Cross Country 2018-09-13T13:54:54+00:00

Cross Country

Middle School & High School Cross Country

Canyon Athletic Association

2018 Meet Schedule:

CAA Red Rock Kick-Off Classic, HS & JH

September 8, 8:00am MST-11:00am MST, Red Rock Elementary, 20854 E Homestead Dr Red Rock, AZ 85145

Patriot Invitational, HS & JH

September 15, 8:00am MST-11:00am MST, American Leadership Queen Creek, 23908 South Hawes Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Jones-Gordon Classic, HS Only

October 4, 5:00pm MST-7:00pm MST, Scottsdale Sports Complex, 8081 E Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255


Days: Tu, Wed and Fri
Except for meet days and days following meets.

Time: 7:00am-8:00am

8081 East Princess Drive
Scottsdale, AZ




Coach JJCross Country Coach
Joseph Jackson, “Coach JJ,” is JGS’s famous coach and favorite among his students and colleagues. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at The University of South Alabama and completed his Master’s Degree in Physical Education at the University of West Alabama. He has had a long, personal history as an athlete and coach. He played baseball for ASU, was a coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, varsity baseball coach at Greensboro High School, and, since his move back to Arizona, he has coached at several charter and private schools. In the words of Coach JJ, “I found my home at JGS. Working with these kids has changed my life – I know where I am supposed to be!”

JGS Athletics Code of Ethics:

We believe that a partnership among coaches, players, and parents provides the foundation for a successful athletic program and team experience.  We strongly urge parents to attend the coaches/athletes/parents meetings to ensure understanding of the expectations of our athletes.

To help ensure the best experience for your child, through the season a parent should:

Be enthusiastic and encouraging: Parents should support their children to do their best at whatever level they participate.

Let the coach be the coach: When on the sidelines, parents should resist the temptation to “coach”, recognizing that you may confuse or contradict our coaches’ sideline instruction.

Support our Coach: Regardless of a parent’s sports experience, one should not publicly criticize the coach or teammates.  It is crucial to the team’s spirit and success that players develop a respect for their coach.  Any questions about coaching style should be directed to the coach at an appropriate time (not during or after games).

Demonstrate good sportsmanship: Parents are expected to act as a role model at all times — toward opponents, coaches, teammates, officials, and other spectators.

Communicate with your coaches: It is inevitable that parents will have questions for coaches; parents should have an open line of communication with the coaching staff while encouraging the child to advocate for him/herself directly with the coach.