Pre Season Checklist

Hello all Warrior Cross Country Athletes!  Below is a list of some of the things you will need to take care of before the beginning of the season August 10th!!  Information and some forms can be found by going to www.meridianathletics.com, go to the “more” tab on the far right of the screen and then go to the sports medicine section on the far right.  If your student is interested in competing in Cross Country this season I would love to hear from you.  We have a great group of kids who work very hard both at practice and in the classroom.  We care about the improvement and health of all our athletes and are open do discussing these with parents.  GO WARRIORS!

  1.  If you are an athlete who is a Freshman of Junior you will need to get a “high school sports physical.”  This form is on the www.meridianathletics.com website.  go to the “more” tab on the far right of the screen and then go to the sports medicine section on the far right.
  2. You will need to complete the SWOL registration (also found on meridianathletics.com)  Instructions and link can be found here.
  3. You will need to fill our the districts IQ form.  Found in the office of MHS.
  4. There are two payments for competing in each sport in the West Ada School District.  You will need to purchase an ASB card for $40… this will get your student into all home games for free and will pay for itself quickly.  The second is a “Pay to Participate” fee that costs $110 per sport with any sports over 2 being fee free.  We have to fundraise on top of this money because our programs get very little of this money.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact coach McCrea. 208-631-8814
  5. Other Costs:  We will have a $30 team fee for joining the team this year.  This will cover the cost of your team shirt and entry to all xc meets in the treasure valley.   We will also be traveling up to Silverwood Theme Park for a race and spend the rest of the day riding roller coasters.  This trip will cost $75 per athlete but will cover their bus, meals, and entrance into the park.  If your athlete is a varsity athlete we will be taking 9 boys and 9 girls on a trip to compete in the Stanford Invitational.  The cost of this trip will be somewhere between $60  and $100 per athlete and will include all breakfasts and dinners.
  6. Athletes who cannot afford the fees should contact coach McCrea soon.  We do have some money for those who cannot afford to pay.  We do expect all athletes who can to be at fundraisers.

Below is the practice schedule for the first two weeks of practice.

Aug 10– 7:30AM-9:AM @ MHS Track- Easy Run and Introduction… any athlete who does not have their paperwork done will be sent home.

3:00PM-4:15PM@ MHS Track- Drills and Strength

Aug 11– 8:00AM Eagle Greenbelt near Bar De Nay… Longer Run

Aug 13– 7:30-8:30AM easy run and stretching @ MHS

8:00-9:30PM- Settlers Park for splash pad intervals

August 14– 7:30-9AM Easy Run and Stretching @ MHS

7:00-9ish PM “Taco Tuesday!” short run and taco bar… Address coming soon.

Aug 15- 7:30-9:00AM Easy Run @ MHS

Aug 16– 7:00-8:30AM Flying 30’s @ MHS

5:30-6:30PM Parent meeting in MHS gym and xc meeting in room 192 for season info

Aug 17- 7:30-8:30AM Easy Run @ Peregrine Elementary off Linder

3:00-4:00PM Strength and drills at MHS

Aug 18– 7:30AM @ Fort Boise “Tempo Canyon”

Aug 20– 7:30-9AM @ school easy recovery

Aug 21– 3:15PM Pictures back at Bar De Nay, Wear Nice Clothes.

7:30-9PM @ Settlers Park for Splashpad Intervals.

Aug 22- 1st day of school!! Practice meets @ 3pm at the track be dressed and ready to go.

Aug 23- Team Time Trial 3k from 6pm-9pm @ 4576 W. Saddle Ridge Dr. In Nampa

We will bbq burgers.  Course will be mostly bark chip trail.

Fresh:  Drinks

Sophs/Seniors: Sides

Jr’s:  Desserts

 

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XC Summer Info

I’m really excited to get things going and looking forward to an Amazing year of MHS XC!  This is a ton of info.  Please read all of it.  If you have any other questions please email me at mccrea.russell@westada.org or text/call me at 208-631-8814

Summer Training Schedule:

We will be meeting up a couple of times a week for most of the summer.  During the Month of June we will be meeting every Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 am Starting at the school most of the time.  This may change, but if it does it will be posted on the “Meridian High School Cross Country” facebook page.    Look for Locations by Monday evening if there will be a venue change.  I will try to keep runs pretty close to the school, but do want to take advantage of some of the great trails we have around Boise.

CAMP!! Don’t Miss out on an opportunity to get in some great training and have fun with your fellow athletes at this year’s Run Like the Dickens XC Camp! Dates are July 10 to 14 in Cascade Idaho. Link to the Brochure is below

Camp Brochure 

  1. Tentative Season Competition Schedule. 
    1. 8/30- Caldwell Invitational (Caldwell HS)9/8- Timberlake Coaster Cross (Athol, ID)9/14- v. Rocky, Timberline, Eagle @ Settlers Park

      9/22- Bob Firman Invite (Eagle Island)

      9/27- Gary Ward Invite (Lakeview Park, Nampa)

      9/29- Stanford Invitational (Stanford Golf Course)

      10/10- Winston Tilzey Invite (West Park, Nampa)

      10/19- 5A District 3 Championships (Eagle Island SP)

      10/27- 5A Idaho State Cross Country Championships

      (Lewiston, ID)

    2. Explanation of Travel Trips
      Sat, Sep 8 Timberlake Farragut Invitational- Farragut St. Park, Athol ID.  Overnight trip for whole team.  More details Below.  We will be leaving from the school at 7AM this friday to drive up to Coeur D’Alene in a charter bus.  We will be staying two nights in Timberlake High School’s wrestling room.  We will separate the boys from the girls with a barrier made from rolled up wrestling mats.  Students will be responsible for three lunches on the trip.  Students will also need to bring the entry fee to Silverwood theme park which we will be going to after the meet on Saturday.  We will leave early Sunday (6AM) and drive back to the school.  We should arrive close to 3:30pm.  Your child needs to bring some spending money for lunches, and regular needs for camping outside of a tent.  The school will have locker rooms open for the kids to use.  I will send home an itienrary and packing list.  If you have questions after getting the packing list please text or email me.
    3. Sat, Sept 29 Stanford Invitational- We will take our top 9 boys and girls athletes on this trip.  This will be determined by their season so far and preference will be given to the last two meets before the decision.  We will make the decision on who will be traveling will be made by Bob Firman.  Athletes who travel will be responsible for paying a part of their trip.  That amount is TBD at this point.
  2. Fundraising!  Here is low down on Fundraising.
    1. Our current large fundraiser has not been decided on yet.  I am open to ideas.
    2. We need to raise about $200 per athlete to make the season work.  This money will go to pay for the following:  Team Shirts, All Team Trip to Silverwood, Meet Entries, Team Equipment, Subsidize part of the Stanford trip for our top athletes and the End of the Year team banquet. If you would rather pay the money and not do any of the fund raisers that is fine with me.
    3. We will be hand writing 10 letters from athletes to people that they know asking for donations.  All your athletes need are 10 names and 10 physical addresses.  I will provide the letterhead, stamps and envelopes.  We will use part of one of our early practices to do this.
    4. Trip payment:  Every athlete will be required to pay $50 out of pocket and or participate in the fundraiser or pay the $200 season fee.  This covers entrance to Silverwood themepark for the athlete.  We receive a large discount if we purchase them beforehand.
  3. Where we Run:  Below are the most common meeting places for runs if we are not meeting at school.
    1. Artesian Road- If you drive North on Linder until you pass the new Temple and drive down the hill.  The first road on your right will be artesian road.  From here we can run on the canal or run over to Eagle Island SP.  It is also a nice place to ice legs in the river after a run.
    2. Bar-de-nay aka Eagle Greebelt
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Track 2017

Track and field starts on Friday 2/24 @ 3:10.  We will be meeting at the track.  In the first 3 weeks we will pass our our clothing order, have our fundraiser (Snap Raise), and start competition.  Please make sure you have in the following items on file.

IQ form

Sports Physical

Pay the Bookkeeper (Pay to Participate and Activity Card)

 

Season Calendar (Varsity Only Races in Bold)

Fri, Mar 10 Columbia, Centennial, Meridian
Fri, Mar 17 Wildcat Invite
Thu, Mar 23 Meridian @ Timberline
Thu, Apr 6 Mvhs, Boi @ Mer
Sat, Apr 8 Boise Relays
Fri, Apr 14 Pulse Invitational
Sat, Apr 15 WES LOWE
Thu, Apr 20 Meridian, Borah @ Rocky Jv
Fri, Apr 21-
Sat, Apr 22
YMCA Invitational
Thu, Apr 27 Eag, Kuna, Col @ MER (JV only)
Thu, May 4 Twilight Invitational
Sat, May 6 Jv Districts
Thu, May 11 5A District Championships
Fri, May 12 5A District Championships
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Parent Contacts

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Meridian XC would like to thank the Grocery Outlet off of Overland in Boise for their continued support in donating food items to the team.

Bob Firman Info:  Please have your athletes show up at least 1:15 before their race.  Parking costs $5 and plan on a lot of traffic.  Over 3,000 athletes are racing at this prestigious event.

Mens Races

Eagle Island – Firman XC

5,000 Meters Freshman 9:40 AM
5,000 Meters Varisty DII 799- 10:20 AM
5,000 Meters Varsity DivI 800+ 10:50 AM
5,000 Meters Elite 11:50 AM
5,000 Meters Junior Varsity Sec1 A-L 1:30 PM
5,000 Meters Junior Varsity Sec2 M-Z 2:05 PM

Eagle Island

3,000 Meters Middle School 4:00 PM
Womens Races

Eagle Island – Firman XC

5,000 Meters Freshman 9:00 AM
5,000 Meters Elite 11:20 AM
5,000 Meters Varsity DII 799- 12:20 PM
5,000 Meters Varsity DI 800+ 12:55 PM
5,000 Meters Junior Varsity Sec1 A-L 2:40 PM
5,000 Meters Junior Varsity Sec2 M-Z 3:20 PM

Eagle Island

3,000 Meters Middle School 4:30 PM

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Run Like The Dickens Mountain Running Camp

Run Like The Dickens!

groupPicRun Like The Dickens is a summer running camp from July 25th to July 29th 2016. The camp is a great place to build friendships, take in the beautiful surroundings and have fun with your friends. The fee for participating in the event is $120 and the camp is located on the southern end of Round Valley. More information such as participant living/sleeping information, what to bring or not bring, contact information and the overall schedule of the event as well as the release form can be found in the brochure below.

hikeCampfires, running, swimming, camp Olympics and more!

Don’t let the cost be an issue, have fun! If the cost of the event is an issue contact Coach Rusty to try to work things out (more information can be found on the brochure).

Download the brochure and release form.

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Mother’s Day Flower Basket Sale

We sold these last year and received rave reviews! The 12” baskets flower all summer long into the fall,and are gorgeous.

$32 each. Order yours now!

Download Order Form!

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Spaghetti Feed March 4th 5:30pm

Join the Warrior team and coaching staff on Friday, March 4th 2016.

It is a great time to get to know our coaching staff and meet the team members.  It is open to all track and field’s family members and friends.

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Meridian High School Track and Field Season is about to start!

Feb 26th: First day of practice
March 1st 7 PM: Parent meeting at North Cafeteria
March 4th   5:30 PM: Spaghetti Feed at North Cafeteria
March 11: 1st meet at Meridian High school
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Athletic pre-participation physical exams

Athletic pre-participation physical exams

It is an IHSAA requirement that student athletes receive a physical exam prior to the beginning of their freshman and junior years. In order to keep this cost effective for parents and convenient for students, your school’s athletic training department has developed a relationship with the Ada County Medical Society. For more than twenty years, we’ve come together on one day to deliver a comprehensive sports exam to our athletes.

The big bonus

Student athletes pay only $20 for this service. The amount charged is directly donated to the high school’s athletic training departments and used to purchase educational and rehabilitation equipment. Should this amount present a hardship for your family, please ask your athletic trainer for help.

We invite you to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Date:                     Thursday, June 4, 2015   

 

Location:             Boise State University, Caven Williams Indoor Sports Facility

 

Time:                    Note: If the assigned times DO NOT work for you, feel free to come when you can.

                              West Ada Schools Boys 12:00pm – 2:00pm            Boise Schools Boys 2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

                                Centennial Boys—12:00pm                                       Timberline Boys—2:00pm

                                Rocky Mountain Boys—12:15pm                             Borah Boys—2:15pm

                                Mountain View Boys—12:30pm                               Boise Boys—2:30pm

                                Meridian Boys—12:45pm                                         Capital Boys—2:45pm

                                Eagle Boys—1:00 pm

 

West Ada Schools Girls 4:00pm – 6:00pm                             Boise Schools Girls 6:00pm – 7:30pm

                                Centennial Girls—4:30pm                                         Timberline Girls—6:00pm

                                Rocky Mtn Girls—4:45pm                                         Borah Girls—6:15pm

                                Mtn View Girls—5:00pm                                           Boise Girls—6:30pm

                                Meridian Girls—5:15pm                                            Capital Girls—6:45pm

                                Eagle Girls—5:30pm

Medical History

The history portion of the physical form must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian prior to admission to the examination session.  Please note: Additional forms such as scout or church camp forms will not be completed at this time.

Immunizations

Central District Health will be on site to provide immunization updates for the athletes. In order to receive this service, please bring the consent form signed by the parent or guardian and immunization records.

What to wear

Student athletes must wear shorts and t-shirts.

Parents

To help minimize congestion, parents are asked to wait for their student athletes at the end of the exam rotation. If you are not accompanying your child to this event, please be sure that they arrive with signed consent forms.

Parking

Parking is free for all participants at the Pavilion parking lot near the Caven Williams Sports Facility. Ask the attendant to direct you to the appropriate lot.

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Wes Lowe Meet

Meridian High School will be hosting Wes Lowe Meet.

April 11th. Saturday
9am-3pm (estimate)

This is one of the biggest JV meet of the year. There will be grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, donuts, bagles and various snacks and beautiful jewelry for sale.

Meridian High School Coaches

 

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