Sunday, August 20, 2017

School Starts! August 21 - 27

Office Pay Form is on the Eligibility Page and is also found HERE please use it for spirit pack orders.  You may purchase individual items as well, but will lose the whole pack discount and Coach Barnes would need to initial the pay form with the adjusted amounts. Please get spirit pack orders in by the Tuesday August 22.

We do have parent shirts this year, but weren't able to get them until the end of last week.  They will be $10 each and are unisex sizes. There will be some youth sizes available.  Brackens will be selling them this year, please pay with cash.   
The email list for parents has been compiled.  If anyone was unable to sign up last Monday OR signed up but didn't receive an email, please send an email to thebrackenfamily@gmail.com to be added to the list.
We will also be ordering parent hoodies with spirit packs.  Hoodies are Nike 50/50 and look the same as the shirts except they are athletic gray with blue and  will cost $35 each.  Please pay for these in the main office and give sizes and office pay form with the receipt to Coach Barnes.  These need to be ordered by August 22.

We still have some Stampede shirts left that we will be selling for only $6 each.  Coach Barnes has these shirts.

Make sure you are taking special care to eat well and regularly and hydrate really well everyday, especially with school starting.  You need to be at practice everyday and come prepared to work, no excuses!  LOG YOUR MILES EVERYDAY!

Schedule
Monday - 3:20pm @ Butterfield Park (none eclipsers)

Tuesday - 3:20pm @ Rosecrest Park

Wednesday - 3:20pm @ Monarch Meadows Park

Thursday - 3:20pm @ Monarch Meadows Park
Team Dinner @ 14302 S. Butterfield Park Way at the Brigg's home at 6 pm. Zack Twitchell's family, Freddy Twitchell's family, the Briggs and the Brackens are hosting. The athletes can bring $2.

Friday - The Chase Invite @ Nichols Park (aka The Castle Park) Kaysville/ Fruit Heights  1200 East Nichols Road.  Buses will leave at 1:30pm.
JV Girls 4:00pm
JV Boys will start 3 min later
Varsity Girls 4:30pm
Varsity Boys 3 min later
Varsity is top 10 and JV is everyone else. 
Saturday- TBA




Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time Trials, First Meet, and August 14-19

Thank you to all the parents who helped with the Stampede on Saturday!  You were awesome!  Good job to the athletes that went out and got good prizes for the race and for all those who helped out.  The race went very well and everyone seemed to have a good time.  Thanks to the Bristols and PLT for their help with breakfast.  Results are up on the Stampede Page.

Thanks to the Gerhart, Burgess, Bracken, Smith, and Gardiner families for hosting our team BBQ!


Time Trials will be at the High School Track Monday Night.  Start showing up between 7:30-7:45pm.  Plan on doing this for your Family Night and bring the whole family if you would like.  We will introduce the coaches, captains, and team, have a parent meeting while the kids are warming up, and the races will be run under the lights.  The parent meeting will be at about 8:00pm ish.  Everyone bring a treat to share for after the race (fruit and healthier treats are also good to bring).  You don't need to set treats out until after the races. 
Make sure you read the disclosure on registermyathlete, because you all sign it.  Practice is now mandatory since the season is going.  Also, we don't have tryouts but we do have minimum standards. The minimum times to wear your jersey is 27 minutes (sub 9:00 ave) on a 3 mile grass course for boys and 30 minutes (sub 10:00 ave) for girls.  This can be done on the stampede 4 miler course with the same averages or the times at Time Trials on the track are 15:30 for boys and 17:30 for girls. 

Eligibility is past due!  It was due last week on Thursday, but a lot of you still haven't turned it in, which means you will not be on the team if you don't hurry.  The season has started and we will not accept new athletes or eligibility after Time Trials.  Check out the Eligibility Page for instructions and please get it done and in at the beginning of Time Trials.  YOU CANNOT COMPETE UNTIL EVERYTHING IS TURNED IN! 

Uniforms need to be paid for in the main office.  They are $50 this year and sizes need to be given to Coach Barnes with your receipt.  This needs to be done ASAP!  You cannot compete without a uniform and this should have already been taken care of by all.  Some of you might have to wait now for uniforms because you have procrastinated so long because it takes two weeks to get them here.

Spirit Packs will be ready to order this week.  They will be $150 (which includes sales tax) for the pack and we will have some additional items that may be purchased as well.  More info is on the Eligibility Page and at the parent meeting tomorrow.  These will need to be paid for in the main office.   The office is only doing cash and card and you can pay on Skyward.  Sizes need to be given to Coach Barnes with your receipt.  The gear is is Nike and Under Armour this year and should turn out pretty cool.  We would like everyone to have a spirit pack and you will want one too, of course they are optional though.  We will not order extra or do additional orders.

If you have gotten a sponsor and have turned the money into the main office then you can talk to Coach Barnes about using it toward Spirit Pack, Uniforms, or Fees, etc..  You can still get sponsors at anytime, but we cannot reimburse you for any past purchases after the fact.  We are not doing banners any longer, and some of you missed the boat on the stampede shirts, so we would have to figure something else out.  We also have our Snap fundraiser still going on and all you have to do for that is send out 20 emails.  

Spike Night at RUN GR8 will be on the Tuesday the 15th.  If you are new or need new spikes this would be a great time to get spikes for the season.  There will be discounts on trainers as well.

Schedule
Monday - AM- Run 2-3 miles easy on your own
PM- Time Trials - 7:45pm @ HS.   Bring trainers and spikes
Races will start at Dark. 2 miles on the track under the lights.  Eat an early dinner that will sit well for racing.

Tuesday -  7:00am @ Rosecrest Park
PM- Spike Night @ Run Gr8 7:00pm

Wednesday - 3:30pm @ HS

Thursday - Highland Invite @ 3:00pm at Sugarhouse Park.  Bus will leave north side of HS at 1:15pm (be there by 1:05pm).
Frosh Boys - 3:00 pm
Frosh Girls - 3:25 pm
Soph Boys - 3:50 pm
Soph Girls - 4:15 pm
JV Boys - 4:45 pm
JV Girls - 5:15 pm
Varsity Boys - 5:45 pm
Varsity Girls - 6:10 pm
Friday - 3:30pm @ Butterfield Park

Saturday- Monarch Meadows @ 7:00am (optional)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Mustang Stampede and August 7-12

Parents, please look at the Eligibility Page on the blog.  Everything will be coming due Thursday this week and no later than Time Trials on Monday. We will also have a parent meeting before Time Trials while the athletes are warming up. Uniforms ($50) need to be paid for and sizes given to Coach Barnes ASAP.  Spirit Packs will be due the first day of school and we will have details for those items at Time Trials. Also encourage your kids to get out and get sponsors and prizes, but please don't do it for them.  

We need to get out this week and ask businesses for prizes, sponsors, and if we can advertise our race with them.  Not too many have been out yet, but those that have have done quite a bit.  We need to hit every business in the area.  Everyone should be involved and help with this race if you are going to be on this team!  We will meet in groups on a few days this week and cover the area and more.  Plan on helping with this sometime if you can.  We also need to follow up with those who have asked you to come back, but at the same time not keep going to the same places over and over. 
Sponsor Logos for those giving $200 or more in money or prizes need to be in by Monday.  Email those to Coach Barnes by Monday (Aug.7) at 1:00pm.  Put the money in the XC account by paying in the main office and put it under your name as a sponsor and give one of the receipts back to your sponsor.
Everyone is supposed to try to get 5 prizes and try to bring 5 people to the race, this optional, but high encouraged and recommended to help the team with this big event..  The boy and girl who get the largest amount of prizes will get a free pair of spikes or their uniform paid for.
 

Get out with the team, advertise, and get prizes!

We need some parents who are not running on Saturday to volunteer to help us out with the race. We will need help with registration, water stops, the chute and the finish line, breakfast, and prizes and awards after.  If you are willing to help us out please let Coach Barnes or the other coaches know ASAP.  Thanks!

Stampede Forms are HERE
Stampede Mini Flyers are HERE
Snap-raise login for those that missed is HERE 

Athletes do not need to register, but need to plan on running and bringing people to run.  You will be registered and will get a shirt and be put in the drawing for prizes when you get at least 5 prizes for the race turned in. 

We are going to have a Team BBQ hosted by the Gerhart, Burgess, Smith, Gardiner, and Bracken families at 13627 Morning Cloak Way @ 6:00pm Saturday.  There are no food assignments but athletes need to bring $2.

Don't forget to report your mileage!

Schedule
Monday- 7:00am @ Butterfield Park

Tuesday- 4:00pm @ Daybreak Lake (south/east bridge)

Wednesday- 7:00am @ Herriman High Track
                     4:00pm @ Rosecrest Park

Thursday- 4:00pm @ Rosecrest Park

Friday- 7:00am @ Monarch Meadows Park
Packet Pickup at Run Gr8 4:00pm - 7:00pm (We need some to volunteer for this, 2 shifts)

Saturday- 6:00am @ Herriman High
Race starts at 7:15am

Sponsors from the last 3 years that have given $200 +.
Chick Fil A
Utahdave.com
Genesis Dental
Herriman Towne Center
Prime Lending – Dan Davidson
State Farm – TJ Olson
Chillz Frozen Yogurt
Pizza Plus
Eagans
Arrowhead: Remote Power Solutions
Native Nations
Copper Valley Construction
H2J Environmental, LLC
Stampin Up
Mountain America Credit Union
Southridge Pediatric Dental – David Roth
City Works
Vantus Law Group
ACE Alan Christensen Enterprises
John Paras Furniture
B & V Pest Control
RunGR8
Mrs. Fields Gifts
Mountain Orthopaedics, LLC
KO Bracelet Co.
CFC Connectors for Construction, LLC
Academy Sports
Asics
Rosecrest
Horsley Orthodontics
Lighthouse Dental
Maverik
Only Half Crazy Half Marathon
Jen Korth Photography
ATK
Applebees
Great Clips
Jones Excavating Co.
Certified Fire Protection
Ironman Ironworks
Salsa Leedos
Renew Gold
Tunex
Clayton’s Tire Pros
Copper Mountain Crossfit
Eaton Alliance
Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling
Larkin
Elite Performance & Health Center
Academy Mortgage
Family Focused Eye Care
U of U Health Care
Elite Energy Solutions
Rosvall Orthodontics
Bout Time Pub & Grub
GSW Glassey Steel Works
Wasatch Running
26.2 Runnning
Walmart
Target

Sunday, July 30, 2017

July 31 - August 5 CRUNCH TIME


2 weeks until the season starts, 2 weeks until Eligibility is due, and less than 2 weeks to go out and get sponsors and prizes for the stampede race.

Uniforms need to be ordered ASAP, but we need an estimate of what we need to order first.  Please take a minute and fill out the survey HERE.  Boys will have a jersey and shorts, and girls will have a tighter fitted jersey and spanks (boy short).   

We will have the snap-raise rep at practice to get us set up for fundraising on Monday at the end of practice.  If you have smart phones please bring it to practice.   HERE are the login instruction if you miss.
We also need to to get going on the Mustang Stampede, sponsor logos for businesses that donate more than $200 need to be in a week from Monday (August 7), so that we can get them on the race shirts.  Remember that we ask everyone to collect at least 5 prizes for the race.

Good job to those who have been training and logging miles.  If you haven't been doing either now is the time to get going because Time Trials is in 2 weeks!

Those who have been invited to Lava need to get your form and money to Coach Barnes tomorrow (Monday) and get a song to Coach Shaw yesterday.

This Week's Schedule
Monday - Butterfield Park @ 7:00am

Tuesday - Rosecrest Park @ 7:00am

Wednesday - Butterfield Park @ 7:00am

Thursday - Mouth of Butterfield Canyon @ 7:00am

Friday - Rosecrest Park @ 7:00am

Saturday - On your own, it would be great to find a 5k somewhere

Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 24-29

Good job to those who posted their virtual race last week and to those who have been training and posting their logged runs on a regular basis.  
Those who have not been logging and posting all of your runs to to fix it.

We have camps the next 2 weeks, and it is also time to start getting serious about fundraising and getting prizes and sponsors for our Mustang Stampede Road Race on August 12th.  We will get info to you and start sending groups out this week.  The season starts in just over 3 weeks!  This means fees and eligibility should be on your list of things to get serious about as well.  Stampede Form is linked on the Mustang Stampede page above.
 
This Week's Schedule
Monday -No practice, Happy Pioneer Day!   Run on your own or preferably find a road race to run.
Aggie Campers check in at USU between 1:00pm-2:00pm, rides are on your own.

Tuesday - Butterfield Park @ 7:00am

Wednesday - Daybreak Lake (SE Bridge) @ 7:00am

Thursday - Butterfield Park @ 7:00am

Friday - Monarch Meadows Park @ 7:00am

Saturday - On your own, it would be great to find a 5k somewhere


Lava Varsity Camp form for those invited  is HERE.  Please get it and the money to Coach Barnes no later than Monday.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

July 17-21

Those interested in Aggie XC Camp, the registration needs to be completed by July 21, which means mailed in no later than Wednesday July 19.  HERE is the info for camp.  Anyone can go to camp, however if you haven't been training at least 20 miles a week a couple weeks before camp, it might not be a great idea.  This being said, we hope several of you can make it.  All Herriman athletes can register for the discounted prices for either the 3 day or 4 day camp.
Athletes are responsible for their own rides to and from camp, and we would suggest a carpool.

 Schedule
Monday - Butterfield Park @ 7:00am

Tuesday - Butterfield Park @ 7:00am

Wednesday - Mouth of Yellow Fork @ 7:00am

Thursday - Evening run and popcorn movie night @ 7:30pm
Meet at the HS and run, then movie at McKissick's after (5812 W. Shady Stone Dr).  Movie will be McFarland USA.

Friday - Virtual 3 mile race - make sure to log it to starva, or run easy if you do a 5k race on Saturday.   If you go easy Friday then post your 3 mile for Saturday.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Moratorium and July 9-14

Moratorium is July 2-8 so no practices will be held.  We would encourage you to continue to run and log your miles. Do not take the week off!   It would also be a good idea to find a 4th of July race to run.  

Great job by those who have been at practice consistently and have been logging your runs.  Those who haven't been doing this need to get going.  Make sure to log your runs everyday!

Those interested in Aggie XC Camp, the registration needs to be completed by July 15.  HERE is the info for camp.  Anyone can go to camp, however if you haven't been training at least 20 miles a week a couple weeks before camp, it might not be a great idea.  This being said, we hope several of you can make it.

 Schedule for July 9-14
Monday - Rosecrest Park @ 7:00am

Tuesday - Butterfield Park @ 7:00am

Wednesday - Daybreak Lake (South East Bridge) @ 7:00am

Thursday - Mouth of Butterfield Canyon @ 7:00am

Friday - Rosecrest Park @ 7:00am

Saturday - Run on your own