Hunter Middle School

Cross Country

Updated 8/19/21 @ 1230pm:

Practice and parent meeting today have been canceled due to the current radar and the gym being unavailable for practice today. Runners were given the instruction sheet to sign up for Remind and are supposed to have parents sign up by 7pm tonight. I will send out the parent meeting info sheet and the schedule via Remind a little after 7pm to give all parents the chance to sign up. Remind instructions will also be linked below.

XC Remind Instructions.pdf

Updated 8/17/21:

Cross Country tryouts have ended all runners who attended tryouts on Monday and Tuesday (8/16-8/17) have made the Cross Country team. 

Practice tomorrow will end at 3:30pm. ALL runners MUST have a ride at 3:30pm. If practice is canceled for weather an announcement will be made and runners will be allowed to call home. Do NOT call the main office for cross country information. Please email Coach Bacon - the will not have answers to questions about practice, weather, or the schedule at this time. My email is I will generally answer within the hour. Once you have been given Remind information, on Thursday at the parent meeting, my preferred manner of communication will be through remind.

Mandatory Parent meeting on 8/19 at 3:30pm. It will either be held out on the patio or if it is raining we will hold the meeting in the cafeteria. 

Uniforms were passed out today. Yes, they are too big for some of the smaller runners. They have been given instructions on the requirements for wearing them and this will be reviewed on Thursday in the meeting. Please do not put uniforms in the dryer, they will melt. Wash cold and hang to dry. DO NOT ALTER UNIFORMS. Altering uniforms will result in being responsible for replacement.

Updated: 5/7/21:

Cross Country tryouts will be held on 8/16 and 8/17 immediately after school, runners ONLY report to the gym and wait in the bleachers. Please check back for more information in late July/early August 2021. I will update information as I receive it.

***Tryouts will end promptly at 4:15pm. All runners must have a ride at that time. Runners may NOT wait for other sports to pick up and must be picked up at 4:15pm. Practice times will be after school until 3:30pm starting 8/18/21 for those who make the teams. 

All student athletes must have a sports physical - dated after 4/15/2021, emergency contact form, sudden cardiac arrest form, COVID-19 consent form and concussion form already on file or to turn in on the first day.  


**There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday August, 19, 2021 in the cafeteria immediately after practice at 3:30pm.

**There will be a second mandatory parent meeting with our Athletic Director to discuss and implement the InsideOut Initiative/A Better Way Athletics time and date TBA.  

Needed items other than paper work:

All items are REQUIRED

1. Water bottle - Must be filled at home and brought specifically for tryouts - this bottle must be full or students will not be allowed to tryout. There is a bottle filling station in the cafeteria and students must use this prior to coming to tryouts if they need a refill.

2. Mask - Required when not outdoors or social distancing outdoors isn't possible. **subject to change per HCDE and TSSAA Policy when we return to school in the fall.

3. Running shoes and socks. No flats, basketball shoes, crocs, slip on shoes, skate/lifestyle type shoes, sandals, or boots will be allowed for tryouts/practice - running shoes are mandatory.

4. Shorts/tee shirt/tank top - appropriate for the weather.  Students will not be permitted to tryout in school clothes when it is 80+ degrees outside. They need to be in shorts or pants that are appropriate for the temperature. 

5. If you student needs sunscreen parents must provide as coach is not allowed to provide or apply.

***Tryouts will end promptly at 4:15pm. All runners must have a ride at that time. Runners may NOT wait for other sports to pick up and must be picked up at 4:15pm.

***Practice times will be after school until 3:30 once tryouts end.


FORMS: (All Forms are Available in Front Office)

You must have the following 5 forms completed in order to tryout.

-Medical Eligibility Form (dated after April 15, 2021)
-HCS COVID-19 Consent Form (Athletics)
- Parent Consent Form 
(Filled out by Parent/Guardian and Student-Athlete)
- Concussion Form (Filled out by Parent/Guardian and Student-Athlete)
- Cardiac Arrest Form (Filled out by Parent/Guardian and Student-Athlete)


ALL sports physical and other forms must be turned in before a runner can practice.  Color coded forms can be viewed at the bottom of this page.  ALL forms must be complete and signed to be accepted. Forms are available in the main office. Sports physical must be dated after April 15, 2019 to be valid.

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