CYO Cross Country

We are pleased to announce that Holy Spirit will be participating in NVJCYO Cross Country this Fall 2021 Season.

HOLY SPIRIT IS A PROUD PARTICIPANT OF THE DIOCESAN NORTHERN VIRGINIA JUNIOR CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION, WHERE THE GOAL IS FOR OUR ACTIVITIES TO FOSTER COOPERATION, RESPECT, SPORTSMANSHIP, RESPONSIBILITY, LEADERSHIP, COMPETITIVENESS, FAIRNESS AND COURTESY.

Forms & Online Registration

Holy Spirit CYO Cross Country is a fall sport, and is open to boys and girls in grades 3 through 8, registered in Holy Spirit School or in Holy Spirit’s Religious Education Program.

Registration for CYO Fall Cross Country is now closed.

Along with the Online Registration through SportsPilot, the following must be reviewed and completed:

Season Schedule

Practices begin Wednesday, September 8th and end the first week in November. Practices are held in the Back Field behind the School Building, once a week, Wednesdays from 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM. Athletes will start off in the School Gym for a short warm up / stretches.

Throughout the season, Holy Spirit CYO Cross Country participates in two Developmental Meets and one Championship Meet. Runners are required to participate in a minimum of one meet during the season.

September 18th: 1st Meet
October 30th: 2nd Meet
November 6th: Championship Meet

Fees

The participation fee is $45.

Discounts and scholarships are available on an as needed basis. Please email Jennifer Olivera at [email protected] with information about your specific needs request.

COVID-related Modifications

Masking / Social Distancing
Because Cross Country is held outdoors, under the current guidelines we do not anticipate mandatory masking or distancing when outdoors. When inside the school building, athletes should wear their face mask. If health conditions or federal, state, or local guidelines change, we will notify participants and families as it relates to specific NVJCYO activities or events.

No Spectators at Practices
For practices held at Holy Spirit, we ask that there be no spectators. Parents should not be at practices. Only coaches who are fully compliant with Child Protection Policies should be attending practices.

Diocesan COVID Waiver
Part of the registration process will include this waiver. All participants must turn one in. In this waiver participants / families commit to self health screenings.

Attendance
Attendance will be taken at practices for COVID tracing.

Cross Country Coordinator / Coach

Coach: Colleen Lester | [email protected]

Interested in Coaching?

We are always in need of more coaches to volunteer their time and share their talents with our Holy Spirit children. If you are interested in coaching, please email CYO Sports Coordinator, Jennifer Olivera, at [email protected], for next steps.