Tonight’s practice 8/3

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

I am planning to have practice this evening, however, I do ask that parents stay close to the area in case it starts to storm and we need to end early.

Thank you!

Coach Kramer

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Clarification for dates and times

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

I know there are some changes with dates and times for the next few weeks, so I wanted to make sure to clarify those for you. Here they are:

Monday (8/3) 6:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday (8/5) 6:00-7:30 pm

Friday (8/7) 8:30-10:00 am

Monday (8/10) NO PRACTICE

Wednesday (8/12) NO PRACTICE

Saturday (8/15) 8:30-10:00 am

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

Coach Kramer

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Official Season Schedule

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

It has been a fast and hot few weeks since our optional practices began. Coach Taylour and I are impressed with the number of athletes that have been in attendance. There is a lot of positive energy that surrounds us during the workouts and we’ve seen so much improvement in our team already!

NOTE: FINAL PRACTICES BEFORE OFFICIAL SEASON BEGINS WILL BE ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS: 8/3, 8/5, 8/7 (8:30-10:00 AM), 8/15 (8:30-10:00 AM) *I will be away the week before our official season begins, so there is NO practice on 8/10 or 8/13.

As August rolls around, I wanted to give you the plan for our official season. We will have practice Monday through Friday from 4:00-5:30 pm until school begins on August 31st. I am aware that many of you also have children on the Varsity team. For the days we are at separate locations, we will wait to start practice until everyone arrives. It will take us a few minutes to do our COVID-19 screenings, as it is.

All paperwork is due on Monday, August 17th in order to be eligible to participate. Required forms include: PIAA Physical Form, Code of Conduct, Drug Screening Release Form (voluntary for 7th and 8th graders, mandatory for 9th graders). All forms may be accessed through the 2020 Penn Manor Athletic Registration Packet at the top of the page. If you have any questions about any of these forms, please contact me as soon as possible.

I have updated the 2020 August Schedule (see link at the top of the page) with dates and times for our official season. I have also included them on this page. We will follow this schedule unless otherwise directed by the PIAA. Please note that our parent meeting will be on Friday, August 21st at 5:30 pm. We do ask that you wear a mask in compliance with the directions from Governor Wolf.

This will be a unique season and we will do our best to make it a memorable one for all of the athletes. Thank you for your continued patience as we move forward into our Fall sports season.

GO COMETS!!!

Coach Kramer and Coach Taylour

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday practice 7/22

Hello again Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

Practice for this evening is cancelled as a result of another heat advisory plus the chance for strong thunderstorms.

We do want to get the team together for practice so are looking to hold another optional practice tomorrow evening, Thursday 7/23, from 6:00-7:30 pm.

We would also like to invite all team members to write down a cheer to share at practices in the coming days. It’s our way of giving each other a pat on the back for all of our effort and hard work to get ready for the season!

Here is a list of upcoming practices:

Thursday, 7/23, 6:00-7:30 pm

Monday, 7/27, 6:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday, 7/29, 6:00-7:30 pm

Monday, 8/3, 6:00-7:30 pm

Wednesday, 8/5, 6:00-7:30 pm

Week of 8/10, TBD

Stay cool and GO COMETS!!!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Monday Practice 7/20

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

Today’s Heat Advisory, which is in effect until 8 pm, has temperatures feel like they are over 100 degrees. As a result of this high heat and humidity and for the safety of our athletes, we are going to cancel practice for today and hope to see many of you Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm.

Thank you and GO COMETS!!!

Coach Kramer

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Additional Sports Physical Date and Update from PIAA

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

Penn Manor will be hosting physicals for students on Tuesday, July 21st from 4-6 pm at the field house at Comet Field. You do not need an appointment. We do ask that students bring their PIAA paperwork, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. Cost is $20 and checks can be made out to Dr. Timothy Weaver.

The PIAA announced they are moving forward with the normal start of fall sports unless otherwise directed by the Commonwealth. This means that we will proceed with optional practices and look to start our official season on Monday, August 17th. At that time, all paperwork is due (PIAA Physical Form and Code of Conduct).

GO COMETS!!!

Coach Kramer

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Practice time change

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country families,

We have had an amazing start with 21 athletes attending our optional summer training this past week. Coach Taylour and I are excited to watch our returning, as well as, new runners grow and develop throughout the season!

As of Monday, we will move the start of practice to 6:00 pm and finish by 7:30. Our COVID-19 screening process is moving smoothly and there are a number of families (mine included!) with siblings on the Varsity and Jr. High teams to help better accommodate schedules.

Thank you and stay safe!

Coach Kramer

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Revision from earlier post

Hello again,

We have revised the guidance information from today’s earlier post.

While the Governor recommends that travelers self quarantine if they have visited the previously mentioned 15 states to avoid the risk of spreading the virus, it is not mandatory.

Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our coaches and athletes safe in these changing circumstances.

Coach Kramer

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Update regarding out of state travel guidelines

Hello Penn Manor Jr. High Cross Country Families,

We have received another update from our Athletic Department in regards to out of state travels. If you have or will be visiting one of the 15 states placed on the 14 day self quarantine list by Governor Wolf, our current team guidelines will now meet this order. Athletes are asked to refrain from coming to practice until they have met the required quarantine period. We will continue to make our families aware of new changes as they occur.

The following states are on the Governor’s list:

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Louisiana
Mississippi
Nevada
North Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah

Finally, we ask you to contact us if you have traveled to any of these states. As always we are looking out for the health and safety of all members of our teams and this is another step in doing so.

Please contact me if you have any questions at andrea.kramer@pennmanor.net

Stay safe,

Coach Kramer

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Practice is cancelled

There are storms over top of us. We will see you on Monday!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment