Welcome to Sprague Cross Country 2016!
I hope that all of you are excited as we near the end of the school year & looking forward to a restful summer. I know that a lot of us are excited for the start of 2016 Cross Country season.
As a Sprague graduate, I am excited to return to Sprague HS where I coached XC/T&F from 1992-2007. For the past 8 years, I have been XC/Asst. T&F coach at West Salem HS where we have enjoyed a lot of running & academic success in the past several years and I am looking forward to continuing that success at Sprague into the future.
The 2016 XC season brings several new changes. At last season’s post-season XC coaches meeting, the GVC XC coaches proposed that the GVC conference meets be eliminated in favor of having just two 9 team league meets. So we will be having a Preview Meet on the District Meet course (hosted by West Albany) in early September and a mid-season GVC 9-way meet hosted by McMinnville. You can find our tentative 2016 XC schedule on www.Athletic.net. (Click on 2016 Calendar)
For those of you who know me, I have high expectations both athletically and academically for all the student/athletes in the Sprague HS Cross Country program. I firmly believe that we can all be highly motivated and successful by being organized and energized from day one. I also strongly believe that the greatest trait we, as coaches, can give student/athlete’s is the ability to be “self-directed learners”. We will spend a lot of time working on becoming self-directed learners and we all continue to strive to become better people because of it.
I hope that all prospective XC runners will take advantage of your free time during the summer and working on improving his/her fitness level as part of our summer training group.
We will have a Spring Cross Country meeting following the conclusion of the 2016 T&F GVC Conference Meet on Wed. May 18th after school. More details to follow.
If you are a new, incoming runner or have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to a highly successful 2016 XC season!
- May 18, 2016 – Spring XC Meeting (TBA)
- July 3-9, 2016 – OSAA Moratorium Week (No contact w/ XC coaches)
- Aug 15, 2016 – 1st official day of practice
- Oct. 31, 2016 – OSAA State XC Meet