Since the number of participants in Girls XC at RHS has continued to increase dramatically every year, the coaches have decided that team participation needs more careful management due to safety concerns. As a result, there are new participation rules for the 2015 season.
RHS Girls XC Participation Rules Form: Please contact one of the team captains to receive this new form. Read it carefully, complete all signatures, and submit it no later than 8/24/15. No exceptions. No one will be allowed on the team if this form has not been submitted by 8/24/15, including freshmen and those new to the team.
RHS Athletics Forms and Fees: All RHS athletics registration forms with payment must be submitted to the RHS office no earlier than 8/17/15 and no later 8/24/15. If you will be on vacation during this period, please arrange for someone else to submit your forms and payment by the deadline. No exceptions. No one will be allowed on the team if their paperwork has not been submitted by 8/24/15, including freshmen and those new to the team. Physicals are required and are good for two years, but athletics paperwork and fees must be submitted each year. Make that doctor appointment now if your daughter needs it. Again, no one will be allowed on the team if their paperwork is not submitted by 8/24/15. Athletics registration info and forms can be found on the RHS web site: http://roosevelths.seattleschools.org/student_activities/athletics_info
No New Seniors: No rising seniors will be allowed to join the team if they have not participated in cross country the prior season, their junior year. The only possible exception may be made for those athletes who participated in distance track the prior season, their junior year.
Minimum Times: All team members will be required to run a 5K in under 30 minutes. Time trials will be held the first week of school. Those who do not meet the minimum time requirement will be allowed to stay on the team and come to practices, but they will not be assigned a uniform and not allowed to participate in meets until they meet the minimum time requirement.
Practice Requirements: All team members will be required to attend 4 out of 5 weekly practices throughout the season, unless they have an excused absence from the school or from the coach. Those athletes who do not meet the minimum practice attendance requirement in a given week will receive one warning. If an athlete fails to meet this requirement for a second week, they will be removed from the team roster.
Thanks in advance for helping to make the 2015 RHS Girls XC season safe and enjoyable for all participants!