SYSA Fall 2022 Cross Country

Cross Country Fall 2022

SYSA Cross Country is a fun, recreational fall program for all youth, grades K-6. The 2022 Cross Country six week season will begin as early as September 6, with the first competition on Saturday, September 17th.

There are 5 Saturday meets. Participants in K-6th grade will run a mile. Meets are located at different Spokane area parks.
Runners who qualify are eligible to participate in the All-City Meet at the end of the season.

Registration Closed

Season Dates

Sept 6th – October 22th

Registration Deadline 

Register on or before September 1st

Divisions & Fees

$90  Grades K-6


Begins as early as September 6th. The coach determines the practice day/time and location.
Mead team: Coach Helm, K-2, 3-6, Tues/Thurs, Holmberg Park 5:30-6:30
North team: Coach Berend, M/W, Indian Trail Elementary School, 5:00-6:00
South team: Coach Patel, M/W, Cannon Hill Park, 5:00
Valley team: Coach Castelda, M/W, 5:00, Trent Elementary

Meet Dates/Locations

Saturday, September 17 Audobon Park
Saturday, September 24 Comstock Park
Saturday, October 1 Holmberg Park
Saturday, October 8 Mirabeau Meadows
Saturday, October 15 Sky Prairie
All City October 22, Ferris HS, first run at 12:00 (for runners who qualify)

Race Day Times

9:00 am K-2 Girls
9:15 am K-2 Boys
9:30 am 3-4 Girls
9:45 am 3-4 Boys
10:00 am 5-6 Girls
10:15 am 5-6 Boys


SYSA shirt provided

Picture Day – October 1

Coaches will sign up for a timeslot for their team’s group and individual pictures.
LINK to print Dorian picture order form
TBD Cross Country

DICK’s Sporting Goods Weekend – August 26-29

Need athletic shoes, sweats, or a sweatshirt? SYSA families receive 20%. Available at both locations (Mead and Spokane Valley)

LINK for coupon

Player Provides

Athletic attire appropriate for the weather, labeled water bottle, and athletic shoes.

Coaches Meeting



  • Volunteer Head Coach is needed before a team starts – All SYSA coaches are volunteers. Head Coaches need assistants – register as an assistant if you can help!
  • Volunteer Head Coaches receive 50% off their player’s registration. LINK for registration procedure, training curriculum, and a coaches equipment kit. The Head Coach will receive a 50% refund after the program deadline registration date and a team is confirmed.
  • Coaches contact registered players after the Coach Meeting, please be patient while waiting for this contact.
  • Online Registrations are confirmed by email; if the information is omitted notify SYSA via reply email.
  • Once assigned to a team, the coach picks the practice field, days, and time. (Click for Field Locations).

COACH REGISTRATION – How to register (3 steps)

  • Coach Registration: Log in to the Blue Sombrero account HERE.
    Click on the volunteer tab, view divisions, and complete registration.
  • Background Check: All coaches must complete an SYSA background check annually. If you need one, SYSA will contact you.
  • Abuse Prevention Video: All coaches are required to watch an Abuse Prevention Video. SYSA will contact you with a link for the video. Once the video is complete, the coach can be assigned to a team.

ALERT- for better communications please add the following:,, and as contacts in your phone/email.  There have been several issues with coaches and parents not receiving team information due to emails going to spam, junk, and trash.