Athletics at Ross
Welcome to Ross Elementary Athletics. At Ross, all 4th and 5th grade students are invited to join Cross Country in the Fall and Track in the Spring. Our athletics program invites students to build running skill and stamina in order to participate in competitive running in a fun way. Students practice before or after school during the week to train for meets against other DC schools (meets occur during the school day). Find out more about our programs and how to join below.
Cross Country is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race around a mapped out course. In elementary school, the course is 2 miles. Cross Country training begins in early September. The team practices twice a week before or after school. Members of the team will participate in 2-3 Meets throughout the season.
Track and Field
Track and field is a sport in which teams and individuals compete in a variety of events that will showcase their running, throwing, and jumping abilities. This sport takes place in the Spring. Practices begin in March and the season ends in May. The student athletes will complete in 3 Meets.
Track Events: 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter dash, 1600 meter run, 4×100 relay, 4×200 relay, 4×400 relay, 100 meter hurdles, 4×100 meter hurdles
Field Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Put
Forms for participation
All the forms (Universal Health Certificate, AT-13, AT-14, and Concussion form) must be filled out and returned to the coaches prior to participating in any meets.
You can fill out the Participation Packet online, or print it and return it to school.
The medical form must be completed within the prior 365 days by your child’s pediatrician.
If you would like to access a translation of the forms, use the link below.
Run, Run, as Fast as you Can…
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