Cross-Country Fall 2021 Sports Registration
For girls and boys interested in running Cross-Country, during Fall 2021 the St. Jane de Chantal CYO will again be participating in a the Archdiocesan CYO Cross-Country program. The Archdiocesan CYO, St. Jane, and Montgomery County are currently working on Fall 2021 youth sports regulations concerning making wearing, vaccinations, and social distancing. We will follow those guidelines and will communicate what these are as soon as we know.
Because we LOVE running and want to share out love of the sport with your children, we welcome all skill levels from the new to the seasoned runner and have a place for every child to reach their fitness and competitive goals while representing their school and having fun.
The first two practices (Tuesday and Thursday, August 24 and 26, 2021) will be "try-it" practices for new runners to come out and sample the sport as well as provide an opportunity for our seasoned runners to get together and catch up in a relaxed environment.
WE NEED COACHES! For this fun and rewarding experience, enjoying running (rather than speed) is the number one qualification. Responsibilities include corralling, motivating, keeping track of runners, running at the back of the pack, helping with first aid, and sharing the excitement of the sport. Good CYO coaches are welcoming, enjoy children, and exude patience and a smile. If you are interested, please e-mail Catie Skibo, email@example.com. We have a particular interest in coaches for Fall 2021 K-2nd grade, be welcome others as well. Since you must be VIRTUS certified and have taken required Archdiocesan training courses before coaching, please contact us ASAP so we can ensure you fulfill all the requirements.
Registration is open to any Fall 2021 Grades K-8 boy or girl who attends St. Jane School or whose parents/guardians are registered St. Jane parishioners. There are separate practice times based on grade and ability as well as vaccination again covid-19.
To register, please use this SportsPilot on-line system link:
Contact James Hoffman, firstname.lastname@example.org, for on-line registration questions.
Fall 2021 Grade Fee
Cross-Country Grades K-8 $85
Registration closes on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
Registration Fee Assistance is available by contacting James Hoffman at email@example.com.
Sundays at Noon starting on September 12.
Practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 24.
Tuesday -- Fleming Park; 9929 Fleming Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Thursday -- Cedarwood Park; Corner of Gloxinia Dr. and Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20878.
PRACTICE TIMES: Subject to change based on social distancing, mask wearing, and vaccination requirements:
Kindergarten - Grade 2: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Grades 3-8: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Runners should wear lightweight or dry-fit clothing.
Proper running shoes are a must. The following are good running stores that will fit young runners with proper running shoes: RnJ Sports, Potomac River Running, Pacers, Road Runner Sports, and Charm City Running.
Please bring water or a sport drink to every practice!
SUMMER RUNS: Until covid guidelines have been issued, there are no planned summer runs. This website will be updated if this changes. To be ready for the fall, starting in August older runners should aim to run at least a mile twice a week.
Anyone Interested in Coaching should Contact Catie Skibo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Coaches Must Be Child Protection Policy Certified.
Catie Skibo: email@example.com
2021 City Champions!
The St. Jane CYO 2021 U14 (Varsity) and U11 (JV) Girls Teams won the 2021 CYO City Championship in their divisions.
This is the 7th CYO City Championship in a row for the St. Jane CYO U14 (Varsity Girls Team.
Congratulations to Catie Skibo and her coaching staff and all our XC runners.
And a Championship History!
Check out this history of the St. Jane CYO Cross-Country Team's Championships from the program's inception in 2009.
Archdiocesan CYO Meets/Results
2021 Meet Results will posted at: https://adwyouth.org/cross-country
2021 Meet Schedule:
9/12: Mitchellville Soccer Park, Bowie, MD
9/19: Pallotti-16999 Supplee Lane, Laurel, MD
9/26: Pallotti-16999 Supplee Lane, Laurel, MD
10/3: Virtual-de Chantal Course
10/10: Mary of Nazareth-14131 Seneca Rd., Darnestown, MD
10/17: Mitchellville Soccer Park-3101 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie, MD
10/24: Championship-Mary of Nazareth- 14131 Seneca Rd., Darnestown, MD
Runners will be in six divisions:
U8 Boys and U8 Girls - 1 Mile Distance
U11 Boys and U11 Girls - 2 Mile Distance
U14 Boys and U14 Girls - 2 Mile Distance
The first race of every meet begins at 12:30 p.m. with the one mile, 8 and under Boys race.
Most runners arrive at noon to do a course walk-through, warm-up, and stretch.
This year, 8 and under group will again be able to race for a championship title and trophy.
Please note the October 24, 2021 championship meet should not interfere with soccer playoffs.