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Middle School Cross Country Club
East Granby Parks and Recreation and TheTotalRunner will be offering a 6-week Middle School Cross Country Club starting September 27, 2021. This program aims to introduce the sport of running to students and encourages them to adopt running as a part of a healthy lifestyle. This program is designed for students Grade 6-8 who may be either new to running or for those who are looking to participate in High School Track & Field/ Cross Country during their High School years.
This program teaches the fundamentals of distance running and will also offer weekly competitions. During this 6 - week program, we will focus on developing cognitive, physical, and social skills as it relates to establishing a solid running foundation. This goal-oriented program will provide instruction on key running concepts with practical demonstrations of and participation in running activities and events. We will work due develop proper running form and stretching techniques. Participants will also develop character skills, such as good sportsmanship, perseverance, keeping a positive attitude, setting, and achieving goals, and understanding the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The full program will be held Monday through Friday after-school 2:15-4:00pm beginning the week of September 27th and will run through November 5th. On Thursday, October 7, 2021 the club will run from 12:15pm - 2:00pm due to the half-day and there will be no club on Monday, October 11, 2021 as there is no school that day.
For those students’ interest in participating in other Club option, we will offer 3 or 4 days/week scheduling option. This will ensure all students who want to participate can do so. Practices will be held at the East Granby Middle School and weekly competitions will be held at East Granby Farms. Please note weekly meets will be held at varying times, participation is not required, but encouraged. The late bus is available on both Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Families are responsible for ensuring their child has reliable transportation for pickup. Should transportation be of concern, please email me directly to ensure we can provide all interested students with an opportunity to participate.
Registration fee is $150.00 for 5-day program (30 sessions); $120.00 for a 4-day option (20 sessions), and $100.00 for 3-day program (18 sessions). All 3 options include Club uniform, healthy after-school snack, and weekly prizes.
We will host an informational Zoom meeting for those who would like to learn more or have questions on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 8pm. For zoom log-in information please email (email@example.com).