April - July 2019
USATF JUNIOR OLYMPICS TRACK & FIELD
Who: This program is for youth runners and/or field athletes ages 8-18 interested in learning and/or competing in track and field events, or would like to participate in a structured program to continue running through an off-season. For athletes involved in their school’s T&F program, you are encouraged to join and participate after your season ends or as your school coach allows.
What: Flash coaches will lead 2-3 workouts each week designed to prepare runners for the USATF Junior Olympic T&F championships beginning in June. We will participate in a series of optional preliminary meets prior to the qualifying meets in June. There will also be instruction provided for additional training between coached sessions. Any runner or field parents that would like to assist with events are very much welcome- please let us know!
When: Practices begin Sun Apr. 14th, and will vary each week based on track and coach availability. Final schedule will be posted. Optional preliminary meets will be scheduled on weekend days prior to the first USATF qualifying meet on 6/22.
Time: Weekday practices will begin at 6:15pm and Sunday practices 3pm, and each will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs depending on number of events. Meet starts will vary. Coaches will provide more details when the season opens.
Where: Practices will be held at Campbell High School (1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH 03052) with some at other local tracks or locations as needed. We’ll work to accommodate runners that can’t always make practice due to commuting distance.
Cost: $125 for a new Flash athlete, which includes 2019 USATF membership, Flash T&F program registration, and Granite State Flash racing singlet and shorts. Cost will be less for existing Flash athletes that already have a uniform, bring their own plain black shorts, and/or current USATF membership. $10 discount per child for 2 or more in family. Note that matching or plain black shorts are REQUIRED.
o USATF membership is good for the calendar year, so payment for the T&F season will also cover the cross country program beginning in October. Flash singlet and shorts are USATF required uniform.
o As the costs of meet registrations (usually $5-$10 per event) is variable depending on the number of meets and events an athlete participates in, they are not included here and must be provided by the family at each meet registration.
Questions and next steps?
Send an email to Coach Justin Platt (email@example.com) with questions or to confirm participation, including athlete’s name, gender, town and date of birth. Mail attached completed form, Uniform Form, a COPY of the athlete’s birth certificate (required for USATF membership for new Flash members), and cash/check (make checks payable to "Granite State Flash") to: Justin Platt, 195 Sagamore St., Manchester, NH 03104. Or bring all completed paperwork and payment to first practice you can attend. Further information and next steps will be emailed once schedule has finalized, as well as posted online at www.granitestateflash.com.