High School Cross Country

Schedule of Summer Practices:

Tuesday  July 9- 6:30pm

Thursday July 11- 6:30pm

Tuesday July 16- 6:30pm

Thursday  July 18- 6:30pm

Tuesday July 23- 6:30pm

Thursday  July 25- 6:30pm

Tuesday  July 30- 6:30pm

Thursday  August 1- 6:30pm

**Practices are voluntary and will not have an impact on an athlete’s placement on the team.  However, athletes who come into the season conditioned are naturally more likely to perform better during the season.

**If weather or other circumstances require practice to be canceled or changed, notifications will be sent through Schoology.  All parents and students are encouraged to join the Schoology group.  To join, email Coach Barrett at mbarrett@blracademy.org and he will email you a code and instructions to join the group. 

**All practices will start and finish in front of the Prep school, and will last 1 hour.

**Practice will be geared toward middle school and high school student athletes, but parents, siblings and others are welcome to join our practices.   

Middle School and High School Students: Earn your super cool Summer Practice T-Shirt. If you come to 6 out of the 8 practices, you will earn the 2019 Summer Practice T-Shirt.  All of your friends will want one, but only those dedicated enough to show up will get one.  Shirts will be given out after completing the first week of regular practice. 


Fall Sports Parent Meeting August. 8th 6:00 - 6:30 pm in the Gym


Coach's Bio

Matt Barrett ran cross country for Nebraska Wesleyan University between 1992 and 1995.  He remains an active recreational runner, and enjoys pouring his competitive spirit into young runners developing their mental resiliency along with their physical ability. Matt has developed and continues teaching "Off and Running", a class at UCCS since 2010, which in ten weeks trains college freshmen of varying running experience levels to run a half marathon.  He coaches with the philosophy that the keys to success are practice and determination, instilling the belief that you can do anything you set your mind to in his runners.  He has coached cross country at BLPA since 2015.  BLPA has won their league championship in 2015 and 2016.

Coach Matt Barrett | Head Cross Country Coach | mbarrett@blracademy.org


If you have questions about any athletics at Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy, please contact Dr. Albert Wiggins awiggins@blracademy.org or Ashleigh Davis-Lee  adavislee@blracademy.org.