendance is 100% optional. Many athletes will go on vacation or be out of town during the summer. Although we will offer a structured camp 5 to 6 days a week, athletes will not be turned away if they cannot make it to each practice.
Training: All running programs are based on the experience and ability of each individual runner. We will also be working on flexibility and strength at camp to ensure that everyone stays strong and healthy. Every athlete will be given an individualized training plan to follow each week on the Final Surge App.
Final Surge: Throughout the summer and fall season the coaches will be sending out workouts virtually through"The Final Surge". This will give runners the opportunity to view their weekly training plan throughout the summer and fall. This will also allow the coaches an opportunity to help you with your running by being able to coach you both in person and virtually.
Final Surge Registration Instructions Athletes that register for the summer (both high school and middle school) will received an email inviting you to be a part of "Vista Nation XC" virtual coaching through the final surge if you have not already registered in the past. Here is what needs to be completed:
Athletes should check their preferred email that they used at registration and look for an invite from the Final Surge to join Vista Nation XC.
Once you have accepted the invitation, the coaches will add you to a training group.
Download the Final Surge to your smart phone. You will receive team notifications via the app along with comments to your training log from the coaches.
Upload a picture to your Final Surge profile so that the coaches and your teammates know who you are.
Use Final Surge as your running log by uploading your runs everyday into the app or web platform. Coaches will be able to give you feedback virtually on your running. Only coaches can see your log, other teammates cannot.
Log your workouts everyday in Final Surge to earn your aerobic monster shirt (both high school and middle school runners).
New Aerobic Monster T-Shirts: Athletes will once again have the opportunity to earn an aerobic monster T-Shirt this summer. Here is how you can earn one: 1.) Run all summer from June 7th to September 6th (Labor Day)
Training plans will be sent out each week on The Final Surge.
2.) Log Your Miles in the Final Surge App:
Everyday you will be able to see your assigned individual training in Final Surge. You will then log your mileage/workout for that day after your run to keep track of all of your training throughout the summer months. Anyone who wants to earn a new Aerobic Monster shirt MUST log their mileage in Final Surge.
3.) No Zeros:
In order to earn your T-shirt you will have to log your mileage each day to become "An Aerobic Monster". Taking a rest day on Sunday is fine, or days off for injury or sickness. Other than that, get your runs in! Even when you are on vacation.