We are very excited about this upcoming season of our youth Cross Country program in Rosemount!
The goal of the RAAA Cross Country program is to provide a positive experience for kids of all abilities that are interested in running. The program is designed to develop basic skills in distance running and then build on that foundation as the season progresses.
The kids will have the opportunity to participate in meets throughout the season. Runners will be competing in the 1 to 1.5 mile distance with kids in community programs from the neighboring cities of Apple Valley, Eagan and Farmington.
Meets are optional. We encourage kids to attend as many practices and meets as they can.
Practices will be twice a week and will meet behind Rosemount High School. A typical practice is a warm-up, trail running and then wrapping up with a cool down and stretching. At the start of the season, much of the focus is on conditioning and building up endurance.
We do need parent coaches that are willing to lead running groups and pre-meet warm-ups. Practice activities will be set so the time commitment are practices and meets.
Program Dates: August 5th – September 24th
Age Requirements: Boys and Girls entering grades 2-5 in the fall of 2019. Please note, for sixth graders, RAAA highly recommends that children participate in their Middle School programs, as available.
Equipment: Running shoes required. T-shirts provided by RAAA
Fees: $50.00 registration
Practices will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm at Rosemount High School on the paths behind the school. During the first week of the season, we will have practice Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. The first week will focus on conditioning.
TENTATIVE meet dates are listed below. Please be aware that the meet schedule is subject to change. Meet locations, dates and times will be announced as they are finalized.
- August 16th- Rosemount High School Alumni Meet – evening meet
- August 30th– Rosemount High School Invitational Meet – morning meet
- September 3rd– EVAA meet – evening meet
- September 12th– Eagan meet – evening meet
- September 17th– Lakeville Applejack Meet – evening meet for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders only
- September 19th– Farmington meet – evening meet
- September 24th– Rosemount Middle School meet – evening meet
Questions? Contact Program Director Anne Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org