Runners will be positive towards their teammates and their opponents at all times, and will be respectful of others on their team and those they compete against.
Runners will adhere to all policies of the VHSL, LCPS, and BWHS
Runners will have a physical on a VHSL form dated after May 1st of current year before they can become a member of the team.
Runners will follow every coach’s instructions or could be dismissed from team.
Runners will be at practice on time. Being late shows a lack of respect for the team and coaching staff. If you cannot be at practice on time then there is not a spot on the team for you. There is a Circuit for every time you are late - Practice is not over until Coaches have dismissed athletes (all athletes must check out with a coach when leaving)
Runners must wear a watch and have a water bottle, we will provide additional water. Runners are expected to have running shoes. We will have a shoe night during the season at Potomac River Running.
ATHLETES WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL PRACTICES AND MEETS.
Missed practices and meets will be excused for:
1. Family Emergency
Medical Appt. / Illness (please let coach know ahead of time)
All athletes are required to contact the coach in advance, athletes must directly tell the coaching staff not parents.
-Consequences: - Once the season starts (August 6th) - A combination of 3 unexcused missed practices will result in a missed meet or a combination of 6 late arrivals to practice and/ or 6 early dismissals
-1 missed meet will result in missing the next meet
Athletes wishing to run on Varsity are expected to be at all meets and follow these guidelines
We do have meets on Saturdays so do not schedule appointments for Saturday mornings or early afternoons
Please schedule college visits and doctor appointments around XC. Friday afternoons are good times for doctor appointments. Loudoun County rules requires a note from the doctor allowing the student to return to athletic competition (including practice). This includes dentist, orthodontist, and other doctors not related to a specific illness or injury.
Be SURE you know where practice is located every day. It may change if you are absent. There is no reason for “I didn't know,” or “Where is practice today?” If in doubt, contact another runner…. Call a friend! The only excuses acceptable for missing a practice or a meet are: 1) death in the family, 2) doctor's appointment, 3) very ill. NO EXCEPTIONS!
If you are absent or are going to be absent, please e-mail Coach Weaver YOURSELF. Do not have a parent call when you are out! We are trying to create an atmosphere of responsibility and respect. Each of you is expected to show these traits!