POTOMAC VALLEY TRACK CLUB YOUNG FLYERS
www.pvtc.org/youth.html

Track & Field training for Students in 1st to 8th grade
Sundays, 3:00-5:00 PM, October 8 to December 10, 2017
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  • Apply to be a coach
  • Volunteer to bring snacks on any date or to help at the final meet
  • Results of our meet on December 11, 2016
  • Results of our meet on December 13, 2015
  • Results of our meet on December 14, 2014
  • Results of our meet on December 8, 2013
  • Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd Street South, Arlington VA
  • Directions: Arlington Blvd. (US 50), south on Irving St. (east of Glebe), west on 2nd St., entrance on right.
  • Outdoor on trail: October 8, 15, 22, & 29 (NO MEETING ON OCTOBER 1)
  • Indoor on track:   November 5, 12, 19, & 26; and December 3 & 10
        Typical schedule:
  • 2:50-2:55 PM: Enter thru Door #12, check in and pick up name tag
  • 3:00 PM: Circle Time I: Warm-ups, stretching and strengthening exercises, coach or parent prepared lecture - 1. Equipment; 2. Training Plan; 3. Physiology; 4. Nutrition
  • 3:20 PM: Group I: Break into groups:
        Grade K-1-2: 50-100 meters; Grade 3-4-5: 200-400m;  Grade 6-7-8: 800m-one mile; all: race walk, advanced sprint, advanced distance
  • 4:00 PM: Circle Time II: Recovery stretching, water
  • 4:05  Group II: Break into groups: Sprints, middle & long distance, race walk, shot put
  • 4:30  Group III: Relay Races
  • 4:55  Recovery: Refreshments
  • Train with experienced coaches:
  • including Sarah Condon, Jim Darr, Anders Halvorsen, Art Klein, Desta Beriso Morkama, Matthew Myers Betsy Peace, Joan Syers, Feru Dadi Wake, Jay Jacob Wind
  • Parents may join as volunteer coaches
  • High school students may join us as assistant coaches, and we write letters of commendation for college applications and job hunts
  • Apply to be a PVTC youth coach
  • Enter USATF's background check
  • Get the best out of yourself - Discover your abilities
  • Run and walk fast, throw far
  • Stretch to increase flexibility and prevent injury
  • Build strength, endurance, and speed
  • Learn to improve nutrition and health
  • Follow well-establish skills progressions:
          • Shot put, by Don Babbit
          • Acceleration, by Walt Cline

  • Adults may sign up as volunteer coaches and get a really good workout running with the young athletes


    Thank-you letters:

  • 2017
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 15, 2017
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 8, 2017

  • 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 13, 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 11, 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 4, 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for November 27, 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for November 13, 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for November 6, 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 30, 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 23, 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 16, 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 9, 2016
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 2, 2016

  • 2015
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 15, 2015
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 13, 2015
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 6, 2015
  • Read our thank-you letter for November 29, 2015
  • Read our thank-you letter for November 1, 2015
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 25, 2015
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 19, 2015
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 18, 2015
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 11, 2015
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 4, 2015

  • 2014
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 18, 2014
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 14, 2014
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 7, 2014
  • Read our thank-you letter for November 23, 2014
  • Read our thank-you letter for November 16, 2014
  • Read our thank-you letter for November 9, 2014
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 26, 2014
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 19, 2014
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 12, 2014
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 5, 2014

  • 2013
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 1, 2013
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 27, 2013
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 20, 2013
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 13, 2013
  • Read our thank-you letter for October 6, 2013

  • 2012
  • Read our thank-you letter for December 10, 2012


    We are grateful for weekly refreshments provided by families, and we encourage you to shop at your nearby Trader Joe's

  • October 8
  • October 15
    • Parents of Alexandra Wippenbeck
  • October 22
    • Parents of Sawyer Buchanan
    • Parents of Simon Wood
    • Parents of Taryn Ashanta-Barker
  • October 29
    • Parents of Caleb Dumey
    • Parents of Leo Daniel Condon
    • Parents of Sarah Condon
  • November 5
    • Parents of Benjamin Stewart
    • Parents of Ceyda Bayraktar
    • Parents of Feyza Bayraktar
    • Parents of Ingrid Stroman
    • Parents of Jayd'n Christopher Inderbitzin
    • Parents of Kerem Abbott Bayraktar
    • Parents of Matthew Myers
    • Parents of Will Stroman
    • Parents of William Gellenthien
  • November 12
    • Parents of Dariusz C. Forrester
  • November 19
    • Parents of Adam Halvorsen
    • Parents of Ava Halvorsen
  • November 26
    • Parents of Ari Runkle
    • Parents of David Runkle
    • Parents of Samuel Dunham
    • Parents of William Dunham
  • December 3
    • Parents of Allie Cain
    • Parents of Kaiden Williams
    • Parents of Risa Williams

  • The December 10 workout is a practice meet for winter meets to prepare for indoor meets in winter:
  • at Thomas Jefferson Community Center on Sundays in January and February
  • at Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, Landover MD on Sundays in December, January, and February
  • at Hagerstown MD Community College in December, conducted by Mountain Express Track & Field Club, no date announced yet
  • at Episcopal High School, Alexandria VA, in December and February conducted by ITS Open, in December and February


  • For more information: Call 703-927-4833, write pvtcsecretary@gmail.com, or see www.pvtc.org/youth.html
  • Conducted by Potomac Valley Track Club,
        in co-operation with Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Resources
  • Financial aid is available. Please contact us.


    Enclosed is $80.00 per athlete (includes refreshments and t-shirt), payable to "PVTC"
    ($70.00 for members of PVTC or Dale City Track Club / New Wave Track Club)
    Mail to:  POTOMAC VALLEY TRACK CLUB, 611 South Ivy Street, Arlington VA 22204
    or register on-line via www.pvtc.org/youth

    Athlete's Name ______________________________ Grade:  K  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  (Circle one)

    Parent's Name ______________________________  Date of Birth  ____/____/____

    Address  __________________________________  Gender:  M  F  (Circle one)         T-Shirt Size:  Child S  M  L  Adult S  M  L  XL  (Circle one) Add $10 each for extra t-shirts

    City, State, ZIP _____________________________  Parent's Phone ____________________

    E-mail ____________________________________  Emergency Phone _________________

    [_] My child will participate.                [_] Add me to PVTC's youth track e-mail list.
    [_] I will help as a volunteer coach.      [_] List my name, phone, and e-mail in the team directory

    I agree to waive any and all claims I or my child may have against all sponsors and all officials of these events, including RRCA, USATF, Potomac Valley Track Club, and Arlington County, Virginia, and its elected and appointed officials and employees, for any damages or injuries I or my child may suffer en route to or as a result of my participation in these meets.  I affirm that my child's physical condition and fitness are adequate to participate safely in these events.  I agree to release my child's name and photo for publicity purposes.  In case of medical emergency, I authorize my child to receive on-site first-aid or emergency medical treatment.

    [__] Enclosed is $_______             [__] Please contact me about financial aid
    [__] Enclosed is an additional donation of $_____
    I can provide refreshments on (date) ________

    Parent or Guardian's Signature ____________________________________  Date ___________________