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Training

The team practices at the East Sixth Street Track on Wednesdays at 5:30 – 6:30 pm and Sundays at 9:30 – 11:00 am. As the weather gets cooler we will move indoors. We participate in NYRR and USATF indoor, cross-country and outdoor events on weekend Saturdays or Sundays from September through early July. The season is divided into three phases.

The first phase runs from September through December where athletes focus on the fundamentals of track and field using formal and informal exercises designed to increase skills, improve awareness and build strength. All practice sessions are held at the East Sixth Street Track. Athletes participate in indoor track meets, cross-country events and road races.

The second phase runs from December through March where the focus is on applying the skills from the previous learning. Practice sessions are held indoors and athletes continue to progressively improve their form and increase their flexibility, strength and agility. The shift is primarily to indoor events with some road events in the March timeframe.

The third phase of our season runs from March through June with some events in July. All practice sessions move back to the East Sixth Street Track. The focus is on outdoor track meets, cross-country events and road races. This is the most active and demanding phase of our season.

Athletes will generally participate in racing events during the season. Periodic developmental events will be used to assess individual strengths and set individual and team goals.