Eligibility: Open to any middle schooler who is currently participating on their school track and field team
2023 Program: Now through June 3, with option to also participate in AAU Junior Olympic Qualifiers in June/July.
Meet locations vary and are generally held at high schools in South Jersey. AAU qualifiers are held at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.
Meets are really fun, and we encourage the kids to participate in as many as possible, while trying different events. Please note that track meets are long - on average a meet will last 3-4 hours, but you can arrive late or leave early, depending the on the events your child wishes to do.
Families are responsible for their own transportation to all meets. Meets tend to get scheduled in early spring, but in general we will attend meets on a few Saturday mornings and possibly on a weekday evening. The majority of our meets are in South Jersey (Medford is the furthest), and we may also have a meet or two in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Our Approach and Philosophy:
The goal of the spring season is to have fun learning about and practicing multiple events, while learning to compete in the fun meets we attend. The focus is on healthy, natural physical development. Based on the American Development Model, we are committed to a modern, science-based approach to supporting kids in the development of life-long health and well-being. and we do not promote or support heavy, specialized training for high level competition. For our more motivated club members, we will prepare for the USATF and/or AAU Junior Olympic competitions, but we ask parents to be mindful that the United States Olympic Committee and USA Track and Field believe that kids should only be participating in the Junior Olympics when they are personally motivated to do so, with fun, and simply enjoying the experience of learning to compete as priorities.
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