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Cross Country (Grades 6-8)


Middle School Athletics / Cross Country -
Fall 2020

About Cross Country:

Middle school cross-country is open to all 6th - 8th grade boys and girls. Participants will run a two-mile course. Co-ed cross-country will run approximately eight weeks in length.

2020 MS Cross Country Update:

  • CC is considered a low risk sport.
  • MS Cross Country will follow MHSAA guidelines for safe return to play. A few key changes that will be required this season include:
    • There is a 70 runner per race limit. Physical distancing and staggered starts will be used to organize and separate kids as a host school runs multiple races in on any given day.
    • The # of runners allowed at any given race race may be limited by the host.
    • Due to COVID guidelines, there will be no All City Meet.
    • Spectators will be required to wear masks, along with staff, coaches and runners (while not in competition).
    • The complete list of Cross Country specific information can be found HERE.

DUE TO COVID-19:

  • Additional safety & sanitation measures will be in place.
  • Students will be working in pods of 6- 12 athletes each day & proper social distancing measures will be enforced.
  • Athletes must pass a daily screening & temperature check. This year we will be utilizing FinalForms to complete the daily screening process. Final Forms is an online forms and data management service that is currently utilized by our High School Athletic Departments.
  • ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR A FINAL FORMS ACCOUNT SO PROPER SCREENING/MONITORING CAN TAKE PLACE.
  • Please register at: https://traversecity-mi.finalforms.com and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students, and sign your forms.
  • If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support,” or feel free to contact our office. NOTE: During parent registration, you will need to input your students’ TCAPS email address. It will be helpful to have that info available ahead of time in case you do not know it!
  • ONCE YOUR STUDENT IS REGISTERED, PLEASE ADD HIM/HER TO THE SPORT 'CROSS COUNTRY' FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

Check-in Process:

Check-In will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of practice each day. Students must wear a mask for the entire check-in process and maintain proper social distancing while in line. Students may remove their mask during active participation in practice, but should remain masked during down times. Students should come dressed in work out clothes, tennis shoes and bring a water bottle. Once screened, cleared students will be permitted to practice. Any students who do not pass the initial screening will be sent home.  The following questions will be asked:

Health Screening

Yes No Close contact or cared for someone with COVID-19?
Yes No Recent loss of smell or taste?
Yes No Has cough?
Yes No Has sore throat?
Yes No Shortness of breath / Difficulty breathing?
Yes No Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting?
Yes No Has fever or chills?

Season Start & End Dates:

Monday, August 24th, 2020 - Saturday, October 24th, 2020.

Practice Schedules: 

  • WMS Boys-  Begins August 24th. Meet at Grand Traverse Commons in front of Cuppa Joe (*updated to accommodate parent parking)
    • M-F Aug 24-28 at 7:30 - 8:30 AM
    • TU-F Sept 1-Sept 4 7:30 - 8:30 AM (NO MONDAY PRACTICE THIS WEEK)
    • Tues. Sept 8-Fri Sept 18 3:15-4:30 PM: Meet at corner of US-31 and Division Street; dog park corner with tennis courts
    • Mon Sept 21 - end of the season: Meeting time & place TBD 
    • Willing to assist? Please contact Coach Nance at timnance3@gmail.com
  • WMS Girls- Begins August 24th. Meet at Grand Traverse Commons in front of Cuppa Joe (*updated to accommodate parent parking)
    • M-F Aug 24-28 at 7:30 - 8:30 AM
    • M-Th Aug 31-Sept 3 7:30 - 8:30 AM (NO FRIDAY PRACTICE THIS WEEK)
    • Tues. Sept 8-Fri Sept 18  3:15-4:30 PM: Meet at corner of US-31 and Division Street; dog park corner with tennis courts
    • Mon Sept 21 - end of the season: Meeting time & place TBD 
  • EMS Boys- Begins August 24th. Meet at the Civic Center by the front entrance to Howe Ice Arena.
    • M-F Aug 24-28 at 8:00-9:30 AM
    • M-F Aug 31- Sept 4 at 8:00-9:30AM
    • Willing to assist? Please contact Coach Reimers at jjreimers@yahoo.com
  • EMS Girls- Begins August 31st. Meet at Traverse City Central High School @ the Flag pole.
    • August 31 - September 4th
      • Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday @ 8:15-9:15 AM
      • Tuesday @ 5:00-6:00 PM (NOTE TUESDAY IS A DIFFERENT TIME)
    • September 8 - September 11th
    • NO MONDAY PRACTICE
    • We will practice Tuesday, September 8th and Thursday, September 10th from 3:00 - 4:00 PM at Central high school. 
    • Wednesday, September 9th  and Friday, September 11th we will practice at Hickory Hills ski area from 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Meet Schedules: 

Coaches:

2020 East Middle School

  • Boys – John Reimers, jjreimers@yahoo.com
  • Girls – Amy Marshall, bakerchick@charter.net

2020 West Middle School

  • Boys –Tim Nance, timnance3@gmail.com
  • Girls – Amy Six-King, sixkingam@tcaps.net

Sports Physicals:

Middle School Athletes must have an updated physical on file each school year. Sports physicals must be dated April 15th, 2020 or newer, and can be used for the entire 20-21 school year. For 2020-2021, TCAPS is accepting a new Health Questionnaire that students who had a valid sports physical in 2019-20 (completed on or after April 15, 2019) can complete with required signatures to meet the pre-participation health status requirement in 2020-21. This NEW health questionnaire is a 14 question form that if all answers are 'no', then the 2019-20 physical on file is good for next year and can be found HERE.

  • Incoming 7th & 8th graders: Students who had a valid physical for the 2019-20 school year do not need a new physical if you answer NO to all 14 questions on the form & submit it prior to your sports season.
  • Incoming 6th graders: will need a new physical dated April 15th, 2020 or later.
  • 6th-8th graders that did not have an up to date physical will need a physical dated April 15th, 2020 or later.
  • If you answered YES to any of the 14 questions, you will need a new physical.
  • If you answered NO to all of the questions, you may still go get a new physical if you choose.
  • This is all in response that Dr. offices and clinics have said it will be difficult to see all athletes prior to the start of fall sports.
  • For more information on this process, you can access a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for this new Health Questionnaire form by clicking HERE.
  • If all answers are NO, email or mail the signed form to: TCAPS LEAP 1150 Milliken Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686 and we will mark your physical valid for next year.
  • Do you need a new physical?Download and print the TCAPS physical form here, and then please call your family physician to schedule a physical for your child. Mail completed physicals to: TCAPS LEAP 1150 Milliken Dr. Traverse City, MI 49686

Participation Fee:

  • Cost: $125.00
  • Reduced fees are available to those who qualify for the free and reduced meals program. Participation fees for those that qualify are as follows:
    • Reduced Meals Participation Fee: $70.00 if registered by the deadline.
    • Free Meals Participation Fee: $40.00 if registered by the deadline.

Registration Deadline & Details:

  • Deadline: Friday, August 28th, 2020.
  • Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.
    • If late registration is available, there will be a $25.00 late fee added to the cost of registration.
  • Register for your school below.
    • In an effort to be a good community partner, LEAP will accept Out of District students when possible. Space is limited and enrollment may be capped for various offerings. For high demand activities TCAPS students will receive priority.

Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH via a checking or savings account please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made in the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. The LEAP office is located near the Auditorium. Use the first parking lot on Milliken and enter through the first set of doors. Our office is the first office on the right. Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 for more information.

Note: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistant, please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570. If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered. 

6-8 CC- EMS Boys Closed

  John Reimers


TC East Middle School
Mon Aug 24 & Sat Oct 24
12:00 - 12:01 AM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   6th - 8th


Online registration is over

6-8 CC- EMS Girls Closed

  Amy Marshall


TC East Middle School
Mon Aug 24 & Sat Oct 24
12:00 - 12:01 AM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   6th - 8th


Online registration is over

6-8 CC- WMS Boys Closed

  Timothy Nance


TC West Middle School
Mon Aug 24 & Sat Oct 24
12:00 - 12:01 AM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   6th - 8th


Online registration is over

6-8 CC- WMS Girls Closed

  Amy M Six-King


TC West Middle School
Mon Aug 24 & Sat Oct 24
12:00 - 12:01 AM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   6th - 8th


Online registration is over