RMS Cross-Country 2014
 
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8/29/14
 

Next Tuesday is our first Suburban League meet of the season and it’s a big one. Nordonia and Green are tough teams. The course is flat and fast so you don’t have to worry about hills.

Tuesday’s Meet: PACK YOUR GEAR ON MONDAY NIGHT: singlet, shorts, running shoes, spikes, water bottle, ATTITUDE

Immediately after the 2:37 bell, get changed, and meet by the glass doors by the New Gym. Leave your book bags on the stage since you have to ride the bus back to RMS.

Parent’s: Your athlete MUST ride the bus to and from the meet unless there is some important obligation the need to go to. You must have a written request to me Prior to the meet. (email is fine) explaining the situation. YOU MUST SIGN YOUR CHILD OUT FROM THE MEET, IF IT HAS BEEN APPROVED. We are responsible for all the children we take to and from the meet and MUST KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. If you take your child without signing them out WE CANNOT LEAVE THE SITE UNTIL WE HAVE CONFIRMED THERE WHEREABOUTS. With 80 kids we really need your cooperation on this one.

The meet will start between 4:15-4:30 and finish about 5:45.    

YOUR CHILD WILL CALL YOU WHEN WE LEAVE THE MEET AND GIVE YOU OUR APPROXIMATE ARRIVAL TIME AT RMS

Next Week’s schedule:

Tues (9/2)                   @ Nordonia - Sagamore Hills Township Park 4:00

                                                   (West of Rte 8 on Valley View Rd)

                                                               http://mapq.st/17tMwN2

Wed    (9/3)        Practice at BCC – Pick-up at 4:30

Thurs   (9/4)        NO PRACTICE

Fri        (9/5)        Practice at RMS – pick-up at 4:00

Sat       (9/6)        Bruce Lerch Invitaional (Brecksville) 9:00 start time

Bruce Lerch Invitational:

Athletes will receive a complete itinerary for the meet on Friday.

 

 Weekend Workout:

Saturday:   10 – 20 run (no hills)

                   Stretch, crunches, pushups

                   Eat pasta

Sunday:      R & R (no workout)   

Monday:     10 minute easy tune-up

 Coaches’ Comment:

  “RUN HARD Tuesday and leave all your energy on the course”

 Coach Neubert           Coach Kaldy

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8/26/14
 
PRACTICE CANCELLED FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27.
DUE TO STORMS IN THE FORECAST AND IT BEING THE DAY BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO CANCEL PRACTICE WEDNESDAY.
MAKE SURE YOU PACK YOUR WORKOUT GEAR FOR PRACTICE THURSDAY (3:00 - 4:30 AT RMS)
 
PLEASE PASS THE WORD ABOUT NO PRACTICE WEDNESDAY
 
 
8/25/14
I hate to admit it, but I made a mistake. Many of you did turn in your forms and Mrs. Flowers suggested that "They'll turn up" and they did. I found them in my file box, but in a manila envelop.
So, I have the "missing forms" from the following people: Noggle, E. Randall, Peters, Flowers, Koutrodimos, McIntyre, DiCresce, Pardi, Berrodin, Ritzic, Krew, Brown, Besenyodi, Flynn, Price, J. Randall, Fratantonio, Fink . If you are friends with any of these kids please let them know. Also, that still leaves about a dozen kids still missing forms.
Thank you and sorry for the mistake
 
Coach Neubert 
 
 
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8/22/14 part II
 
Great week of practice! Some hills, some racing, speed work, and The Great Train Run was a blast! You are ready for your  first meet next Tuesday against Woodridge and Kent .

Home Meet vs Woodridge /Kent (Tues, Aug 26)

Arrive at BCC at 3:00 for warmups and to get ready to run

Parent Help: We always need some parents to assist at the meet to pass out cards, collect cards, direct runners on course, ring cow bells.           Yes, “Bring out yer Bells!” Cow Bells keep our runners pumped up!

Athletes need to stay until the completion of both races and after we have scored the meet. If you have to leave for another obligation to get to (soccer game, dance, etc) please let me know before you leave.

(When we are bussed to meets athletes are required to ride to and from the meet unless a parent has given me a note explaining the unique situation.)

Next week’s practice schedule:

Mon (8/25)          3:00 – 4:30 at BCC                                                                                   

Tues (8/26)         Home Meet at BCC – Arrive by 3:00

*Parents – This meet will begin about 4:00                                                                 

Wed (8/27)         3:00 – 4:30 @ BCC

Thurs (8/28)        First day of school : )

                             3:00 - 4:30 Practice at RMS

Fri      (8/29)        3::00 – 4:30 Practice at RMS

Weekend workout: Sat: 15 – 30min easy run                  Sun – NO WORKOUT

Coaches’ comment: “Eat right, rest, and get ready for Tuesday!”


 8/22/14
PRACTICE MOVED TO RMS TODAY
(Friday, Aug 22)
DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS IN THE FORECAST
3:00 - 4:30 AT RMS
PASS THE WORD 
 
 
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8/21/14
 
Practice at BCC today
 
(Bring your forms!)
 
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8/20/14
 
Train Run is ON for today
 
Latest radar looks good. Storms have passed and its clear.
Be at Botzum Station at 10:30 SHARP. $3.00 for train ride
 
PICK-UP AT PENINSULA STATION @ 12:15-12:30ish
(Parking lot is behind the Winking Lizard) 
 
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8/17/14
 
The Results from the Heideman Race are not posted yet, lots of runners on our team were very happy with their performance! Some received awards including William Marchetta - 2nd place 7th grade boys; Fernanda Calderon-Rojo - 2nd place 8th grade girls; Olivia Kovitch 3rd place 8th grade girls. Fantastic showing!
 
Weather looks good for practice at BCC Monday. The rest of the week we'll take day by day. 
 
Welcome back to Coach Kaldy! She has returned from her mission trip to Brazil.
 
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8/15/14
 

Great job at the Bill Heideman Race. It's an eye opener into cross-country. Especially "The Hill". Next week is gonna be a blast: The Great Train Run and The Run to Szalay's

 

Team Fee:

Checks only please for $25.00, made out to "Kay McIntyre"

 

Cow Bells: We have a tradition at Revere CC of our parents/fans ringing cow bells. It lets our kids know they have supporters out there.

I found some at Harbor Freight and Hobby Lobby.

"WE NEED MORE COWBELLS"

 

NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Mon   (8/18) 9:00 - 10:30 @ BCC

Tues  (8/19) 9:00 - 10:30 @ BCC

 

Wed   (8/20) The Great Train Run

                    10:30 SHARP at Botzum Station-see below for more info

 

Thurs (8/21) 9:00 - 10:30 @ BCC

 

Fri       (8/22) The Run to Szalay's/Meet the Coaches

                    3:00 at Howe Meadow - see below for more info

 

The Great Train Run   

We will meet at the Botzum Station at 10:30 SHARP

(train leaves at 11:00 with or without you!)

http://www.cvsr.com/scenic-train-schedules

 

We will ride Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway to the Boston Mill Station. We will be running the towpath back to the Peninsula Depot. Cost is 3 dollars for the train. Please bring 3 one dollar bills for logistics. Don't bring anything with you including a waterbottle, you'll have to carry it. Parents are welcome to join the fun!

PICK-UP IS AT 12:15-12:30 AT THE PENINSULA DEPOT

(Rain date is Thurs, August 21)

 

The Run to Szalay's / Meet the Coaches Day

Since I have to work that day we will meet at 3:00 at Howe Meadow.

 

http://events.ohio.com/peninsula_oh/venues/show/276111-cuyahoga-valley-national-park-howe-meadow

 

Howe Meadow is located on Riverview Road 1/2 mile North of Ira Road. Look for the Big Barn.

 

We will be running on the HS course and then make our way the Towpath and then to Szalay's Farm Market. Szalay's is on the corner of Riverview Road and Bolanz Road

PICK-UP IS AT 4:30 AT SZALAY'S

 

https://plus.google.com/114689538776733740783/about?gl=US&hl=en-US

 

Before you leave Szalay's you'll have a chance to:

MEET THE COACHES, ask questions, buy sweet corn,

ice cream, or fresh fruit, while the kids socialize.

 

 

This Weekend's Workout:

Saturday

R & R (REST AND RELAXATION)

No running

Clean your room

 

Sunday

5 min warm-up run

stretch

15 - 30 min easy run

stretch

crunches/pushups (ALWAYS)

 

Coaches' Comments: "This week has been harder and you guys have really stepped up to the challenge!"

Coach Neubert

 
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8/13/14
 
  • Looks like a nice wet, muddy one today : )
 
  • REGISTER FOR THE BILL HEIDEMAN RACE
         Meet at Goodyear Park at 5:00 on Thursday. Look for our blue tent and RMS CC banner. Some of you have other obligations that may put you there after 5:00 and that's fine. Race starts at 6:30. Remember this is just a practice for most of you. Parents be prepared to run to different parts of the course to see your athletes. The 2 mile and 5k is open to ALL AGES. 

  • Irritated? Can't find one of those countless forms on the web site? Me too, until I typed "Required forms" in the search box and my worries went away
 
  • Parents, we have a tradition of ringing Cow Bells at our meets. Any size, shape will do.
  • Please don't bring the cow to the meets

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8/12/14
 

RMS CC Schedule 2014 

Date                    Meet                                               Location     Time

Tues Aug 26         HOME vs Kent/Woodridge                BCC           4:00

 Tues Sept 2           at Nordonia                    Sagamore Hills Park        4:00

 Sat    Sept 6          Bruce Lerch Inv                      Brecksville HS       8:30

 Tues  Sept 9          HOME vs Highland/wads                 BCC           4:00

 Sat   Sept 13         Spartan Inv                               Boardman HS       3:00

 Tues Sept 16         HOME vs Tallmadge                         BCC           4:00

 Sat Sept 20          * Tallmadge Inv                         Tallmadge HS       10:00

                                                         * OPEN RUNNERS ONLY

 Tues Sept 23         at Copley                                  Copley Park          4:00

 Sat Sept 27           Woodridge Inv               Kendall Hills/CVNP       9:30

 Tues Sept 30         Suburban League           Boettler Park - Green      4:00

 Sat Oct 4             * *Legends Meet       Trumbull County Fairgrounds   9:00                            

                                                     **TEAM RUNNERS ONLY
 
 
 
 
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8/12/14
 
Practice @ BCC. PLAN ON MUD!
Parents, I would bring some plastic garbage bagsfor your athletes to sit on for the trip home. 
WE LOVE THE MUD!
 
Heideman Race/practice Thursday: Register on-line:         http://www.summitathletic.com/
 
 
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8/11/14
 
PRACTICE MOVED TO RMS TODAY DUE TO INCOMING THUNDERSTORMS
 
9:00 - 10:30
 
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8/10/14
 
IF THERE IS A THUNDERSTORM MONDAY (8/11), AS THEY ARE PREDICTING
WE WILL BE PRACTICING AT RMS FROM 9:00 - 10:30.
MEET BY THE DOORS BY THE NEW GYM
 
 
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8/8/14
 
 

Great first week. Huge numbers and everyone is working hard! This pre-season training will pay off, just ask the veteran runners.

 

Odds and ends:

 

Team Fee:

Checks only please for $25.00, made out to "Kay McIntyre"

 

Forms: Get all forms in please. They will be on file for other sports this year

 

Meet Schedule: Our meet schedule is on our web page under

 "RMS CC Meet Schedule/Locations"

 

Bill Heideman Race: Next Thursday (8/14) we will be going to the Bill Heideman Cross-Country Race at Goodyear Park. we will be using this 2 mile run as our practice that day so there will be no morning practice on Thursday. We need to meet there at 5:00, warm-up, check out the course and then run. The race is open to all ages, there will be elementary, middle school, high school, college, and runners of all ages are welcome. You need to register ahead of time at the Summit Athletic Running Club web-site. Register for the 2 mile run, there is also a 5K if you or your parents are interested. Cost is $10 and includes a t-shirt. There are lots of awards given for every grade level.This is a great way to expose new runners to our sport and its alot of fun. Directions to Goodyear Park are on our CC page.

 

http://www.summitathletic.com/

 

NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

 

Mon   (8/11) 9:00 - 10:30 @ BCC

Tues  (8/12) 9:00 - 10:30 @ BCC

Wed   (8/13) 9:00 - 10:30 @ BCC

Thurs (8/14) 5:00pm Bill Heideman Race @ Goodyear Park

Fri       (8/15) 9:00 - 10:30 @ BCC

 

Weekend Workout:

 

Saturday

R & R (REST AND RELAXATION)

No running

You've had a hard week, let your body recover

Order a pizza

 

Sunday

5 min warm-up run

stretch

15 - 30 min run (time depends on your fitness level)

         I prefer that you run on soft ground such as grass or hiking trails not cement. Even the towpath is pretty hard packed. There are lots of hiking trails in our area to run and best of all they have HILLS!

 stretch

crunches/pushups (ALWAYS)

 

Coaches' Comments: "I really appreciate the help I have been getting from the "veterans" this week managing this huge team.

Your leadership is tremendous!"

 

Coach Neubert
 
 
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8/5/14 
 
64 runners on the first day! Are you kidding?! The turnout has been unbelievable this season and we're growing every day.
Here's some odds and ends for right now:

TEAM FEE - Make $25.00 check out to our Team Mom:    

                      "Kay McIntyre"

 

BILL HEIDEMAN RACE: Race number 2 is Thursday, August 7 @ Goodyear Park. This would be a good race for the experienced runners. We will be going to race number three next week on August 14. Details to follow.

For info on the series go to :

 http://www.summitathletic.com/

 

SHOES:Second Sole in Merriman Valley is offering a great deal on training and/or racing shoes and a free t-shirt.

 

FORMS: I would like to get the mountain of forms in this week. Use the check list your athlete received. Thanks SOOO much.
              Forms HELP!  http://www.revereschools.org/Domain/140 
 

Coach Neubert

 
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7/28/14
 
Wow! The CC season is almost here! Get some runs in this week on your own as well as at the runs listed below.
Bring a friend or two. 
 
Tuesday (7/29) Revere Track Meet (all ages) 5:30 (last one of the Summer)
 
 
Wednesday (7/30) FUN RUN 10:00 - 11:00 @ Furnace Run ;
                              4955 Townsend Rd, Richfield (See link below for map)
 
               http://www.summitmetroparks.org/App_Themes/MetroParks/images/media/FurnaceRunMetroPark-2013b.pdf 
 
 
Saturday (8/2)  Bath Community Day Kids Cross-Country Race   3:00 @ Bath Community Center
                                          Ages 6 and under  - 1/4 mile                  *Free Race
                                          Ages 7-10              - 1/2 mile                 *Trophies for top 3 boys/girls
                                          Ages 11-14            - 1 mile                     *Ribbons for all participants
 
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 4    FIRST DAY DAY OF MANDATORY CC PRACTICE
 
                                             9:00 - 10:30    NEW PRACTICE TIME
 
                                             @ Bath Community Center, meet at the pavilion
 
                ***MUST HAVE A COMPLETED PHYSICAL FORM IN ORDER TO PRACTICE***
 
               Bring all forms also. All forms to be completed are at the Revere web site 
 
                  You should have a small water bottle.
               You should have NEW running shoes for the season
                  (Second Sole offers a discount if you mention you run CC for Revere)
                      
 
 
 
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7/23/14
 
FUN RUN CANCELED FOR TODAY
DUE TO EXPECTED THUNDERSTORMS.
Fun Run rescheduled for tomorrow (Thurs 7/24) at 12:30
 
 
 
 7/21/14
 
We had a FANTASTIC turnout for our first FUN RUN with over 20 runners! This week we're doing the "Parcours" on Sand Run Parkway. (see info and link below) . Reminder that Tuesday Track Meets are going on the next two Tuesdays at RHS Track. Sign-up at 5:30. Meet begins at 6:00. $5.00 for unlimited events. OPEN TO ALL AGES. (See Revere web site for more info)
 
FUN RUN
Parcours on Sand Run Parkway 
Wednesday, July 23
10 - 11am
Meet at Metro Parks parking lot on Sand Run Parkway just West of North Portage Path
 (see link below)
 
 
http://www.summitmetroparks.org/App_Themes/MetroParks/images/media/SandRunMetroPark-2013b.pdf
 
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HEY GANG!! GREAT NEWS, OUR WEB SITE CAN NOW BE UPDATED!!! 
 
 
 Three important announcements:
   1. NEW PRACTICE TIME - 9:00AM - 10:30 AM (BEGINS MON, AUG 4 @ Bath                                                                                    Community  Center)
   2. Tuesday Track Meets begin  Tuesday July 15 (see below)
   
   3. SUMMER FUN RUN - Wednesday, July 16 (see below) 
       
    
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Tuesday Track Meets at Revere HS/MS
- Revere Track and the Summit Athletic Running Club are hosting
  Tuesday track meets open to all ages. They feature running events (sprints hurdles, and distance) high jump, long jump, and shot put. Ribbons awarded. $5.00 for unlimited events
This is a great opportunity for members of of the RMS Cross-Country team to get some runs in this summer.
Dates are July 15, 22, 29. Meet starts at 6:00pm. Registration opens at 5:30
 
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Summer Fun Run - Join Coaches Neubert and Kaldy for a FUN RUN
                  Wednesday, July 16, 10:00 - 11:00AM at Bath Community Center
                  located on Cleve. - Mass. Rd                   
                  Meet at the pavilion at the back of the park.
 
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WELCOME TO RMS CROSS-COUNTRY 2014

            We would like to welcome all of you to the Revere Middle School Cross-Country team, especially those who are competing in the sport for the first time.  We look forward to working with all of you to help you achieve your own personal athletic goals.  I hope to make this cross-country season successful, rewarding and FUN!

            Cross-country is a sport where EVERYONE participates.  Everyone runs the same two-mile course  (don’t worry, you can do it!) and we score based on our top five runners.  But it takes the ENTIRE team to make us a success!  It doesn’t matter if you are a runner who finishes first or last, everyone is important on this team.  Bring out a friend to the team.

 

 CROSS-COUNTRY INFORMATION:

Go to the Revere Web Site,click on “Minuteman Athletics”, click "Teams",click on “Cross Country”,  click on “Middle School CC Information”

 

Physical:

            In order to participate in any sport at RMS, YOU MUST HAVE AN Athletic Participation/Physical Exam Form on file in the assistant principal’s office.All forms are available on the Revere web site.   Physicals are good for one year from the date of your doctor’s signature.  You must have this form turned into the school office before you can participate in a practice or meet.       

 

Practice and Race Sites:

            Practices are held at the Bath Community Center.  It is an excellent training site with wooded trails to run and lots of hills (I’m most excited about that last one!).  Our course is one of the toughest in the area and training on it makes you tougher!

 

Mandatory practice officially begins on Monday, August 4 

 
       ***NEW PRACTICE TIME*** 9:00-10:30am
 
Practices prior to the start of school will be held Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Bath Community Center (BCC) on Cleveland-Massillon Road.  PARENTS PLEASE PICK UP YOUR ATHLETE PROMPTLY AT 10:30 SO THE COACHES MAY GO HOME.

            Once school begins we will take a bus to BCC after school just as we did last season. Practice after school ends at 4:30 p.m. Parents pick up their athletes promptly at 4:30 at BCC.

 

Weather:

 

            Cross-country is run in all weather (We love mud!).  However, if there is lightning and we are at Bath Community Center, please pick your child up at the pavilion.  If the weather is threatening check this web site that morning to see if practice has been cancelled.

 

 

Equipment:

            You will need a new pair of “running” shoes for the season.  Be sure to tell the person at the shoe store the sport you are going to be running in them.  You do not need to have a pair of “spikes”, but if you do you will need a pair of regular running shoes for practice.  I have a coupon from Second Sole running store in Merriman Valley. They are offering a great deal on shoes. It is also recommended that you have a good quality sport watch to time yourself on your runs and during your races.   BRING A WATER BOTTLE TO PRACTICE.

 

Meet Schedule:

            Our competition begins in late August.  We will be participating in meets against other Suburban League schools on Tuesdays and at invitationals on Saturdays.  EVERY team member will be able to participate in every meet, including the invitationals with the exception of The Legends race which is for a team of our top 7 runners.  We are finalizing the schedule, but you will be running 5 regular meets and 4 invitationals.

 

Cross-Country Booster:

            There is a $25.00 booster fee for the season.  This supplies all athletes with a custom T-shirt, Gatorade and snacks after each meet, and a post-season pizza party.

 

Uniforms and Sweats:

            These are supplied by the school and will be issued prior to the first meet.

 


           

The time and hard work you put in this summer will pay off during the season.

This will be an exciting and fun year and we look forward to running with all of you!

Coach Neubert       

(330) 678-2697         rneubert@revereschools.org
   
Coach Kaldy            akaldy@revereschools.org