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    PIAA District 1 Championship
    District Championships
     
     
    Head Coach: Joan Thornton
    Assistant Coach: Mike Gross
    E-mail: joan.thornton41@gmail.com

    E-mail: mikegross1@verizon.net 

     
    Welcome to CR South Women's Cross Country. Please check our website often for updates on the official start of the season.
     
     
           
     
     
    ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE 2021 SEASON:
    We are eagerly anticipating the 2021 cross country season. Here's the latest news...
     
    The start of pre-season, optional practice is Monday, July 12th (7:30-9:30am Mon thru Thurs). 
    Our first pre-season practice will be held at the Northampton Municipal Park (AKA "Blue Park") on Hatboro Road. Directions to the park can be found on this site under Practice Locations/Directions. Practice locations vary throughout the summer based on workout plans and weather conditions. Athletes will be advised of practice locations by the coaching staff and/or team captains prior to each practice. Oftentimes, athletes ask for a particular location and Coach Mike and I try to accomodate their requests whenever possible.
    Although Covid restrictions have been lifted in Pennsylvania, we will keep you informed in the coming weeks if any modifications are required. Updates throughout the season will be communicated on this website as well as via parent emails and team GroupMe posts.
     
    Here are some other important dates:
     
    1) Monday, August 2nd: required sport forms due 
    The CR South Athletic Department states, "All fall 2021 paperwork and physicals must be completed on/and uploaded to the ATS Portal by 11:59pm on August 2nd."  Please contact athletic trainer, Scott Lisher (slisher@crsd.org), if you did not receive information (May 2021 email) detailing the process. In order for an athlete to participate in a fall sport, all forms must be submitted/uploaded to the ATS portal 2 weeks prior to the official start of the season. PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) mandates that June 1, 2021 is the earliest date an athlete can have a physical for the 2021-2022 school year. (physicals from last year will not be accepted). Based on this, make sure the physician's exam is completed sometime between June 1st and August 2nd, 2021. 
     
    2) Mandatory Concussion Education and Impact Testing will be completed online at home. Scott Lisher emailed instructions for completing the educational portion to athletes and their primary parent in June. The Concussion Education and follow up multiple choice test must be completed on or before August 2nd. Since cross country is a non-contact sport, the Impact Test is not required.
     
    3) Monday, August 16th: official start of mandatory cross country practice (7:30-9:30am Mon thru Fri)
     
    4) Monday, August 30th: start of after school practice 2:40-4:45 (Mon/Wed/Fri) and 3:00-5:00 (Tues/Thur-clinic days)
     
    If you are interested in distance running, please contact the coaching staff prior to attending practice so we can tell you more about our program. All are welcome to join.