MBA Cross Country Team Page

MBA Cross Country Program

(Revised 10-31-17)


Wed. (11/1): Practice 11:10 - 1:00 PM

Thurs. (11/2): Re-scheduled Away Meet @ Windsor Locks MS

Fri. (11/3): Practice 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Sat. (11/4): State Championships Wickham Park Manchester Arrive @ 8AM

Thursday (11/9): Team Party MBA Cafeteria 2:30 - 4:15

Updated Schedule October 2017 (Revised 10-31-17)


Communication: For Updates and Changes in our schedules

via e-mail and text alerts, our team is using Remind.

Directions and to register for this service, click here.



2016 Team Practice & Meet Schedules (subject to change)

September 2017 (Revised 9-23-17)

October 2017 (Revised 10-31-17)

2017 Team Meet Schedule

Tues. Sept. 12
Plainville MS
Thurs. Sept. 21
Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, Htfd.
Tues. Sept. 26
Granby Memorial MS
Sat. Sept. 30
The Integrated Day Charter School (IDCS), of Norwich
Tues. Oct. 3

Suffield MS

Sat. Oct. 7

Wickham Park XC Invitational

Wickham Park, Manchester

8:00 AM (No Bus)

8:00 AM
Tues. Oct. 10
Stafford MS
Tues. Oct. 17
Classical Magnet
Thur. Oct. 26
Windsor Locks MS
Mon. Oct. 30
Kennedy Jr. HS, Enfield
Sat. Nov. 4

Wickham Park, Manchester



Directions to Meet Sites:


Middle School of Plainville

150 Northwest Dr, Plainville, CT 06062


Granby Memorial Middle School

321 Salmon Brook St, Granby, CT 06035


Kennedy Junior High School

155 Raffia Road, Enfield, CT 06082


Stafford Middle School

21 Levinthal Run, Stafford Springs, CT 06076


Suffield Middle School

350 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078


Windsor Locks Middle School

7 Center Street, Windsor Locks, CT 06096


2017 Connecticut Middle School Cross Country Championships

Link to Event Web Site

Directions to: (Click-on text link)

Wickham Park, Manchester, CT

1329 Middle Turnpike West, Manchester, CT



Summer Preparation for the Upcoming Season


As you may know, it takes weeks of gradual running (base training) to reach a fitness level needed to be ready for the cross country season.

Why run during the summer?

Without summer training there is no possible way for you to achieve your potential as a runner during the cross-country season – the season is simply too short. Our first official team practice will be on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 2:30 p.m here at the school. We will do some running, but mostly this will be a team meeting. You will be timed in a mile run in order to assess your aerobic fitness level.

What should be my main focus during summer running?

THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SUMMER TRAINING IS TO ARRIVE THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE WITH A STRONG AEROBIC BASE! Don't focus too much on speed throughout the summer. Just put in the time and miles and get your lungs, joints, tendons, ligaments, and BRAIN used to the rigors of running. Start with low intensity runs slowly building distance and length of time run time (duration).

Start setting personal goals for the upcoming XC season. This way the running you will do will be accomplished with a future purpose in mind. Most importantly, building a desire to achieve your goals! Always keep in mind, you will have to push yourself but not overdo it either. In the heat of the summer, be sure to drink before and after running and choose the cooler times of day to run (Mornings / evenings). Take breaks when needed.

Keep records of your progress. You'll want to know how many miles you have run each day / week and increase that amount that each proceeding week. To be ready for our middle school season, it is recommended that you build up to reach between 10 - 20 miles of running in that last week of August. You don't have to run every day, but you should run 4-5 days a week. You can also suppliment your fitness goals by doing other aerobic activities such as biking, swimming, soccer, basketball and other sports.

Try running in some local summer race series!


Student Eligibility Requirements for Participation:


Required Forms:

All required forms are due in as soon as possible. School Nurse is involved with final decision for clearance & eligibility.

Paper Copies are available in my classroom (Room 305)

Downloadable Copies are available below.

Students will NOT be permitted to participate until all legal requirements are issued and secured by the school.

Physical Exams for Sports (Board of Education Policy)

In order for a student to participate in interscholastic sports at the middle school (Field Hockey & Cross Country), he/she must have a physical exam. Somers Board of Education policy requires a physical exam prior to practicing and playing in any interscholastic sport. This physical exam will be valid for thirteen months provided the athlete sustains no serious illness or injury during that period of time.

(BOE Policy 6145.2)

The most current doctor's physical examination (document signed / dated by physician) will be placed on file with our school nurse.

Your physician can fax forms directly to the school.

MBA Fax# is: 860-763-2073


NEW fo MBA Student / Athletes! InfoSnap

Parents of students planning to participate in interscholastic sports now have direct access electronically and can submit all required documentation via InfoSnap through the high school athletic web page.


Required Forms:

1. Athletic Permission Form

2. Cardiac Arrest Consent Form (Updated 8-10-17)

3. Concussion Parent Consent Form (Revised 8-10-17)

4. Sports Insurance


Information For New Runners / Their Family

Practices are after school, 2:30 - 4:00 PM Mon. - Fri. On holidays, staff meeting days, or teacher workshop days, team practices will NOT meet. Runners are urged to run distance on off-practice & meet dates and weekends, in order to maintain and/or increase running endurance. Safe running practices must always be observed: proper footwear and clothing, safe run locations, running with a partner(s) or parent, access to water, and considering weather conditions.


Bring to Practice:

A labeled water bottle, appropriate footwear and dress is necessary


Race Distances:

On average, all the Middle School Running / Race Courses are 2 miles (3.2 K).


Formal Meets / Races:

Generally, all meets begin between 3:30 - 4:00 PM and finish between 5:00 - 5:30 PM.

Each Meet has a Girls Race and a Boys Race



School Buses are provided to all AWAY Meets.

Except: The State Championship Meet in Manchester is scheduled for the first Saturday in November. (Arranged transportation needed)




Be sure you get onto our team e-mail contact list.

Minute by minute changes can occur, so we want to be able to contact you at a moments notice.

Sent an e-mail to Coach Brown mentioning your request to be added.





Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:37 AM