Team Documents & Forms
This page contains documents and forms to help athletes and their parents stay on top of the many demands that exist on a SLUH cross country athlete. Many of these forms in the first section are ones that need to be returned to the coaches at the start of the season. "Athlete Forms and Resources" are to be used by the student-athletes on a need-basis throughout the season. Please utilize these resources and ask any of the coaches if you have any questions.
General Forms and Resources
- 2019 Practice Schedule & Meet Schedule
- Team Philosophy and Rules
- Transportation Release Form
- Uniform Order
- Weekly Program Newsletter
The coaches know that communication and planning is essential for the family of a high school athlete to run as smoothly as possible.
The Season Practice Schedule lists all of the practice times for the 2019 season. Any changes, however rare, will be communicated via Twitter and the weekly Team Newsletter. You can access and print the 2019 Season Practice Schedule here.
The Meet Schedule lists all of the meets for the 2019 season. Typically, freshmen race in "C" races and any non-varsity runner in the "JV" races. A couple of meets have sophomore-only "B" races. Often, we race JV and younger athletes in varsity races to gain them valuable experience; these are labelled as "V2." Race lineups are fluid and will be communicated in the weekly Team Newsletter. Posted start times are for our first race of the day, so arrival times will vary by athlete. You can access and print the 2019 Meet Schedule here.
Additionally, please reserve the evening of Wednesday, November 20 for the Team Banquet. All team members and their families are invited to attend.
Cross country is a fun, yet very serious and intentional, sport at St. Louis University High School. We pride ourselves as being a program, something more than a team, a running club, or a mere collection of individuals. The commitment is high, but we, along with many runners who have come through the program, believe that the pay-off is great.
The Team Philosophy is a document written in the summer of 2014 by several of the student leaders on that year's team. The Team Rules are the rules that flow from that philosophy.
Here is the SLUH Cross Country Team Philosophy & Rules document. Please carefully read it together with your son! Your son should initial each section, put his name at the top of each page, and sign at the end. A parent signature is also required on the final page. The whole signed packet should be returned to the coaches. Alternatively, you may sign the document digitally (using Notability or another app) and return it to the coaches that way.
The uniform order is to be completed at the online team store. There are four items all team members must own:
- Hurricane jacket
- Team t-shirt
- Anchor shorts
- Performance fleece joggers
Further specifics on the uniform order:
- Since they are good for both Cross Country and Track & Field for all four years, returning runners from either sport may already have each of these items and don't need to place an order. If you already have all the items and they are in good condition, please give us notice by email so we can mark your name off. You are welcome to order any replacements or extra gear, however.
- Athletes new to XC but who have previously competed in Track & Field should just order a new team t-shirt. You should already have everything else.
- If a senior hasn't already earned a navy team t-shirt by running 17:45, seniors must, at a minimum, order the team t-shirt to replace your white team t-shirt with a navy one.
- There are optional items available for purchase. Anything may be purchased for you or for any of your family members.
- The online team store will close for ordering on August 20th.
If you are requesting a lighter workout, an alternative workout, or a day off today due to a diagnosed or suspected injury, please complete this form by the end of your lunch period. You are never free to skip practice. You must complete this form before speaking to a coach about the issue. Never assume that your plan for the day is what the coaches will have you do. Under most circumstances, you will still be working out, doing therapy or performing service to the team. Fill out a new form every day you are requesting consideration for your situation, unless you have directly worked out a long-term plan with the head coach.
The Study Group is a group of athletes who have asked for extra support and flexibility from the coaching staff in order to be academically successful. Being a member of the Study Group commits the athlete to completing this report every school day. If you faithfully meet this commitment and find that you are in a situation that requires you to miss a meet or a practice in order to keep up with academic work, the head coach may excuse you. You are never excused without the approval of the head coach. Our hope is that a daily piece of communication will help you be more aware of what you need to do and will help the coaching staff to support you in your studies. If a pattern of repeated requests for absence develops, the coaches, you, and your parents will meet to discuss the situation.