Youth Track Details
The track practices enable athletes to test their progress with some timed efforts. Coaches may suggest further competitive opportunities for more experienced athletes and/or those seeking a more official timed competition. Note: In the future we may add locations, but the coaching/volunteer demands for a youth program are such that we are limited to Reston for the moment.
This program meets SUNDAYS at South Lakes High School in Reston. Youth Track is appropriate for youth from ages 4-13, as well as high school athletes seeking additional help in the off-season/over the summer.
Participants are encouraged to attend weekly practice, but we understand that school events, vacations, other sports, and family commitments may mean participants cannot always attend every session. The program is designed with this fact in mind — your child’s experience will NOT be compromised if you cannot attend every week. Older participants can also ask coaches for guidance on what to do on their own during the week.
Practices enable athletes to test their progress with some timed efforts. Coaches may suggest further competitive opportunities for more experienced athletes and/or those seeking a more official timed competition.
PLEASE NOTE: If your child is 9 or over and seeks a more competitive opportunity, during the SPRING months, consider the =PR= Youth Track Team.
The program is offered in the Spring and Fall. During summer, we sometimes offer shorter sessions, reducing early summer conflicts with other sports and vacations.) Unfortunately due to construction at South Lakes HS and work on the track and field, there will be NO SUMMER 2017 SESSION.
Sessions are typically 8 weeks, though occasionally they extend over a longer period due to a holiday.
Upcoming Session Dates:
FALL YOUTH TRACK SESSION: 9/10-10/29 from 5:00-6:00 PM at South Lakes HS.
NOTE, ON 9/8, FAIRFAX COUNTY NOTIFED US THAT TRACK CONSTUCTION HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED ON TIME. WE ARE POSTPONING THE START OF THE PROGRAM ONE WEEK TO 9/17, AND HOPE TO IDENTIFY A MAKEUP DATE.
Fall Session: The $70 program cost for Spring session includes a program t-shirt and 8 weeks (or as many as you can attend) of coached sessions. Active participants also receive special promotions at Potomac River Running Store.
Fall 2017 session information has been posted!
Please Note: While we plan to engage as many coaches and volunteers as necessary to accommodate interest, the program MAY fill, so early registration is encouraged. Assuming the program is not full, we WILL continue to accept participants throughout the program’s duration and welcome late joiners — but, there is no pro-rating of the $70 fee (which has already been subsidized due to the youth focus of this program.)