In an inspired twist on cross-country team competition, Steve White, 100 Mile Club Head Coach at Vail Ranch, forms his teams in a unique way---he takes whoever wants to go. If you get your permission slip signed, you run.
No matter what.
When Mr. White came to us and said that after all his years of coaching, he wanted to coach a team that would be all inclusive, we knew he was a perfect fit.
200+ kids later, his team is running strong.
No tryouts. No time trials. No cuts.
Read his update below:
Thanks for the 100 Mile Club Program-It Works!!!
In only their first year of competition, Vail Ranch Middle School in Temecula, showed it's depth by taking 80 athletes and winning back to back invitationals in Menifee and Hemet. In two meets this year, Vail Ranch raced to three overall team titles, four division championships and two runner-up awards, and countless medals in their first year of competition.
Our schools success can be contributed to the 100 Mile Club which provides the possibility for all students to succeed. Students get the chance accomplish individual and group goals. In my 20+ years of coaching, I've never seen a program that brings so many students together.
Presently, VRMS 100 Mile Club has 218 members and 45-50 of those run in the morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thanks for making my job so enjoyable, just seeing the students smile and show so much commitment to exercise.
Can't Thank You Enough!
Vail Ranch Middle School-Temecula
P.S. I think some of the students sleep in their shirts-they are so proud of their accomplishment.
This is what it's all about. Thanks for the update, Coach White. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Enjoy your weekend. :)