Coach: Jeff Miller
The Sunset Ridge Cross Country team is part of the North Valley Middle Level Conference Cross Country league. This activity is through the Deer Valley Community Education program. Cross Country is a non-cut sport that provides opportunities for many student-athletes to be a part of the athletic program at our school. Cross Country races range anywhere from 1.2 miles to 1.5 miles. 5th/6th and 7th/8th graders do compete against one another, but boys and girls run separate races. Meets are during the months of September and October. Practices will start the week of August 19th and will be about 3-4 days a week before and afterschool at the school and park. All interested students will need to fill out the clearance/athletic packet prior to practicing. There is an activity fee, code of conduct, permission slip, and registration form that will also need to be completed when practice starts.
In order to participate in an after school athletic program, all students must be cleared to participate through the athletic office. The first step is to complete an athletic clearance packet. All students must be cleared prior to try-outs. No athletic clearance packets will be accepted if they are not completely filled out and all forms are attached. An Athletic Packet can be picked up from the front office or can be downloaded from the link to the left.
AIA Concussion Online Course: In compliance with ARS §15-341 (24) (SB 1521) all student athletes shall complete the Brainbook online concussion education course. This course is to be taken one time by a student athlete. This course was originally set up for high school athletes, but the Deer Valley Unified School District has asked all middle school students to take the course as well. (When the student takes the course they will need to register as a 9th grader. You should also choose the high school that is nearest to you). Once this course is completed, the student will not need to take the course again in high school. Students may access the course at ai brainbook.
Parent facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1575478702582907/The 2019 Cross Country ScheduleA Note from our DVUSD Head Athletic Director regarding Community Schools and Athletic Fees:For those K-8 schools who have a Cross Country team through Community Schools, here is some details in regards to fees.-The Athletic Fee is not a part of Community Schools.-Community Schools Cross Country fee covers all cross country runners for their season.- The fee is $75- $65 if already have UniformStudent Equipment:
1. Running shoes (No basketball etc.)
2. Good socks (prefer wicking)
3. Running shorts, shirt, hat
4. Watch with timer or fitness band
5. Water bottle
If you have any questions regarding cross country, please feel free to e-mail or call.Important Documents for Cross Country.