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TRAINING IS FREE TO CLUB MEMBERS
PLAN TO JOIN the Tidewater Striders' New Energy Youth 2021 Running Team
New Energy is an informal youth group training together to improve their times in road races as well as their performance in track and field and cross-country events sanctioned by the USA Track and Field (USATF) and AAU. Motivations vary from those who simply enjoy running, to those who are goal oriented and recognize the need to train in order to perform well in races. With its group approach to running practices, New Energy provides a fun, sociable forum for running preparation and development.
New Energy welcomes all youth runners, ages 6-19, regardless of ability. Practices are informal, and participants are
encouraged to attend as many as possible. Runners must have a good pair of running shoes to avoid injuries. Uniforms,
Warm ups and other gear can be purchased, but are optional. Membership in the Tidewater Striders is required by the
third practice in order to participate in sessions and compete on a team basis in Track and Relay teams. The cost is $12.00 per year or $18.00 for two years. The Team participates in road races held in the Tidewater area, which are part of the Youth Grand Prix 1-mile series and are sponsored by local organizations such as school PTAs. Check race flyers for specific information by visiting www.tidewaterstriders.com . A New Energy Team race schedule will be part of the program and can be found under ‘Youth Programs’ on our Web Site.
Coaching is provided by volunteers who are Tidewater Striders members. Again this year, Steve Sheppard and Angelo Celesia will provide leadership for training. Other running enthusiasts/parents will also participate.
New Energy provides youth runners and their families an enriching environment which can be a building block to the youth runner's future.
In the past, New Energy runners attended National Cross Country and Track and Field Championships around the Country. Many previous New Energy runners are currently participating with high school and college teams where they have excelled in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field with All State and National recognition. New Energy has produced numerous All-American medalists, State Champs and one National Champion in Cross Country.
New Energy Team Training - Visit: New Energy Youth Info for more detailed info and venue options.
FALL TRAINING VENUES:
Youth Ages 6-16
Virginia Beach Training Site: Starts September 14, 2021 - Tuesdays /Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Mt. Trashmore. Meet near the Kid's Cove area facing South Blvd. firstname.lastname@example.org
Suffolk Training Site: Starts Sept 13 - Sleepy Hole Park, Monday/Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm. Meet near front Playground/ Picnic Area. NewEnergySuffolk@gmail.com
Norfolk Training Site: Starts Sept 16 - Lakewood Park, Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Meet in the first parking lot on the left after passing the Park Office. Dave@mediationhamptonroads.com
Chesapeake Training Site: Starts Sept 14 - Chesapeake City Park, Tuesday/Thursday 5:30–6:30pm. Meet at the cabana opposite the skate park. email@example.com
Peninsula Training Site: Starts Sept 16 –Thursdays 5– 6 pm. Old Stable Road, Newport News Park. firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O.W.E.R Training Site: Starts Sept 14 - Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Trashmore (near Kids Cove). email@example.com
Additional Team information can be found at http://liveanswer.net/newenergy/NewEnergy.html.
TRAINING IS FREE TO CLUB MEMBERS
If you have not claimed your Tidewater Striders club membership please do so before registering your child for the New Energy Team. Once you have claimed your membership, a discount will be applied to your registration. You can claim your membership by searching for your name on our Club Member List and clicking the "is this you?" link next to it. Click here: Strider Club Member List
Please be sure to enter your mobile number for "Notifications" when signing up for Team Membership in order to receive important text messages about training during each season.
Click on the "Event Info" tab above left for venue details.
We train in the Spring (March - June) and again in the Fall ( September - November). We train mainly for the 5K and One Mile.
We also participate in AAU and USATF track and cross country events.
We have a local Youth Grand Prix Series (YGP), which consists of road races sponsored by our club as well as various other organizations.
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