Fall 2017 FCA Cross-Country Information Night!
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Place: Restoration Farm, 4325 Federal Hill Rd, Street, Maryland 21154
Who: All interested cross-country athletes and their parents
RSVP: Helpful, but not necessary; e-mail email@example.com
Fall 2016 was our first year of FCA Falcons Cross-Country (XC)! Like all FCA teams, cross-country exists to glorify God by using our athletic abilities. We have regular devotions and reflect on how often God uses running and racing as analogy for the Christian life.
Practice: The best way to improve in XC is to RUN. We mix regular runs with speedwork and long runs. In 2016 we met for practice twice a week and athletes ran on their own on other days.
Days: In 2016, we met Tuesday and Friday, 4:30-6:00, for practice. Details for 2017 will be announced in the future.
Location: Cedar Lane Regional Park, 1100 Cedar Ln, Bel Air, MD 21015
Rules: A cross-country meet consists of a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) race. Team scoring is accomplished by adding up the places of the top five runners, with low score winning. If we don’t have five runners, we do not score as a team, but individuals can still run and get an individual place. Boys and girls meets are together, sometimes running at the exact same time, and separating results, and sometimes running separate races immediately after the other.
League: We are part of the Maryland Independent Cross-Country League (MICCL), which includes ~4 meets, plus a championship. We also participate in the MD/DC Private School State Championship meet and other independent meets.
Athletes: Cross-country includes both a boys and girls team who practice and go to meets together. Our teams consist of both new and experienced runners. All abilities are welcome.
Coach: Dan Foster ran XC and track throughout high school and into college, where he was the manager of a strong XC team. He is enthusiastic to coach his favorite sport. E-mail Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: The registration fee for 2016 was $150. The amount has not been set for 2017. This includes league and meet registration, uniforms, and team jackets. Registration forms are below.