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2020 Fall Cross Country

The fall season is winding down. 

All have a chance to compete this weekend

Sat. 10/24  HS only at Occoquan Regional Park  See Coach Grimsley to get you bib number  boys at 9am girls at 930am

Sun. 10/25 all ages at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg.  You will get your bib from Coach Craig (look for an orange tent).  Try to get there at least 45 minutes before your race.  It will be chilly on Sunday. So bring extra socks in case the grass is wet, it is a good spike course, so you cna bring those if you have them  and  most importantly: bring layers to warm up in.

Typically you can race in  clothes that you would normally be comfortable in 20 degrees warmer just standing around.  So you should be fine in the normal uniform/race shorts.  You just need layers on to warm up. Keep them on until just a few minutes before your race.  

races on SUNDAY: 

9:30am 5th grade and younger ... girls and boys together 3km run

10:30am  6th-8th grade girls 4km run

11:15am 6th-8th grade boys 4km run

12noon 9/10th grade girls 5km run

1pm 9/10th grade boys 5km run

2pm 11/12th grade girls 5km 

3pm 11/12th  grade boys 5km run


next week: 

HS will have two options  10/31 at Occoquan Park or top 10 from VYI  at Woodgrove HS in Loudon county

youth will "race" at Nottoway in a team time  trial on Sunday 11/1 to wrap up their season

details to follow on these meets.



reminders for practice

All runners :   plesse check in each day at

youth runners: 

we will meet at the parking lot near the house on Tu/Th/F   530-630  

high school runners:

 will go Mondays and Wednesdays  and Fridays  and will be for HS only  4-530ish  HS will meet near the flag pole to spread out the locations.    They will have the opportunity to workout on Tu/Th at 4pm and then help coach 530-630  (and of course after the Friday workout)  


older info

We are adding a COVID waiver to the registration process.  The athlete registration is now open.   The season will start on 9/15 for youth  530pm near the house parking lot.

HS: sign up to help coach the youth on Tu/Th/Fr  (at least 1-2 times a week) from 530-630 and you can run 4-530 at any practices.  Coaches will get an orange t-shirt for coaching and a white singlet for racing.  Or just sign up as an athlete on the supplemental rate to just get a singlet or do the regular registration to get singlet and shorts.

Youth: register as usual and you will have the option of getting a white singlet or orange t-shirt or get both for an extra $15.

We plan to host a home meet on Nov 1 (this will likely just be an inhouse meet with small groups running at a time) 


Standard Notices:

We will have practice in the rain, but not during heavy rain or thunderstorms.  Look under team documents for more info on things to have for the season. (water bottle/running shoes/layers for cooler days/etc.)

Join our email group after you register to get updates or check the email you registered through to ensure you can receive emails from or

To ensure you get the email subscribe to our email group, just follow the directions below

Want to get on the email list? Send an email to:

Please let us know who you are, as it this is a restricted list and we verify who you are before adding you to the group.
This is a great way to send out a request to get a carpool going or to get updates on meet info. E-mail Coach Craig with questions.

Field and Facility Conduct
Dear Parents and Coaches,

VYI has received some complaints concerning the behavior of some parents, coaches and/or children using area sports facilities. While many of these complaints are eventually discovered to be related to other sports that are not related to VYI, we want to ensure our members continue to be respectful of the neighborhoods, schools, and parks that host our practices and events. Some of the specific complaints we’ve received include:
  • Parking in front of neighborhood houses and obstructing resident access
  • Walking through private property
  • Generally disturbing the peace and quiet of the people living around the fields and gyms

As stated previously, we don’t know if any of the incidents reported involve VYI parents, coaches or children but it is appropriate that we establish guidelines so that everyone knows what is expected of them. Anything a parent, coach or player does while attending a VYI activity reflects on VYI and all of us individually.

Use of area gyms and fields is a privilege not a right. VYI has an excellent reputation in the community and because of that we enjoy certain privileges. It is imperative that we maintain this reputation. We are guests in these neighborhoods and must conduct ourselves accordingly.

We will be amending the parents Code of Conduct rules to spell out specific expectations but here are some rules that we must all follow:

  • Parking on residential side streets is only permitted when all lots adjacent to a facility are full.
  • Do not park in the designated SACC (School Age Child Care) parking areas in school parking lots
  • When it is necessary to park on a neighborhood street we must be quiet and respectful of the residents and their property. This means there should be no yelling, littering or trespassing on private property.
  • Never park in such a way as to block a driveway or otherwise obstruct the resident from leaving their home or parking in front of it.
  • Make sure we leave each facility clean and free of trash.
  • Be a leader. If you witness inappropriate behavior intervene and report to a coach or commissioner as appropriate.
We appreciate your support in ensuring that we have continued access to the facilities that are vital to our sports programs.

Vienna Youth Incorporated
by posted 05/01/2010
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