The Program Overview
Students learn basic running drills and track events, from the long jump to the hurdles to the 100-meter dash. Experienced coaches lend their expertise and guide the student-athletes in learning the basics and challenging themselves to excel.
Eligibility. Children in grades 3-8 in the Memphis Metro area, with a focus on the underserved communities in North and South Memphis .
Schedule. Campers will meet 3 days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning in June and ending in late August.
Mondays & Wednesdays - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and includes:
- Breakfast, lunch, & 2 snacks (provided by MYA)
- Fitness instruction
- Team building activities
- Nutrition education (provided by the University of Memphis)
- Track instruction
- Guest speakers
- And a few surprises!
Fridays we will go off location to different venues around Memphis that lend themselves to teaching points and exposure to the great opportunities Memphis offers. For example:
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music
- Civil Rights Museum
- Memphis Rox
- U of Memphis campus tour
- Shelby Farms Day
- Licherman Nature Center
- And more!
Locations.The program will operate out of Christian Brothers High School but will have pick ups in communities of North Memphis, South Memphis, and East Memphis. *Transportation will be provided by Premiere Transportation Services
Supplements. In addition to learning the basics of Track & Field, student-athletes will be exposed to a learning adventure that will combine math, reading, nutrition, character development, and extracurriculars. This will be supported by community partners such as U of M College of Health Science, Tiger Bites Nutrition, and the Memphis City Parks.
Events. In addition to the weekly meetings, there will be 3 events for the kiddos to show off their progress & skills!
- The U.S. Olympic Trials Kick-Off Event, 6/26 @CBHS
- The Olympic Games Kick-Off Event, 7/24 @CBHS
- The Ed Murphey Classic, 8/14 @Rhodes College