Texas A&M University
Dale Watts Cross Country Course
College Station , TX
December 9-10, 2022
The season is progressing well and quite a few of our athletes have the potential to qualify for the USATF National Junior Olympics, which will be held in College Station, Texas on December 10, 2022. Nationals is a great opportunity for the Hawks to compete at a high level with athletes from all over the country. Not every Delta Hawk will qualify this year, and no one is required to compete (even if they do qualify), but if you’re interested, please talk with Coach Eric or Coach Galen about the likelihood of your athlete qualifying so you can start planning.
Athletes can qualify as individuals or as part of a team in their age group, with up to eight athletes qualifying as part of a team. Right now, it looks like we have a very good chance of fielding qualifying teams in the Girls 9-10, Girls 11-12, and Boys 13-14 age groups. It is also possible that we field a qualifying team in the Boys 11-12 age group. If your athlete is in one of these age groups, please check in with the coaches and prioritize attendance at the association and regional qualifying meets (see below).
The fees for the races will be covered by the Delta Hawks but airline costs, hotels and any other travel expenses will be the responsibility of the athlete's family. We have limited scholarship funds to offset travel costs for athletes who may need financial assistance; please talk to one of the coaches at practice.
Friday, December 9: Afternoon course walkthrough for all athletes (Many runners will arrive on Thursday to be sure they can make it to the course walkthrough)
Saturday, December 10: Race Day!
Sunday, December 11: Depart
College Station is a small town and the accommodation options are limited, so we suggest making arrangements as soon as possible.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Houston-Hobby (HOU) in Houston along with Austin- Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin are the closest international airports; all are about 1 hour 40 min outside of College Station. *IAH has a ground shuttle option to College Station.* There is also an airport right in College Station, Easterwood Airport (CLL), with Uber and Lyft options to/from the airport.
For more travel details, weather info, hotel booking options, and race-day course maps you can check out “resources” at this USATF link: 2022-usatf-national-junior-olympic-cross-country-c
We are always happy to answer any questions or concerns! Please don’t hesitate to contact us in person, through Team App, or at email@example.com.
Hello, Hawk Families!
We see you’re ready to race again!! Our first practice is Monday, August 22 at 5:30pm at Bridgeway Lakes Boathouse. Please follow the directions below to REGISTER & PAY DUES BY MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022.
1. Please fill out and submit the I'M INTERESTED FORM and be sure to read through our policies.
2. Please click the link below to register on our online platform.
*If you’re registering 2+ athletes, be sure to register them in the same transaction to get the sibling discount.
REGISTRATION and DUES
3. STRAVA: If you haven’t already, please set up a STRAVA ACCOUNT for your athlete. Once you have an account, use the search feature to search clubs and request to join "Delta Hawks."
There is a way to set your athlete’s account to private, so only those they allow can see their data. If you have any questions about how to set up the account, don’t hesitate to ask!
We strongly encourage all athletes in the Grey and Black groups to have their own GPS watch. Watch for a coaches’ blog post about options!
4. UNIFORMS: Please have your athlete try on their uniform. If you need to size up, EMAIL US with your size request ASAP to allow time for production/shipping. New uniform cost: $50. We will also be having a "gear swap" for returning families early in the season. More info to come.
5. TEAM GEAR: Want to show your Hawk pride? You can access the team store through the Hawks website: TEAM GEAR STORE
DROP-OFF POLICY:Coaches request that a parent stay for the duration of practice. If necessary, an athlete can be dropped off, but only if they are 10 or older.
RACES: Cross Country meet registration will be handled by the coaches and meet fees are included in your club dues. The parents are responsible for registering and paying for any of the optional road races (like the Clarksburg Country Run). We hope to receive discount codes for road races and will share those with the team through the Stack Team App as they become available.
And as always, please let us know if you have any questions!
Delta Hawks Management Team
We wanted to take a moment to explain how the rest of the season will work when it comes to racing. First, cross country practice will go through December 14.
There are 3 meets that make up the Championship Season. Those meets are Association Championships, Regional Championships and National Championships. Runners must qualify to each additional round of championships as a team or as an individual. Here is how that works:
Association Championships (11/24 @ Folsom HS)
The first thirty (30) individual finishers and first five (5) teams in each division (age group) will qualify to Regionals.
Regional Championships (12/1 @ Woodward Park, Fresno)
The first thirty (30) individual finishers and first five (5) teams in each division (age group) will qualify to Nationals.
National Championships (12/14 @ Madison, WI)
The Hawks goal is simple - QUALIFY AS MANY HAWKS AS POSSIBLE TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. Qualifying in and of itself is a major accomplishment. If families choose to travel to Wisconsin for Nationals is entirely up to them. We understand its a tough time of year and a very expensive trip. At this point, the coaches anticipate based off of conversations we have had that no one will travel to Wisconsin this year. If you have an interest in going please reach out to Coach Dusty, Staci or Phil asap.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR ASSOCIATION & REGIONAL CHAMPS. AS WE TELL THE KIDS ALL THE TIME - HAWKS ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Where: Willow Hills Reservoir (Folsom HS)
1655 Iron Point Road • Folsom, CA 95630
Boys & Girls Run 1.5 Miles
Meet at Team Tent: 8:00am
Warmup Starts: 8:10am (boys), 8:20 (girls)
Race Starts: 9:00am (boys), 9:20 (girls)
We suggest arriving to Folsom HS by 7:40am to give yourself time to park and find the team tent.
Often times there is a parking fee even thought there is not one mentioned in the meet details. Be prepare with cash.
Eastbound HWY-50 to Prairie City Exit.
Turn left at the top of the off ramp.
Proceed approximately a 1/4 of a mile to the first entrance to Folsom HS on your right.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Where: William B Pond Recreation Area
Search William B Pond Recreation Area for GPS
Boys & Girls Run 1.5 Miles
Since this one is a Friday afternoon we will allow for arrivals at different times so that parents can juggle school dismissals as they see fit. Traffic can be heavy getting to this one, plan ahead!
This meet is all about the youth! No high schools and they split the races 6th grade and under and 7-8th grade. It's a huge opportunity for our athletes to see how great they really are in their own age group. All athletes run 1.15 miles on grass and jump two hay bails.
Girls, 6th grade and under:
Meet at Tent 3:30p, Warmup 3:40p, Race 4:30p
Boys, 6th grade and under:
Meet at Tent 3:50p, Warmup 4:00p, Race 4:50p
Girls, 7th and 8th grade
Meet at Tent 4:10p, Warmup 4:20p, Race 5:10p
Boys, 7th and 8th grade
Meet at Tent 4:30p, Warmup 4:40p, Race 5:30p
Saturday, September 28th 2019
Arcade Creek XC Course
Sacramento Softball Complex
(3450 Longview Dr Sacramento, CA 95821)
Boys & Girls Run 1.4 Miles
Meet at Team Tent: 11:40am
11:50: Boys 7th & 8th Grade
12:10: Girls 7th & 8th Grade
12:30: Boys 6th Grade & Under
12:50: Girls 6th Grade & Under
12:40 pm - Junior High Boys (7th & 8th grade)
1:00 pm - Junior High Girls (7th & 8th grade)
1:20 pm - Youth Boys (6th grade & under)
1:40 pm - Youth Girls (6th grade & under)
We thought it would be helpful to see how our Hawks breakdown into teams after sharing how scoring works. And who knows, maybe we can complete some more teams once we all have the knowledge of our team make up. Remember, we need 5 to field a scoring team in each gender specific age group.
Age Group 1 (Year of Birth 2011/12)
Age Group 2 (Year of Birth 2009/10)
Age Group 3 (Year of Birth 2007/08)
Age Group 4 (Year of Birth 2005/06)
Age Group 1 (Year of Birth 2011/12)
Age Group 2 (Year of Birth 2009/10) - Full Team
Age Group 3 (Year of Birth 2007/08) - Full Team
Age Group 4 (Year of Birth 2005/06) - Full Team
Want to show your Hawk pride? Great! Our team store has gear available for athletes, families and supporters.
Three important tips when ordering:
1. Once you click add to shopping cart, select sizes. Only complete your selection in the first row.
2. Once you are done shopping select view cart in upper right hand corner.
3. For payment, click PayPal link, the next page will provide PayPal and below that an option to pay with credit card. Be sure to complete the transaction all the way through.
NOTE: The site we use is very basic as we try to keep our cost to our families low. If you run into any issues purchasing please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you with your order.
Lagoon Valley Cross Country Invitational
Saturday, September 7, 2019
We encourage every athlete to race whenever given the opportunity. First, racing together is the best way we can contribute to each other and second the only way to gain confidence and improve is to race often. After all, we are the Delta Hawks Youth RACING Team!
WHO IS RACING - RSVP by Sunday, 9/1 at 3:00pm
Please follow the link to RSVP for the race. When we request RSVPs we need to know YES or NO. If you are a NO please still follow the link and tell us. This way we don't have to hunt you down for an answer.
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The most important thing about this meet is to know you need to arrive early. There is only one way in to Lagoon Valley Regional Park and it can back up on that road a long ways. Do not stress yourself or your athlete out by arriving late. Directions and parking below.
Meet at Team Tent: 7:00am
Warmup Starts: 7:10am (boys), 7:20 (girls)
Race Starts: 8:00am (boys), 8:15 (girls)
We suggest arriving to Lagoon Valley Regional Park by 6:40am to give yourself time to park and find the team tent.
PARKING & DIRECTIONS - $5.00 PARKING FEE
Westbound I-80 to Lagoon Valley Rd exit. Turn left at the top of the off ramp. Proceed approximately ½ mile to the service entrance. Turn left and follow signs to the parking area.
All Hawks will race 1.5 miles on a relatively flat course that is spectator friendly. When you arrive at the tent one or more of the coaches will take your kids on a warmup and guide them through the morning. Honestly, you won't see a ton of them until after the race. We will go over these details at practice on Friday so that they are fresh in everyones mind.
We are often asked what an athlete should eat on race morning. To be there by 6:40am you are going to leave the house by around 6:00am, which means your kids will be up before 6:00am. Which is great. They can have a decent breakfast at that point or have something healthy but simple on the car ride. Bring along water and a simple snack. By 6:45am, you will shouldn't be eating anything else.
Hello Hawk Families,
Summer is just about wrapped up and that means one thing - Cross Country Season!!!
We are excited to get started at our cross country kick off on Sunday, August 11 at 3:00pm at the Boat House. We would like to get a jump start on renewing memberships. Below is a list of things you should be aware of.
ONLINE REGISTRATION - we are using an online registration software that helps us with administering the team more efficiently. There will be a $5.00 transaction fee but know that we chose a platform that keeps transaction fees to a minimum.
PRICE INCREASE - The price has increased from $140 to $160. The team is not a money making endeavor and coaches are still all volunteer based. The main reason for the increase is AAU membership fees. You would have been asked to pay for these fees for insurance but it is logistically easier if we build the fees in and register all Hawks at once.
PRACTICE DAYS - practices are Tuesday (5:30p), Friday (5:30p) and Sunday (3:00p) this season to avoid the Delta United of Clarksburg Soccer practices on Tuesday/Thursday. We can’t avoid all conflicts but a high percentage of our current members participate in Delta United so this adjustment was necessary.
RACE SCHEDULE - find an easy access Race Schedule on the website menu and on the Team App menu.
Returning athletes should register now, we have a pre-registration deadline of August 6. Starting Aug 7th all parents/athletes that have not renewed will be removed from the Team APP as we prep to have a current group of families on the APP.
Please DO NOT share the registration link below. All new athletes must attend the free two week Try Out to ensure each athlete is ready for Delta Hawks. Register at
Choose returning athlete option. We still honor a $25 discount for multiple athletes in one family. This is built into the registration but all athletes must be registered at the same time. Also, the discount does not apply to the "first athlete".
We look forward to seeing all of you.
WHO FLYS? WE DO!!!!