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1 month ago @ 12:45PM

October 7-23 Schedule

A few announcements: 

*Shirt orders are in the process of being passed out! 6th grade shirts/orders were distributed on Friday. 7th/8th grade shirts will be distributed on Monday.  7th grade will be distributed during the school day - 8th grade will be distributed at practice. 

*Take note of the earlier race times these next few weeks! All team members are invited to the final two Pennypacker Park home meets (3:45 meeting time; 4:30 start time).  For both meets, the high school teams will not be competing, so not only will the race be going off earlier (4:30), but we also expect it to go off on time!

*Review the results from past meets!  Here is the link to our past and present meets.  You can click the links to navigate to results on NJ Milesplit.  We have shared this with the students at practice and encouraged them to look at their times/progress as well as teammates who finish near them so that they can identify teammates to pace/work with during the next races: https://nj.milesplit.com/teams/29082-haddonfield-ms/schedule#.XZDQoKjYr8l

Mon. 10/7

3:00-3:45 HMS

Practice @ HMS for 8th grade ONLY.

NO PRACTICE FOR 6th/7th.

Tue 10/8

 

NO PRACTICE

Wed 10/9

 

NO PRACTICE
Thu 10/10

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 7th/6th grade.

NO PRACTICE FOR 8th GRADERS.

Fri 10/11

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice for all grades.

Saturday Meet: 

Qualifying team members (announced at practice and emails will be send to parents Monday/Tuesday): Please review the handout for meet details.  (Exact bus time TBD.)

Mon. 10/14

3:00-3:45 HMS

Practice for all grades.

Tue. 10/15

Arrive @ Pennypacker Park by 3:45

Race Time is scheduled for 4:30.  We are not scheduled with the high school today, so we do expect our races to go off promptly at 4:30.

All team members racing today! Meet @ Pennypacker Park.  Students should arrive at Pennypacker Park picnic table area (Near the baseball field/small parking lot in the park) and meet the coaches at 3:45 to receive race number and warm up.  Students should wear their black xc t-shirt and bring water. The race start time is 4:30 (no high school races today; we expect the races to go off promptly at 4:30). 

**We will take a team picture at 4:15 - please wear your Haddonfield uniform or a black shirt**

Wed 10/16

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 6th/7th graders only.

NO PRACTICE FOR 8th GRADERS.

Thu 10/17

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 7th/8th graders only.

NO PRACTICE FOR 6th GRADERS.

Fri 10/18

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 6th/8th graders only.

NO PRACTICE FOR 7th GRADERS.

Final Week Announcements: 

TBD

Mon. 10/21

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice for all grades.

Tue. 10/22

 

NO PRACTICE

Wed 10/23

Arrive at Pennypacker Park by 3:30-3:45.

Race Time is scheduled for 4:15.  We are not scheduled with the high school today, so we do expect our races to go off promptly at 4:15.

All team members racing today for the Colonial Conference Championship meet! Meet @ Pennypacker Park.  Students should arrive at Pennypacker Park picnic table area (Near the baseball field/small parking lot in the park) and meet the coaches at 3:30-3:45 to receive race number and warm up.  Students should wear their black xc t-shirt and bring water. The race start time is 4:15 (no high school races today; we expect the races to go off promptly at 4:15).  

Team News

1 month ago @ 2:02PM

Week of October 1 Schedule

A few announcements: 

*Shirts have shipped! Due to the holiday weekend, we are unsure if they will arrive in time for the meet on Tuesday.  We will pass them out ASAP directly to the students when they arrive. 

*Review the results from past meets!  Here is the link to our past and present meets.  You can click the links to navigate to results on NJ Milesplit: https://nj.milesplit.com/teams/29082-haddonfield-ms/schedule#.XZDQoKjYr8l

Mon. 9/30

 

NO SCHOOL

Tue. 10/1

Arrive @ Pennypacker Park by 4:15

Race Time is scheduled for 4:45, but expected to go off closer to 5:00 (boys expected at 5:00, girls at 5:05)

All team members racing today! Meet @ Pennypacker Park.  Students should arrive at Pennypacker Park picnic table area (Near the baseball field/small parking lot in the park) and meet the coaches at 4:15 to receive race number and warm up.  Students should wear their black xc t-shirt and bring water. The race start time is 4:45, after the high school races finish (though more likely to actaully start at 5:00). At that time, the race starters will determine whether boys and girls race together or separately, based on numbers. (Parents- It is recommended you park at the Hopkins Pond/Bancroft/HMHS lots since our arrival time is after the varsity girls and boys will be racing and the Pennypacker lot will be closed.)

Wed 10/2

HMS 3:00-3:45

CANCELED DUE TO HEAT. Rescheduled for tomorrow's practice - 8th graders can join tomorrow's 7th grade practice.
Thu 10/3

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 7th & 8th graders only.

NO PRACTICE FOR 6th GRADERS.

Fri 10/4

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 6th graders only.

NO PRACTICE FOR 8th/7th GRADERS.

Team News

1 month ago @ 2:42PM

Week of September 23 Schedule

A few announcements: 

*We are waiting on your shirt orders to arrive. it should be any day now, so we reached out to the company and they said they are waiting to hear an exact ship date from production. We will keep you posted! In the meantime, wear any Haddonfield gear or colors!  Shirts are prepackaged by order and overnighted to the middle school. Coaches will receive the orders and pass out at school. We will announce ASAP when we hear they are on their way!

*We are looking forward to the team's second race this week! The official start time is still 4:45, but we anticipate closer to a 5:00 actual start time (the last HS girls finisher must finish before the officials begin our race), so we are changing the students' arrival time to 4:15 so they do not have to wait around as long. We anticipate boys and girls to run separately this season, but if there are ever small numbers, they will be combined.  Please encourage your child to review the 9/17 results with you (linked below) so that they can see teammates around them who may be partners to race with this week! 

*We now have over 170 team members on the team! :) We enjoy the excitement of our large group, but we will continue grade level practices a few days a week.  We encourage team members to still run on the days that they are not scheduled with us! 

 

Week of 9/23 Schedule and Notes:

Mon. 9/23

HMS 3:00-3:45 

Practice @ HMS for 7th grade only.

NO PRACTICE FOR 6/8TH GRADE TODAY.

Tue. 9/24

 

All team members racing today! Meet @ Pennypacker Park.  Students should arrive at Pennypacker Park picnic table area (Near the baseball field/small parking lot in the park) and meet the coaches at 4:15 to receive race number and warm up.  Students should wear their black xc t-shirt and bring water. The race start time is 4:45, after the high school races finish (though more likely to actaully start at 5:00). At that time, the race starters will determine whether boys and girls race together or separately, based on numbers. (Parents- It is recommended you park at the Hopkins Pond/Bancroft/HMHS lots since our arrival time is after the varsity girls and boys will be racing and the Pennypacker lot will be closed.)

Wed 9/25

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice for ALL grades (6/7/8th graders) @ HMS.

Thu 9/26

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 6th graders only.

NO PRACTICE FOR 8th/7th GRADERS.

Fri 9/27

HMS 3:00-3:45

NO PRACTICE! MEETING IN ROOM 61 for 6/7/8th graders who are attending tomorrow's championship meet.

9/28

SATURDAY'S Six Flags Safari Invitational Qualifiers: Team members who raced faster than 10:30 for  boys and  11:30 for girls in our 9/17 race have been invited to compete tomorrow. Any 8th graders who competed in the race on 9/17 were also invited.  The finalized meet roster was due last week, so results from 9/24 will not be considered for determining qualifiers for this meet.)

We will announce bus details by 9/24. Here is some general meet information for families. 

  • Handout from the Coaches: Handout for Qualifiers   Please read this handout for all details of the race, transportation, and discounted Six Flags tickets.
  • Required Release form: http://coltsnecktrack.com/sixflags/2010/2010Safari_RunRelease.pdf 
  • If you are driving your child home from the meet or staying to enjoy the park, you must email the coaches (cbaker@haddonfield.k12.nj.us) prior to the meet to let us know your transportation plans.  Thank you!

Team News

2 months ago @ 11:19PM

September Practice/Meet Schedule

September Practice Schedule

This website will be updated weekly with the team's practice schedules.  We will have a combination of practices at the high school and middle school, with most practices occurring at the middle school location. 

Week of 9/5:

Thu 9/5

HMS 12:15-12:30 HMS Gym

Interest Meeting @ 12:15pm in the HMS gym.

This meeting will be brief (15 minutes) to make announcements about the team and pass out team handouts.  If your child cannot make the meeting, the information provided will mirror what is shared here on this website and they may receive a handout at practice next week.

Fri  9/6

HMS 12:15-12:30 HMS Gym

Interest Meeting @ 12:15pm in the HMS gym.

This meeting is a second opportunity for students to hear announcements about the team and receive a handout for those who may have missed yesterday's meeting.   

 

Week of 9/9:

Mon. 9/9

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS.

Team members meet in the HMS gym for all practices @ HMS. Students will sign in there with the coaches and will leave backpacks in the gym – the team will use streets surrounding the middle school for practice. 

Tue. 9/10

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 7th/8th grade only.

NO PRACTICE FOR 6TH GRADE TODAY.

Wed 9/11

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 6th grade only.

NO PRACTICE FOR 7TH/8TH GRADE TODAY.

Thu 9/12

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS. 

(All grade levels attending again.)

Fri 9/13

HMHS 3:30-4:30

Practice @ HMHS. Team members meet at the HMHS courtyard for all practices @ HMHS.  Many students change in the HMS locker rooms and walk together to HMHS. Students will sign in @ HMHS courtyard with the coaches and leave backpacks in the courtyard - the team will use Pennypacker Park for practice. Today, we will be showing the team the Pennypacker course, which they will be racing on Tuesday.  (For those who cannot attend, CLICK HERE for a map of the course) 

 

Week of 9/16:

IMPORTANT NOTES: All students who are on the roster as of 9/15 were submitted for Tuesday 9/17's race!  We look forward to seeing everyone race! Please look at the notes on the schedule carefully for race-time procedures. Parents - if you ordered a team uniform, they did not yet arrive (we haven't gotten a ship date, but we anticipate them any day!), so please have your child wear Haddonfield gear/colors.  Also, please look carefully at the schedule - now that our roster has hit 160 team members, we will be utilizing grade level practice more frequently than anticipated.

Mon. 9/16

HMHS 3:30-4:30

Practice @ HMHS. Team members meet at the HMHS courtyard for all practices @ HMHS.  Many students change in the HMS locker rooms and walk together to HMHS. Students will meet the coaches/sign in @ HMHS Flagpole. Today, we will be showing the team the Pennypacker course, which they will be racing on Tuesday.  (For those who cannot attend, CLICK HERE for a map of the course) NOTE: Students will be dismissed at 4:30 from the high school flagpole.  They may not be picked up from the park system or walk home from our park system location from today's practice. Thank you for understanding!

Tue. 9/17

Home Meet @ Pennypacker Park (meet start time 4:45, team should arrive @ 4:00)

Meet @ Pennypacker Park.  Students meet us at the park system on meet days. Students should arrive at Pennypacker Park picnic table area (Near the baseball field/small parking lot in the park) and meet the coaches at 4:00 to receive race number and warm up.  Students should wear their black xc t-shirt and bring water.  The race  start time is approximately 4:45, after the high school races finish.  At that time, the race starters will determine whether boys and girls race together or separately, based on numbers. (Parents - Please see the note about parking in the home meet general information below. Due to the parking lot being closed off prior to 4:00 for the high school races and the number of people in attendance, we recommend parking in the Hopkins Pond/Bancroft lots and walking down.)

RESULTS WILL BE POSTED HERE AFTER THE RACE>

GIRLS RESULTS 

BOYS RESULTS

We are encouraging students to view the results from home and write down their time. This is a great starting point for the season to watch yourself grow! Also, take note of team members who finished around you because they will become training partners at future practices! 

Results from today's meet will be used to determine team members who qualified for the 9/28 Six Flags Meet.  Details and names will be shared with the students by the end of the week.

Wed 9/18

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 6th grade only.

(NO PRACTICE FOR 7/8TH GRADE TODAY.)

Thu 9/19

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS for 8th grade only.

(NO PRACTICE FOR 6/7 TH GRADE TODAY.)

Fri 9/20

HMS 3:00-3:45

Practice @ HMS. 

(All grade levels attending again.)

 

 

Team News

2 months ago @ 1:34PM

Remind Text Directions

Dear HMS XC Families,

Please join the Remind groups below based on your child’s grade(s).

We thank you in advance for your flexibility if you had already joined the @hmstrackxc account but late this summer Remind text messaging limited the functionality of larger groups in their system and our team’s group became too large to send announcements. We are making a change to our accounts as follows: 

Directions for joining the groups are listed below:

 

6th Grade Runners / Parents: 

Text the message @2019hmsxc6 to the number 81010

 

7th Grade Runners / Parents: 

Text the message @2019hmsxc7 to the number 81010

 

8th Grade Runners / Parents: 

Text the message @2019hmsxc8 to the number 81010

 

Thank you!

Mrs. Baker & Mrs. Cannaday

Team News

3 months ago @ 10:55AM

About the 2019 HMS XC Season

About the 2019 Season:

 

Staff  

Mrs Courtney Baker - head coach cbaker@haddonfield.k12.nj.us

Mrs. Michelle Cannaday - assistant coach        

Mrs. Maureen Baker - volunteer coach 

 

Program philosophy The middle school cross country program exposes the team members to distance training and racing at the 1.5 mile distance. Students of all ability levels and experience are welcome to become part of the program. They will be challenged to steadily progress in their training and improve in their performances.  We do not expect athletes to train prior to the season, but since many team members have asked how to best prepare, we have an optional summer training plan available here for guidance:  https://tinyurl.com/HMSXCSummer2018  (this is last year's link, but no changes were made, other than calendar dates)

 

Communication Updates will also be provided here on the "team news" tab on this website. Please follow us on twitter for updates, as well: @HMSTrackXC  All team members and parents are asked to follow the Remind account (formerly known as Remind101).- directions are below. We will text the schedule weekly and any reminders or announcements, as needed. 

 

Remind Account Sign Up: Sign up for text message updates to be texted directly to you from the coaches by texting the number 81010 with the message @hmstrackxc or go to https://remind.com/join/hmstrackxc for updates.  (NOTE: The Remind account is currently down and we are working on obtaining a paid account to get it back up and running! In the meantime, check this site and twitter!)

 

Permission and Medical Packet is due to the nurse's office before practicing with the team (please see additional details at the bottom of this note regarding required medical paperwork and online registration).  Newcomers are always welcome to join the team anytime during the season, but please understand that after the start of the season we need to allow for processing time for the team nurse and team doctor to clear the student to practice. 

> Haddonfield School District Sports Registration Page  (parent must complete the google doc form)

Link to Sports Forms (please turn in to the HMS nurse's office by August 26th)

**Please note that Impact Concussion Testing is NOT required for the middle school team**

 

Preparing for the Season: Training before the season is not expected for the team; most team members are new to running at the first practice. As an option for those who have asked how to prepare themselves for the season, this schedule is being provided that offers three levels for athletes to work with the goal of increasing mileage/time spent running. (linked above)

 

PracticesWeekly schedules will be posted on the e-board.  We will have a combination of practices at the middle school and the high school. 

> For HMS practices, students meet in the middle school gym and practices will be held from 3:00-3:45. For HMHS practices, students meet at (and may be picked up at) the flag pole area at the Kings Highway main entrance from 3:30-4:30.

>We will have our initial team meeting at 2:50 on TBD in the HMS gym.  

*Our first practice will be TBD in the middle school gym.

 

Home Meets- Team members meet at Pennypacker Park picnic table area (near the baseball field/small parking lot in the park) at 4:00.  Middle school boys and girls races will follow the high school races and will begin at approximately 4:45-5:00.  The  middle school course is 1.5 miles within the park.  It is at the officials discretion, based on number of athletes running, whether the girls and boys race together in one race or in two separate races.  This is unknown until race time. (A note about parking: Please park in the Bancroft/Hopkins Pond lots.  The small lot at he course fills up, and it will be blocked off for parking shortly after 4:00, since the high school and middle school race course runs along the lot entrance.)

 

Uniforms - Shirts will be available to purchase online for $11 during August - from 8/7 through 8/27.  To allow for shirts to arrive in time for the first meet, the order is being placed prior to the season. If you miss the order deadline, coaches may have extras available in limited sizing (mostly youth XL and adult S) or the student may wear any black shirt of their choice during races.  Please see the link below.  The team uniform is the short sleeve black top and the other items are optional.

 

Here is the link to purchase uniform (short sleeve top) and other optional gear (by popular request): 

https://tinyurl.com/HMSXCUniformSale2019

Running/Clothing: Wear supportive running shoes to prevent injuries. Bring extra sweats to keep warm in the later part of the season. Bring a labeled or identifiable water bottle to all practices and meets.
 

Practice/ Meet Cancellations: In the event of rain or inclement weather, cancelations will  be announced to the students before the end of the school day.  This will occur over the HMS school announcements.  Cancelations and/or changes in scheduling will also be posted on twitter (@HMSTrackXC) and Remind text messaging system.

Meet Schedule: Please see the "Schedule" tab on the team webpage. 

ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO COMPETE IN THE 5 MEETS BELOW!

  • September 17th Pennypacker Park (Paulsboro, HHeights, Lindenwold, Audubon) 4:45
  • September 24th Pennypacker Park (HTwp, Collingswood, Pine Hill, Audubon) 4:45
  • October 1st Pennypacker Park (Sterling, HHeights, Collingswood, Pine Hill, Audubon) 4:45
  • October 15th Pennypacker Park (WD, HHeights, Pausboro, Pine Hill, Audubon, Collingswood) 4:30 (NO HS meet today, so earlier time)
  • October 23rd Colonial Conference Championship Meet  4:15pm (NO HS meet today, so earlier time)

Attendance: We understand that the students may be involved in other activities that may conflict with the cross country schedule. We hope the students are able to attend practices/meets regularly but understand when this is not possible. The athletes can notify coaches at practice when conflicts are expected for the season.

Team News

3 months ago @ 8:29AM

Uniform/Gear Sale

THE UNIFORM STORE IS NOW CLOSED.  If you miss the order window, check with the coaches on extra shirt availability.  We have a number of extra shirts in adult small to sell.  If you choose to purchase a size small shirt after the sale ends, coaches will accept checks only: $11 made out to HMHS Track and Field Booster Club.

 

This year we will again be offering our team uniforms for purchase through an online store!  By popular demand, the store will also be offering long sleeve tops and personalized bags!

The store will be open from 8/12-8/26 ONLY. The HMS coaches will distribute orders when they arrive in mid-September. All orders arrive from the company to the middle school pre-packaged for the student.  We hope to have them before the first meet, but the turnaround time will be tight, so we expect them by at least the second meet of the season.

Click HERE for the handout link:https://tinyurl.com/HMSXC2019UniformSale

You may also head directly to the store @ www.chapmanspiritwear.com

Login: hmsxc (lowercase)

Password: fall2019 (lowercase)

The online store will offer:

*HMS Team Uniform: short sleeve top (adult and youth sizing)

*Optional: long sleeve top (adult and youth sizing), long sleeve half zip (adult, women, and youth sizing), and team bag (with embroidered personalization)

The online store offers convenient ordering and distribution of orders as well as more availability of sizing for our team members.  Until shirt orders arrive, team members will be asked to wear a black t-shirt or Haddonfield gear as a competition top. 


https://haddonfieldathletics.org
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