Monday, August 29, 2016

Thursday Field Trip Change and Update!

NTHS XC Athletes and Families:

Due to likely cold rain or even snow (!) at our intended destination on Mount Rainier, the
field trip planned for this Thursday has been changed. Instead of visiting Mount Rainier, we will be meeting at the NTHS Pool at 9:00 AM on Thursday and traveling to Millersylvania State Park. The plan is to return to NTHS between 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM. I've reserved a covered picnic area near the lake for us, so we'll spend the morning exploring the trails and then enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the cool historic shelters. After lunch we'll spend some time playing games, etc. then get back on the bus and head home. It should be a lot of fun even if the weather doesn't cooperate completely. Any parents interested in joining us are welcome--just send me an email at scoker@nthurston.k12.wa.us and let me know if you're interested. Any additional food is welcome, too! Here's the modified gear list:
  • Running gear
  • Rain jacket
  • An extra pair of socks
  • Extra layer of clothes (warm-ups, fleece, etc.)
  • Lunch!
  • Water and snacks
  • Sunscreen (wishful thinking)
  • A bag/backpack for all your stuff
Thank you for your patience and support!

Coach Coker and Coach Conner

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Busy Week!

NTHS XC Athletes and Families:

This will be a busy week! Please note some of the key scheduling highlights and changes:
  • See the practice plans for this week
  • Monday 8/29: Practice at 2:15; Fall Sports Kickoff at 6:00 PM (details here)
  • Tuesday 8/30: Practice at 2:15 (short); Spike Night at 4:00 PM (directions)
  • Wednesday 8/31: Practice at 9:00 AM due to 9th grade orientation
  • Thursday 9/1: Mount Rainier trip - stay tuned for weather-related changes
  • Friday 9/2: Team time trial at 9:00 AM (meet at NTHS)
  • Saturday 9/3: Practice! Meet at 9:00 at Wonderwood Park (32nd and Stikes SE)
  • Sunday 9/4: Run on your own

Friday, August 26, 2016

Important (up)dates!

NTHS XC Families:


Here are the important dates and times coming up for the next couple of weeks. Be sure to check the full calendar for all the updates!
  • Regular practices will run from 2:15-4:30, M-F for the duration of the season. We may have optional Saturday meet-ups for long runs as schedules allow.
  • Our 2nd Special ALL-DAY FIELD TRIP practices will take place on Thursday, September 1st:
  • Monday, August 29th at 6:00 PM is the first annual NTHS Booster Club "Fall Sports Kickoff" event/meeting in the NEW NTHS gym.
  • On the afternoon of August 30th, South Sound Running in Tumwater is hosting its annual Nike "Spike Night." Click here for the details.
  • On Wednesday, August 31st we will be holding early practice at 9:00 AM due to Freshman Orientation. Usual meeting place.
The season's off to a great start! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at scoker@nthurston.k12.wa.us  -- Go Rams!

Coach Coker

Monday, August 22, 2016

Join NTHS XC Remind!


NTHS XC Athletes: follow these instructions to join our team text messaging service:


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Important dates!

NTHS XC Families:

Here are the important dates and times coming up for the next couple of weeks. Be sure to check the full calendar for all the updates!

  • August 22nd: FIRST PRACTICE - Make sure all eligibility materials are turned into Karly Enlow in the (temporary) office. We will meet in Room 303 (next to the Auto Shop) at 1:00 PM, followed by regular practice from 2:15-4:30. Bring your summer training log (if you have one), water and be ready to run. If you're wondering about what to wear, here's a great online guide.
  • Regular practices will run from 2:15-4:30, M-F for the duration of the season. We may have optional Saturday meet-ups for long runs as schedules allow.
  • Special ALL-DAY FIELD TRIP practices will take place on Thursday, August 25th and Thursday, September 1st:
    • August 25th we will be meeting at The Evergreen State College from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (no transportation provided) for a day at the TESC Challenge Course.
    • September 1st we will be traveling to Mount Rainier National Park for a team hiking adventure from 7:00 AM to  6:00 PM (bus transportation from NTHS will be provided).
    • All the details and forms for these fun new traditions will be provided at our initial meeting on the 22nd
  • There will be a PARENT MEETING in the NTHS Library at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 23. Topics will include how to get involved in supporting the team, fundraising and general Q and A regarding the season. We will try to keep it to 30 minutes.
  • Monday, August 29th at 6:00 PM is the first annual NTHS Booster Club "Fall Sports Kickoff" event/meeting in the NEW NTHS gym. Stay tuned for details!
  • On the afternoon of August 30th, South Sound Running in Tumwater is hosting its annual Nike "Spike Night." Click here for the details.
Coach Conner and I are looking forward to a great season! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at scoker@nthurston.k12.wa.us  -- Go Rams!

Coach Coker

Monday, August 15, 2016

South Sound Running Spike Night: 8/30


  • 4:00-7:00 PM
  • Group run starts at 4:00 PM
  • Post-run pizza and pop
  • CASH Prizes to the teams with the most spirit! $200 for first | $100 for second | $50 for third. Costumes, props and creativity are all encouraged!
  • Nike Tech T-Shirt $10
  • All XC spikes 15% off
  • Nike and South Sound Running Raffles
  • Nike Professional Athlete

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Parent Meeting

Recently added to the calendar: There will be an NTHS XC Parent Meeting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, August 23rd in the NTHS Library. The meeting will adjourn by 7:00 PM. Stay tuned for details!

XC Eligibility Packets

Reminder: 2016 XC Eligibility Packets are due before the first practice (1:00 PM on August 22nd).

Any questions about the Fall Athletic Eligibility Packets below, please call the Athletic Office at 360-412-4806 or email at kenlow@nthurston.k12.wa.us. Summer Athletic Office hours are August 8th-25th from 8-11:30 AM (closed from 11:30-noon for lunch) and noon to 2:30 PM. 
 
All athletes must turn in their eligibility packet, pay $100 sports fee and $30 ASB fee before participating in fall sports to the ASB/Athletic Office. All fines must be cleared before an athletic packet will be accepted.
 
Cross Country Eligibility Packet/Practice Information: