Registration for Winter Track is Now Open
First Session Starts on Tuesday Feb 6th
Practices on Tuesdays will be at Mara from 6pm - 7:30 pm
Practices on Saturday will be at Charlotte Christian Track Football Stadium
From l0:00 am to Noon
MARA Track is excited to announce it's NEW partnership a great group of Track and Field Coaches -- Tiara Butler, LaKisha Williams and Jason Williams! Together, they have several decades of experience at the Youth, High School and Collegiate levels in the sport. In addition to many of the components we've utilized with our athletes in the past, the new partnership will provide some of the "next level" steps to continue improving our offerings. Tuesday evening practices will remain on the MARA football field. However, as part of the new program we will have access to the Charlotte Christian School Track on Saturday mornings, allowing the coaching staff to work with athletes in a true TRACK setting, teaching younger athletes the basics of track and field, how track meets are run and how to approach different events.
Each athlete will have an opportunity to work with older athletes to find their gift and talent on the track and in the field. Sprinters will learn how to sprint, improve their running form and how to use starting blocks. Distance runners will learn how to break down their events into smaller, more approachable races, pacing and breathing techniques, and power during the kick phase. Jumpers and throwers will have the opportunity to work on their techniques and goal-setting as well. Overall, athletes will be coached at a higher level than we have been able to in the past. Athletes of all ability levels and sports are welcome!
You can expect our coaches to:
- Provide respectful, positive, and fun track-learning experience
- Improve each athlete's technical skills, leadership skills, and conditioning
- Improve each athlete's understanding of track as a team AND individual sport
- Improve each athlete's personal records
- Encourage each athlete to make friends and have fun during their experience
- Introduce Plyometric training
- Explain and improve body control
- Increase each athlete's flexibility, coordination, and endurance
- Encourage each athlete to demonstrate leadership skills
The program will run for 10 practices over the course of approximately 6 weeks, culminating with an end of season track meet at CCS. Our program is targeted toward athletes ages 6-13. The cost per session is $135.00. Our Winter Session is scheduled to begin Tuesday, February 6 at 6 pm. All Tuesday practices will be at the MARA football field from 6:00-7:30 pm. All Saturday practices will be located at the Charlotte Christian School track/football stadium from 10:00 am - Noon. No uniform is required, however athletes should wear gym/phys ed. type clothing and comfortable, well-fitting running shoes. Please contact Tania Erman, MARA Track Commissioner, at
with any questions.
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.
Water -- Athletics,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.
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.
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.