Elementary and Middle School Cross Country Program

2018 Elementary and Middle School Cross Country Program

The Knoxville Youth Athletics Elementary and Middle School Cross Country Program is an eight week program for all girls and boys grades 3-8 that teaches the fundamentals of distance running with weekly competitions including an Area Championship meet that allows participants a chance to qualify for the Tennessee State Middle and Elementary School Cross Country Championships in October.  In many counties surrounding Knoxville (including Knox) cross country is not a funded school sport at the elementary and middle school level.  The Knoxville Youth Athletics serves to help fund, foster and expand a sport that provides positive health benefits to its participants.  If your school does not have a program and you would like one we can get you started.  Everyone is welcome, whether your school has a program or not, you are home-schooled or you just love to run.

You must register online prior to your first practice (no exceptions).

Information Link (click on link below) Date / Deadline Additional Information
Meeting for all NEW teams / programs only 7/26/18 – 7PM Provision Health and Fitness (Map)
Coaches Page
PROGRAM REGISTRATION LINK 8/13/18 – Online Program Entry Opens $30.00 per athlete program fee – covers entire season except the State Meet.
TEAM COACHES CONTACTS As of 8/15/2018 (first update – 7/25/18) If you are looking for a team and it is not listed please email knoxvilleyouthathletics@gmail.com
Parent Meet Volunteer Sign Up
Program Information for Parents (PDF)
The Long Term Approach to working with Young Distance Runners
Participant and Spectator Race Etiquette (Important)
Inclement Weather Policy
Heat Policy
Lost Child Protocol
Bib Numbers Explained
ONLINE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS for Individuals (or Unattached) 8/28/18 – Deadline for Unattached runners submit Online Roster Use the link above ONLY if you are registering as an UNATTACHED ATHLETE (an athlete not on a school / team)
ONLINE ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS for Teams 8/28/18 – Deadline for Teams to submit Online Roster
Results

Date Information Notes
7/26/2018 Meeting for all NEW teams / programs only – 7 PM Provision Health and Performance – Required for all new teams and coaches Provision Health and Performance (Map)
8/2/2018 ES-MS Coaches Meeting 6:30-8 PM – Provision Health and Performance Provision Health and Performance (Map)
8/12/2018 ES-MS Coaches Clinic – 3-5 PM – Provision Health and Performance Provision Health and Performance (Map)
8/13/2018 Online Program Entry Opens SIGN UP ONLINE
8/28/2018 Deadline for Teams to submit Online Rosters
8/28/2018 Deadline for Unattached runners to Register Online

Date Time Event/Activity Location Map Course Maps / Videos Additional Information Parking Map
8/26/2018 6:00 PM Group Run Victor Ashe Park Map Open to all parents / participants  preview of course Saturday at the Victor Ashe Park Fall Classic Parking Map
9/1/2018 Meet Page Victor Ashe Park Fall Classic (Included in program fee) Victor Ashe Park ES-MS Map / ES-Video / MS-Video Meet Info
9/2/2018 3:00 PM Group Run Cove Lake State Park Map Open to all parents / participants  preview of course that will be run on Monday and Tuesday
9/5/2018 6:15 PM Second ES Cross Country Meet Cove Lake State Park  

ES Map / Video

 6:15 PM – Girls Start / 6:45 PM Boys Start Parking Map
9/6/2018 6:00 PM Second MS Cross Country Meet Cove Lake State Park MS Map / Video 6:00 PM Girls Start / 6:15 PM Boys Start Parking Map
9/9/2018 4:00 PM Group Run New Sevier Co. Course  TBA Map Open to all parents / participants  preview of courses that will be run on Monday and Tuesday
 9/10/2018 6:15 PM Third ES Cross Country Meet New Sevier Co Course TBA ES Map / Video 6:15 PM – Girls Start / 6:30 PM Boys Start Parking Map
9/11/2018 6:15 PM Third MS Cross Country Meet New Sevier Co Course TBA MS Map  / Video 6:15 PM – Girls Start / 6:45 PM Boys Start Parking Map
9/16/2018 6:00 PM Group Run Pellissippi Place

Pronova Solutions

Map Open to all parents / participants  preview of course that will be run on Monday and Tuesday
9/17/2018 6:15 PM Fourth ES Cross Country Meet Pellissippi Place

Pronova Solutions

ES Map / Video 6:15 PM – Girls Start / 6:30 PM Boys Start Parking Map
9/18/2018 6:15 PM Fourth MS Cross Country Meet Pellissippi Place

Pronova Solutions

MS Map / Video 6:15 PM – Girls Start / 6:45 PM Boys Start Parking Map
9/23/2018 3:00 PM Group Run Leisure Pools Forks of the River Map Open to all parents / participants  preview of course that will be run on Monday and Tuesday
9/24/2018 6:00 PM Fifth ES Cross Country Meet Leisure Pools Forks of the River ES Map / Video  6:00 PM – Girls Start / 6:15 PM Boys Start Parking Map
9/25/2018 6:00 PM Fifth MS Cross Country Meet Leisure Pools Forks of the River MS Map / Video 6:00 PM Girls Start / 6:30 PM Boys Start Parking Map
10/1/2018 5:30 PM Area ES Championships Victor Ashe Park ES Map Elementary School  (ONLY) – 5:30 PM Qualifier for the Tennessee State ES Cross Country Championships – Meet Info Parking Map
10/2/2018 5:30 PM Area MS Cross Country Championships Victor Ashe Park Map MS Map Middle School (Only) – 5:30PM Qualifier for the Tennessee State MS Cross Country Championships  Meet Info Parking Map
10/20/2018 10:30 AM Tennessee State Elementary School Cross Country Championships Victor Ashe Park Map ES Map Meet Info
10/20/2018 12:10 PM Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Championships Victor Ashe Park MS Map Meet Info
10/23/2018 4:30 PM First Practice – Post Season Cross Country Program – Elementary and Middle All Sites Program Info
10/29/2018  4:30 PM First Practice – Post Season Cross Country Program – High School Non-State Qualifiers All Sites Program Info
 11/5/18  4:30 PM First Practice – Post Season Cross Country Program – High School State Qualifiers All Sites Program Info
11/10/18 10:00 AM AAU Southeastern District Cross Country Championships (Middle School and under) Victor Ashe Park Map Meet Information
11/16/2018 5:00 PM Hoka One One Postal Nationals – Tennessee presented by KYA (Elementary – Middle and High School Divisions) Hardin Valley Academy Map Meet Information
11/24/2018 8 AM Footlocker South Regional Cross Country Championships Charlotte, NC Map Meet Information
12/1/2018 8 AM AAU National Cross Country Championships Knoxville, TN – Victor Ashe Park Map Meet Information

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