Open to all boys and girls of Elementary School Age (grades 3,4 and 5). We realize that certain school districts have different grade designations for Middle School and Elementary School but we will need to adhere to one standard. The program is open to all public, private schools and home schooled athletes.
Home schooled and or individuals who do not have schools participating may compete as unattached, part of a school team closest to their normal public school zone or as part of a recognized home school cooperative.
Elementary School - 1 Mile
These times are at your discretion. We recommend that you practice a minimum of 2-3 times a week in order to fully prepare the kids to complete a 2-mile (or 1 mile for Elementary) course comfortably. Your initial goal should be to promote positive fitness goals with performance issues taking a back seat to participation. There will be a guide published on www.memphisyouthathletics.org/coaches--page.html to help you with sample training programs.
Practice and Meet Insurance coverage provided through the USATF (USA Track and Field) our sports governing body. Individual accident medical coverage (pays as overage to primary parent coverage) is provided as part of Registration Fee.
$ 30.00 per athlete for the entire season (one meet or all 6). For those athletes who are not able to afford the program costs a fee waiver may be granted. Please contact the program director for details firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program fee will cover the following operational costs:
Security for all meets
Course Preparation - marking
Practice Insurance for athletes
Event insurance and liability insurance for coaches
Individual accident medical coverage for the athlete