“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” ~ Lou Holtz
Hello Parents and Athletes!
In case you missed the parent meeting or would like a recap, here are the important details from last night’s Zoom meeting. Beginning next week, the athletes will be allowed to begin training with the coaches. For now, they will practice twice a week with coaches. Their coach practice days will be Mondays/Thursdays. The first practice with their coaches will be next Thursday, September 25. (6:00-7:30ish pm, West Creek Park). The other days, they will continue running on their own or will practice in small groups. PRACTICES ARE VOLUNTARY. THEY ARE NOT MANDATORY.
*IMPORTANT* Before the athletes are permitted to run with coaches, they must turn in TWO forms: a COVID-19 ATHLETE LIABILITY RELEASE form and a FOOTHILL LEAGUE PARTICIPATION ADMISSION TICKET. Please bring BOTH forms to the first practice. The liability release form needs to be turned in ONE time, at the first practice. The admission ticket MUST be filled out and turned in at EACH practice. The forms can be found on the Valencia High School website under the Athletics tab. The forms are also located under the Resources tab for your convenience.
If you haven’t already, please download the GROUPME app and add both parents and athletes to the Valencia Cross Country group. If you have questions, please contact Coach Matan. This is where the Coaches will provide important updates to practices/races/etc during the season.
All other information regarding race schedule/uniforms/team donations and general cross country business will be forthcoming as we get closer to the season. Feel free to contact the coaches/Booster Club board via GroupMe app or the team gmail account. (under the Contact Coach tab) Please stay well! We are hopeful and looking forward to a great cross country season! GO VIKINGS!
There is a Parent Meeting Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 pm. The Zoom meeting link can be found in your child’s Cross Country Google Classroom.
At this time, the Valencia High School Cross Country Athletic Summer Camp has been postponed due to the William S. Hart School District’s directive. It is the District’s hope to resume the camps at a later summer date. They are currently awaiting awaiting Return to School Protocols from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) and guidance for the 2020-2021 athletic season from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Please check back for future updates.
Do you need to directly contact the XC team administration or coach? We have a new e-mail address!! Please copy it to your contact list: firstname.lastname@example.org
The William S. Hart School District has tentatively set dates for all summer camps for July 6 – August 11, 2020. Valencia High School will offer a Cross Country camp. Registration will open up online on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Please visit: https://www.valenciaasb.com/summer-athletics/ to register your student for camp on or after 6/24/20.
Sports physicals are required for all summer camp participants. Valencia High School will host a clinic on Wednesday, June 22, 2020 in room 707. The designated time for all Cross Country camp participants is 2:30-2:50 p.m. There will be 5 doctors there, so the line will move fast. These physicals will be good for the entire 2020/2021 school year. The cost is $25 (cash or check-made out to VHS ASB – or pay online at the VHS ASB Store (before 2 pm on June 22, 2020). The link for the store is as follows: https://www.valenciaasb.com/store Please print a copy of the physical form from this link and bring it with you to the clinic: https://1.cdn.edl.io/vtc1NnUdzGM5uBv41j4LjgojBaaFQVyDxUbGtNTHVSZ9kykv.pdf
Precautions will be taken by maintaining social distance, cleaning equipment after each use, please remind your athlete to bring their face covering, and please, if you are feeling sick to stay home. Please enter through the gym by the 600 buildings for a temperature check before entering.
In order to maintain proper social distance, we will ask you to show up at your sports appointment time. If you can not make your appointment time, then you can show up whenever you can between 2 – 5 pm.
All athletes participating in summer camp and sports for the 2020-2021 school year need to have full athletic clearance to participate. Please complete all paperwork online and print a copy to bring with you: https://www.athleticclearance.com/
In anticipation of a possible Fall sports season, please visit https://athleticclearance.com/ to begin to fill out clearance forms prior to summer camps beginning (if and when they do). The Valencia High School Sports Medicine Department is planning on having a Physical day sometime in mid to late summer should the District resume sports programs. Details will be sent out once the date is confirmed.
At this time, we are uncertain of the status of the 2020 athletic season due to the closure of the William S. Hart School District in relation to COVID-19. Please check back regularly for updates.
Congratulations to Hailey as she qualifies to move on to State. Just a quick reminder to please RSVP as soon as possible for the end of season banquet where we will celebrate all the team’s success. Fill out the Google Form now to indicate your attendance.