NRC Youth Program Seasons

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Spring Track Season

We begin our Spring season in April and finish in June. Two sessions (workouts) are held each week, over the course of 8-10 weeks. They are held at the Northport High School Track on Sunday midday for 1-1/2 hrs. and Thursday evenings for 1 hr.

Each session focuses on the “Fun-damentals” of running and incorporate all aspects of Track and Field. Each athlete is given the opportunity to experience and learn not only many events but also the skills and concepts for warming-up, relay race hand-offs, starts, racing strategies, track etiquette, stretching, sportsmanship, leadership and many other confidence building activities.

Using all the latest coaching techniques and equipment, our athletes are introduced to such events as: sprinting, middle/long distance running, long jumping, throwing the discus, shotput and javelin, hurdling, relays and much more.

Every session is designed to make the sport of track & field a safe, enjoyable and positive experience, regardless of each athlete’s individual abilities. Many of our coaches compete in their individual specialties and love teaching our athletes all the proper techniques to be successful.

The season is loaded with fun-filled, age appropriate running activities and challenges, all in a safe & energetic environment.

2020 Registration is limited to 110 participants.

When: Sundays 1-2:30 PM & Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM

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Summer Track Season

Our Summer Track season runs from late June and to mid-August. Two sessions (workouts) are held each week, over the course of 8-10 weeks. They are held at the Northport High School Track on Sunday mornings for 1-1/2 hours and Thursday evenings for 1 hr.

As a continuation of our Spring season, the summer session focuses on the “Fun-damentals” of running and incorporates all aspects of the sport of Track & Field. Each athlete, regardless of their abilities, is given the opportunity to experience the joy of running and learning in a safe and fun-filled, high energy environment.

Our coaching staff brings years of experience, dedication and enthusiasm to every session. Using the latest coaching techniques and equipment, our athletes are introduced to many of the events in Track & Field. Popular events, such as: hurdling, sprinting, middle/long distance races, relays, long jumping and throwing the discus, shotput and javelin are part of this season’s curriculum.

Proper training skills for warm-ups, stretching, cool-downs and running form are also taught with a focus on character building skills in sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership. Every session is loaded with skills-building challenges, drills and running activities, all designed to teach and inspire our athletes to be the best that they can be.

Our very popular “Ultimate Obstacle Course Challenge” and our annual season ending intra-club track meet adds to the experience and excitement this program provides. Both events provide our athletes the opportunity to demonstrate and highlight all their hard work and newly learned skills. The pizza party at the meet’s conclusion and award ceremony is a big hit too!

When: Sundays 10:00-11:30 AM & Thursdays 6:30-7:30 PM

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Fall Cross Country Season

Our Fall Cross Country Season runs 8 weeks, commencing in early September and finishing with an Intra-Club Cross Country Meet at Sunken Meadow State Park. Each season we visit 4 or more parks, running a diverse range of trails that expose our athletes to the typical terrains prominent on Long Island. Runners are introduced to distance running and taught: trail running etiquette, how to read trail markings, safe trail running habits, and how to successfully traverse hills and uneven terrain.

At each session, we typically form three groups based upon athletic ability, desire, and keeping friends together before heading out onto the trails. Each group includes a minimum of one of our coaches, who are thoroughly familiar with each trail.

Recent seasons have seen us visit Sunken Meadow State Park, Meadowlark Park, Edgewood Park, and Blydenburgh Park. We’re always on the lookout for parks that can accommodate our program, with safety and facility conditions included in the selection process.

The end of season intra-club XC meet and celebration consists of two separate running courses. A 1.2-mile course for 9 and 10-year-olds and a 1.7-mile course for 11-13-year-olds. All participants receive placement awards and share our traditional crumb pizza.

This past season we introduced an Orienteering Challenge where each group, using a compass, analytical skills and teamwork, solved puzzles and riddles to find hidden prizes. It was a fun and educational experience for us all!

This is the season that parents can join their children on the trails, or explore the parks on their own. We encourage everyone to have fun!

Registration is limited to 45 athletes.

When: Sundays

Time: 12:30-1:45 PM

Winter Indoor Track Season

The Winter Indoor Track Season commencing in mid-January, consists of 8 one-hour sessions held over the course of around 12 weeks. It is held at St. Anthony’s High School’s Athletic Center in Melville on Monday evenings.

This season focuses on improving running form and technique with the inclusion of specific instruction to help all runners be their best.

Each practice is held on a 200-meter indoor track and consists of: warm-up drills, proper running form instruction, running & sprinting drills, various track running activities, and cool-downs/stretching. We fit a lot into a short time!

All our coaches are dedicated to ensuring that every practice is a fun-filled and positive experience for all.

Join us - it’s a great way to get exercise during the winter!

2019 Registration is limited to 40 participants.

When: Mondays

Time: 5:30-6:30 PM