OUR LADY OF HOPE TRACK 2017

Coach Vince Cieslik
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TEAMS

Micro-minis: This is for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade students. Second graders who are more competitive or athletic may also run with our Competitive Track Team.

Competitive (travel) track team is for boys and girls in grades 2nd through 8th, we compete against other South Jersey Catholic grade schools.

PRACTICE

2nd-8th Grade Team: Practices are generally an hour – hour ½ and take place on weeknights. Start and finish times depend on the weather and daylight savings times. We practice from 6-7:30 or 5:45-7:15 depending upon the start time. We rotate practices each week to allow children to participate in other sports. Monday-Wednesday one week, Tuesday and Thursday the next week. In the early part of the season, we will practice Saturdays and some Sundays depending upon the weather and track availability. Practices to begin in early March, depending on the weather. Micro-mini practices. Similar to the schedule above, but they practice less often.

COMPETITION

Mostly Saturdays for the 2nd-8th grade team. Usually at Timber Creek High School with some travel to other schools. Track meets are usually 9 a.m.-noon/1:00 time frame depending on the number of teams participating. Micro minis- always at Timber Creek Saturday mornings, 8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.

WHY SHOULD MY CHILD RUN TRACK?  

Track and Field is an excellent opportunity for the kids to get into shape, to hone their speed, and work on their overall fitness. We emphasize nutrition, hydration, proper form, core strength, foot speed and quickness, technique, with a variety of running, bounding, stretching, jumping and other athletic exercises. It is also an excellent opportunity for the kids who are in other sports, such as baseball, football, soccer, and basketball to work on their running and sprinting form. Because there are so many events available, it presents a good opportunity for kids who may not have enjoyed or found the right fit in other sports.

We have sprints, middle distance, and long distance events. We also have non-running events such as the high jump, long jump, shot put, softball throw.  There are plenty of events for kids who only like to run and sprint short distances, and work on their jumping and core strength.

Rather than spend hundreds at fitness centers and on trainers, send your kids to us and we will get them in shape!!!!

For the micro mini age kids, it is also a great opportunity to get the kids outside for some exercise. They have fun, it is non-competitive and the children run shorter events, for fun.

PENN RELAYS

Our team competes each year in the Penn Relays Carnival which is the largest track meet in the country and takes place in late April at University of Pennsylvania, on the famed Franklin Field. We have the opportunity to field a team of our four fastest runners in the school, to run in a 4x100 meter race.  It is a highly competitive race and truly something that would be memorable for the kids to compete in, like playing basketball at the Palestra (which is across the street) in front of thousands of fans! The race is held on a Friday morning, so the kids get to miss a day of school!  

We have been blessed with some excellent teams over the years.  I hope your son or daughter can help us carry on our strong tradition!

REGISTRATION FEES

Fees have been increased to $65 for the 2nd-8th Grade Team because each athlete will now receive a full track uniform. More information on that to follow. Registration for micro minis is $35.00 and that includes a track t-shirt.

 

 

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