What is MYA Elite?

A 4 week postseason program for talented cross country runners who want to get some experience training and racing at the regional and national level. Athletes will be coached by BPC’s professional running coaches in preparation for the Footlocker South Regional Cross Country Championships in Charlotte, NC on November 24th, 2018.

Purpose

To provide postseason coaching to dedicated, motivated, and talented elementary school (3-5th grades),  middle school (6-8th grades) and high school (9-12th grades) runners in the greater Shelby County area.

Mission

To teach the Mid South’s elite runners how to compete at the highest levels regionally and nationally. To instill the principles of competition, teamwork, and camaraderie so that each athlete has the chance to reach his or her full potential. To guide each athlete as they pursue their running goals so that they can effectively and safely navigate the channels of higher level competition.

The MYA Elite program will value commitment, motivation, and sacrifice. Competing at the highest levels will require each team member to be committed to attending all practices and meets set forth by coaches.

The Standards

All athletes must hit a standard time set forth by MYA and the BPC coaches. Standards may be adjusted without notice. Any athlete that qualifies for MYA Elite will be notified at an MYA meet or via parents email and must give notice of interest and make payment for the program by October 20th for elementary and middle school and November 5th for high school.

Elementary Boys 1 Mile

6:59

Elementary Girls 1 Mile

7:30

Middle Boys 2 Mile

12:30

Middle Girls 2 Mile

13:45

High School Boys 5k

17:30

High School Girls 5k

20:30

Program Cost

$275 for the entire program which includes two practice sessions per week with a BPC coach, personalized daily training program delivered via TrainingPeaks, and weekly communication with the coach via text, email, or phone call. The cost also covers coach’s travel to and from the meet.

Other Cost

Athletes will be responsible for purchasing a minimum of one team racing singlet. Other team items will also be available for purchase via online store.

*When registering, please register your athlete’s name, with your (the guardian’s) contact info.

Travel

Each athlete will be required to arrange their own travel to and from practices and meets. MYA and BPC coaches will not be arranging travel for athletes to and from meets or to and from practices. BPC/MYA will arrange for a team rate at a local host hotel for each meet, but the athlete/parents are responsible for booking lodging and planning travel. Please keep this in mind before committing to the MYA Elite Squad.

Host Hotel

Below are the two team hotels for the meet:

Crowne Plaza Executive Park (Meet Headquarters) - $97 per night (Must mention Foot Locker CX Race to get rate)
5700 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 1-704-527-9650

If the above hotel is booked then the hotel below is our team overflow hotel:

Hilton (no team rate but call to ask for race rates)
5624 West Park Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: 704.527.8000

Communication

All major communications for the program from the coach to the parents and athletes will be done through email and group text. We know everyone gets plenty of emails and texts each day but this is the easiest way to disseminate information so please be sure we have your correct contact information.