Cross Country Announcement 8/6/20

Posted on August 6, 2020 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

*UPDATED*

As we move through this ever-changing year, we have some announcements to make. As it stands today, the official Cross Country season will begin Dec. 26th and conclude with the State Championships March 27th.  The track season will begin on March 20th.

First of all, we will be turning in a team roster this week. Once classes begin it will be very difficult to make changes. We will need to be as realistic as possible about who plans to join the team.  Typically, we use the Alumni Race as a tryout for newcomers to the program. This is after I have accessed everyone else over the Summer Camp. This year we have had neither. We would like those interested in participating in cross country to send a video of themselves running 800 meters.  They can complete one at a track or create one on a road or stretch of the bike path. Upload the video and send me the link to redondotrackinvite@gmail.com.  Do not send me the file. I will not accept it. Also, attach the 800m time. Grades 10-12 need to have this done this week (Sunday).  Sorry for the late notice. Freshmen have until August 11th.

 

Redondo Premier Track Club (an official USA Track and Field Club) 

We are excited to announce that we have set up the Redondo Premier Track Club (not affiliated with RUHS) to include high school-age athletes. While we do not know how long before we can begin coaching on campus, it appears likely that this will be our best training environment for the next several months. The club will begin practices next Monday, Aug 10th at Veterans Park in Redondo Beach. Practices will be held Monday-Friday from 8 am to 10 am. The club practices will follow my training plan to prepare young athletes for the coming Cross Country season. If your child has participated in our past Summer Camps and fall seasons this will be very familiar. The training will be directed to develop a young athlete’s endurance, athleticism, and racing skills. The goal of this club is to provide an organized, progressive training program to develop these athletes.  Being on this club is in no way meant to suggest your athlete has secured a roster spot on the high school team. If an athlete chooses not to participate in the Redondo Premier Track Club and would like to join the high school team there will be an opportunity to tryout as the season approaches. 

Athletes will need to be a member of the USA Track and Field.

  1. The membership fee is $25 for youth athletes 18 and under. It is an annual fee.
  2. Redondo Premier Track Club #33-1025 is the name and number needed to complete the application.
  3. The USATF site is usatf.org and go to the membership page to sign up.

Our typical (in previous summers) 5-week Summer Camp is $170 per athlete. The Redondo Premier Track Club fee will be $50 per athlete, per month.  All payments will be via Venmo, @Bob-Leetch or https://venmo.com/code?user_id=2348754438979584485

Unfortunately, we will not be accepting checks. Any cash payments need to be exact. No change will be given.

The protocols will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Meet at the parking lot on the South end of the park.
  • Arrive at practice wearing a mask.
  • The club enrollment form and the new COVID-19 Waiver must be signed and given to your adult coach. I have attached the documents here as word document Redondo Premier Track Club Waiver 1 or PDF Redondo Premier Track Club Waiver 1 PDF as well as the COVID-19 Waiver Redondo Premier Track Club COVID Waiver 2. I will also have printed copies available.
  • If your child or live-in family member is Not feeling well, please do not attend practice.
  • Upon arrival, all participants will have their temperature taken. If the temperature is higher than 99.7 we will ask the child to rest and be remeasured. If their temperature lowers, they may join the practice. If not, your child will be asked to leave.
  • Once their temperature has been taken their name will be recorded and assigned to a pod.
  • Once we have our child ready, they will be assigned a pod near a cone. In the pod, they will stretch while maintaining distancing of 6+ feet. The pods will be a minimum of 20 feet apart.  At this point, the assigned workout will be discussed and the athletes will leave for their run.
  • There will be no physical contact during practice with the coach or other athletes. No high fives or handshakes.
  • If your athlete brings a water bottle or towel there is no sharing.
  • Once practice is completed athletes are to wear their masks and leave with their parent or parents.
  • There will be no socializing after practice.
  • Wear a mask when leaving the park.

Hopefully, we can get back to our usual training and seasons of racing. But for now, this will be our training setting. Stay safe everyone.

Sincerely,

Bob Leetch

Head Coach

Redondo Premier Track Club

Season Update

Posted on July 20, 2020 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

Hello athletes and parents,

 

We wanted to provide you with an update as of today. Looks like we may have a season!!
This is a statement from CIF 2020-2021 sports calendar bylaws modification. Basically, three athletic seasons get condensed to two seasons which will start in late December.

    • Cross Country – Starts December 26th and ends March 27th
    • Track & Field – Starts March 28th and ends in June

 

We are awaiting word from Redondo Beach School District to find out when coaches will be allowed to train our athletes.
Freshman Parents

We didn’t properly get to welcome our Freshman this year to our team, eventually we still hope for that to happen.
Action Required:  Parents please go to www.runruhs.com and click the following link:  “Parent Email Sign-up” on the home page.

Not sure if everyone knows, Bob still has his optional Zoom cross-training Monday and Wednesday at 4:30.  Here is the link:  (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3341371531?pwd=Ukt2OGdyZHo0UVo3MkUrZGtSanhuUT09)

Really miss seeing everyone.  We will continue to provide updates when they become available.

Sincerely,

Janice & David Allison

President, CCT Boosters

 

Running Linked to Improved and Lasting Mental Health

Posted on June 22, 2020 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

Hi All,

hope you are staying safe and happy!  Keep running, apparently – best Wishes from Bob.

https://www.verywellfit.com/self-esteem-stress-relief-energy-how-running-improves-your-mental-health-4801211?utm_source=GetShift-dot-net

 

Two week Dead Period

Posted on June 7, 2020 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

The cross country dead period, according to CIF guidelines, is for two weeks starting on June 10th through the 24th.

Zoom meetings will resume on June 25th.

 

Letter from Coach Kelley

Posted on June 4, 2020 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

Seniors,

 

Congratulations on the completion of your high school lives. Graduation is always filled with many emotions from sadness to thrill and I hope that each of you embrace that complete range of emotions. I want to say thank you for being tremendous leaders. The Class of 2020 track athletes have always displayed qualities of leadership that have put our track team in a great place for the future. Although our season this year was very brief, it was immensely memorable. Personally this year was one of the most memorable; not because of the obvious reason, but in terms of my enjoyment coaching this team. This team had a closeness that others before were not as fortunate to share. From birthdays to team gatherings this team was united in a very unique way. I will cherish those memories as a coach and I thank you, Class of 2020, for making this group a TEAM!

 

Coach Kelley

Letter from Coach Bob

Posted on June 4, 2020 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

The impact of this senior group on our Redondo Track and Cross Country teams will surely be missed. These seniors have watched over our teams for four splendid years. These seniors have been wonderful examples of hard work, self-motivation, and inclusive leaders.  These are characteristics valued in our programs. And these characteristics were on display at every practice and meet.

Not having our seniors finish their seasons this year has been difficult for a group that worked so hard and deserved better. Of course, these are unique circumstances but, nonetheless, the coaches and support staff are heartbroken we did not have the opportunity to coach these amazing student-athletes for the conclusion of their time at Redondo Union.

We hope you may find the time to honor them today at our Senior Drive-By.  These splendid young people have been exceptional teammates and leaders that will greatly be missed.

Sincerely,

Bob Leetch
Redondo Union High School
Track and Cross Country
310-803-7794

Seniors Drive-by

Posted on May 29, 2020 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

Hi RUHS Track & Field Families,

 

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.  These past few months have been a challenging time for everyone, in particular, the graduating seniors.

 

At first, the booster board was not sure if we could organize a celebratory drive-by for our graduating seniors.  After several attempts with the school, we decided to go ahead with the celebratory drive-by around Alta Vista Park.  Please see the map below for the route.  Please drive-by and give the seniors a proper send-off.

 

Date:  June 4th

Time: 5:00 to 5:30

 

We request that the seniors arrive at 4:45 to line up on the grassy area on Serpentine Street. Please bring a mask.

 

Hope to see you all there.

 

 

 

 

May 16: Commencement Speech by Obama

Posted on May 15, 2020 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

https://time.com/5832306/barack-obama-commencement-2020/

Obama to Deliver Televised Commencement Speech for Entire Class of 2020

 

Barack Obama to Deliver Virtual Commencement During Primetime Graduation Special

Redondo Cross Country Meet Schedule 2020

Posted on May 14, 2020 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

Schedule:

Aug 28th Santa Monica HS dual meet @ Entradero Park, Torrance

Sept 4th Cool Breeze Invite @ Rosebowl, Pasadena

Sept 19th Woodbridge Invite @ Silverlakes Rec Center, Riverside

Oct 3rd Central Park Invite @ Central Park, Huntington Beach

Oct 15th Bay League #1 @ Kenneth Hahn Park, Culver City

Oct 24th Mt Sac Invite @ Mt San Antonio College, Walnut

Nov 11th Bay League Finals @ PV Cross Country Course, PV

Nov 13th-14th CIF Prelims @ Mt San Antonio College, Walnut

Nov 21st CIF Finals @ Mt San Antonio College, Walnut

Nov 28th State Championships @ Woodward Park, Fresno

Pandemic CrossTraining on ElliptiGo – Should we let Coach Julie go?

Posted on May 12, 2020 - Filed Under New items | Leave a Comment

Dear Families,

as you know, Coach Julie Ferron is moving soon. If we could prevent her from moving and staying for the team, we would but not buying her cool equipment is not going to accomplish that. So if you are interested, please contact her at jferron@rbusd.org

ElliptiGo 3c

new $2200, offered for $500   –  https://www.elliptigo.com/products/elliptigo-3c/

Color: Redondo Red, what else…

What runners should do with it: https://www.elliptigo.com/runners/

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