Each team will practice several days a week from the beginning of March till the last race in mid June. After races start at the end of April, practices will only be on weekdays. All racers are held on Saturday.
Before races start in March and April, practices are normally held 1-2 times per weekday, after school and 1 weekend day. Exact schedules and locations are determined by the coach, working with the parents and racers to identify the schedule that works the best for the team.
During practice the team may split into several group based on ability and skill level. The number of groups will depend on the team, number of coaches/assistant coaches and parent volunteers.
Any parent may ride with the the team at practice. This is very helpful as we head out on the trail in groups. We require all coaches, assistant coaches and parents riding with the team to have a completed background check from the approved NEHSCA vendor TC Logic.
Racers are not expected to attend every practice. We know that other school and athletic activities may conflict with practice schedules. We do ask that racers make at least 1 practice a week. Outside of practice it is expected that racers are working on skills and cardio.