2017 SCTC Youth Track and Field Program
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Our activities emphasize coordination, speed, and strength training. We begin with a jogging warm up then move to the field for a variety of form drills, push ups, and sit ups. We then divide the children into smaller groups for rotations such as: hurdles, the long jump, relays, obstacle courses, and plastic javelins. Last year we had 100+ athletes participating, with many great results and personal bests. Our coaches are experienced athletes who are dedicated to passing on their skills to the youth in our community. Each year the program gets bigger and better, and this year will be no exception! So for those of you with little athletes at home— or friends with little athletes at home— come on out and give it a try. You will be amazed at their results.
Youth Coach Laura
Laura Chiorello arrived in Santa Cruz County in 1992 as a UCSC student and has never left! After earning her MA in Education, she began teaching in the Soquel Union Elementary School District. Over 13 years, she taught students in grades 4-8 everything from science and health to humanities, but some of the most fun she had was running with her students. A SCTC member since 2005, Laura has been a triathlete and a runner for 15 years, completing 3 marathons, two Olympic distance triathlons, and countless half marathons, sprint triathlons, 10 milers, 10K's, 5 milers, and 5K's. Her proudest moments have been placing in her age group in local races. Not a naturally fast runner, Laura works hard at it every week and always finds joy in the process of learning to be a better athlete. She lives in Soquel with her husband, Jeff, also a SCTC member, their five year old daughter, Vivienne, who never stops running, their hyper border collie, Zeke, and their highly energetic Siamese cat, Soobie. Laura can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 359-7715
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