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Letter from Coach Reed for this summer

Dear Cross Country Athletes/ Parents

The 2017 CC season will be here before you know it with the first official practice to begin at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, August 1st at Red Rider Stadium. All sports packets must be turned in and COMPLETED by this date in order for anyone to be able to start practice on August 1st. If you have not yet had your physical, call your family doctor or the Family Practice Center to set up an appointment. A copy of an OHSAA Authorization Physical Form along with all the other forms that need to be turned in can be easily accessed at the Orrville High School Athletics website at on the home page under the Forms Tab. Just click “Forms Needed to Participate” and a list of all the forms that need to be signed and turned in are listed. There is also 1 new form that needs to be turned and requires a parent/ athlete signature called the “Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Lidsay’s Law”. I made sure to mail you one along with this letter. You can also find copies of this form on the bulletin board located outside the athletic office.

I know some team members attended Coach Stiles Running Clinic, participated in local 5K races and have been running with each other throughout the summer. If you haven’t started running yet, you need start NOW. The best time to run is early morning or late in the evening. It is extremely important to remember to stretch both before and after you run. Always remember to drink plenty of water, so you do not become dehydrated. If you need a good pair of running shoes for your training, go over to Vertical Runner in Wooster. They have a great selection of running shoes to choose from and they also offer discounts to local athletes. All you need to do is tell them that you are part of the Orrville CC team. Please remember to save a copy of your shoe receipt in order to be able to receive about $20 back from the Orrville Booster Club.

During the first two weeks, most of the practices will end between 9:15- 9:30 AM. We will be also be having some water conditioning workouts practices at Orr Pool and maybe some weight training in the multi-purpose room, but these practices times still need to be scheduled. I already know some of you may have some conflicts attending practices due to band camp, work, or being out of town. If there are any other conflicts during the first two weeks, please make sure to let me know ASAP.

Important Dates to Remember for the 2017 CC Season:

  • Tuesday, August 1st First Day of Practice at 8:00 AM
  • Monday, August 7th Mandatory Parent Meeting Night at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, August 11th Picture Day at 10:50 AM
  • Tuesday, August 15th Booster Club Membership Drive
  • Tuesday, August 22nd First Day of School
  • Friday, August 25th Orrville vs Wooster Football Game
  • Saturday, August 26th First Meet ~ Claymont Invitational

Enjoy the rest of your summer and remember the 2017 CC season begins on Monday, August 1st! If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact at 330-466-1319 or email me at my school address:

Coach Reed