Register for the Youth Track

OVERVIEW

Introduce your younger child to Track & Field and/or help your older child improve his/her event specific skills.  This low-key, fun program includes sprinting and distance running, jumping, and more.  Athletes will learn a routine of proper warmup, drills, and stretching, and be exposed to some of the more specific, technical aspects of certain events (starts, form, etc.)

The program is offered in the Spring and Fall. During summer, we sometimes offer shorter sessions, reducing early summer conflicts with other sports and vacations.) Sessions are typically 8 weeks. Youth Track is appropriate for youth from ages 4-13, as well as high school athletes seeking additional help in the off-season/over the summer. The program includes regular harder bouts and time trial efforts. Though we are unable to consistently offer the "mock meet" we've had at times in the past due to space/time constraints at SLHS, smaller timed efforts will be included throughout the program when appropriate. If your child is 9 or over and seeks a more competitive opportunity, during the spring months, consider the Youth Track TEAM, described below.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Intro to Track & Field/Youth Track Program

The program meets SUNDAYS at South Lakes High School in Reston. In the future, we may add locations, but the coaching/volunteer demands for a youth program are such that we are limited to Reston for the moment.

Participants are encouraged to attend weekly, but we understand that school events, vacations, other sports, and family commitments may mean participants cannot always attend every session. The program is designed with this fact in mind -- your child's experience will NOT be compromised if you cannot attend every week. Older participants can also ask coaches for guidance on what to do on their own during the week.

Practices also enable athletes to test their progress with some timed efforts. Coaches may suggest further competitive opportunities for more experienced athletes and/or those seeking a more official timed competition.

The $70 program cost for Spring session includes a program t-shirt and 8 weeks (or as many as you can attend) of coached sessions.  Active participants also receive special promotions at Potomac River Running Store.

For older runners (age 9-17) seeking a more serious training regimen and racing opportunities, the Youth Track Team is a great option. The session will meet weekly (weather permitting), beginning in early March and carrying forward to late May. For complete details on the Youth Track Team program, click HERE.


Youth Track REGISTRATION

2019 sessions include:

  • Spring Session: 8 weeks, March 24 - May 19 (no practice 4/21 for Easter), meets SUNDAYS from 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Summer Session: TBD
  • Fall Session: TBD

While we plan to engage as many coaches and volunteers as necessary to accommodate interest, the program MAY fill, so early registration is encouraged.  Assuming the program is not full, we WILL continue to accept participants throughout the program's duration and welcome late joiners -- but, there is no pro-rating of the $70 fee (which has already been subsidized due to the youth focus of this program.)

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Waiver

I do for myself, my executors or administrators, parents, heirs, next of kin, and assigns, waive any and all claims as may accrue to me or them against PR Training Programs, LLC and PR Running Club, and its coaches, sponsors (including the Potomac River Running Store), members, employees and agents, as applicable, arising out of my participation in any of the training or racing events, social events, or any related activities, organized by or participated in by PR Training Programs, whether formally or unofficially.

I know that running and exercise are potentially hazardous, physically strenuous activities which require the participant to be in a superior state of health, to be assessed, determined, and approved by his/her own self and by his/her personal doctor. I assume all risks associated with running and exercising in this program, including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather (including ice/snow, high heat and/or humidity, traffic, and the conditions of the road or track); such conditions are known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in in order to have my registration accepted, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, including my executors or administrators, parents, heirs, next of kin, and assigns, waive and release PR Training Programs, LLC, PR Running Club, Potomac River Running Store, the Fairfax and/or Loudoun County School Boards, Fairfax, Arlington and/or Loudoun County Department of Parks & Recreation, the National Park Service, Reston Town Center, Fairfax Corner Center, Washington & Lee HS, South Lakes HS, Wilson HS, Stone Bridge HS, the program directors and coaches, sponsors, employees and agents, as applicable, from any and all claims and liabilities related in any manner to or arising out of my participation in any of the training or racing events, social events, or any related activities, organized by or participated in by PR Training Programs, whether formally or unofficially, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in the waiver. I do further agree to and do hereby indemnify the aforesaid organizations and persons from any claim, demand or judgment against them, including the costs of attorney's fees and expenses incurred in the defense of such claims made.

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