Welcome Cross Country Parents!

Welcome Cross Country Parents!

Coach Lafler and I are very excited to see so many enthusiastic student-athletes turning out for their first cross country season alongside our retuning veterans. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to push ourselves individually and as a team over the next few months. As coaches, we believe both in building a fun and supportive community within our team, and also working hard to surprise ourselves with what we can achieve. 

The students are getting their first introduction to our team expectations and coaching philosophy over this initial work of practice. We also believe it is important to communicate these expectations and our perspective on coaching with parents and families.

This coming Monday, August 28th, is Newport High School’s Fall Sports Parent Night at 7pm in the Gym. This meeting night is MANDATORY for all parents of fall athletes.

At this meeting, our Athletic Director will be communicating important information regarding all athletic programs, followed by an opportunity for individual sports to meet with their parents. The cross country meeting will include an overview of what we expect from our athletes and how families can support their student in having a successful season. We also hope to start the process of approving interested parents as official Newport High School volunteers to help out at home meets. 

Please plan ahead to attend the full parent night, including the cross country portion, as we will be passing out information packets to families that include an athlete participation contract and parent policy agreement. This form MUST BE signed by both students and parents and returned to the cross country coaching staff prior to an athlete’s first race. 

Coach Lafler and I look forward to meeting you all on Monday, August 28th at the Parent Night.



Kayla Evans

Head Girls Cross Country Coach

Newport High School