The Texas Stallions Track Club, 1st practice will be on February 11, 2012 at 9:00 am at Klein Collins. For a complete practice schedule please visit http://northhoustonyouthtrackandfield.com/index.php/about-stallions/practice-schedule.
Athletes should have the following at each practice:
o Water Bottle and/or sports drink: Each athlete should bring a water bottle to every practice. It is very helpful if the water bottle labeled with their name.
o Running apparel: When it’s warm, this will consist of shorts (NO BASKETBALL SHORTS) and a t-shirt. When it is cooler, this can be the “compression garments” long sleeve top and full length bottoms. It is helpful if the bottoms are the kind that has zippers or snaps up the legs. This makes it easier for kids to remove the sweats without removing their shoes. When it is raining, athletes should have a waterproof coat and pants. When it is cold, athletes should plan on running the entire workout in their sweats and should have hats and gloves. When it is dark, athletes should bring a headlamp that will stay on their heads when they run.
o Warm-ups: Every athlete should wear sweats (top and bottom) to every practice. These will be worn through our dynamic stretching routine and warm-up run. The coaches will instruct the athletes when to remove their sweats. Our coaches believe that it is very important for proper muscle care for all of our athletes. If it is a hot day, please wear light-weight sweats.
o Training Shoes – NO BASKETBALL SHOES OR CASUAL SHOES. Athletes wear running shoes during practice, unless directed otherwise. Spikes are only worn predominantly for meets, NOT for practices. Spikes should be brought to practice for some workouts, however, running shoes should be worn. Local running stores such as Fleet Feet, have employees skilled at finding the right shoe for your child and offer a price discount of 10% for athletes and coaches of the Texas Stallions Track Team, just ask!
o ATHLETES AGED 10 AND UNDER: PARENTS MUST REMAIN AT PRACTICE OR LEAVE A RESPONSIBLE NONPARTICIPATING PARTY OVER 16 AT ALL PRACTICES. DURING CROSS COUNTRY, IF THE ATHLETE IS 10 OR YOUNGER, A PARENT MUST EITHER RUN WITH THEIR CHILD’S GROUP OR WALK THE COURSE SO THEY ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE IF NEEDED. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL ATHLETES.
o Athletes must be registered to participate in practices, for the purposes of practices, payment plans are considered registered. To register please visit http://texasstallions.teamopolis.com/default.aspx.
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