If you drive along streets that are near any school, you'll see kids running in the streets. Big kids, little kids, high schoolers, and club kids, all getting ready for the season. All have their eyes on getting into shape for the Indoor, Spring and Summer Track & Field.
This past summer ended great with over 1,500 kids from all over the US performing for the AAU Junior Olympics in New Orleans. Below is an article that I thought parents would find very interesting. Sign your kids up for what may be a great experience in their lifetime.
NEW RECORD: Lakeland Girl Gets Jump on Field Competitors
July 12, 2011 AAU Kristina originally published at www.theledger.com
Written by: Lisa Coffey
Lakeland, FL– If only Curtis Williams had a dollar for every time he scolded his 4-year-old daughter, Chelsi, to stop jumping on the furniture.
He’d probably cash them all in happily for what she did Sunday — a result of all that wild jumping.
Competing against 5-year-olds, the Lakeland youngster set an AAU national record for the age group in the long jump, leaping 6 feet, 9 inches en route to a gold medal at the AAU Primary National Track and Field Championships at the ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista.
This from a petite girl who, at roughly 42 inches tall, is barely big enough for the bumper cars at a theme park.
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.