Marauders 2006 Cross Country Syllabus
1. Eligibility Requirements
Cross Country practice begins on Monday, August 14th. To participate,
a student must submit: evidence of an athletic physical, a medical release form, drivers insurance form, and a permit to travel. Transfer students must complete eligibility paperwork.
2. Attendance and Attitude
Three unexcused absences can result in dismissal from the team. JUG or academic detention does not excuse one from practice. Athletes
should schedule medical and personal appointments outside practice
time. Athletes should notify coaches concerning anticipated absences
such as funerals, serious illness, etc.
For the first few weeks practices will be at 6:30 a.m. Beginning September 18 practices begin 20 minutes after the last bell every school day.
Saturday and holiday practices will begin at 8:00 a.m. There are no Sunday practices.
Athletes are expected to regularly check the team website and are
encouraged to communicate with coaches via e-mail.
3. Drug and Alcohol Policy--see
Student-Athlete Parent Handbook.
Athletes provide their own training and racing shoes. A gym bag,
and towel are recommended for daily use. Athletes are expected to
train in appropriate running training attire.
Athletes are responsible for uniforms issued. Proper care includes
cold water wash and tumble dry low. Uniforms are to be returned
to the Deans Office within five days of season's end. Cleaned
equipment should be returned in a brown shopping bag or a clear
plastic bag identified with the athlete's name. JUG will be assigned
to athletes with uniforms outstanding. Athletes will be billed for
damaged or lost uniforms ($60 uniform).
5. Transportation Policy--see
6. Participation, Competition, and Recognition
Athletes attending practice consistently will compete in meets.
Athletes who do not compete are expected to assist the coaches and
their teammates. Some invitational meets have entry limits (Stanford,
Clovis, Section Meet, State Meet). When possible, another meet will
be scheduled on the same day for those not qualifying for the primary
A banquet concludes the season. Athletes who have successfully completed
the season (attended practice faithfully, competed regularly in
meets including the Delta League Championship Meet, and returned
all issued equipment) will receive a certificate of participation.
Varsity athletes who have successfully completed their season will
receive a Block J for the first varsity award, a certificate for subsequent