Hydration is an important part of each day

Jul 06

Athletes must begin practices and training activities adequately hydrated. HYDRATION Staying hydrated during your training * As a runner, you will need approximately 12-14 cups (96- 112 oz) or more water a day, and more on hot days. * If urination is clear, you are hydrated, perhaps overly-so. A lightly yellow color is typically ideal. * Keep a water bottle with you...

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HCTCA Annual Scholarship Award Winners Announced

Jul 06

Every year, the Hudson County Track Coaches Association hosts their Annual Hall of Fame and All-County Dinner. This year because of Covid-19, this was unfortunately cancelled. The HCTCA also awards scholarships to graduating seniors; after reviewing and making difficult selections from applications that are sent to their selection committee. This year’s...

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NJSIAA COVID-19 Weekly Update (7-2-20)

Jul 03

COVID-19 AND OTHER IMPORTANT UPDATES To: NJSIAA Member Schools From: Colleen Maguire, Chief Operating Officer Date: July 2, 2020 RE: NJSIAA Weekly Update COVID-19 Medical Advisory Task Force Update: The below statement is submitted by Mary Liz Ivins, Chair of the Medical Advisory Task Force: The Medical Advisory Task Force continues to weigh current trends in the...

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The Annual Golden Shirt Award

Jul 03

What is the “Golden Shirt Award?” These will be presented at our first official practice at the conclusion of the 5 week summer training period (Tentative schedule date is August 17th). This is a traditional award for Secaucus HS Cross-Country. A picture of the 2020 winners will be posted on our Team Website and Team Twitter. The requirements for the...

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NJSIAA announcement regarding the fall high school sports season and guidelines

Jun 26

NJSIAA Chief Operating Officer Colleen Maguire said student-athletes should expect changes to their school day and to at least the fall sports season during the upcoming academic year.  “The upcoming fall sports season will not look like last year’s season,” Maguire said. “Also, your school day will not look the same as in prior years.” “While I do not...

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Announcement: New members of the team – please read – running shoes

Jun 17

    The picture above represents the only piece of equipment that you are responsible for. Make sure your decision in running shoes is a very good one. Don’t pick a pair of shoes because they look stylish or they are on sale. It has to be a solid shoe, well padded inside, good sole and heel, and it must fit you properly and be comfortable....

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Choosing Running Shoes…. more information

Jun 17

Choosing Running Shoes Proper-fitting shoes make all the difference whether you walk or run. Choose the wrong athletic shoes and you could end up lying on the couch nursing shin splints or aching heels instead of enjoying a run. While most specialty sport-shoe stores have knowledgeable staff to guide you, you’ll be a few steps ahead of the game armed with some...

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Important – Summer Training: Core Training Planks

Jun 17

This work out “5 Minute Plank” is to be automatically included in your summer training plan. This includes at Captain’s practices. Follow the diagrams. You can use a watch or simply county slowly 1-30 (for a 30 second stage) or 1-60 (for a minute stage). There is no excuse for not doing this daily. The more the better – In fact, Start...

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SAT Testing Dates

Jun 14

Seniors (and possibly Juniors) – if you are planning on taking the College Boards, Please pay close attention to the dates below. The only conflict is the November 7th date and I am reminding anyone who even thinks that are going to be part of the varsity boys/girls team that day, MUST pick another test date.  November 7th is the State Sectional...

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6 Amazing Core Exercises

May 16

Strength Training for Runners: Become a Better Runner with These 6 Bodyweight...

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Off Season – Important Core Strength Training for XC

May 16

After you take a break from the outdoor season (no matter what sport you participated in), I have always emphasized to give your body a break from running. No exceptions – everyone needs a break ! There are two important things that every runner on our team will begin learning and implementing as soon as possible:   #1) We are going to place a lot of...

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CORE EXERCISES: GUIDELINES AND EXAMPLES

May 15

Let’s first start off with what Core training is not. Most people associate Core with just doing abdominal exercises only. The Core is much more than the abdominals. The Core begins at the neck continuing all the way down to your pelvis primarily down the center of the body. It is mainly all the muscles attached to your spine and trunk. This includes Shoulder, Upper...

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