The Prospect Park Youth Running Club is dedicated to offering quality instruction to the student-athletes joining our organization. The belief is that athletes who gain a strong understanding about proper distance training methods, injury prevention, rest and recovery, and mental preparation will be given a tremendous opportunity to succeed in cross country, track & field, and road racing. Our members will improve self-esteem and confidence through consistent effort and acknowledgement of improvement. The Club offers the young boys and girls of Brooklyn an opportunity to experience the fitness benefits, joys of competition, and team unity of Cross Country and Track & Field through an education-based program. Participants will have the opportunity to receive sport specific instruction from accomplished coaches and athletes in our community. The level of each athlete will be taken into consideration as we develop an individualized training and performance plan for the season. It is expected that all children attend practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, AND compete on weekends. We do not compete EVERY weekend, but we do compete often.
Approximate Dates for Seasons
Fall Season-September 1-Nov 30 (National Championships first and second week in December). Practice site in Prospect Park 4:00pm-6:00pm
Winter Season-Dec 1-March 15 (National Championships second week in March). Practice site at Park Slope Armory 4:00pm-6:00pm
Spring Season-April 1-June 30. Practice site RedhookPark(next to IKEA) 4:30pm-6:00pm