MS Cross Country

Contact: Coach Janis Kelman 423.838.4628 KELMAN_JANIS@HCDE.ORG

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Middle School Cross Country is open to all students in grades 6-8. New runners are welcome; no experience is necessary!

Practices will be held Monday-Thursday (& some Fridays). Practice will begin at the soccer field.

Students wishing to participate must do the following:

  • Have a physical dated after April 15, 2021. Have your doctor fill out the TSSAA physical form. Forms are available on the school website; go to Students -> Athletics. Or, you can print a blank physical form from Dragonfly, (see below).
  • We will be using the Dragonfly system for athletic paperwork. See instructions to sign up for an account. Our school code is: 6F9EBM. You can upload your physical to the site and fill out all other forms electronically.
  • Please read East Hamilton's Student-Parent Participation Info.
  • Please read the Student- Parent Contract.
  • Bring the $30 fee to the first practice or pay it online.

Summer Conditioning: I will be offering optional summer conditioning sessions at the middle school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm starting July 13. Meet at the soccer field and bring a water bottle. Students who did not participate in a middle school sport last year will need to have their physical submitted in order to participate in conditioning sessions. Students who had a physical on file last year do not need to turn in a new one until the first day of school.

Please have parents sign up to get notices through Remind. I will be using it to send out information about changes in the practice schedule and info about meets. Sign up at Our class code is @4beb423.

The first official day of practice will be Thursday, August 12 (first day of school). Practices will be held from 2:30-3:45. Meet at the soccer field (at the front of the school.) Students can change in the locker room or a restroom before coming outside or restrooms are also available at the soccer field. Make sure to bring a water bottle since water fountains are currently turned off.

Tentative meet schedule:

Jamboree: August 24 (@Chickamauga Dam)

Meet 1: August 31 (@Chickamauga Dam)

Meet 2: September 7 (@Chickamauga Dam)

Meet 3: September 14 (@Chickamauga Dam)

Meet 4: September 21 (@Chickamauga Dam)

Regular Season Rain Date: September 23 (@Chickamauga Dam)

County Tournament: September 28 (@Chickamauga Dam)

County Tournament Rain Date: September 30 (@Chickamauga Dam)

TMSAA Sectional Meet: date TBD (@Woodland Park Baptist Church) - attendance is optional

TMSAA State Championship: Saturday, Oct 2, Weakley Park, Clarksville, TN - requires qualifying at sectional

Uniforms: Students need to purchase a singlet (tank top) to wear at meets if they don't already have one from previous XC or track seasons. They can supply their own shorts, preferably black. Or, they can order shorts from Sports Spectrum. All other items are optional. Please note, that while the singlets and shorts usually arrive in time for our first meet, other items often are not delivered until later.

Order deadline is August 18!!!! (Yes, this is very early, but that deadline is necessary in order to get uniforms in time for our first meet.)

Link to store:  Use order code EHMS21CC

Questions? Contact Coach Janis Kelman, KELMAN_JANIS@HCDE.ORG, 423-838-4628

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