The program is based on introducing and refining track and field technique through a positive feedback coaching process. The process emphasizes fundamentals, fitness, flexibility and form. Most important however, is the presentation of track and field as a fun, enjoyable and rewarding athletic activity that can lead to a lifelong healthy lifestyle. The coaches and I are looking forward to working with your child to enhance your athlete’s love of the sport of running.
Practice – Recreational – (See details of this program below)
Cost - $150.00
The track season will get underway on Tuesday, May 3rd with the season ending on Thursday, July 21st. Beginning on Tuesday, May 3rd, practices will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Woodbury Middle School in Woodbury. When the High School track is open, we will switch our practice location to Woodbury High School in the first or second week of June.
Practice – Competitive – (See details of this program below)
Cost - $200.00
The track season will get underway on Tuesday, May 3rd with the season ending on Thursday, July 21st. Beginning on Tuesday, May 3rd , practices will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. through May at the Woodbury Middle School. When the High School track is open, we will switch our practice location to Woodbury High School in the first or second week of June.
The season will consist of three home track meets. All home track meets will take place at Woodbury High School.
The practice format provides flexibility for athletes that participate in other sports or activities that coincide with our season. The club asks only that you attend all of the practices that you are able to but does not require attendance at every practice. The club attempts to keep our focus on sport in perspective, recognizing that family comes first.
Please have your children wear comfortable running shoes and bring a labeled water bottle or sports drink to each practice.
Each family is permitted to choose the meets in which they want their athlete to participate. This year we will have three meets of our own and several All-Comer meets hosted by other track clubs (meet schedule to follow once finalized.) Most of these meets have a small fee associated with them ($5.00 - $20.00 per athlete) that must be paid by each participant prior to or at each meet. There is no formal bus/carpools transportation to these meets. It is up to the parents to get their athletes to and from the meets, and to supervise their children during these meets. Coaches are available for your children every Tuesday and Thursday, but may be at a minimum at the meets.
WAA Home Track Meets to be hosted at Woodbury High School.
Home track meets to take place at Woodbury High School.
Dates have been submitted for approval, but at this time have not been approved. Typically the meets are as follows:
Running a track and field meet takes many volunteers. In order to keep the membership costs down, I need one parent from each family to volunteer for at least one home track meet, and multiple meets help even more. The home meets are labeled “WAA Track Meet.” If one parent from each family volunteers at one meet, we will be able to have three very successful meets that lead to three great experiences for your athlete. Please review the meet schedule and notify me of the name of the volunteer and the meet that they would like to work at. Then either fill out and return the volunteer form or text or email me as to which meet you will be able to volunteer at. By doing so, you can guarantee that your athlete will have an enjoyable experience.
There is no need for track and field experience to volunteer. I will place you only in a position that you feel comfortable doing. Below are several of the needed positions and the responsibility and knowledge that you need to successfully work that position.
There are two options for the track candidate.
This program is for the participant, ages 4 years old through 6th grade. Athletes over 6th grade are encouraged to participate in our competitive program. Practices are twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm. This program is for the participant who is new to the track and field sport and looking to enhance their knowledge of running, form and overall fitness. This program is for the participant who is not interested in committing to the more intense competition and the required weekend team track meets that our competitive team participates in. At this level, the family chooses the meets that fit into their schedule and attend just those meets. You can do as few or as many meets as you choose.
This program is for the participant ages 8 -18 wishing to compete at a higher level. Practice is twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm. This program is for the participant who is familiar with the sport and has a desire to compete and can be committed to attend suggested track meets, both weeknights and weekends as chosen by the coaches. The athletes that take part in this program will make this program their sport of focus for the summer and will likely do some additional training throughout the week on their own. The first hour of practice is dedicated to running, and the last half hour will focus on conditioning and strength training.
If you are interested in coaching, please contact Chad Vossen, WAA Track and Field Director, for more information.
WAA Track and Field Director