Cross Country

Cross country (XC) occurs in the fall and is open to all 4th–8th grade students.

AL Girls and Boys Cross Country – Honor, Team, Tradition

1-2-We! Calling all incoming 4th-8th graders! Register now for the AL 2022 Middle School Cross Country (XC) Team or 4th-5th XC Team to run, have fun, stay safe and go for our 7th MS City Championship titles in a row! Don’t think it’s for you? Give us one month, we promise it will be worth it!

  • All skill levels welcome. No tryouts!
  • Actively seeking diversity
  • Excellent conditioning for other sports
  • Must have positive attitude and bit of grit
  • Leadership opportunities
  • 8th graders this is your last chance to experience the joy of XC!
  • Our girls are also the DEFENDING and FIRST-EVER MO STATE MS CHAMPIONS 2021!

Playing AL MS Boys Soccer or AL MS Girls Volleyball? No problem. We are working together to coordinate practices. We also have a long tradition of many of our runners playing club soccer! We work to figure it out! Vacationing and will start late? That’s fine just GET REGISTERED!


While we have our fair share of success, our primary focus is the growth and development of each individual runner into a self-confident, more resilient, and positive person. We want to provide a FUN, safe place for our student-athletes to set and reach personal goals, build leadership skills and hopefully gain a love of running that will stick for life. Most importantly we want them to feel the TEAM BOND that is at the heart of Cross Country.

For more information…

View our Live XC Calendar (below) for our full practice /meet schedule and locations and reference our Helpful Documents Section (at right) to access home workouts, check our school records, team history and achievements, see pictures, get inspired…


Everyone must bring a water bottle and basic running watch with stopwatch function ($15 at sporting goods stores, Walmart, Target).

MS practices will start Monday, August 15 and will be daily (M-F) from 7:30 am to 8:30 am and again 5 to 6pm until school starts next week at varying locations. The first week of school we will practice DAILY right after school and then weekly practices will be M-W-F 3:30 to 5 pm. Our first full team invitational is September 10 at the Olathe Twilight Classic.

4th-5th XC Team practices will start Tuesday, August 30 5:15 pm to 6:15pm. Weekly practices will be Tues and Thurs at varying locations. Check the calendar! Our first Team Meet will be October 1 in Peculiar, MO.

For scheduling flexibility, we are offering 2 MS practice options daily (M-F) until school starts. Attending AT LEAST 6 of these practices the first work will help ensure safe conditioning, heat acclimation. We ask our runners to attend as many practices as they can, while working with other sport schedules.

Download all required waiver and medical forms from the main athletics page on the AL website.

Ask to join our team Facebook page “Unofficial AL XC/Track & Field”. It is a closed group for safety reasons.

Registration is now open until Friday, September 2!