Elite Speed offers the following options:
Development Squad Athletes
The focus of the Developmental program is to teach the fundamentals of track & field in a fun environment. Each season lasts about 8 weeks in length. The Developmental Team practices three times per week during each season. In the fall cross country season, athletes on this team will improve their endurance and running technique. In the first 3 weeks of the spring, athletes will have a chance to sample all of the running and field events that are offered for their age group. As the season progresses, all developmental level athletes will be monitored by the coaching staff. Based off their spring attendance and performance. The coaching will decide if the athlete’s progression affords them to move up to our Elite Squad. If not the coaching staff will meet with the parent/guardian about the continuation of training under the developmental squad until the athlete is ready to move up.
The Elite Squad Athletes
The Elite Squad program is designed for athletes that have advanced from the developmental squad. Athletes are expected to have a base level of conditioning at the start of the program. These athletes will compete on a more competitive level. This level includes our Indoor track meets, Summer track meets, and any invitational meets. Team will have more rigorous workouts and less rest time than those on the Development Squad. The Elite Squad also adds an additional practice each week to increase performance at meets. In most cases, if your child has never done track & field or cross country before, we recommend they join the Development Squad for their first session with us, however exceptions have been made based on the Director’s / Coaching Staff recommendation. Athletes on this team are expected to set goals and the coaches will guide the athletes in achieving those goals. Majority of the meets are mandatory.