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27501 Mustang Run
Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
USA

949-768-1934

Trabuco Hills High School Cross Country

Team Policies

In addition to our specific team policies, all Trabuco Hills Athletic policies and the SVUSD Code of Ethics will be enforced.


HOW TO MAKE THE BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

RUNNERS will try out for the Cross Country team. In order to maintain the competitive culture, quality of work, and dedication to our philosophy, the team will be limited to runners who meet the following criteria:

  1. We hold one Tryout on July 27, 2019. Participation in this tryout is mandatory to make the team.The tryout will be held on the Track at Trabuco Hills. Warm ups start at 6:30AM.

    • Freshmen Boys must run under 15 minutes for 2-miles

    • Sophomore Boys must run under 20 minutes for 3-miles

    • Junior and Senior Boys must run under 18 minutes for 3-miles

  2. Attendance (on time) at no less than 75% of practices between August 6 and the start of school. Daily attendance is mandatory once school starts and includes Saturday practices.

  3. Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA

*    The coaches maintain the right to select or cut some runners based on criteria not listed above. The coaches will evaluate all runners based on their attitude, citizenship, work ethic, integrity, and coachability.


Team Policies

  • Act with Integrity, Honor, and Respect at all times

  • Be Early… On Time is late.

  • Dress appropriately and arrive ready to practice

  • Wear proper running shoes

  • No music devices are allowed at practice.

    • The Cross Country coaching staff and Trabuco Hills High School are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • All Runners must sign and adhere to the TEAM CONTRACT


RUNNING ON THE ROADS

 The following rules for running workouts on the roads should be strictly observed by all athletes for their own safety.

A.     NEVER RUN ALONE

B.     Always run on the sidewalk.

C.     Avoid major intersections as much as possible.

D.    Never challenge a car or driver.  The Car always wins!

E.     Misconduct on the roads will not be tolerated. Remember who you are & who you represent.

F.     Always report any unusual occurrences immediately upon your return.

G.     Always check in with your coach when you return from the run.


HOW TO LETTER VARSITY IN CROSS COUNTRY

Must meet one of the following:

  1. Compete at the varsity level in 50% of races

  2. Finish the season ranked in the top 7 according to XCstats (having completed at least 50% of races).

  3. Break 15:45 at any point in the season.

  4. Race in a CIF Championships race.