Friday, September 29, 2017

Another Busy Week!

1.  Congratulations to both the girls and boys teams for their strong effort against Billerica yesterday.  It is fun to see the improvement of so many runners already.  Let's keep it going!

2.  Here is the schedule for the up-coming week:

Monday - Practice at WMS until 3:45

Tuesday - Home meet at Wayland High School against Stony Brook MS of Westford.  The girls will run first and then the boys will follow.  We are hoping to start the meet around 3:45.  Again, it depends when Westford arrives.

Thursday - Away meet at Kennedy Middle School (Waltham).  Due to 7th/8th grade Back to School Night, both the girls and boys will run at the same time, but will be scored separately.  We should be back to WMS around 5:45.

Friday - Practice at WMS until 3:45

3.  Our uniforms were expected to arrive this afternoon and we will distribute them during practice on Monday to those who have paid $11.00.  If your son/daughter did not order a shirt, we ordered a few extras.  If you plan on purchasing one of these extra shirts please make your check payable to Wayland Boosters.

4.  The coaching staff is really enjoying our XC team.  The kids come to practice ready to work and are getting better each day.  It is so nice to see the positive reinforcement from all team members.  We hope your child/children are enjoying it as much as we are!  Enjoy the weekend.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Billerica Meet

Tomorrow's meet has changed locations!!!!!

We are now running at Locke Middle School in Billerica.

110 Allen Rd, Billerica, MA 01821

Hope to see some of you there.  Please remember to have your child bring a note if they are going to drive home with you directly from the meet.  Thanks!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Acton Meet

1.  Congratulations to both the boys and girls teams today at our first meet.  We had some excellent times and we hope everyone enjoyed the course despite the heat.  The boys team won their meet today and the girls lost.

2.  Again, there will not be practice on Tuesday due to the 8th grade cave trip.

3.  Our away meet on Thursday is against Billerica and will take place at Marshall Middle School on 15 Floyd Street, Billerica.  Our meet should begin around 3:45 and we should be back to Wayland Middle School between 5:30-6:00 (depending on traffic).

4.  The on-line store is still open and orders can be placed.  It will be closing on Wednesday so please be sure to place your orders.  You can just click on the link below to access the on-line store.






Saturday, September 23, 2017

A busy week!

1.  Monday - Home meet against Acton.  We are hoping that the meet will begin around 3:30.  The boys will run first and then the girls.  Just a reminder that all team members should remain at the meet until the conclusion of both races.  Also, all team members must board one of the first round of buses on Monday afternoon to be transported to the high school.  The coaches will be at the high school when students arrive.  Please remember that pick up will be at Wayland High School on Monday!

2.  Tuesday - No Practice due to the 8th grade cave trip

3.  Thursday - Away meet against Billerica.  Team members will be transported to and from Billerica by bus which will leave at 2:30 from WMS.  We anticipate returning to WMS between 5:30 and 6:00.  The return time will depend on traffic.  

4.  Friday - Practice at WMS.  We will finish around 3:45.

5.  We hope to see you at our home meet.  We are looking forward to it!  Go Warriors!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Here is a google image of our course for Monday.  It is just under 1.7 miles and it will be a double loop (each loop a little longer than 0.8 miles).  It should be a good course to actually watch the meet unfold.  See you at the high school.  We thought you might be interested...



XC Updates:

1.  Due to the bees on our course, we will be having our home XC meets at Wayland High School this season.  To help the kids learn the course, we will practice at the high school this Friday afternoon.  All team members will board one of the first round of buses immediately at 2:20 and will meet the coaches at the high school to get ready.  Our practice will still end around 3:45, but pick up is at the high school.  We will not be transported back to WMS.

2.  Our first meet of the season next Monday against Acton.  It is always difficult to determine the exact start time of our meets due to the visiting team arriving.  Acton typically has a very large team and we will need to walk our race course prior to running the race.  Our best estimate of a start time is between 3:30-3:45.  Please understand if the start time is delayed.

3.  Once the meet begins, we will run 2 races (boys and girls).  Each race should take about 20 minutes.  It is a Cross Country tradition that the boys team stays to cheer on the girls and the girls team stays to cheer on the boys.   

4.  Just a reminder about paying our user fee.  In order to participate in any middle school sports team, there is a fee of $125.  If you have any questions about the user fee, please contact our Athletic Director at 508-358-7488.  Here is the link for the user fee payment.

5.  Wayland Boosters has partnered with Brine Sports Apparel and is offering some additional sports gear for athletes to purchase.  This is by no means a requirement, but team members have really enjoyed purchasing items in the past.  Please check out the flyer below that explains how to purchase the additional gear.  The deadline for ordering is September 23rd.  Just click on the image below and it will bring you to the website.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

First Week of Practice!

We have really enjoyed getting to know the team and are very impressed with their enthusiasm and everyone's work ethic!  The team has been working hard and we are off to a good start!  Below you will find some important information:

1.  Today your child will be coming home with a yellow sheet of paper with instructions on how to purchase our team uniform.  The uniform costs $11.00 and checks should be made payable to Wayland Boosters.  If your child is new to the program, then they should purchase a shirt.   Returning team members do not need to purchase a new shirt as it will be the same style as last year.  Please have your child return the yellow slip and check to Coach Farley tomorrow morning before school.  We want to place the order to make sure the shirts arrive in time for our first meet.

2.  There are still a few team members who need to turn in an updated physical to our school nurse.  As soon as the physical is received, your son/daughter will be able to participate.

3.  We have a team blog which provides updated information about our team.  Please visit http://wmsxcountry.blogspot.com and enter your email address on the right hand side.  You will receive updates automatically.

4.  If you have not paid the user fee for the XC team please do so soon.  Team members will not be able to participate in the first meet if the payment is not received.  Please click on the link to make the payment.

5.  As usual, if you have any questions, please let us know.

Coach Reddington, Coach O'Keefe, and Coach Farley

Sunday, September 10, 2017

First Practice - Monday the 11th!!!

We are looking forward to our first practice of the season on Monday.  All team members should meet in the gym at 2:30 and then we will warm up and workout on the back field near the baseball field. Practice will end by 3:45.  Please plan on picking up your child no later than 3:45 tomorrow.

What to bring:

1.  Running outfit and sneakers
2.  Water Bottle
3.  A good attitude

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WELCOME TO THE WMS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM!

If you are looking to be part of a team, get to know students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade and get into the best shape of your life then this is the team for you!

Our team will practice every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 2:30 and ending around 3:45.  We compete against other middle schools from the area and compete on courses that average around 1.5 miles.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the coaches.  All of the coaching information can be found at the top of the page.

We can't wait to see you at the first day of practice on Monday the 11th of September!  

Please click on the registration tab at the top of page to join our team.