Thank you for joining Potomac Valley Track Club's Young Flyers youth track & field program!
Our next session is Sunday, October 18, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA 22204.
TJ is one block south of Arlington Boulevard (Route 50) and one block east of Glebe Road (Route 120). Parking is ample and free. Enter thru the main entrance, Door #12, next to the playground.
Directions: Arlington Blvd. (US 50), south on Irving Street (1/4 mile east of Glebe Road), west on 2nd Street South, entrance on right thru Door #12
Each week, I shall send you a message about the program on the upcoming Sunday.
BIG NEWS: Pacers Running Store, 10427 North St, Fairfax VA 22030 (703-537-0630) sells children's sizes of running shoes, and owner Chris Farley offers a 10%B store discount to members of 2015 Young Flyers. Bring a copy of this message with you when shop.
Please tell your friends who have young athletes that we welcome new participants. They can sign up on-line or on paper on any Sunday afternoon. See www.pvtc.org/youth for full information.
We thank our dedicated coaches: Albert A. Arcand Jr., James Barr, Jim Darr, Jane Greenberg, Zachary Harris (joining us this week), Mark Quinton Jordan, Art Klein, Betsy Peace, Abdelillah Razah (joining us this week), Andrzej H. Sakaluk, Chuck Williams, and Jay Jacob Wind
Here is our daily schedule:
o 2:30-2:40 PM Administrators and parent volunteers arrive to set up check-in -- please help us unload the coach's van outside Door #12
o 2:45-2:55 PM: Athletes and parents arrive, enter thru Door #12, and pick up your name tag in the lobby outside the gym
o 3:00 PM: Introductions, circle time - stretching and strengthening exercises and my prepared lecture on Running Equipment
o 3:20 PM: Break into 6 groups:
oo Beginning Sprint (50 / 100 meters) for athletes in K, 1st, or 2nd grade
oo Middle distance (200 / 400 meters) for athletes in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade | ONE GROUP
oo Beginning long distance (800 meters, one mile) for athletes in 6th, 7th, and 7th grade | BEGINNER | ADVANCED
oo Race Walk for all ages
oo Advanced sprint for all ages (athletes who have competed extensively at short distance races)
oo Advanced distance for all ages (athletes who have competed extensively at long distance races)
o 4:00 PM: Re-group for water and break into groups:
o 4:30 PM: Regroup into four-person 4x200 meter relay teams
o 4:55 PM: Regroup to thank all the coaches and enjoy post-workout refreshments
Each week, one of the families brings post-workout refreshments -- 2 gallons of apple juice, 50 pieces of fruit, 50 energy bars.
Trader Joes, 1109 North Highland Street, will have a package ready for pick-up and purchase. Ask for SHARON at the customer service desk
We currently have families signed up to provide refreshments on these dates:
o Sunday will be chilly but sunny. Please wear a warm shirt, jacket, and gloves so we can go outdoors if not too cold <>P o For indoor track, please wear light clothing and running shoes (not spikes, not court shoes or street shoes)
o On nice days, we run some of the time outdoors, so prepare for the weather -- jacket, hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen if you're sensitive
o Please bring a filled water bottle with your name written on it.
I have four prepared five-minute lectures:
On the five Sundays in November and the first Sunday in December, we welcome any of the parents to present a prepared five-minute lecture on any topic that will help our young athletes. In past years, our parents have lectured on fascinating topics:
o Posture and Balance
o The Limits of Human Performance
o The progression from young athlete to high school to college to national championships to International Competition to the Olympic Games
o Allergies and how to avoid allergens when running
On a personal note, I run or volunteer at races every weekend. Feel free to ask me how I finished.
At all our workouts, we welcome parents to run with their young athletes. Think of it as Suzuki running!
We look forward to coaching your young athletes this season. Welcome aboard!
-- Thank you
-- Jay Jacob Wind, secretary
-- Potomac Valley Track Club