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2008 Jesuit Cross Country Syllabus

1. Eligibility Requirements
Cross Country practice begins Monday, August 18. To participate, a student must submit: evidence of an athletic physical, a medical release form, driver’s insurance form, and a permit to travel. Transfer students must complete eligibility paperwork.

2. Practice requirements
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.

Cut dates: Attendance records will be reviewed and those below 90% practice attendance will be cut from the team on September 13 and October 11.

Morning/Afternoon practices
On school days, the first four weeks' practices are scheduled for 6:30 a.m. Depending on weather conditions, after school practices may start earlier than September 15, but no later than September 22 practices will be after school, 20 minutes after the last bell. Saturday and holiday practices will be at 8:00 a.m. There are no Sunday practices.

Athletes are required to keep a daily training log at flotrackr.com and regularly check the team website (jesuittrack.org). E-mail is the best way to communicate with the coaches.

3. Drug and Alcohol Policy--see the Student-Athlete Parent Handbook.

4. Equipment
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 Dean’s 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 the Student-Athlete Parent Handbook.

6. Participation, Competition, and Recognition
Athletes attending practice consistently will compete in meets. Athletes who do not compete or practice 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 meet.

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 seasons.