This time last year we were all set to begin our inaugural Spring Track & Field program, and then . . .
But after rebounding in the fall with a safe and successful Cross Country program, followed by an incredibly fun Free Winter Running program, we are definitely set to add some throwing and jumping to all that running!
As we begin our early preparation for competitions, including the AAU Junior Olympics, we will also be partnering with the Camden Country Parks Department on their exciting improvement project at the Cooper River Park stadium and track. We are hoping this will eventually be our permanent home, and a great location to attract families from all parts of the county.
The weather is already starting to turn, and excitement is in the air!
Our Spring Track & Field program is for kids from 3rd grade and up, and we encourage all of our members to learn about all of the events that make up the sport. We provide a lot of instruction in the early sessions, while building up our basic strength and endurance, and then allow the kids to gravitate to the events they like best. We attend various youth meets as they become available during the season (fingers crossed!), and we encourage all of our members to participate. For kids that are very motivated to compete, we will compete at the AAU Junior Olympics Regional Qualifier meet in June. The Junior Olympics are for all kids, and is not an “elite” event. It certainly attracts kids with great potential, but especially at the regional meet, it’s just a fun way to put our skills to the test. Athletes who place in the top six in an individual event or relay qualify for the Regional Championships, and the top six there qualify for the National Junior Olympic Games in Texas.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We have a fun spring ahead of us, with lots of learning and training!
See you at the track!