2023 is my last season as program director for EAA Cross Country. A replacement candidate has stepped-up to take on the role. More information to be announced soon.
EAA XC Director - volunteer
We will need ~10 coaches for the fall 2023 season. There will need to be a minimum of 2 coaches per pod. The last couple years we've had 5 pods. The more coaches we have, the smaller we can make the pods. I try to arrange the pods by running ability - from competitive to developing.
Each week prior to practice I will send the coaches a training plan for the week and outline how to structure practice while leaving room for coaches to make the best decisions for their group of runners. The goal of structuring this way is to ensure consistency for the entire team while allowing the coaches to just focus on coaching and not practice planning. Thank you so much for consideration!
For parents new to the sport of cross country running, please be aware the nature of the sport is to be able to run independently for extended distances. Any participants that are not able to run will need a parent with them so the coaches can work with the majority of the pod.
Please also know that cross country is a CONTACT FREE SPORT. Any participants who push/tackle etc during practice/meets will not be allowed to participate without a parent and any violations of policy will be enforced. Please be sure you review the Player and Parent Code of Conduct Policys on the EAA website as they will be followed. No deviations from the policy will be tolerated.
The main goal of the EAA Cross Country program is to provide an enjoyable experience for youth interested in competitive distance running. Our goal is to highlight the importance of team, sportsmanship and to provide the opportunity to develop skills in distance running.
During the eight-week fall-season we will focus the majority of our practices on endurance running but will also be incorporating other running skills such as strength (hills), power (intervals) and speed.
The typical format of a practice includes
- 10 min warm-up (.5 mile jog, movements to wake up the muscles)
- 30 min endurance run
- 10-15 min intervals/hills/speed
- 10 min cool down (walking/jog stretching)
|Monday, Aug 7||6:00 - 7:00p||Northview Elementary||Practice|
|Thursday, Aug 10||6:00 - 7:00p||Glacier Hills Elementary||Practice|
|Monday, Aug 14||6:00 - 7:00p||Northview Elementary||Practice|
|Thurs, Aug 17||6:00 - 7:00p||Glacier Hills Elementary||Practice|
|Mon, Aug 21||6:00 - 7:00p||Northview Elementary||Practice|
|Thus, Aug 24||6:00 - 7:00p||Glacier Hills Elementary||Practice|
|Mon, Aug 28||6:00 - 7:00p||Northview Elementary||Practice|
|Mon, Sept 4||6:00 - 7:00p||Northview Elementary||Practice|
|Mon, Sept 11||6:00 - 7:00p||Northview Elementary||Practice|
|Mon, Sept 18||6:00 - 7:00p||Northview Elementary||Practice|
|Mon, Sept 25||6:00 - 7:00p||Northview Elementary||Practice|
|Meet||Date||Location||Arrive By||Gun Time||Distance|
|Irish Invite||Fri, Sept 1||Rosemount High School||7:30a||8:05a girls, 8:15a boys||1 mile|
|Eastview Invite||Thurs, Sept 7||Dakota County Technical College||5:30p||6:00p girls, 6:15p boys||1 mile|
|Eagan Invite||Thur, Sept 14||Northview Elem||5:30p||6:00p girls, 6:15p boys||1 mile|
|Burnsville Blaze Invite||Thurs, Sept 21||Nicollet Middle School||5:30p||6:00p girls, 6:15p boys||1 mile|
|Cowbell Classic||Thurs, Sept 28||Dodge Middle School||5:30p||6:00p girls, 6:15p boys||1 mile|
|Burnsville Middle/Elem School Meet||Thurs, Oct 5||Neil Elementary||5:30p||6:00p girls, 6:15p boys||1 mile|
EAA Cross Country Director - Volunteer
XC Season starts 2nd week in August and goes through the end of September.
Practice will be held Mon and Thurs from 6-7 pm.
All ages will meet and practice the same nights.
Registration is now closed for Fall 2023
$65 through July 9, 2022 (no refunds after registration closes)
Late fee of $15 from July 10th until
registration closes July 16, 2022
No late registrations will be accepted this year
EAA Cross Country Weather Guidelines
If the Heat Index is...
If the Air Quality Index is...
As always you should make the best decision for your young runners. These are guidelines that we will use to make decisions for the safety of the kids.