The EXEL Athletic Association will field a 2016 Cross Country Team for both male and female and Middle School and High School. As this will be the first year for the program we are excited to be able to offer this opportunity. We will compete in local regional meets and then the TAIAO State Meet towards the end of the season. We are scheduling informational meetings now so any participants and parents can come and meet the coaches and get more information. Those dates and times will be posted here, on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and sent out by email as the plans are finalized. Please be patient while we grow and develop the program and check in often as new information is added.
Registration for the 2016 - 2017 will cost $150.00. Registration will include uniform rental, meet registration, and any team fees. Parents will be responsible for the shoes and warm ups. In order to help offset the cost of the registration and any unforeseen team cost we will be holding a Runathon in the first part of August. Practices will be held either at Falkner Park or the Green Acres South Recreation Facility in Tyler with times still to be determined.
Important Dates: July 12th- sign up $50 nonrefundable deposit due July 18th- voluntary practice (Faulkner Park 10:00 am)- Player and Parent Code of Conduct Due by your first practice July 21st- voluntary practice (Faulkner Park 10:30 am) July 25th- voluntary practice (ROC 10:00 am) July29th- voluntary practice (ROC 10:30 am) August 1st- Run-a-thon Mandatory (ROC 10:00 am)-current physicals due; if this is your first practice your Player and Parent Code of Conduct is Due August 5th- mandatory practice (Faulkner Park 10:30am)-run-a-thon money due and remaining tuition due. Cross Country Meets: (tentative) September 10th- CC Meet in Tyler -High school September 26th- CC Meet in Gilmer - all ages October 1st- CC Meet in Lindale all ages
Sign Up Information
The EXEL Cross Country program would like to address the importance of signing up and participating in the upcoming practices. Although the summer practices are voluntary we will be evaluating and setting up individual workout goals for each participant during these workouts. Also the sooner we have runners signed up the sooner we can order uniforms and get our meet schedule finalized. Coach Guerrero will be sending out a second email to everyone who has shown interest. Please respond back in order for us to finalize our season. As always we hope you and yours the best. Go Lions!!!!!!
The EXEL Athletic Association Cross Country Program would like to offer an opportunity to our younger lions. To compete in Cross country meets the runners need to be 12 years old or in the 7th grade. In order to provide a sports outlet for our younger group we are offering a 11 and under running squad. the cost would be $50 for the season and would include workout shirt and league fees. The younger runners will not be able to run in the meets but they will be able to travel with the team if they would like. We will also run in local 5k's as a team (again on a voluntary basis) For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.