Triangle Track & Field Team

Event Date

Sun, Jan 15, 2017


Cary, NC

About This Activity

Fit & Able Productions is a Cary-based non-profit that serves area youths and families in competitive and recreational sports. Our Spring season training program is the Triangle Track & Field Team.  Kids of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate, and parents too! Team Fit & Able is a USATF sanctioned club and USATF membership is required to join the team.

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Team Fit & Able brings USATF Certified Coaches together with athletes that want to accelerate their training while having fun reaching their goals.  We adhere to USATF's principle goals to encourage and facilitate our youth to develop physically through team practices and meets, emotionally through growth and positive self-image, and socially through development of friendships and interaction with positive role models. Weekly practices are designed to help athletes set and reach personal goals in both track and field events.

Registration Information

Here's what you need to do to join the team!

First, USA Track & Field membership is required to participate.  USATF membership is not included in the team registration fee.  You can register to become a USATF member here: You will need your USATF member number for registering for the team in the next step.  If you already have a current USATF number, go to the next step.

  • Annual Membership: $20 ages 18 & under and $30 for adults

Second, you will need to sign up for the team online here:

  • Early Season Clinics: $10 per person for January and $10 per person for February
  • Regular Season: $55 per person per month or $135 per person for the whole season
  • Multi-Person Discount: $125 per person for the whole season if register 2 or more family members together
  • Sundays Only: $80 per person for athletes/families with mid-week conflicts (no team shirt included)
  • One Day Drop-in: $10 per person (must sign and bring the appropriate USATF Waiver: Adult or Youth; limit 1 Drop-in session per person per season)

Third, once you have registered for the team and we have your USATF member number, we will send you the season activity sheet and USATF waivers. Please fill them out and bring it to the first practice you are attending.  Welcome to the Team!

Team Kit Fee: Team Fit & Able shirt and kit bag is included for Full Season athletes (size not guaranteed, shirt not guaranteed if registering after February 10th). Month-to-Month and Sundays Only athletes may purchase a shirt for $15 and kit bag for $10 or get them after registering for all months by April 1 (based on availability). The team uniform and other specialized gear will be available for purchase.

Athletes wanting to compete in local meets must get the full and proper uniform. Here are affordable options for the uniform shorts:

Meet Entries:  Where it applies, meet entries are separate, some meets will offer team discounts or are free.

Team Members:  All Team Fit & Able participants will have discounted registration for Fit & Able owned athletic events.


Season Information

Events: Jumps, Throws, Sprints, & Distance Running Events (Pole Vault is available through a separate coach).

Athletes: All ages 6 and up and skill levels are welcome. Parents are encouraged to sign up and train with their young athletes!

Pre-season Warm-up Clinics: We will have two 90-minute sessions before regular season practices start in March. Dates: January 15 and February 19. Pre-season practice information will be distributed by email to team members registered by January 1, 2016.

Regular Season Practices: Sunday 3:00 – 4:30 PM and Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 PM (March)/6:00 - 7:00 PM (April & May). All practices will typically be at Mills Park Track.  Additional Tuesday or Saturday practices may be added for Skill Development and Drills, Cross Training, and special Speakers.  Please note: Some practices may be moved to accommodate meet conflicts.  Details for each practice will be sent by email the night before. There will be no practice on April 16 (Easter Sunday). The last practice on May 25 will include the team end-of-season party.

Weather Cancellations: Practices will be cancelled if the weather conditions are or are predicted to be hazardous.  Notice will be emailed as soon as possible and text messages sent to athletes that have given the coach a cell number.  The cancellation decision is at the coaches’ discretion.

Informational Meeting: We will have an informational team meeting on the Feb. 26th from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.

2017 Fit & Able Track & Field Events

  • January 15 – Pre-season Team Fit & Able Track clinic
  • February 19 – Pre-season Team Fit & Able Track clinic
  • February 26 – Regular season Team Meeting
  • March 2 - May 25 – Team practices start scheduled on Sundays and Thursdays
  • March 28 & April 18 - Potential 14 & Under meets
  • February 12 - Sole Mates 5K & 10K at WakeMed Soccer Park
  • March 18 - Pegasus Relays Track Meet at Cary Academy
  • April 22 - Race to Market 5K in Downtown Apex
  • April 23 - Greenway Half-marathon
  • April 24 - Stiletto Strut in Downtown Cary
  • May 7 - Guns & Hoses First Responder Challenge in Downtown Cary
  • May 13 - Charity Distance Festival
  • June 25 - Triangle Run to Remember at WakeMed Soccer Park
  • ** Additional local, state, and national meets will be added to the schedule and announced to the team as they are posted.  Entry fees and travel expenses for athletes choosing to compete in those meets are the athlete’s responsibility.  Coaches will attend meets based on availability (date & location).  Parents are responsible for transportation to and child care at the meets.

Coaching Staff

Alisa Wright Colopy, MA, MPH

  • Level 1 and Level 2 USA Triathlon Certified Coach
  • Level 1 USA Track & Field Certified Coach
  • USA Triathlon Event Director and Youth Event Certification (Pending)
  • US Olympic Committee 2000 Developmental Coach of the Year in Triathlon
  • President, Fit & Able Productions, Inc.
  • Experience: over 25 years including triathlon, track & field, cross country and off-season conditioning with Fit & Able, Cary Academy, Saint Mary’s School, the YMCA, AARP, and TAC
  • Athletics: 100’s of races from 5K’s, marathons, sprint triathlons, and Ironman distances

Chris Dreikoson

  • Level 1 and Level 2 USA Track & Field Certified Coach
  • USA Track & Field Youth Certified
  • Class D Soccer Coach
  • Founder and Head Coach of Western Wake Athletic Club
  • Experience: 2 years Northampton High School track & field assistance coach, over 10 years including soccer, running, and track & field
  • Athletics: High school and college hurdles, high jump, long jump, triple jump, relays, and middle distance; recreational running includes several half marathons, marathons and fun runs

Travis Wright Colopy, JD

  • Level 1 USA Track & Field Certified Coach
  • USA Triathlon Event Director and Youth Event Certification (Pending)
  • Executive Director, Fit & Able Productions, Inc.
  • Experience: over 10 years including triathlon for the YMCA and Fit & Able, cross country and track & field for Saint Mary’s School and Fit & Able
  • Athletics: Cary Academy track & field, cross country, and swimming, triathlon, and William & Mary crew

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