This year, we’ve also welcomed a new coach, Dr. Tack. He’s specifically the head of the varsity boys, but I’m sure many athletes can testify as to the enthusiastic encouragement and energy he has brought to our team. Also, Coach Brumitt has joined the team to coach our middle school girls and has been a great addition as well. Along with coaching changes, we’ve also introduced some new things to our schedule such as visualization for race preparation and yoga for flexibility, and I’m excited to see how they will help us improve throughout the season.
One other new tradition we’ve started has to do with water bottles. Each athlete who has been on the team before received a water bottle with a sticker saying their name and the year they joined on it. New athletes receive their water bottle after completing their first race. Then, as the season progresses, athletes can earn stickers to add to their bottles such as ones denoting “athlete of the meet”, core values, and PR’s. This has been very fun so far and it will even help us stay hydrated!
Our next meet is in West Fargo on September 7th, which will allow us to get acquainted with the course where we’ll have our conference meet. In the mean time, Go Knights!!!