Cross Country






DCMS XC 2018

Coach Tinsley

Email: bdtinsley@dawson.k12.ga.us

 

 

Welcome! We are very excited to have you as a member of the 2018 DCMS Cross Country Team! The DCMS Cross Country season is just around the corner and official practices will begin on August 6.

 

What is Cross Country?

In short, cross country is distance running, but without a track. At the middle school level, runners compete in 2 mile races, typically on dirt and grass trails. Once runners reach high school, the races increase to 5k. Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to be good when you first start.

 

Why Should I Run Cross Country?

We believe that cross country is a sport for everyone. You don’t have to have any experience in running to participate in cross country. While some runners are naturally better than others, everyone can improve as a distance runner and find personal satisfaction. Cross Country is also a great way to condition for other sports. There’s no better way to prepare for basketball and soccer than by running cross country. In fact, we are fully supportive of you playing other sports. Most of all, cross country is fun and will allow you make lots of lasting friendships. And if you stick with it, you’ll be well prepared to join the DCHS Cross Country team one day and be part of one of the most successful high school distance running programs in Georgia.

 

Practice Schedule:

Practices will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week starting on August 6th . Practices will begin at 2:45 p.m. (right after school) and last until 4:00 p.m. All runners should have plans in place to be picked up at DCMS after each practice. Practices will be held at DCMS, but some days runners will be take by bus after school to Rock Creek or DCHS for training. Once meets begin, there may be times when the practice schedule is modified slightly to accommodate for meets.

XCrounty schedule