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Westfield Cross Country Kick-OFF / Parents Meeting - August 3
We are holding the 2nd Annual Westfield Cross Country Kick Off ("Cross Country KO") on Saturday, August 3rd at Monon Trail Elementary in conjunction with the Middle School program.  The tentative agenda is as follows

8:30 am - Middle School Girls race

8:55 am - Middle School Boys race
9:45 am - Westfield Cross Country Program Kick Off meeting (MTES gymnasium)   
10:00 am - WYSI Green Wave Time Trial / Parents Meeting

Please note the first event for WYSI is the 9:45 am Kick-Off meeting, which should be attended by both athletes and their parents/guardians.  WYSI families are obviously welcome show up early to cheer on the middle school runners during their time trials, but don't feel like you have to be there (trust me, you'll see plenty of running this season :) )

After the Program Kick-Off meeting, WYSI parents and athletes will separate as follows
WYSI Time Trial: Runners age 8 and under (as of 12/31/19) will run a 1K (0.62 miles) race.  Runners 9 and up (as of 12/31/19) will run a 2K (1.24 miles) race.  Although these races will be timed, this should be viewed as a fun run and we fully expect many of our runners will end up walking a large portion of the course.  Runners should wear weather-appropriate running apparel (athletic shoes, shorts, t-shirt, etc).  After their race, the kids will be led through a cool down by our coaches and then play some games outside until the Parents Meeting concludes.  Please ensure that your runner has plenty of water, because by 10 am it will likely be pretty toasty outside.

Parents Meeting: While the kids are out running, you'll be doing the real hard work... listening to me talk! During our meeting,
I will cover important topics like our program history, expectations, schedule and running basics. I anticipate that we'll be done no later than 10:45 am


Registration Information

Cross Country - 2019



Cross Country (PreK-6)

Registration closes on 11/14/2019 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/15/2019 to 11/14/2019
$80.00

Cross Country

Sport Overview

Westfield Green Wave Cross Country is heading into our 5th season starting in late August. The Green Wave (WYSI Cross Country) is a running club for Westfield boys and girls in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Our focus will be providing a fun opportunity for athletes to learn the basics of the sport of Cross Country. The new home of the Green Wave will be at Monon Trail Elementary School.

Registration will open in May and includes a team uniform. Registration will close on July 31. A mandatory  parent meeting will be held on August 3 (more details are available in the Important Dates section on this page). At the meeting we will introduce our coaches, go over the schedule for the season, and discuss safety and rules. Athletes should be dressed to run as we will also hold our first practice after the coaches have been introduced. Practice will last until about 7:30pm. Please be sure to grab a copy of the fridge schedule and verify your emergency contact information before leaving the meeting. Also, visit the Volunteer sign-up table to learn more about opportunities to help the club. This year we will be using Signupgenius.com to coordinate our volunteers.

Our practice schedule this year will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6pm until 7:15pm. In October practices will be shortened and will end at 7pm due to earlier sunset. November practices will start around 5:00pm. Practices will include a brief team meeting, stretching, running activity, strength and conditioning, and a game. Final practices will be held during the week leading up to our last meet of the season. We will host a time trial, three club meets for Westfield athletes only and the 2nd annual Westfield Fall Kick Off Classic. Entry fees for meets hosted by the Green Wave are included in the registration fee for the season.

Green Wave Cross Country is a member of the IYTA Conference. Our club will compete at meets with conference mates Body in Training, Fishers Fire, and Northside Saints. IYTA meets are optional and entry fees ($5) are not included in the registration. Please see the schedule for IYTA meet dates.

 Please see the table below for age group classifications and race distances:
CLASSIFICATION YEAR of BIRTH RACE DISTANCE
8 and under 2011+ 2000m / 2 km
9-10 2009-2010 3000m / 3 km
11-12 2007-2008 3000m / 3 km
13-14 2005-2006 4000m / 4 km

GENERAL INFORMATION

Commissioner

Nathan Flynn


Background Checks Required

If you will be serving as a coach or a volunteer you’ll need to complete a background check.


Registration Information

Registration Fee : $80.00

Registration Deadline : July 31, 2019 @ 11:59pm (*Early Bird: on or before July 17)

* Register on or before the Early Bird deadline and receive a $20 discount (the discount will be applied at the end of the registration process)


IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DATES 

WESTFIELD CROSS COUNTRY KICK-OFF: August 3
The 2nd annual Westfield Cross Country Kick-Off (“Cross Country KO”) on Sat, Aug 3 at Monon Trail Elementary in conjunction with the Middle School and High School programs.  Among other events, we will hold a parents meeting and time trial (for the kids). The parent meeting will provide a brief overview of the Green Wave, expectations of athletes and parents, schedule, format of practices and meets, plus Q&A. More details available at the top of this page under the "Latest News" section.


PRACTICES
Practices will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6pm until 7:15pm.

In October practices will be shortened and end at 7pm due to earlier sunset.

The first practice of the season is Wed, Aug 9 and the last practice of the season is Thu, Nov 21. 

 

MEETS: 
Meets will be held on weekends, generally speaking Saturday mornings.  

The first meet is tentatively scheduled for Sat, Sep 14.  The last meet is Sat, Nov 23.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do we order a uniform? 
When you registered your child you included shorts/jersey size for their uniform. You may go to LogoShop (directions) during regular business hours for a fitting if you want to confirm sizing. 

Q. My child is involved in another activity and cannot make every practice, is that okay? 
Practices are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Attendance is not mandatory for all practices but we do recommend attending as many as possible. As with any activity, improvement comes through practice. 

Q. Can my child be grouped with his/her friend?
All athletes practice at the same time and location. For car pools this will make it easy to schedule drop off and pick up even if kids are in different groups. Groupings at practices varies by activity. On Monday we have pace groups which are small groups of athletes with similar ability levels. Wednesday and Thursday are usually divided up by age group 8 & Under, 9/10, and 11 & Up. Age group is determined by your child's age on December 31 of the current year. 

Q. What distance to the kids run at their meets? 
8 and under -  2 Kilometers (1.24 miles).  
9 and older - 3 Kilometers (1.86 miles).
(ages are based on the athlete's age on December 31, 2019)

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