This summer we are partnering with the OYAA (Olentangy Youth Athletic Association) to start up Olentangy youth cross country clubs. These clubs will meet twice a week, there will be three races throughout the summer, and all the kids will get cross country uniforms!

The OYAA cross country program offers an organized youth cross country team in the summer that is for athletes in the Olentangy community. This gives boys and girls the opportunity to have fun while also developing their skills in the sport of cross country. There are three OYAA teams; we encourage you to register for the team that is in your local high school attendance area.

Register: Please visit the for more information and registration!

VOLUNTEERS: Parents, we need you! If you would be willing to help coach the one practice a week or every other week we would greatly appreciate it. Coach Walters will tell you exactly what you need to do each week. A typical practice will consists of warming up, some form drills, running, and a game!

The brochure can be found here: 2016 OYAA XC Flyer
Practice schedule here: 2016 OYAA Practice Schedules
Registration is done online at

Open registration

begins April 1 and will be accepted through May 30th,

Registrations will be accepted after May 30th.

A $20 late fee will be charged after 5-30-2016.

OYAA’s Cross-country program will include:

1. Instruction and Team Practices for ALL Participants – Sponsored by the Varsity Cross-Country Programs.

2. Cross-Country Meets (races start at 6:30 p.m.) – June 24 (1 mile) at TBD, July 14 (1 mile) at TBD, August 5 (2 mile) at Liberty Park

3. All athletes will receive a running singlet and short, a t-shirt, and finisher awards at August 5 XC Meet

4. All athletes will receive discounts at Fleet Feet Sports for shoes and running apparel.

COST – $95.00 per runner 

Practice times & locations:

Liberty: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:15-7:30 p.m. at Liberty Park

Orange: Monday & Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30p.m. at Orange Middle School

Olentangy: Monday from 8:30-9:45 a.m. at Alum Creek Below Dam Area; Thursday from 7:00-8:15 p.m. at Highbanks Big Meadows Picnic Area

**Practices will include instruction on warming up, running, and skill based activities. Team building and the joy of running will be a primary focus!

** Practices will run from week of June 6 to week of July 25


We always need good coaches! Parent volunteers are needed to assist with all areas of the program. If you are interested in coaching, you may sign up to coach on the Online Registration System.

For more information, please visit the OYAA website (

HS Coach Contact information:

Liberty High School: Darrell Dewese

Orange High School: Adam Walters

Olentangy High School: Dwight Dewese

Need-based grants are available upon request for those who qualify

All materials paid for by OYAA