Any student in grade 5-8 is invited to join the ILS cross country team. Mrs. Emily Cotter is again serving as our coach. The first meet is Wednesday, September 10. Contact Mrs. Cotter if you would like more information.
Cross Country Updates
Immanuel’s cross country team is made up of boys and girls in grades 5-8. The participation cost is $25 per student.
Practices will be held twice a week while meets will be held on once a week. Meets will generally be on Wednesday. Practices will be held on Mondays and Fridays immediately following school. Generally, these will last until 4:20.
Three forms must be completed prior to the first practice. The first one is the physical form, which needs to be completed by a physician. The second one will tell the name of your insurance company and hospital preference. The last form is a code of conduct form.
Please bring clothing appropriate for running on practice days. The most important purchase for cross country is shoes. I would encourage everyone to buy running shoes (not basketball shoes or shoes for any other sport). Specialty running stores do a great job in helping runners find the best size and shoe to fit individual running styles. I will warn that these stores can be a bit on the pricey side. General sporting good stores offer a good variety of shoes as well. Either option will work well for the season. Any athletic shorts and shirts are appropriate for practice.
Water bottles are encouraged at practice. Hydration is essential to running. Please bring a bottle to every practice and meet. I would also encourage students to drink water throughout the day.
Uniforms are issued by the school a couple of days before the first meet. There is not a fee for the uniforms, but we do ask that you keep them in good condition.
My name is Emily Cotter and I will be the coach this year. I am excited to be the cross country coach at Immanuel this year. I would encourage any student interested in the team to join us. If you have not run before that is okay. We are al here to learn more about the sport, improve, and have fun. If you have questions about cross country or would be interested in joining the team, please come talk to me. Happy running!
My phone number: 720-288-1218
More information will be available once the season starts.