Hello Mountain View XC Family,
I hope you are all enjoying your Summer so far and that everyone is doing well!
I apologize for the delay in getting this email out to you all, but I wanted to make sure I had all of the latest information I could before planning summer voluntary practices. We also needed to make sure that practices would work for our coaches throughout the summer so we can have practices safely and follow the District and State guidelines.
As I am sure you have figured out, this summer is going to look different than past summer practices. Below is a list of things that will be different this year. With Covid-19 cases spiking in Oregon, we as a coaching staff along with the School District and OSAA take these precautions seriously. The goal is to be as safe as possible while still having fun and getting some quality training in.
- All athletes need to have a signed Covid-19 Activities & Sports Participation Agreement waiver before practicing. Yes, even for voluntary practices. I have attached the waiver to this email. Covid-19 Activities & Sports Particpation Agreement v3
- The team will be required to divide into 10 athlete pods while we are gathering. Once an athlete is in that pod they cannot switch groups. That will be their pod for the season. This will give us a consistent contact list throughout the year. We will discuss this in greater detail once we start meeting.
- Our annual overnight team camp at Cultus has unfortunately been canceled, but we plan to do an epic run somewhere different to replace that climb up Cultus Mountain, which I’m sure the kids will miss terribly 😉
- As far as the rest of the season goes, in terms of meets and official practices. We unfortunately don’t have the information to know what it will look like. We should know more by the end of July.
Our first voluntary practice will be July 9th at 8am @Pine Nursery Park. We will have a lot to cover and will begin forming our 10 athlete pods for the season. If you have not been running, use this week leading up to practice to start getting some easy mileage in. Get into a routine so when you show up to practice it wont be as big of a shock to the system!
I will post the following week’s practice schedule later in the week. Don’t forget to check our team website! https://mvhsxc.com/
Moving forward all we can do is take this season week by week and put in those summer miles as we normally would. Let’s work hard and have fun this summer! Let’s focus on what we can control and not what we can’t. This is a very special group and I know we can work through this together. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you all and Go Cougs!