Memphis Youth Athletics (MYA) XC Series

Mon September 14 - Sat October 17 Memphis, TN 38134 US Directions
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Additional race information can be found at https://www.memphisyouthathletics.org/programs/cross-country/.

Place
6903 Great Veiw Drive
PO Box 382625
Memphis, TN US 38134
Description

COVID-19 – THE MYA BOARD WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS SITUATION AND WILL FOLLOW GUIDELINES FROM THE CDC AND SHELBY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT..

Our Fall Cross Country Program runs September to October. The 5-6 week season consists of 4-5 regular season meets and a championship meet.  The series concludes with a regional championship meet that allows athletes from all over West TN a chance to qualify for the TN State Elementary and Middle School XC Championships in October. Volunteer coaches are needed to coach school based teams.  Coaches can include school PE teachers, parent coaches, or other volunteers at their Elementary School, Middle School or the community. In most cases, this ‘team’ is considered a school club, supported by the parents and PTSOs.  MYA will serve as your meet director and facilitator during the season. We do not hold practices nor train athletes during this part of the season. If your school does not have a program and you would like one then we can get you started! Everyone is welcome, whether your school has a program or not, you are home-schooled, or just love to run!!

Eligibility

Open to all boys and girls of Elementary (grades 3-5), Middle (grades 6-8), & High School (grades 9-12) Age. We realize that certain school districts have different grade designations for Middle School and Elementary School but we will need to adhere to one standard. The program is open to all public, private schools and home schooled athletes.

Home schooled and or individuals who do not have schools participating may compete as unattached, part of a school team closest to their normal public school zone or as part of a recognized home school cooperative. 

Distances Run

Elementary School - 1 Mile

Middle School - 2 Mile

High School - 5K

Practice Times

These times are at your discretion. We recommend that you practice a minimum of 2-3 times a week in order to fully prepare the kids to complete a 2-mile (or 1 mile for Elementary) course comfortably. Your initial goal should be to promote positive fitness goals with performance issues taking a back seat to participation. There will be a guide published on www.memphisyouthathletics.org/coaches--page.html to help you with sample training programs.

Insurance

Practice and Meet Insurance coverage provided through the USATF (USA Track and Field) our sports governing body. Individual accident medical coverage (pays as overage to primary parent coverage) is provided as part of Registration Fee.

Costs

$ 40.00 per athlete for the entire season (one meet or all 6). For those athletes who are not able to afford the program costs a fee waiver may be granted. Please contact the program director for details memphisyouthathletics@gmail.com. 

The program fee will cover the following operational costs:

Security for all meets

Porte-Johns

Course Preparation - marking

Practice Insurance for athletes

Event insurance and liability insurance for coaches

Individual accident medical coverage for the athlete

Bib numbers, Bib Chips and pins

Awards

Fluids and cups at meets

Office supplies

Bib Chip Timing and Results

Course supplies Marking / Flagging / Finish line

PA System at all meets

*COVID Related expenses

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