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  Ann Arbor Flyers is the youth division of the AATC

Our mission is to provide an athletic environment that can be both competitive and fun. We will instruct and encourage activities in both indoor and outdoor track & field, race walking, and cross-country.  

 

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New Fee Schedule FAQ

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2015-16 Indoor Track season

The 2015-16 Indoor Track season starts Monday November 2. Practices for the first five (5) weeks will be held at the University of Michigan Indoor Track Building (1150 S State Street. Ann Arbor 48109), and will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7-8:30 PM (except Thursday November 26).

On Monday December 7, practices will move to the Eastern Michigan University Indoor Track Building (Bowen Field Hourse). Practices will still be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, but practices will be from 6:45 - 8:45 PM. There will be no practices on the following dates:
- Thursday January 21 (Track meet)
- Thursday February 4 (Track meet)
- Thursday February 11 (Track meet)
- Thursday February 18 (Track meet)


 


2015-2016 AATC Youth Coaching Staff

 

Joseph (Codgie) Codrington – Head Youth Coach; USATF Certified Coach

Joseph is a former athlete who had a successful career competing in the 800m for his native country of Barbados. Upon completion Codgie was recruited to run for Eastern Michigan University. At EMU he became an All American and graduated with a BA in International Trade. Joseph served as manager of the Barbados Amateur Athletic Association’s National team at the Central American and Caribbean Games. Currently Codgie serves as President and CEO of Codrington Enterprises, a sports marketing agency marketing and managing the careers of professional track and field athletes. He is a registered Authorized Athlete Representative with USATF. He began with AATC in the fall of 2006 as Assistant Youth Coach and now performs as Head Youth Coach. His goal for the AATC youth kids is to develop a sense of purpose and discipline, become physically fit, display good sportsmanship and prepare those who desire an opportunity for college track scholarships. Joseph lives in Ann Arbor and is married with four kids, one a former AATC youth and one currently a member of AATC.

Tim Glenn Harris – Assistant Youth Coach; USATF Certified Coach

Tim is a former track athlete and graduate of U of M Dearborn with a degree in Psychology. He is an employee and twenty five year veteran of the City of Detroit Fire Department. Tim has coached Pop Warner Youth Football for the past four years. For two of those years he unofficially coached AATC until recently he became an official assistant coach. Tim specializes in long jump, overall conditioning and ply metrics. His goal for the AATC kids is to train hard, have fun and when competing do so to the best that they are able. He lives in Belleville, Michigan; is married with four children, three of whom are members of the Track Club. (Has 3 sons that compete for the team)

Derrick Jackson - Distance, Middle-Distance

Derrick was a 9 time MAC Conferance Champion and All-American 800m runner under the legendary Coach, Bob Parks at Eastern Michigan University. As a social worker and police officer Derrick works as the Director Of Community Engagment for the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, teaches at EMU in the School of Social Work and dedicates his free time to help coach our young runners. (Has a daughter that competes for the team) 

Stacey Jackson - Sprint, Hurdles 

Stacey is a native of Kansas where she ran for the National Champion Barton Community College track team before transfering to Eastern Michigan University. While there she ran hurdles and competed in the multi-event heptahlon. Her expertise is in the short sprints, hurdles and sprint technique. (Has a daughter that competes for the team)

Fabian Rollins - Long Sprints, Long-Jump 

Fabian ran the 200 and 400 for mid-west track power house, Eastern Michigan University. After numerous conferance championships he went on to compete in the Sydney Australia Olympics for his native Barbados. (Has 3 daughters that compete for the team)

 


HOW TO GET STARTED

    1. Show up to one of our practice sessions and ask for Coach Ron. Have your young runner dressed to practice.
    2. We allow new families a free 2 week trial period. In that time you and your family can decide if the program is right for you.
    3. If you decide to join there are two options;
      • Recreational/Home Team - Practice up to three nights each week and limited/no competition. Please note that during the indoor season kids ages 9-under in this program can train only on Wednesdays, unless otherwise posted.
      • Travel/Competition Team - Pracice 3 nights each week and compete in meets.
    4. Fee details can be found on the fee structure FAQ below.
    5. The club membership dues are paid online with a credit card at: http://www.aa-tc.com/join-now.


For additional details contact Coach Ron

AATC Parent Handbook

Fee Structure FAQ


HOW YOU CAN HELP

We encourage parent involvement. Parents participate on the AATC Youth Committee and volunteer for club events and fundraising. The "Parent Handbook" provides examples of how you can help.

Please direct any questions to AATC Youth Program Director Ron Beasley ( youth@aatracckclub.org ) or call Ron at 734-330-7931.
 


2015-16 INDOOR MEET SCHEDULE

Saturday December 12: MITS meet at Saginaw State University (Ryder Center) at 10 AM (for kids ages 10-over)

Thursday December 17: MITS meet at Eastern Michigan University (Bowen Field House) at 6:30 PM (for kids ages 10-over)

Friday January 8: MITS meet at University of Michigan at 6 PM (for kids in grades 5-12)

Saturday January 16: MITS meet at University of Michigan at 1 PM (for kids in grades 5-12)

Saturday January 16: AAU COACHO Indoor Ice Breaker at Tiffin University (Tiffin, OH) (for kids of all ages)

Thursday January 21: MITS meet at Eastern Michigan University (Bowen Field House) at 6:30 PM (for kids ages 10-over)

Friday January 22: MITS meet at University of Michigan at 6 PM (for kids in grades 5-12)

Friday January 29: MITS meet at University of Michigan at 6 PM (for kids in grades 5-12)

Saturday January 30:  USATF-IL Dorothy Dawson Invitational -- University of Illinois Champaign, IL (for kids of all ages) - CANCELED

Saturday January 30: MITS meet at Hillsdale College at 12 PM (for kids in grades 5-12) - ADDED 

Saturday January 30: AAU National Championship series mini-meet #1 Eastern Michigan University (Bowen Field House -- kids ages 5-18). Doors Open at 12 PM. Admission: $5 cash. Field Events and Running Events start at 1 PM. Field Events: LJ, SP, HJ. Running Events: 60m, 800m, 200m, 400m, 60 Hurdles, 

Thursday February 4: MITS meet at Eastern Michigan University (Bowen Field House) at 6:30 PM (for kids ages 10-over) - ADDED

Saturday February 6: MITS meet at Saginaw State University (Ryder Center) at 10 AM (for kids ages 10-over) - ADDED

Saturday February 6: BJT CoachO Midwest Championships  at Tiffin University (Tiffin, OH) (for kids of all ages)

Thursday February 11: MITS meet at Eastern Michigan University (Bowen Field House) at 6:30 PM (for kids ages 9-over) - ADDED

Friday February 12: MITS meet at University of Michigan at 6 PM (for kids in grades 5-12)

Saturday February 13: MITS meet at Saginaw State University (Ryder Center) at 10 AM (kids ages 10-over) - ADDED

Saturday February 13: AAU National Championship series mini-meet #2 Eastern Michigan University (Bowen Field House -- kids ages 5-18). Doors Open at 12 PM. Admission: $5 cash. Field Events and Running Events start at 1 PM. Field Events: LJ, SP, HJ. Running Events: 60m, 1600m, 400m, 4x200. 

Saturday February 13-14: Midwest Invitational (for kids of all ages)  in Rockford, IL -- CHANGED

Wednesday February 15: MITS meet at Aqunas College at 5:00 PM (for kids ages 10-over) - ADDED

Wednesday February 17: MITS meet at Macomb Community College at 5:30 PM (for kids ages 10-over) - ADDED

Thursday February 18: MITS meet at Eastern Michigan University (Bowen Field House) at 6:30 PM (for kids ages 9-over) - ADDED

Saturday February 20: MITS meet at Grand Valley State University at 12 PM (for kids ages 10-over) - ADDED

Saturday February 20: AAU National Championship series mini-meet #3 Eastern Michigan University (Bowen Field House -- kids ages 5-18). Doors Open at 12 PM. Admission: $5 cash. Field Events and Running Events start at 1 PM. Field Events: LJ, SP, HJ. Running Events: 60m, 800m, 200m, 400m, 60 Hurdles, 

Sunday February 21: MITS "last chance" meet at Hillsdale College at 11 AM (for kids ages 10-over) - ADDED

Friday-Saturday February 26-27: MITS State Championship at Aquinas College (for kids who qualified at a previous MITS meet)

Saturday-Sunday March 5-6: AAU 14-under Youth National Championship at EMU-- THE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET (kids ages 5-14) 

Friday-Sunday March 11-13: NEW BALANCE INVITATIONAL in NYC (for kids in grades 8-12 who qualify) - ADDED

Friday-Sunday March 11-13: USATF Indoor Championships (for kids of all ages who qualified thru the ZONE meet and high-school age athletes) in Staten IL, NYC 

* MITS: Michigan Indoor Track Series. A set of indoor track meets primarily for Junior-High and High-School age athletes, with a championship meet at CMU on Saturday February 28. Athletes must meet performance standards at a MITS meet in order to compete in the MITS champtionship meet. The complete set of MITS meets across the State and the performance standards are at www.mitstrack.org

* USATF: USA Track & Field: The governing body of track & field. cross-country, race-walking and long-distance running in the USA. Athletes MUST have a 2016 USATF membership in order to compete in any meet sanctioned by USATF. Contact Ron Beasley for more information on how to obtain USATF memberships for your kids.

* AAU: Amateur Athletic Union: The governing body of Amateur sports for kids ages 18-under in the USA. Athletes MUST have a 2016 AAU membership in order to compete in the AAU State Championship meet on March 5-6 (location to be determined). Contact Ron Beasley for more information on how to obtain AAU memberships for your kids.

* The AAU National Youth Championship meet in March is restricted to athletes born in 2002-2011. There is no requirement to compete in either of the three "mini-meets" that are being held on Janaury 30, February 13 or February 20 during the series. Athletes can miss any of those first three (3) meets in the series and still compete in the FINAL meet on March 5-6, as long as they have a 2016 AAU membership AND also born in 2002-2011

 

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The new fee structure is here. For more information read the Fee Structure FAQ

 

 


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