Lynbrook XC, Mission Statement
Mission #1: To develop life long athletes who understand the importance of
physical training in preparation for athletic competition, and who continue
a healthy lifestyle after graduation.
Mission #2: Utilize the Life Lessons that are learned through the sport of
Cross-Country from the coaches, parents and peers that demonstrate
our Core Values of respect,
responsibility, honesty, fairness and compassion not only within the
Cross-Country Team Family but with everyone they encounter.
In order to benefit from physical training, the coaches believe that:
- One must run long distances (as opposed to practicing another sport) to achieve one's potential as a distance runner
- Occasionally one must practice at a pace faster than that of their comfort zone in order to be a successful racer
- Runners require rest (as opposed to practicing another sport) if they are to improve
- Athletes must do the important things—run at the proper pace, rest, stretch, regenerate, hydrate eat nutritiously—that usually happen when the coaches are not watching
- Lynbrook students must moderate their many activities—including running—given the multiple activities they undertake.
In order to be a productive member of the team, the coaches feel that:
- Every athlete has an obligation to respect and to follow the community standards represented by the teachings of the coaches, the guidelines established by the athletes, and the rules of the school in general. All of the standards held by the coaches, the athletes, and the school have the core values at their heart.
- Because the most important things that make for a good runner occur when the coaches are not watching, students must exercise responsibility for themselves daily.
- A cross country team is a family, with all of the ups and downs inherent in sharing space with individual people who share goals. Every day, everyone should work to demonstrate the Core Values listed in our Mission Statement in their dealings with one another.
Summer Program - Meet throughout the week for the opportunity to run
with teammates and others, to catch up on what the 'XC Family' has been
up to and further develop the bond among athletes and coaches. The athletes
of today are the leaders of tommorrow and there must be mentors, role models
and peers involved to continue the progression of these future leaders.
- Lynbrook hosts two meets a year. One at the beginning of the season and one
at the end of the season. This allows athletes to see how much we improve during
the course of the season.
- Monterey Bay Invite in Salinas every other year (when this is the CCS championship
course) which is an all day affair. Gives Varsity a chance to run on the course,
and gives others a chance to see the CCS course where they may run one day.
- Artichoke Invite in Half Moon Bay. Where stopping at the Pumpkin Patch on the way
back home is as much fun as the afternoon races.
- Various other Center Meets throughout the season.
PARTIES and other FUN STUFF:
- Pasta Feeds at individual homes before selected meets. Time to further get to know the
kids and the parents as well.