Classical Academy High School
2020-2021 Cross Country
We are so glad you are here!
My name is Tye Smith, I am the head coach for cross country here at The Classical Academy High School. This is my 2nd year as head coach and 4th year coaching XC here at CAHS. I look forward to meeting each of you and am very excited to get to our XC season!
In lieu of meeting in person this year for the Caiman Way meeting, we are posting all you need to know to get started in cross country right here. I am available through email if you have any questions. [email protected]
Absent Policy and Other Things
School and family are the #1 priority
All athletes are responsible for themselves and must let the coach know if they will be absent. Email: [email protected]
If you are sick and don’t go to school, please do not come to practice or attend a race. Just rest.
If you are missing practice because of vacation, school or other conflict, you must inform the coaching staff via email. Coaching staff will give you your workouts to complete on your own.
All missed workouts must be recorded using a free app (map my run, or any app you like) and forwarded to coaching staff
All athletes should be running at least 5 days a week
and most important, Have Fun!
Coach Tye Smith Coach PJ Musselman
Tentative 2020-2021 Cross Country Calendar
Please note that this is tentative and things may change. We are trying to make a great season, full of races and great high school memories for the students. Athletic.net will have the most updated information, as well as we will keep caimansports.com updated along with a weekly email update from the coaches.
Wed, Dec 16 CAHS Time Trial! Kit Carson Park
Sat, Jan 2 CCA Ravens/ Fleet Feet SD Cross Country Invitational
Sat, Jan 9 37th Annual Laguna Hills Cross Country Invitational
Thu Jan 14 Woodbridge HS Cross Country Classic (*Athletic.net has the race on the 15th but Jan 14th is the correct date)
Sat, Jan 23 Dana Hills Invitational
Sat, Jan 30 Mt. Carmel ASICS XC Invite
Thu, Feb 11 Pacific League Cluster Meet #1
Fri, Feb 19- Sat, Feb 20 Mt Sac (We will probably race Friday the 19th)
Thu, Feb 25 Pacific League Cluster Meet #2
Fri, Mar 12 Coastal Cluster Finals
Thursday March 18th 6:30-8:00pm Cross Country Banquet, Caiman Hall
Sat, Mar 20 CIF San Diego Section XC Championships
Practice will be Monday through Friday 3:30 PM until 4:45 PM, pick up no later than 5:00
1. Dixon Lake Recreation Area/Daley Ranch (this is the same place)
This location is off of El Norte and the very end of La Honda Drive in Escondido
Pull into the park, past the guard house and meet by the restrooms by the first parking lot inside the park.
2. Del Dios Community Park
This location is off of Del Dios Highway
20165-20173 Lake Dr, Escondido, CA 92029
Enter the park and drive all the way to the parking lot located towards the lake, if the parking lot is locked, park on the street
3. Mule Hill
3661 Sunset Dr. Escondido, CA 92025
Mule Hill meeting area is the parking lot at the end of Sunset Dr.
4. Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
We meet north of the tennis courts, by the giant snake
5. Rancho Bernardo Community Park
18448 W. Bernardo Dr., Escondido, CA 92127
We meet in the parking lot past the tennis courts and in front of the community center
6. Hidden Valley Middle School
2700 Reed Rd., Escondido, CA 92028
Meet at the track
Important dates for this season!!!
Time trial to be held December 16th!!
Please start your workouts now!! We have a very short season and we will hit the ground running (literally) on December 14th with the time trial on December 16th.
Time Trial: More information about this to come but for now know that the young men athletes should be running a 3.1 mile race in under 24 minutes. The young women athletes should be running a 3.1 mile race in under 27 minutes. Please note that you will NOT be cut from the team if you are not able to achieve this by December 16th. This is an all-can play sport and we believe that getting outdoors and getting exercise is the best thing you can be doing for your physical and mental health right now!
We will create an encouraging and goal oriented culture that supports each athlete to do and be their best!
A practice and race schedule will be given monthly as well as the daily workout intensity.
We will have highly recommended but optional practices during Christmas break.
There will be at least two female team captains and at least two male team captains If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact coach Tye and he will give you more information about applying. [email protected]
Running shoes are only good for about 300 miles. This is about one season. Please budget now to purchase shoes for your athlete!
Running shoes should be used for running only
Running shoes should fit snug
Brooks Launch 5, Brooks Adrenaline GTS, Brooks Revel 2 $80 or less
Nike Downshifter 8, 9 Under $60
Asics Gel-Contend 5 $60 or less
Your student must be cleared by December 14th. There are a few components to this and they all have to be completed in order for any athlete to practice or race.
First, If you are a Sophomore, Junior or Senior and you ran cross country at another high school last year, you must let the coach know right away. We and you have to fill out transfer paperwork for you for CIF.
Everyone must be cleared for each new school year. This is not an annual year, it is the September to June school year. Your physical would have to have been this summer or this fall 2020.
All of the sports clearance information is at caimansports.com
Click on the link, caimansports.com then click on cross country, at the bottom click on news, scroll down to the July 4th post that says Athletic Clearance link and click the link
proceed to online forms
create an account and follow the prompts from there.
There are two forms to take to the doctor. Print out both of these. One you fill out before you go to the doctor and one is for the doctor to fill out. The doctor has to sign and clear the student. Both of these forms will be physically turned into the school by you.
Then, there are 5 forms that are filled out online and submitted electronically. Those also need to be filled out and submitted also.
After all items are turned in, then the student is cleared and is able to participate in practice and races.
Athletic.net is the website you can look up races, personal times, scheduling etc.
Caimansports.com all where you can find everything you need for XC!
Get cleared, get shoes, and get running!
Team mom info
Sign up genius link for race day snacks and drinks
Team captain announcements
Link to purchase XC swag and Caiman gear
To be added or removed from the XC emails, email [email protected]
Looking forward to a great season with you all!