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What You Should Know About Jr Runners

Open to Boys & Girls 4th, 5th & 6th grade

Fee: $75 per runner

Registration ends: 2.16.18 @midnight.  LATE Registration ends 2.23.18 @midnight.  

The goal of the AJAA Junior Runners is to provide 4-6 grade students with an early competitive running experience that:

  • Involves everyone in a positive team experience,
  • Allows for individual and team goal development and self-improvement
  • Develops fundamental running skills,
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles
  • Builds confidence, and
  • Promotes fun!

 Avon Junior Runners is instructional and recreational aimed to teach running to young people within the following framework:

  • An instructional and recreational league,
  • Focused on longer-distance running
  • Establishment of goals
  • Keeping of individual times
  • Emphasizing individual effort to improve,
  • Develops individual fitness and healthy nutrition habits
  • Practicing good sportsmanship, and
  • Considering all runners as WINNERS

 The season will begin at the beginning of March and culminate with races that will be held throughout the season.  There will also be a 1.8 mile race at the end of May. 

Equipment:
Runners will be provided an Avon Junior Runners running shirt. Runners will be asked to provide themselves with quality running shoes.  The team will have a meeting at the beginning of the season at a local running store to have their feet properly measured with the option to buy shoes at the store.

Individual Performance Tracking
Runners will learn the habit of establishing personal goals for themselves.  At the beginning of the season, runners will establish weekly and season goals for themselves and will track their progress on a weekly basis. 

Practices
Practices will occur twice a week including on Saturdays and one night during the weeknight.  Runners have the option of running independently on their own to improve their performance outside of practices.

Parent/Guardian Participation
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to train with their junior runners at practices.  Coaches will always run with the students and monitor their conditions.

Avon Junior Runners Performance Competition
The season will culminate with a 1.8 mile competitive run where students will receive prizes for running their best times of the season and for completion of the year.  Extra prizes will awarded for the fastest runners in each age group.

 

Healthy Lifestyles
Runners will establish healthy lifestyle goals during the season in areas related to health, nutrition, fitness, etc.  Saturdays will feature special 10 minute lessons on various aspects of health and nutrition prior to the Saturday run.