The Needham Youth Track Club is beginning a new Indoor Track season. Open to children age 8-14, the program will meet on Sundays from December 19, 2021 - March 6, 2022. There are two sessions: 9:15 - 10:20 am and 10:40 am - 11:45 am. The sessions will be held at Babson College Recreation Center in Wellesley. Children will be coached both in running and hurdles. They will be exposed to tips on good nutrition and happy and healthy running life style. Masks must be worn and we encourage children to be vaccinated. Parents or other visitors are not permitted inside the Athletic Center during practices. Children should be mature enough not to require their parents during the practice session.
SORRY - No children under 8 years old are permitted to register.
There will be sprint teams and distance teams. Children will be placed in groups depending on age and goals. The program is suitable for those serious about track and field and wanting to compete in meets as well as those with a more casual interest who want exercise and to learn more about running events. Hurdle training occurs but very limited training in field events.
Coaches will be available at selected meets during the season, though we will also hold our weekly Sunday session for those who may not want to run in meets. We sponsor a major meet - the Northeast Indoor Classic which is scheduled for March 6, 2022. There will be NO regular practice at Babson College that day.
A typical Sunday session might include
- Warm up and stretching
- Running drills and fitness training
- Event skills training
- Healthy snack
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