Additional Information

Woodside Cross Country

Girls Coach: Kara Hatch
Boys Coach: Matt Dunn
Note: Cross Country is a Co-Ed sport and therefore both coaches will oversee the boys and girls team. 

We will have two main forms of communication throughout the season.
The first being Remind, an app designed to send out mass text messages to inform parents of important information. This will be used frequently for reminders, alerts, cancelations and important information. Coach Hatch will be in charge of the Remind app. 
The second main form of communication will be Email. Coach Matt will send out long, detailed weekly emails (Usually on Sunday). PLEASE make sure to read them. He will also send periodic reminders via email but most of these will be through remind. 

Remind App:

Join our Remind group to get immediate communication from the coaches!
Please direct all questions and concerns regarding Remind to Kara Hatch

Matt Dunn:
Kara Hatch:   

Basic Info

Cross Country is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th Graders at Woodside (One of the few sports 6th graders can participate in.)

The season runs from August to Mid October but summer running in the months of June and July is strongly encouraged. I have attached workout schedules for those interested in running over the summer. Any form of training is encouraged (biking, swimming, running) as they will all benefit you during the season. I have made a schedule for advanced runners and one for those of you that are new to the sport. Please Please Please do not over-exert yourself over the summer as it can lead to injuries that will jeopardize your season. If you have not been running then do not jump into the advanced schedule unless you are a varsity runner from last year. This is in no way me telling you not to work hard. I just want to make sure that you are prepared for the season and not subject to an injury. If you are a varsity runner from last year then you should follow the advanced schedule. If the schedule is not feasible for you then just try any type of aerobic activity whether that is running, biking or something else. The main goal during summer running is to get the base endurance down so that during the season we can focus on speed rather than endurance training so any type of aerobic activity will give you a head start towards this goal.  

 We will have roughly 11 meets this season with some falling on Weekdays and others on Weekends. We do not have the schedule yet. As soon as I receive the schedule I will update this page and post the schedule on the 'Schedule' subpage to the left.

IMPORTANT: Not all athletes will compete in every meet. Some meets will be for varsity runners only. However, the majority of meets with have both a varsity and a JV race.

First Day of Practice is August ___.

All participants must have a Physical Form completed BEFORE they can participate in the first practice.  If they don’t have a form on file or turned in at the first practice they will have to go home.

Practice is every school day at Woodside.
Drop off and Pickup will be at door 14 at Woodside Middle school.

During practice we will run from 2 to 5 miles depending on ability level with the goal of all participants being able to run 2 miles without walking by the end of the season.

Races are a 3K or 1.86 miles.

Parent meeting will be directly after practice on August ___ from ___PM. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!  WE HAVE LOTS OF INFORMATION TO GIVE YOU AND WE NEED A FEW THINGS FROM YOU. 

Questions? Please feel free to contact 
Matt Dunn at

or Kara Hatch at