Island Express Youth Indoor Oppurtunities

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Posted by Robert Freeman on December 07, 2010 at 21:31:18:

Island Express Track Club
Wants You!!!
We are seeking the youth of Staten Island between the ages 6-14 or 1st to 8th Grade who have the heart ,will & determination to showcase the talent they have ,are seeking and or willing to obtain!As we enter the beginning of the Indoor Track & Field Season after succesfully completing a Cross Country Season in which we have produced athletes who have qualified and competed on the City ,Regional and National level we are excited to open our registration to Staten Islands youth to now compete & showcase their talents in the sprints ,middle distances and field events such as:High Jump ,Long Jump ,Shot Put & Hurdles.There is something for everyone and our coaches look forward to offering their expertise to help Staten Islands youth continue to develop upon their existing skills!!!We hold practices two days a week ,mostly Tues & Thursdays and provide training to help our youth achieve the fitness levels ,education & positive healthy lifestyles that put them in a position to become true athletic ambassadors of our community and help them to learn & grow in a sport that will carry them on to success throughout their scholastic careers.

For more information visit or call
*Coach Rob Freeman at 917-519-3065
*Coach Al Garcia at 718-715-6600 or
*Coach Charles Clark 646-249-9116

*As a heads up ,I have sent this email to all of you who have an invovement in the great running community of Staten Island.I feel it is important to let you know the reasons why we have put together this team and are seeking the support and encouragement for it to grow further.As many of you know most children grow up from adolescence usually involved in other sports such as: Baseball,Basketball,Football and now Soccer ,but Track & Field/Cross Country has traditionally been put on the back burner.As participants in these other sports the youth and parents have now become accustomed to the travel teams that have more frequently been accompanying them.Now ,this is a great aspect of these sports that especially contribute to the youth athletes fondness and dedication to them and that is a great thing!But for all of us who have a love for running we should be asking ourselves ,Why Not Track & Field and Cross Country? With that being said our staff at Island Express Track Club believe in broadening the culture of youth running by also having a travel team which we feel will create an interest and excitement for our sport that should hopefully create the love and respect along with the desire to excel at it.So then such as the youth athletes from the other sports know what teams they want to try out for when they get to the High School level ,our kids will know going in that they cant wait to get to High School to participate in Cross Country & Track & Field!We are effectively teaching our kids to learn,love and grow our sport from a young age just as Baseballs litttle leagues,footballs pop warners and Basketball and Soccers different tournaments do for them.Now as an FYI for anyone who may have doubts ,we do not encourage running for these youth everyday ,in fact depending on the age we will only reccomend 2,3,4,or 5 days going up to 8th Grade knowing in High School it will become a fuller commitment.We also never would have them engage in a hard workout on consecutive days as it is our belief they should be shielded from an occurence of injury.It is and should be an oppurtunity for them to learn and love to have as much enjoyment from our sport as to keep them interested and excited about it to further their career involvement which is why along with the training we pursue an environment of fun,friendliness and oppurtunities to participate in great events tailored for our youth.That is what it is all about!Our team are members of the AAU & USATF youth athletic organizations which also provide secondary insurances in case of an accident during practices or events.The registration fee is normally $110.00 which included are the memberships to these organizations and a uniform package which offers a hooded sweatshirt,sweatpants t-shirt,race short & singlet and an athletic bag ALL embazoned with our team name & logo!We feel offering this to our youth allows them to feel special and a part of something and so far it has been a great success!IThank You all for taking the time to read and familiarize yourselves with us and we hope to have your continued support in spreading the word about us and promoting our mission and also please feel free to inquire yourselves if you would like to become a volunteer coach or administrator with our club.For a first hand look at what we have done so far in our innaugural season please visit our website at

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