Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Plan - Grandjean is a go!



I have been in touch with the Ranger station in Lowman, the campground in Grandjean and the bus company this morning and this afternoon, from the information they have given us - 
We have decided to go ahead with the camp.  
Highway 21 is open and safe to travel. The bus company has also verified this. They will be making one more check in the morning before we leave. Communication with the campground has minimal smoke conditions over the past 3 days. The ranger station told me that a couple of campers stopped by yesterday and told them that Grandjean was very pleasant, with very little smoke. It was a little smoky today but air quality remained in the yellow zone, the same as down here in the valley. 

We want you to know that we will be constantly monitoring the conditions when we are up there and will only allow athletes to run in proper conditions. There is a possibility that wind conditions may change, which could bring more smoke into the area, so we will be watching for that, but the conditions have been good all week so far.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact myself or coach Hayes.
I know the kids are excited for camp and we are really glad that we didn't have to cancel.
However, we do have one more checkpoint to go through tomorrow morning. We will contact all three places again and will also follow the directions of the bus company. 
Thank you 
John

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Welcome to Capital Cross Country 2016 - Official start Friday Aug. 12, Optimist Fields 8am. We are so excited for another great year!!


Capital Cross Country 2016
Schedule for Aug. 15 thru 27

  • Monday Aug15 - Optimist Fields 8am
  • Tuesday Aug16 - Marigold 8am 
    • Team Photo 11am @ Capital 
    • Parent Meeting 6:30pm @ Capital
  • Wednesday Aug17 - Esther Simplot Park 8am
  • Thursday Aug18 - Capital XC Camp @ Grandjean
  • Friday Aug19 - Capital XC Camp
  • Saturday Aug20 - Capital XC Camp
  • Monday Aug22 - Optimist 3:45pm
  • Tuesday Aug23 - Capital 3:35pm
  • Wednesday Aug24 - Riverglen 3:45pm
  • Thursday Aug25 - Optimist 3:45pm
  • Friday Aug26 - Marigold 3:45pm


  • Saturday Aug 27 - RACE @ Bishop Kelly
    • JV Girls – 10:00am
    • JV Boys – 10:40am
    • Var. Girls – 11:20am
    • Var. Boys – Noon

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CROSS COUNTRY CAMP

CAPITAL Cross country camp - Grandjean 
Thursday, Aug 18th (leaving9:30am) to Saturday, Aug 20th (returning 2pm)
Cost $45 per person ($40 if 2 from the same family). 
Cost includes food, shirt, transport and camp site. 
  • Get itinerary and waiver from coaches
  • Waiver and money due Wednesday Aug. 17th

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Updates

***  Starting this Thursday Aug. 4th the WEIGHTROOM time will move from 7AM to 7:45AM.
Football have finished in the weightroom, so we can start a little later. However, we don't want to start too late, as we want you to get your run completed before it gets to hot.

*** Practices will be at 3:30pm, starting Monday Aug. 22nd, Tuesday Aug. 23rd and Wednesday Aug. 24th. Teachers are back on duty, even though school does not start until Wednesday. Wednesday is a half day for students, but not teachers.
Locations will be announced at a later date

*** Freshmen, Sophomores or any athlete new to cross country, please get your physical complete before official practices start Aug. 12th. Bring physicals to practice.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cross Country Season around the corner

2.5 weeks to the official beginning of the 2016 season, 4.5 weeks to our first race at Jimmy Driscoll. Season is right around the corner. I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and excited about the upcoming season. I know we as a coaching staff are excited and ready to go. I am at the tail end of my summer vacation and have had a wonderful time with my family down in Disneyworld. I am due back Saturday and looking forward to attending practices next week.
To those of you who have attended camps, I hope they have you motivated and anticipating the season. Congratulations to all of you who competed in time trials at your camps and for those who participated in our Capital time trial last week. You have shown the strength you have gained from great summer training.
For those of you who have been consistent throughout the summer, be excited, because I promise you it will pay off during the season and KEEP IT UP!.
For those of you who have not been consistent, it is now time. You have 4.5 weeks to the first race and you can gain a great deal of strength in that period of time.

A few administrative items to remind you of.
* If you are planning to go on the Bend trip I hope you have been sending your bi-weekly running logs to Coach Hayes. I know a good portion of you will need this to fulfill the criteria.

* Freshmen and Juniors, if you have not completed your physical, please get it done before the season starts. We are not allowed to have you practice without a physical on file and remember you need 10 official practices to be eligible to compete in the first race.

*The paperwork for everyone is now available online. Can you please tell your parents to go to http://capitaleaglesathletics.com/, scroll down to 'New Athletic Registration Process', where they can then follow the online instructions. We are hoping to get the paperwork completed much quicker with this new process.

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!
GO CAPITAL XC

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Updated Summer Schedule as of July 7

For more specific details please see the coaches and watch your text messages!



Monday - 8 AM Optimist Fields East Parking Lot

Tuesday - 8 AM Marigold Parking Lot

Wednesday - 8 AM Esther Simplot Parking Lot 

Thursday - 7 AM weight room opens, 7:30 AM run starts Capital High School 

Friday - 8 AM Optimist Fields East Parking Lot

Saturday - 9 AM Camel's Back Park Parking Lot

Sunday - Rest

Thursday, June 9, 2016


The 2016 Hidden Springs Trail Running Camp will be July 11-14 this summer. 

Here is the website link with info and registration.


Thanks for passing this info along to friends and teammates!

Coach Phil Schoensee