Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation hosts two annual Track and Field instructional program where all participants will learn the basic fundamentals of the sport. Youth will learn the fundamentals of the sport in six sessions in the Fall or in the Spring season. This program is provided in conjunction with Apex Track Club.
Program Goals include:
- Learn track and field skills in an welcoming and exciting environment and have fun!
- Learn about: Running, sprinting, long jump, shot put, and relays.
- Learn correct stretching and conditioning exercises to avoid injury.
- Participation in individual and team exercises to promote fitness and teamwork.
Children ages 6 – 14 years can participate in the instructional program as detailed below. Each session will split into groups based on age and experience.
Dates, Time and Location
Instructional Program meets on Saturday mornings only
Ages 6-8: 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Ages 9-14: 10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Fall 2017: September 23 – October 28 Spring 2018: TBD
All sessions are outdoors at the Track at Washington-Lee High School. In case of inclement weather the program will be held unless there is danger due to electrical storms or other unsafe conditions. The program will be held in the case of light rain or cooler temperatures so please ensure participants dress appropriately.
Cost and Registration
Fall 2017: $79 through September 11, 2017. $94 on or after September 12. ($15 late fee). Fee Reductions available to those who qualify. When applicable, please apply for fee reduction before registration and payment.
Spring 2018: $79 regular, $94 late registration. Will open in March details will be listed here when available. Fee Reductions available to those who qualify. When applicable, please apply for fee reduction before registration and payment.
Registration: Register online here. Fall 2017 opens August 21 at 9:00am. This program does not fill instantly but we encourage you to register early to avoid late fee. All participants must register and pay before participating. Participants may cancel before the program has began, but are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations due to injury or extended illness will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Please contact Apex or the county contact below.
Additional Information: Arlington County can provide upon request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Two weeks advance notice is preferred. Question on access and inclusion should be directed to the Therapeutic Recreation Office at 703-228-4740.
Likewise, Arlington County does not want fee to be a barrier for those who participate in County classes, camps or programs. Call 703-228-4747 to learn how to qualify for reduced fees. TTY (703) 228-4743.