2021 Summer Conditioning

The summer conditioning program is a great way to be introduced to cross country as well as condition for other sports. The program begins the end of June and runs through the middle of August. Sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm at Clarkston High School. See the schedule for specific dates. Practices involve running on the CHS campus and other activities. Two of the sessions will involve bike rides. Workouts are held on the CHS campus; meet behind CHS next to the stadium under the overhang. Come dressed ready to workout and bring a water bottle. Athletes are not required to attend every session. This program is for students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

For information on how to sign up, see the Community Education webpage or register online through Independence Township Parks and Recreation. Choose the category CCE Youth Exercise and Fitness. 

Summer reminders and cancellation notice
Sign up for text reminders regarding special practice sessions and possible severe weather cancellations at remind.com/join/smcjhsumxc. It is rare that we need to cancel a session but in case we do need to, sign up using the remind link to be notified when we do.

Summer Road Closures around Clarkston High School
Tis the season for orange barrels. Throughout the summer look for road closures getting to Clarkston High School for our summer workouts. Roads to be watching are Clarkston Road, Flemings Lake Rd and Walters Rd. Info available here from the County Road Commision. This may cause you to take a longer route to get to the high school. This may also affect if you use Flemings or Walters Rd to access the high school driveway. 

Google Map View of Option 1 & 2
Option 1: Use Clarkston Rd to Flemings, use the driveway next to the baseball fields to drive to the back of the school past the tennis courts.
Option 2: Use Waldon Rd to Walters Rd, use the new driveway just before the stadium to drive to the back of the school.
Use the new parking lot behind the school next to the stadium. Meet on the practice field closest to the new parking lot.

Alternate Location (long bike ride only)
For the long bike ride we will meet at Independence Elementary. Same meeting time of 6:30 but pick up is at 8:00.  

Parent Volunteers needed 
For both of the bike rides, we would greatly appreciate your help.

Short Bike Ride: One or two parents to ride with us. Bonus, cool treat at the end. 

Long Bike Ride: Four-ish parent volunteers to ride with us and another to follow us in a van/truck/suv (big enough to carry a bike and passenger in case a bike breaks down).

Please email Coach Rykse if you are able to help (jrrykse@clarkston.k12.mi.us)