2019-20 West Briar Middle SchoolCross CountryCOACHING STAFF:Jonathan.Jackson, Head Coach (Boys & Girls) Email: Jonathan.Jackson2@houstonisd.org
Welcome to the West Briar Middle School Cross Country Team. Cross Country running is a sport that lends itself to accommodating large numbers. Because of that, we do not have a set try-out time period, we welcome every runner willing to put in the time and effort as a member of the team every single day. Personal improvement is the number one goal in cross country; this allows for runners of all ability levels wishing to have a school team sport experience a spot on the team. The only requirements are that you come to practices and put forth your best effort every day.
Absences from Practices and Meets: All athletes are expected to be present for every scheduled practice and meet, unless they are personally ill, have a family emergency, or are representing West Briar in another activity. Coach Jackson must be informed of these absences in advance at Jonathan.Jackson2@houstonisd.org
Grades: Team members are expected to remain in good academic standing. Failure in any class for a 9 week period will result in a team member being ineligible for all meets in the next three week period. An ineligible athlete will continue to practice while regaining eligibility. If grades don’t improve an ineligible athlete may be dropped from the team.
Equipment: Athletes may wear shorts and t-shirt of their choosing to practice. A good running shoe is a must. Texas Running Company by Highway 6 and 59 S.W. Freeway gives a discount to school team runners purchasing running shoes, Academy and Sports Authority also carry appropriate running shoes. For competition, a West Briar uniform will be provided.
Athletes will need to be at the meet no later than 45 minutes prior to their race to allow for warm-up and familiarizing themselves with the race course.
If for any reason you won’t be able to attend a meet (emergency, prior family obligation) PLEASE let your coach know before the day of. Entries are done days prior and unclaimed entries can hurt your team.
Please respect the departure and reporting times for all of the meets, we need you there, but we can’t wait on you if you are late.