Cross Country (Grades 6-8)

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.

Season Start & End Dates

Monday, August 20th, 2018 - Saturday, October 20th, 2018.

Practice Schedule

  • Practices will run 4-5 days a week after school at each middle school.

East Middle School Practice Schedules

EMS Girls:

Week 1 - Practice will be held at the Civic Center, students will need to meet in the courtyard by the Civic Center building entrance doors.

  • Mon. 8/20 - 8 am - 10 am
  • Wed. 8/22 - 8 am - 10 am
  • Fri. 8/24 - 8 am - 10 am

Week 2 - 

  • Mon. 8/27 - 8 am - 10 am - Practice will be held at Clinch Park splash pad. Participants should be dressed to run on path and bring a towel for a beach workout. 
  • Wed. 8/29 - 8 am - 10 am - Practice will be held at Clinch Park splash pad. Participants should be dressed to run on path and bring a towel for a beach workout.
  • Optional team workout 
    • Fri. 8/31 - 8 am - 10 amPractice will be held at Clinch Park splash pad. Participants should be dressed to run on path and bring a towel for a beach workout.

Week 3 - First week of school - remainder of the season.

  • Monday - Thursday: 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm.
    • No practice will be held on no school days.

EMS Boys:

Weeks 1 & 2 - Practices will be held at the Civic Center, students will need to meet in the courtyard by the Civiv Center building entrance doors.

  • Week 1 (8/20 - 8/24): 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Week 2 (8/27 - 8/31): 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Week 3 - First week of school - remainder of the season.

  • Monday - Friday: 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm.
    • No practice will be held on no school days.

West Middle School Practice Schedules

Girls and Boys:

Weeks 1 & 2 - Practice will be held at West Middle School.

  • Mon. 8/20 - 8:15 am - 9:30 am
  • Wed. 8/22 - 8:15 am - 9:30 am
  • Fri. 8/24 - 8:15 am - 9:30 am
  • Mon. 8/27 - 8:15 am - 9:30 am
  • Wed. 8/29 - 8:15 am - 9:30 am
  • Fri. 8/31 - 8:15 am - 9:30 am

Week 3 - First week of school.

  • Tues. 9/4 - 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Wed. 9/5 - 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Thurs. 9/6 - 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

What to bring to practice:

  • Running shoes, shorts, t-shirt, athletic pants, a jacket, and a water bottle with your student's name on it.

What not to bring to practice:

  • No cell phones, iPods, or anything requiring ear buds will be allowed at practice.

Meet Schedules

All meets begin at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Times are subject to change.

Parent Meeting

West Middle School

  • Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 @ 4:15 pm.

East Middle School

  • Monday, September 10th, 2018 @ 4:15 - East Middle School Library. 

Coaches

2018 East Middle School

  • Boys – John Reimers, jjreimers@yahoo.com
  • Girls – Bonnie McDougall, mcdougalbo@tcaps.net

2018 West Middle School

  • Boys – Aislyn Johnson, johnsonai@tcaps.net
  • Girls – Amy Marshall, bakerchick@charter.net

Helpful Information

  • Sports Physicals are required for Middle School Cross Country. Physicals must be turned in to the Main Office at East Middle School or the North Wing Office at West Middle School before the start of the season.External LinkDownload sports physical form
  • Approximately six meets/invitationals will be held throughout the season, both during the week and on Saturdays.
  • Transportation will be requested for all out of district meets, and will be provided when available. If transportation is unavailable for an out of district game, transportation will be the sole responsibility of the participants parent/guardian.
  • In the event school is closed, no LEAP activities will be held per TCAPS policy. There is no guarantee of a makeup date in the case of inclement weather. Missed meets will only be made up if schedules allow.
  • The dates below (in the calendar view) signify the start and end dates of the season, practices and meets will be held on additional days to Mondays and Saturdays. Additional information will be sent separately by your coach.

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.
  • A uniform will NOT be included in registration. T-shirts will be available for purchase after registration closes. 

Registration Deadline & Details

  • Deadline: Friday, August 17th, 2018.
  • 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.
  • If your child does not attend a TCAPS school, select the "Out of District" option.
    • 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. 

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6-8 CC- EMS Boys Closed

  John Reimers


TC East Middle School
Mon Aug 20 & Sat Oct 20
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th


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6-8 CC- EMS Girls Closed

  Bonnie McDougall


TC East Middle School
Mon Aug 20 & Sat Oct 20
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th


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6-8 CC- WMS Boys Closed

  Aislyn Kelly Johnson


TC West Middle School
Mon Aug 20 & Sat Oct 20
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   6th - 8th


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6-8 CC- WMS Girls Closed

  Amy Marshall


TC West Middle School
Mon Aug 20 & Sat Oct 20
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Grades   6th - 8th


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6-8 CC-Out of District Closed
LEAP Office
Mon Aug 20 & Sat Oct 20
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Grades   6th - 8th

Price: $ 125 00

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