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Athletics and Club

 

CROSS COUNTRY (FALL) & TRACK (SPRING)

 

If you are a member of the Cross Country Team, or wish to join, please complete the following: 

 

 

Who: 6th grade - 8th grade can compete in the district competitions, but our Compass Cross Country Team practices are open to all students interested in running with the team on Wednesdays and Fridays. (And of course other ages are welcome to come cheer on our 6th - 8th graders at the competitions!) 

 

As we are a Middle School Team participating in a middle school league, the competitive meets are for those in "middle school" (6th to 8th grade, per the district's definition of middle school). Third graders and younger should have a parent at practice to support them, as we will only have a few coaches there each day.

 

We welcome ANY and ALL runners, no matter their abilities or experience. Whether you are someone new to running, someone looking for ways to stay healthy, or a seasoned runner, we want you to join the cross country team!

 

Where: Practices are at Tony Grampsas Park; meets are at various locations (see schedule below).

 

When: Cross Country is a Fall sport and Track is a Spring sport.

 

Current practices are from 3:15 PM to 4:05 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays

 

The track meet schedule is below.

 

Here is the link to our Cross Country League.

 

Practices are not mandatory, but highly recommended for all. 

 

A reminder for each practice, runners will need:

  • Shoes
  • Weather appropriate running attire
  • Water bottle - optional
  • A positive attitude - optional, though highly recommended ;-)

 

Coach Alex Holm aholm@compassk12.org

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM

Organized by High School students, parents, and staff in 2016, the Trailblazers compete in bike races organized by the Colorado High School Cycling League, which encompasses four regions in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Practices include a variety of terrain and accommodates a wide range of cycling abilities. The Trailblazers’ focus is healthy habits, self-confidence, leadership, hard work, and inclusivity. Among other achievements, Compass has won Spirit Awards in 2016, 2017, and 2018; Compass placed Third in the North Conference in 2016; and First in the Distance Challenge in 2020. The goal for a Trailblazer is not the podium; it's doing your best, and making it to the top of the trail to earn the exhilaration of the ride down.

Who: The Trailblazers are the school club team of Compass Montessori High School in Golden but we also welcome student athletes from other area schools that don’t have their own teams. Eligible high school students in 9th - 12th grades can race in the CO League races AND we welcome 7th & 8th grade students to join us as a great and fun development opportunity for all practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.

 

When: Season begins in the summer with rides and practices, and we race through the end of October each year. We pick back up in the Spring weather.

 

Current practices are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM. Tuesdays we’ll meet at Tony Grampsas Park in Golden and Thursdays we’ll try to hit up other trails.

 

Race Season: Check out the league event page here.

 

What do you need: All you need is a functioning geared mountain bike, helmet and safety equipment, and to get registered with the CO League. If you do not have a bike, but want to participate, we do have some resources for you, so please email compassmtbteam@compassk12.org.

 

Registration: All riders and coaches must be registered on CCN to be eligible to ride. All participants must register with the Colorado League HERE. Team passcode: Compass_21.

 

Contact/Coaches: Our team administration email is compassmtbteam@gmail.com. The account is monitored by the Head Coach (Rusty Rohde), Team Director (Adam Wylie), and sometimes the Team Captains (Colin Wylie & Weston Corneau).

 

Team Kits will be available through a great sponsorship we have with Big Ring Cycles and Pedal Mafia. There’s no team fee for 2021 (still a league and race fee), so spend your team fee on your kit and you’ll get a $25 rebate at Big Ring Cycles!

 

Team App is our primary communications app. If you don’t use it, you’ll miss out! Download the app and find the Compass Trailblazers.

 

More Coaches! We need parents and other adults to help our athletes thrive and safely have fun. Please contact Adam at compassmtbteam@gmail.com to learn how (it’s really easy).

 

 

 

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Who: Ultimate offers a fun, inclusive, team-building sport that embraces all skill levels from 6th to 12th grades. Even if a student has never even picked up a frisbee, Compass’ two Ultimate Frisbee teams welcome them.

We play scrimmages or games against other schools, and in 2021 our HS team went undefeated and won their division championship! The Middle School level (per Jeffco's definition of middle school 6th-8th) is coached by staff and volunteers, while the HS team (9th-12th per Jeffco's definition of high school) is under the guidance of the student Captains, which builds leadership and connection.

High School- Student coaches Lyla Cone, Chloe Bougher, Derik Rodriguez and RJ Casellas have been leading the team practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM at Tony Grampsas Park. The first part of practice is the official ultimate class with the after school portion for the team that will be playing in league games and the state tournament. Talk to one of the coaches or email eric.albright@compassk12.org if you have any questions or would like to join the team. The more the merrier!

 

The AYU league is happening after a year and a half hiatus due to COVID. Look for info here: https://www.altitudeyouthultimate.org/hs_league

 

Middle School- Charley Myers will be supporting the middle school ultimate practice Tuesdays after school from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Parents, if you have any ultimate experience and are able to support Charley, he would love to have you out there! Please reach out to Charley Myers at cmyers@compassk12.org. We already have teams reaching out to us to set up games later in the season.

Compass Ultimate Frisbee Team promotes an environment of spirit and fun, where everyone is valued and gets a chance to play.

DESTINATION IMAGINATION (DI)

 

Destination Imagination (DI) is a STEAM-based, hands-on experience that focuses on creativity, collaboration, and fun. Its team-driven model empowers students to take risks, come up with creative solutions, learn new skills, rise from failure, and rely on each other. DI participants become lifelong problem solvers who innovate creative solutions to real-world challenges. Since 2008, Compass DI teams have won multiple awards for innovation and creativity; placed in the top three at Regional and State competitions, and have traveled to Global Finals four times. Teams of up to seven students, grouped by level (K-2, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, HS) meet weekly beginning in November, with the first competition in March. For more information, visit dicolorado.org, or contact Erika Deru at ederu@compassk12.org about Compass teams.

 

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