Ann Arbor Track Club
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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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AATC Parent Handbook

AATC Youth Tri-Fold Brochure (being revised)

New Fee Schedule FAQ

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2016 Outdoor Track season

The Ann Arbor Track Club Youth Outdoor Track season starts Monday April 18.
Practices will be held at the University of Michigan Outdoor track (located at 1150 S. State St. Ann Arbor)
Practices will be held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (except Monday May 30 and Monday July 4 due to the Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays).
- During the month of April, practices will be held from 6:30-8 PM.
- Starting Monday May 2, practices will move to 7 PM, and will be held 7-8:30 PM

- Our last practice will be held Thursday July 28.
In case of bad weather during the months of April and May, practices will move to the Indoor Track Building when it is available to us. So we will very seldom cancel practices during April and May because of the weather.
The season officially ends Saturday August 6 -- the final day of competition at the AAU Junior Olympics, which takes place this year in Humble (Houston area), TX (for those who qualify and make that trip).
Here are the prices:
TRACK PARTICIPATION FEES:
- $50 for athletes who just train and generally don't compete in track meets (if they decide they want to
compete in some meets, they can still do so, but they must pay full price for all their entry fees). These
athletes are referred to as the "HOME TEAM" athletes (another name for the development quad)

- $125 for athletes who do compete in track meets (all their entry fees are fully covered for the meets that are
on the team meet calendar. These athletes are referred to as the "TRAVEL TEAM" athletes. If they
compete in other meets, they pay full price for those other meets). There is a discount for families with two
or more kids.
ANNUAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP DUES:
-- $20 per child, or $40 for the entire family to officially join the club (whichever is cheapest for your
family). Multi-year discounts are available. Please visit http://www.aatrackclub.org/join-now for more details
on the annual club dues. The annual club dues are required for all athletes -- HOME team and TRAVEL
team.
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL TEAM ATHLETES
In order to compete in meets....
- There is the also the annual AAU membership dues ($14/kid) to compete in meets sanctioned by the AAU
  AAU stands for "Amatuer Athletic Union" (a governing body for many youth club sports).
- There is the annual USATF membership dues ($20/kid) to compete in meets sanctioned by USATF
  USATF stands for "USA Track & Field" (the governing body of track & field, cross-country and race-walking
  for amateurs and professionals, youth and adult athletes in the US).
- Uniform ($75), warm-ups ($70), and back-pack (optional -- $30).
[NOTE: All prices are subject to change]
Payments for the AAU and USATF membership dues are made online on the AAU and USATF web-sites (please contact me for details). They are not needed until athletes are signed up to compete in the meets.
Payments for uniforms, warm-ups and back-packs have to be paid with cash or check to our club Apparel Coordinator as online "shopping carts" have not been set up yet for those (please contact me for details).
Again -- all these expenses are only for those on the "TRAVEL TEAM". Those on the "HOME TEAM" who just train and don't compete in meets will not have these expenses.
FREE TRIAL MEMBERSHIP
For all new families, you will have a two-week FREE trial membership from the time you bring your kids to their first practice. Just show up on any night we train, you'll be given some paper work to fill out, and your kids can start right away on their FREE trial membership (just make sure your kids are dressed to run, including a good pair of running shoes). After your first two weeks, you'll have to join the club, pay the annual club dues, and decide which program (HOME TEAM or TRAVEL TEAM) to sign your kids up for. Payments for the "Participation Fees" can be made online at www.aatrackclub.org/youth . The annual club dues can be online at http://www.aatrackclub.org/join-now

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.
      • 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.
 


2016 OUTDOOR MEET SCHEDULE

Saturday May 7 -- Gail Blackwell Invitational (Lima/Stadium)

Sunday May 22 -- Columbus Track & Field Classic  (Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium)

Saturday-Sunday June 11-12 -- AAU District Qualifier (Ypsilanti High School)

Saturday June 18 -- Flint Invitational (Flint Beecher High School)

Saturday June 25 -- Albion Blazer Invitational & AAU District Qualifier for HS Athletes (Albion, MI)

Tuesday-Sunday June 28-July 3 -- USA Hershey Youth Outdoor National Track & Field Championships (Millersville, PA) 

Thursday-Sunday June 30-July 3 -- AAU National Qualifier (Ypsilanti High School)

Saturday July 9 -- Grand Rapids Invitational (Houseman Field, Grand Rapids, MI)

Saturday July 16 -- Motor City Invitational (Oak Park High School, Oak Park, MI)

Saturday July 23 -- Michigan All Stars JO Games Tune-Up meet (Ypsilanti High School)

Saturday-Saturday July 30-August 6 -- AAU Junior Olympic Games (Humble, TX)

 

NEW FOR 2016

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

 

 


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