Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer Captains' Runs, Weight Room & Camp Info

Summer Running 2018

Be sure to take advantage of the NTHS XC Summer 2018 training opportunities! Why start training in the summer with your teammates?
  1. Two weeks of practice before our first meet is not enough time to adequately prepare for the season
  2. Consistent, gradual increase in activity will allow your body to better adapt to the stress of running and drastically reduce common injuries (e.g., shin splints)
  3. You'll have fun, get to know your teammates better and arrive at the first practice with your network already in place
  4. It's always better (and safer) to run with a group
  5. You'll enjoy your in-season racing much, much more!
Here are the details. Remember: all of these activities are optional:
  • Summer Running Groups (Captains' Runs): Beginning June 25th, running groups will meet M-F at Chinook Middle School (due to construction) at 8:30 AM.  Sometimes we might arrange for some Saturday trail runs and/or meet-ups with other teams from the area. Stay tuned to Remind.com for updates. Click here to view instructions on how to join the Remind updates group.
  • The NTHS Weight Room will be open to XC athletes from 10:00 AM to 12:00 M-Th, beginning June 25th and running through August 9th. Click here for summer strength program specifics.
  • sample Summer Running Log/Calendar is available here. It can be printed out, or you can make a copy and maintain it in Google Docs. Athletes may also utilize the Athletic.net training log tool or their own running log. The key is: keep a running log this summer! If you have questions or need help, please stop by and see me in the Library.
  • 2018 South Sound XC Camp information and registration for are available here: https://goo.gl/6gVi2v This year's camp will take place July 23rd - 27th. Once folks are signed up we can work out carpooling as desired.
  • If you have questions about anything (schedule, expectations, gear, etc.), please do not hesitate to contact me at scoker@nthurston.k12.wa.us

Friday, June 8, 2018

Parent Meeting Info and Updates

Thank you to all the parents and athletes who were able to make it to the meeting on June 6th. I know many could not attend for various reasons, so here's a summary of important documents, links and information. Note: this information will be available throughout the summer and season via the links above as well:
  • The team calendar is now updated for the summer and fall. Please note the key dates.
  • The team Athletic.net page has been updated for 2018
  • The team shared photo album for the year is all set up
  • If you're curious about the details of the Expectations Contract (or other issues), check out the updated Team Handbook
  • A sample Summer Running Log/Calendar is available here. It can be printed out, or you can make a copy and maintain it in Google Docs. Athletes may also utilize the Athletic.net training log tool or their own running log. The key is: keep a running log this summer! If you have questions or need help, please stop by and see me in the Library.
  • If you have questions about anything (schedule, expectations, gear, etc.), please do not hesitate to contact me at scoker@nthurston.k12.wa.us
Summer Captains' Runs and Weight Room schedule for 2018:
  • Beginning June 25th, running groups will meet M-F at Chinook Middle School (due to construction) at 8:30 AM. Sometimes we might arrange for some Saturday trail runs and/or meet-ups with other teams from the area. Stay tuned to Remind.com for updates. Click here to view instructions on how to join the Remind updates group.
  • The NTHS Weight Room will be open to XC athletes from 10:00 AM to 12:00 M-Th, beginning June 25th and running through August 9th.
Go Rams!

Coach Coker