How you Earn XC Letters



    1. You may only miss 4 practices. (You must be at practice at least 1 hour and 15 min to count)
    2. You must be at 4 of the 5 invitationals.  If you don’t have enough practices-it still counts as a miss.
    3. You must be at all dual meets.  If you are absent from school you are excused.
    4. Must attend the MHAL meet and practice through sectionals even if you do not qualify
    5. If I assign you to a freshman race and you meet all the other criteria-you still receive a varsity letter.

     Junior varsity


    1. You may miss 5 to 10 practices and/ or you only make 3 of the 5 invitationals.

    2. You must be at all dual meets.  If you are absent from school you are excused

    3. Must attend the MHAL meet.


      Participation letter


    1. Miss more than 10 practices and/or miss more than 3 invitational.


    The following do not count as excused absences

    1. Doctor’s appointment’s
    2. Dentist appointment’s
    3. Hair cuts
    4. Babysitting
    5. Driver Ed.  Come early or later
    6. Travel soccer/gymnastics/other club sports
    7. Staying after for academics (remember you can come out by 3:45 and still get your time in.  You will have to stay till 5:00 )
    8. Going home sick after school unless I have a note from the nurse.
    9. College entrance exams.  SAT’s do not count as an excuse.  Plan on this as your missed invitational if you can’t attend.

    Remember you have 4 practices to give.  The above is what you utilize these practices for.


    The following will be counted as excused absences

    1. College interview…too an extent.  You can’t miss all the Invitationals.
    2. Away for a family vacation during our vacation
    3. See me about religious functions
    4. Absent from school
    5. School trip that is mandatory.

    If you are out due to an injury over a week you may not receive a varsity letter.


    There will always be special circumstances so please see me if you are having difficulty




Last Modified on August 19, 2019