That's interesting. I wonder why too.
I remember when i was playing high school sports, I was not allowed to play sports with adults (i.e adult slow pitch teams). I wonder if it is something similar or if they don't want them getting hurt.
That is very strange. DS has run CC for 3 years and his coach encourages them to run road races - even during the season. In fact the coach helps set up the course for the charity road race we have in town during the season. DS earned the "Heart of a runner" award at last year's CC end of season banquet because of the many road races he ran in addition to the meets and practices.
Maybe it is a school policy or something. I would ask the coach to clarify his/her reason.
We were never permitted to participate in any races outside of track practices and meets when I was in HS. The reason being, the coach didn't want us to be injured or to strain our selves unnecessarily. They were mainly concerned with muscle stress and fatigue.
Makes no sense. My son was in cross country last year and that type of extra running was encouraged. I would chat with the coach and find out 'why'.
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I agree it makes no sense. I just don't buy the injury rationale. I mean, she could fall down the stairs and break her foot. She could fall over at practice and break her arm. Besides, it's a HUGE team of kids so it isn't like they are depending on her.
And not that any of this even matters - she wasn't going to fun any 5Ks anyway - I was just wondering. I will ask the coach though b/c I"m very curious.
Quoting the3Rs:Makes no sense. My son was in cross country last year and that type of extra running was encouraged. I would chat with the coach and find out 'why'.
I agree with steelcrazy, but it can't hurt to ask.
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