Juniata Valley Striders Youth Track & Field & Cross-Country Club Program
The program is open to all students in the Mifflin and Juniata County School Districts ages 6-14.
Sign-up will be at the Indian Valley Elementary Center 6 PM, August 15th 2022, Practice will begin on Wednesday, August 17th at the Indian Valley Elementary Center, and run from 6-7:00 PM on Mondays, and Thursdays. A membership in the AAU, a membership in the Juniata Valley Striders, and a signed waiver are requirements for participation.
Membership will cover practice insurance, competition insurance, AAU meet eligibility, and local meet costs for Cross Country through November with a ten-meet schedule.
Practice will involve a warmup, a skill section, a physical section, and a warm down which should end by 7:00 PM. We expect athletes to be on time for warm up and to be picked up by 7:15 PM. With the new laws and regulations, parents are welcome to come to practices and meets and are welcome to address abuse concerns or safety concerns.
Athletes are expected to protect and keep clean practice facilities, always display proper decorum, and be respectful and positive with communication to teammates, coaches, officials, and parents. Athletes should be where they are supposed to be, when they are supposed to be, doing what they are supposed to be doing. Try to be the best you can be – not the best of all. Discover your God given gifts, develop them and use them. Help your teammates and competitors to be the best they can be. Never, never, never give up, pick yourself up and keep trying. Set realistic, measurable, challenging, attainable goals and work toward achieving them. Use positive affirmations and avoid negative thoughts. When someone is speaking – pay attention!
Always have water available to hydrate (come to practice and meets hydrated). Be dressed for all possible weather conditions. Identify dangerous situations and adapt.
A person is not measured by victory or defeat, but by how the pick themselves up after failure or how they act after victory! Your worth is never determined by your performance, but by your intrinsic value to all of us.
Track & Field
Please contact Coach Sprecher with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Mission is to help students develop their physical, mental, and spiritual potential in Athletics. We focus on Bio-Mechanics, physical development (strength, flexibility, and conditioning), and attitude to develop individual potential.