Cross Country

Coach David J Morgan
Work #: 727 774 7392
Email: dmorgan@pasco.k12.fl.us
Cell #: 727 858 4216

Parents/Athlete,

Thank you for your interest in participating on the Cross Country team.  Parents, it is important that your son or daughter attend all regular season practices. Please contact me as soon as possible if they will not be attending. A simple text message is fine.

Communication

The best way for me to get messages out to all the team members is using a program called Remind.  Athletes and parents should sign up to receive text or email alerts from me. To register for these alerts simply text @rrxc2018 to the following phone # 81010.

All athletes must have a current physical, participation and consent/release form turned into the school or me before you can start practice.

School day practice times

  • Practice: Monday – Friday, 2:30pm – 4pm
  • Meet at high school stadium near the picnic tables.
  • Practice starts at 2:30 sharp, so be on time.

 

Costs

Athletic participation fee: NLT 8/14           $70                                         Mandatory

Uniform (only if they want to keep)           $43 ..$23 jersey, $20 shorts Opt.

Girls shorts, black spandex                $  ??                                         Mandatory

T-shirt                                                            $15+/-                                    Encouraged

Warm ups jacket/sweats?                            $40+/-                                    Opt

 

Transportation

Students will be required to provide their own transportation to approximately half the meets…annotated on the schedule.

Fund Raising

The primary fund raiser is sponsorships on the Cross Country T-shirt.  Funds will be used to cover race entry fee and possibly assist with warm ups.   We could use parent help planning and selling advertisement spots on our cross-country banner that will go with us to each meet.

Race Support

If the parents want to develop a schedule to provide snacks and/or Gatorade on race days, it would be appreciated.

Varsity, JV Determination

The top 7 boys and girls will normally run Varsity and the remaining will run JV.  We will use prior race times and/or qualification races at school to determine who runs the following races.

Meet schedule is still a work in progress but it is close.  There may be a few changes and I will update as I get them. Meets are usually held on Saturday mornings. Bussing is only provided if out of county or east of US 41 for in county meets. It’s important that students have reliable transportation to and from local meets.

2018 Boys and Girls Cross Country

Class 3A – Region R2 – District D7

8/18 Gulf High School Jamboree XC, No Bus, @ Gulf High School Campus 5355 School Road, New Port Richey, Fl 34652 Girls 8:00,  Boys 8:30

8/25  Whispering Pines Invitational. On the bus 6am, @  Whispering Pines Park, 1700 Forest Dr. Inverness, FL 34453 GV- 8:00, BV- 8:30, GJV- 9:00, BJV- 9:45

9/1  By week….no scheduled meet

9/8  Zack Lucas, On the bus 6am, McKathan Park, Brookville, Coaches meeting at 7:30.  GV 8:00, BV 8:40.  JV races after Varsity.

9/15  Wiregrass Ranch Invitational, On the bus 6am,  Wiregrass Ranch HS, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33543.  7:05 coaches meeting, GV 7:45, BV 8:25,  BJV/GJV TBD

9/22 Mitchell Invitational, No Bus, @ Starkey Park, 7:38 coaches meeting, GV 8:00, BV 8:35,  BJV 9:05, GJV 9:07

9/29 Weeki Wachee Invitational, No Bus, Weeki Wachi Preserve Coaches Meeting at 7:30, GV 8:00, BV 8:35, G JV 9:05, BJV 9:40

10/6 Keppel Invitational, No Bus, @ Crews Lake Park, 7:40 coaches meeting, GV 8:00, BV 8:35,  BJV 9:10,  GJV 9:15, Awards 10:20 * $2 parking

10/17 Sunshine Athletic Conference East/West No Bus @ Starkey Park Coaches meeting at 4:30. JV at 5:00, GV 5:45,  BV  6:15.

10/25 District, on bus by 1:30pm, @ McKethan Lake, 4:00 PM coaches meeting, GV 4:30, BV 5:00  (Boys and Girls varsity only)

11/3 FHSAA CROSS COUNTRY CLASS 3A – REGION – 2 CHAMPIONSHIPS Details TBD, (Last year…on the bus 5:45 am, @ Lecanto HS, 7:10 coaches meeting, GV 8:00, BV 8:35,  (Boys and Girls varsity only)

11/10 States, Tallahassee

Looking forward to a good season. I really appreciate parent involvement it means a lot to me and to your athletes.  If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to contact me.