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Spring Outdoor Track Comes to Needham TC


NOTE: The Spring 2021 is completely FULL and closed to new registrations.


NOTE: During Spring 2021, we plan to adhere to established coronavirus protocols including social distancing, wearing of masks, small groups, and use of hand sanitizer and disinfectant.



The Needham Track Club is beginning a Spring Outdoor Track program. Open to children age 5-14, the program will meet on Sundays from April 11, 2021 - June 13, 2021 at DeFazio Field at 360 Dedham Avenue in Needham MA 02492. There are two separate sessions this year: Sundays from 9:15 - 10:20 am and Sundays 10:40 - 11:45 am Children will be coached both in running and field events and will be exposed to tips on a happy and healthy running life style.

Children will be placed in groups depending on age, ability, 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 and field events.

Children age 7-14 can choose between a Spring group (including field events), Distance group (including field events), and a Distance Group (just running).

Many coaches from our successful Fall and Winter Track programs will coach Spring Track.

A typical Sunday session might include
- Warm up and stretching
- Running drills and fitness training
- Event skills training
- Recovery

In the 2021 program there will be:
  • Age 5-6 Group - 5 teams - Giraffes, Sharks, Tigers, Monkeys, and Pandas
  • Sprint Group (age 7-14) - 5 teams - Turquoise Tornado, Orange Flame, Red Racers, Lime Lasers, and Yellow Sparks
  • Distance Group (with Field Events) (age 7- 14) - 3 teams - Purple Power, Coral Clippers, and Gold Rush
  • Distance Group (running only) (age 7-14) - 1 team - Royal Rockets

Age 5-6 children will wear light blue t-shirts. Age 7-14 will wear t-shirts with the color corresponding to the team name. First names will be printed on back of the t-shirts.

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