Category Archives: Shamrock XC Club

Shamrock XC Practice Schedule – Aug. 23-Sept. 16th

Shamrock Cross Country Practice Schedule

8/23/17- 9/16/17 (This is just to get you started- more to come!)

Download PDF of this info here

Notes:

  • Full season schedule, including all practices and meets, will be distributed electronically and hard copy by 8/25/17.
  • We will meet “near” the Sheldon HS (SHS) track off Norwood Street. Due to the current resurfacing situation
    at the Sheldon track, we will start/finish most of our workouts from the lower bark loop area near the baseball
    fields behind Buena Vista Elementary. Once the track area is open again, our pick/up drop off will still be off
    Norwood street, but closer to bleachers at the track finish line.

Wednesday, August 23- FIRST PRACTICE  10:00am- 11:30 am @ Sheldon HS track (SHS).  Brief parent meeting to intro coaches and cover season basics for about the first 15 min. of practice.

Thursday, August 24– 10:00am – 11:15 am @ SHS

Monday, August 28– 10:00am – 11:15 am @ SHS

Wednesday, August 30– 10:00am – 11:15 am @ SHS

Thursday, August 31– 9:00am – 10:15 am @ SHS (early start due to school registration.)

NO practice on 9/4 – Happy Labor Day

Wednesday, September 6 – 4:00 pm – 5:15pm @ SHS

NO practice on Thurs. 9/7 due to Oregon Ducks XC preview meet- go be a fan!

Friday, September 8 – 4:00pm – 5:15pm @ SHS (make up practice since no Thurs. 9/7)

Monday, September 11 – 4:00 pm – 5:15pm @ SHS

Wednesday, September 13 – 4:00 pm – 5:15pm @ SHS

Thursday, September 14 – 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm @ SHS

Saturday, September 16 – FIRST MEET!  NW Classic meet @ Lane Community College. 3K race (1.8 miles) Girls 10:00 am, Boys 10:30 am. Arrive at LCC by 8:50 am

Remaining schedule coming– we will generally have practices on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with an occasional exception. Up to 7 meets possible this season.

GROUP EMAIL (blind cc) WILL BE OUR PRIMARY FORM OF COMMUNICATION FOR SCHEDULE CHANGES, UPDATES, LINKS TO MEET INFO AND RESULTS, ETC. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD AN EMAIL TO THE GROUP LIST. THANK YOU!!

My email is address is jmestler5@gmail.com

Jill Mestler cell 541.221.2929

2017 Shamrock MSXC

2017 Shamrock MSXC season goals and basic information:

Welcome to cross country!  Joining the Shamrock Middle School Cross Country (MSXC) Club is a great way to gain fitness, learn about a life-long way to maintain fitness, make new friends and have lots of fun.  This fall will be our 4th season.   It’s always a great day to be a runner!

Note: New Start date due to the eclipse on 8/21, there will be no practice.

  • Shamrock club will officially “run” from August 23rd -late October.
  • You can Download the 2017 Registration/Waiver form here

Summer practices (beginning August 23rd) will begin by meeting at Sheldon HS track at 10:00 am.

Once school starts: Practices will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:15 pm, meeting at Sheldon HS track and training on the trails on Sheldon campus.   ** Practices will not conflict with Sheldon HS meets- You will get advance notice by email if practice days change.

Complete calendar of meets and practices will be given closer to September.

A bit about our goals and training philosophy for the middle school age group:

  • Gain Basic knowledge of cross country, training principles, meet procedures, types of workouts, safety while running, trail/ street etiquette
  • Fundamentals/Foundation building.  This program will build a foundation for high school.  We help the kids gain knowledge and experience but keep the volume low- we know lots of kids playing other sports too and that is great- activity is great!  XC is a great compliment to other sports and great to be a well-rounded athlete. Hopefully they learn to enjoy and respect the sport of cross country (and track in the spring) and become participants and fans for years!
  • Training based on minutes and “perceived effort” so workouts can be catered to all levels of experience.
  • Team and individual roles- how to be a good teammate and take care of yourself and others
  • Learn from Sheldon High School Cross country team- our schedule will never conflict with Sheldon XC meets and as often as possible we will have our team run in the MS division races at the same meets as Sheldon.

5-6 Races for middle school teams only.  Races are usually 3000 meters (1.8 miles)   Schedule pending but usually Saturdays. We will race on same day and location as a few of the Sheldon HS meets- when MS races are available.

Volunteer coaches:  Jill Mestler, Jesica Mazziotti and Renee Buchanan.  We have many years experience and each have kids on the MS and HS teams- feel free to call or stay and talk with us at any practice and we are happy to provide more info.

Fee is $80 and waiver must be signed. The Club fee covers t-shirt for each athlete, meet entries, treats for the kids at some practices and meets.  Any proceeds will be donated to Sheldon program and trail maintenance.  Registration begins end of July.  Thank you!

You can Download the 2017 Registration/Waiver form here

Head coach contact: Jill Mestler / 541.221.2929 / jmestler5@gmail.com

2016 Shamrock MSXC

Shamrock MSXC season goals and basic information:
Welcome to cross country!  Joining the Shamrock Middle School Cross Country (MSXC) Club is a great way to gain fitness, learn about a life-long way to maintain fitness, make new friends and have lots of fun.  This fall will be our 4th season.  It’s always a great day to be a runner!

    Shamrock club will officialy “run” from August 15th-late October.
    Summer practices (beginning August 15th) will meet at Alton Baker park OR Sheldon HS- watch email for exact practice location
    Once school starts: Practices will generally be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:15 pm, meeting at Sheldon HS track and training on the trails on Sheldon campus.
    ** Practices will not conflict with Sheldon HS meets- You will get advance notice by email if practice days change.
    Complete calendar of meets and practices will be given closer to September.

A bit about the goals and training philosophy for the middle school age group:

    Gain Basic knowledge of cross country, training principles, meet procedures, types of workouts, safety while running , trail/ street etiquette
    Fundamentals/Foundation building.  This program will build a foundation for high school.  We help the kids gain knowledge and experience but keep the volume low- we know lots of kids are playing other sports too and that is great- activity is great!  XC is a great compliment to other sports and it’s great to be a well-rounded athlete.  Hopefully they learn to enjoy and respect the sport of cross country (and track in the spring) and become participants and fans for years!
    Training based on minutes and “perceived effort” so workouts can be catered to all levels of experience.
    Team and individual roles- how to be a good teammate and take care of yourself and others
    Learn from Sheldon High School Cross country team- our schedule will never conflict with Sheldon XC meets and as often as possible we will have our team run in the MS division races at the same meets as Sheldon.

5-6 Races for middle school teams only.  Races are usually 3000 meters (1.8 miles) Schedule pending but usually Saturdays.  We will race on same day and location as a few of the Sheldon HS meets- when MS races are available.

Volunteer coaches: Jill Mestler, Jesica Mazziotti and Renee Buchanan.  We have many years experience and each have kids on the MS and HS teams- feel free to call or stay and talk with us at any practice and we are happy to provide more info.

Fee is $80 and waiver must be signed.  The Club fee covers t-shirt for each athlete, meet entries, treats for the kids at some practices and meets.  Any proceeds will be donated to Sheldon program and trail maintenance.  You can download the waiver form here

Registration begins end of July. Thank you!

Head coach contact : Jill Mestler / 541.221.2929/ jmestler5@gmail.com