In northeast Pennsylvania there are very few opportunities for kids to get involved in running until they reach middle school Running Ahrens Harrier Academy will introduce kids to running at an early age through fun, instructional training sessions and workouts. We use the word "harrier" because it is another term for a runner, one that only die-hard running enthusiasts know. We call it an "academy" because our goal is to train and educate athletes to be successful in their teenage years and beyond.
Designed for ages 8-12, RA Harrier academy is for anyone who enjoys running, wants to give running a try for the first time, or wants to improve their running for other sports. No previous running experience is required! Sessions will be educational and focus on the basic skills and techniques necessary to be able to run further and faster than ever before!
We will work hard but we will also have fun! We want young athletes to see how enjoyable our sport is in hopes that they will embrace it as they move into middle school, high school, and beyond. It is the foundation for success in nearly all other sports whether or not they fall in love with running. Winter sessions will focus on speed development and include running (obviously) in addition to strength and flexibility activities, running form drills, games, and a brief introduction to various track & field events.
Running Ahrens Harrier Academy will meet on Thursdays in January and February from 5:30-7:00 P.M. We will meet in the Recreation Center at Clarks Summit University and run on their indoor track.
The cost is $100 for the full 2-month program.
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If you have a 7-12th grade track & field athlete who is looking to for the opportunity to train over the winter, sign him/her up for our winter track & field training group: https://ratrack.eventbrite.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is not required but it would be helpful for us to process registrations on the first day.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Please enter the name of your child on the ticket.