Hello Runners and Families!
Quick introduction: My name is Mr. Marcotte and I am coaching cross-country running for Hutchison High. A bit about me. I have taught math and science at Hutch for 7 years, and have been an assistant coach for both cross-country skiing and track during that time. I love soccer, rugby, cycling, and nerdy things too, but running is my go to activity for pure fitness.
Cross-country running is an individual team sport. What does that mean? It means individuals compete with individual effort, but the team is scored as a team. This means that there will be times where the focus is on improving the individual, and other times where we act as a team. As such, I expect student-athletes to put forth their best effort and support each other.
Covid plan: I am not aware of any particular restrictions at the moment. We are primarily outdoors but we may be inside a bit or in a vehicle. As such there are two precautions we can take. First, please wear a mask if not vaccinated when indoors. Second, do not come to practice if you are sick. Let’s all stay safe using common sense.
As we all know there is some paperwork that we all have to complete. The activities page on the Hutch Website (https://www.k12northstar.org/domain/5259) is a good place to start. Prior to the first practice you should fill out the paperwork on planet HS (http://planeths.com/). This includes concussion forms, emergency contacts, covid liability, and a physical. There will also be a fee (exact amount to be determined but if I had to guess it will be around $125). Fees can be completed before the first event (mid-August) and if you have trouble paying, see me or our Activities Coordinator, Lynn Bernheim.
My primary communication with students once practice starts will be using the Remind app, a group messaging system I have control over. Students (or parents too if they want the messages), if you send me your cell number I can add you to the group. This also lets me know you’re interested and I can keep an eye out for you at practice.
Practice before school starts will be at UAF’s West Ridge at 10am. The first one is Wednesday, July 28th.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or comments!
PS: Too long didn’t read? Here is a checklist.
Practices: West Ridge at 10am beginning on July 28th
Paperwork: everything on Planet HS. Parents and students both. Do it.
RSVP/Remind: Students, send me a phone number for more info.
Robert MarcotteHead XC Running Coachrobert.firstname.lastname@example.orgEligibility forms and school physical MUST be complete to practice/tryoutText S42319 to 69274 OR go to planeths.com to set up your student and guardian accounts.Fees to be announced