Oh what a difference a few weeks make in Georgia. A few short weeks ago, we were locked in our homes because the "Ice Storm of 2011" brought movement to a halt in the metro Atlanta area. Yesterday, we had our first practice, of the season and of the club, and it was 70 degrees, sunny, and simply beautiful.
My young athletes were excited and full of energy. They were learning something new and spending time with friends on a beautiful day. Youth is a wonderful thing. I watched these young athletes take on a structured running routine for the first time in their lives, and they did it well. I'm a proud mother all over again. They were experiencing pain, but their young bodies were still willing to try things they'd never done before, and keep it movin'. They completed the work out from top to bottom. They complained, but through it all you could see their competitive nature rear it's little head. Simply put, they were awesome.
We look forward to a great season. The kids are already sharing their stories with family and friends and we've only been together for ONE day. Now that's a great foundation!
OK, enough already. Georgia has been hit with it's "Winter Snowstorm of 2011," what a way to start the year. Our first registration date was canceled due to inclement weather. But, that's not going to stop us. We are looking forward to getting ready for our very first track season, and since the storm had us all indoors, we are just anxious to get outside.
Our first practice will be at Wheeler High School, 375 Holt Road, Marietta, GA 30068 from 4 - 6 pm. Before practice begins athlete should have a good pair of sneakers to run in. Our very first sponsor is Big Peach Running Co., located at 1062 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068. Stop by to get all your extra running gear and receive a 10% on everything in the store by simply mentioning East Cobb Cheetahs Track Club.
We are excited about what's to come. Stay connected with us we're in for an exciting season.
Simply "Coach L"
Leticia R. Beverly has been involved in track & field for over 30 years. For the last 5 years she's been helping student all over Georgia make the right choice in HS and for college. Coach L knows kids.