We practice at Wills Park, Alpharetta, in the grass field near the equestrian center off of Wills Road from 6:00-7:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
What programs do we offer?
We have a Spring/Summer track program that begins in March and ends with the USATF Junior Olympic national championships in July.
We have a Fall cross country program that begins at the end of August and ends with the USATF Junior Olympic national championships in December.
Please see this link for more details.
All club coaches are volunteers. They are individuals who take their personal time to instruct and coach your child.
What are the different age groups and what is the birth date cutoff?
Does a parent need to be present at each practice and meet?
A parent is required to either remain at each practice/meet or designate (in writing) another person as having responsibility for the athlete. In other words, unless specifically discussed with a coach prior to practice, someone responsible for the athlete must be present at practice. Please note that this is primarily a medical/liability matter where we’re trying to ensure the safety of the athletes.
Who do we compete against?
Other youth track clubs located in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
What are my volunteer obligations?
What form of communication is used by the club to reach parents/athletes?
This web site will be the primary means of communcation. E-mail communications will be sent as needed. Additionally, the coaches will be at practice a few minutes before and after the scheduled times to talk with parents or athletes to address any questions or concerns.
Are there additional expenses required by the athlete?
We will not ask for any additional money, however, the athletes are responsible for transportation to all meets. There are additional team shirts, bags, etc. for sale, but purchase is optional.
What running gear does my child need?
Your child will need to have a pair of athletic running shoes for practice and meets. Appropriate running attire should include warm ups, running shorts, long and short sleeved shirts. Athletes can use running shoes including trainers or racing flats.
Where can I buy running shoes?
You can buy running shoes at any of the sporting goods stores, e.g., Dick’s, The Sports Authority, as well as specialty runnings stores such as Fleet Feet, Big Peach Running, etc.
In cross country some kids will be wearing spikes (if the course permits.) Spikes are not a necessity. Please don't feel like you need to go out and purchase them. If you do decide to purchase spikes, please get "md" spikes (middle distance) or distance spikes. You will probably need to replace the spikes with 1/4" to 3/8" spikes. The shorter spikes can be used for track in the spring. Eastbay (online) usually has some good deals on clearance spikes ($10-$25). Dick's Sporting Goods and Sports Authority sell spikes for about $50. Majority of runners at this age do not need spikes but a good majority will have them at the meet.
Do we practice in the rain?
One of the coaches will almost always show up for practice despite the weather. If there’s just light or moderate rain we’ll typically run. If there’s heavy rain or lightning or if it's just too cold and wet, we’ll take the night off. Use your best judgment. Weather is so unpredictable here, as you know, we feel like this is the best we can do!
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