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Registration for Winter Track Is Now Closed For Winter Track

 

We are looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday, Feb. 7th for the start of our Winter Track session.  Bear with me for this one lengthy email -- I just need to share a few details and reminders to get us all ready:

 

Schedule -- Practices are Tuesdays from 6-7 pm and Saturdays 10-11:30 am.  All practices are at the MARA football field, unless stated otherwise.  The session will culminate with a track meet at Butler HS at the end of March (date TBD based on track availability). 

 

Shoes -- Our program does not require specific shoes (i.e. spikes, high-performance, etc.).  Your child may use the same running shoes they use for PE at school, as long as they provide proper foot support and fit.

 

Apparel -- This is Winter track, so the key word here is LAYERS.  Tuesday practices start around dusk, so the temperature will drop significantly within the hour we are on the field.  The reverse is true for Saturdays as the temps will get warmer throughout practice.  It is best that your athlete comes with multiple layers and shed them as he/she feels necessary. (We will do a quick scan of the field at the end of practice to make sure all articles are collected and claimed.)

 

Water -- Despite the cold, athletes must keep hydrated.  Please have them come with a water bottle or jug as we will have several water breaks during practice.  Coach Jim will also provide Gatorades for the athletes at the end of each practice.

 

Weather -- Track is an outdoor sport and very much subject to the elements.  MARA Track will NOT practice in moderate to heavy rain in order to avoid unnecessary risk to our athletes.  We will make every effort to notify parents by e-mail no later than 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and 8:00 AM on Saturdays if we believe it is necessary to cancel practice. Additionally, all efforts will be made to schedule a make-up practice for any that have been canceled due to weather.

 

Proximity -- We ask that parents stay within about a 10-minute proximity to the MARA fields in case we must cancel mid-practice due to weather conditions.

 

Lastly, there will be a brief meeting prior to the first practice Tuesday -- please plan to arrive at 5:50.  All parents must check in to make sure we have your current contact information.  New parents will stay for 10 minutes or so for an introduction to Coach Jim, his training philosophy and specific details on the type of conditioning your child will be receiving through our program.

 

Many thanks to each of you and I look forward to seeing you next week. 

 

Tania Erman

MARA Track Commissioner

 
 
The MARA Track program is gearing up for its Winter session, scheduled to start the second week of February. Details on days, time and registration will be up on the MARA website in early January.
 
MARA Track is a 10-session program over the course of 6 weeks which culminates with a final Track Meet at Butler HS. Our program provides young athletes with training in track and field to help increase athleticism as well as helping to provide the proper techniques and mechanics in the following areas: Speed, Conditioning, Running/Jumping Form, Leadership Skills, and Character Building. In addition to preparing athletes to compete in Track and Field events, the program is also excellent cross-training for other sports.
 
The MARA Track program is open to boys and girls between the ages of 7-14. The program prepares athletes for events in Track and Field, and is also excellent cross-training for other sports. Please contact MARA Track Commissioner, Tania Erman at with any questions.
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Track and Field is one of the most diverse sports an athlete can participate in. Sprinting, distance running, jumping, and even shot/discus throwing are available to track athletes of all types. Athletes participating on the fall/winter track and field team will learn good running technique along with proper nutrition, leadership skills and what it means to be part of a team.

 
 
Projected Track Program Dates: Winter Tracks Starts February 7th
Boys and Girls ages 7-15
Program Includes: 10 Practices culminating with 1 track meet and homework for athletes to help progress their development.
Days and Times of Practices: Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm and Saturdays from 10am -11:30 am start Tuesday February 7th.
 
Track Meet: Date TBD, But will be at Butler High School
Length of Practice Sessions: 1 hour on Tuesdays and 1.5 hours on Saturdays
Cost: $135.00 per athlete
 
 
      MARA Athletics has partnered with An Athletes Dream to develop a Track program that focuses on the LONG TERM by teaching the proper running forms and techniques to be successful.  This is EXCELLENT cross training for other sports. 
 
Our program’s primary focus is improving athleticism and confidence through specific performance training systems and progressive development in the track program.
    
Practices Include: Dynamic warm ups and proper stretching techniques, specialized training
and conditioning for each event, proper form exercises per event, and introducing proper
nutrition and hydration for a successful season.
 
 Goals: Teaching young runners proper technique and running form, and to instill in them the
confidence, good sportsmanship, and athletic skills that make up a successful and
accomplished track athlete.
 
     Our Track and Field Program provides young athletes with training in track
and field to increase athleticism as well as helping to provide proper technique/mechanics in
the following areas:
 
• Speed
• Conditioning
• Running/Jumping Form
• Leadership Skills
• Character building
 
 
Measures of Success
 
• Measured progression and the ability to help all track athletes from 7-15 improve overall athleticism.
• Great coaching that promotes instructional practices in a fun environment.
 
 
 
Refund Policy: There will be a $25 administrative charge per player on all refunds requested before a Player is placed or drafted on a MARA team. ONCE A PLAYER IS PLACED OR DRAFTED ON A TEAM THEN NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN.

 
 
MARA Check Policy Set By Mara Board of Directors On January 1st, 2009
 
If your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, Mara will use Check Track to electronically debit your account for the amount of the check plus a processing fee of $25.
 
 

MARA Track and Field

 

Weather Disclaimer:   Track is an outdoor sport and very much subject to the elements.  MARA Track will NOT practice in moderate to heavy rain in order to avoid unnecessary risk to our athletes.  We will make every effort to notify parents by e-mail no later than 3:00 PM the day of practice if we believe it will be necessary to cancel practice on Tuesdays and by 8:00 AM on Saturdays.  All efforts will be made to schedule a make-up practice for any that have been canceled due to weather. 

Questions:
Tania Erman
taniaerman@yahoo.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
      MARA Athletics has partnered with An Athletes Dream to develop a Track program that focuses on the LONG TERM by teaching the proper running forms and techniques to be successful.  This is EXCELLENT cross training for other sports. 
 
Our program’s primary focus is improving athleticism and confidence through specific performance training systems and progressive development in the track program.
    
Practices Include: Dynamic warm ups and proper stretching techniques, specialized training
and conditioning for each event, proper form exercises per event, and introducing proper
nutrition and hydration for a successful season.
 
 Goals: Teaching young runners proper technique and running form, and to instill in them the
confidence, good sportsmanship, and athletic skills that make up a successful and
accomplished track athlete.
 
     Our Track and Field Program provides young athletes with training in track
and field to increase athleticism as well as helping to provide proper technique/mechanics in
the following areas:
 
• Speed
• Conditioning
• Running/Jumping Form
• Leadership Skills
• Character building
 
 
Measures of Success
 
• Measured progression and the ability to help all track athletes from 7-15 improve overall athleticism.
• Great coaching that promotes instructional practices in a fun environment.