INFANT JESUS TRACK CLUB
The Infant Jesus Track Club is intended primarily for elementary school children and serves as an introduction to the sport of Track & Field. It is a year round program, but registration can be by season. Participation in practices and meets is voluntary and the emphasis is on instruction and fun. Generally speaking, practices are twice a week, and competitions are on the weekend. We participate in events sponsored by CYO, Long Island Track & Field, USA Track & Field, Colgate Games, PAL, K of C, Hershey, and others. You may compete at any level you choose - locally, regionally, or nationally.
The Fall features Cross Country and/or CYO sprints and relays. Winter moves to indoor track. Back outdoors for Spring which is the biggest, and most extensive season with the greatest variety of events. And then just for fun Summer, which often has very popular meets, "under the lights".
Beginning with the Spring of 2000, we will be welcoming all age groups from youth through High School, College, Open, and Masters. High School and up will be USATF type events only.
Head Coach John Martin, has been with the club since 1984, and the only coach since 1993. He has earned Level I and Level II certification, and National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Education Program. In addition to Infant Jesus, John also coaches at Ward Melville High School, and is the Youth Chair for Long Island Track & Field. He is ably assisted at IJ by his wife Diane who is also a Level I certified, and is a Suffolk County High School and USATF Track Official.
The rest of the world calls Track & Field "Athletics" from which comes the term Athlete. Almost every sport involves running, jumping or throwing, and the best players are called great "athletes". If you want to develop your athletic ability, Infant Jesus Track Club is a great place to start. you may even decide you like track more than other sports.
For information call 631-928-6056.