Who We Are
North Simcoe is a small private cross country team operated by the McDermott family. Head Coach is Neil McDermott. We focus on the development of elementary school children between the ages of 6 and 14. We are a seasonal team that competes in the MTA Outdoor Track & Field (T&F) Season from June to August, as well as the MTA Cross Country (XC) Season from September to November. From April to June we run informally to build base fitness. We start the T&F season late because we believe in cross training and not running children of this age year round in order to avoid injury.
The team was created in 2017 to support our kids around their running. Like many families we have many competing demands and priorities. As a competitive swim family who also likes to cycle and compete in Triathlons, we found that the traditional running clubs did not meet our needs. T&F is not our primary focus, but we like to use the summer events to build on our current fitness. This approach has served us well and has positioned our runners for a strong fall cross country season. Following some simple principles, we achieved huge success in our opening season. Our twin daughters won most of their races and finished on the podium for both the MTA T&F and XC Championships. Madison achieved silver for 800m and 1200 m distances at the MTA T&F championships and won the MTA XC provincial championships for the 10 year old age category.
Join our Team
For the 2018 XC Season, we are inviting interested parties to join our North Simcoe Development Team.
MTA Mississauga Olympian Invitational
MTA Track & Field Championships
Don Olson Classic