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Rancho San Rafael Practices with Coach Joe

Link to Weekly Practice Details

Link to Enrollment Form


Practices are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and run for 1 hour. Monday and Thursday practices will always be at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Wednesday practices will be at Rancho San Rafael for fall cross country practices and at Reno High School’s track for spring track practices.

We keep the information on this page vague in terms of exact start times and locations for athlete safety. Please use our enrollment form above and email Coach Joe for more specific practice information.

Mondays @ Rancho San Rafael

Monday practices will typically cycle between tempo workouts and hill workouts. Hill workouts include uphill repeats, downhill repeats with strength activities, or a combination of both!

Wednesdays @ Rancho San Rafael for XC / Reno High Track for Track Season

Wednesday practices will typically be group relays. Relays will usually take place in the Adventure Park, the Arboretum, or along the lower arboretum loop.

Thursday @ Rancho San Rafael

Thursday practices will alternate between long runs and game days. Long runs will start from our warmup location and run through the McCarran tunnel, up the nature loop, and add an additional half mile or longer through Evans Canyon, up to the N, or along the Rancho Connector trail. The distance for each athlete will vary, but the goal is for everyone to run the whole time and at least run to the sign at the one mile mark, just beyond the end of the nature trail and before the start of Evans Canyon.

Games include: 

  • Follow-the-leader frisbee runs within the park
  • Octopus Tag/Shark & Minnows
  • Red Light – Green Light
  • Pony Express
  • Suitcase Relay

We will do regular warmups for game days and depending on the game we will do a short warmup jog.