The Tiger Track Club practices Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30-6:45 pm for ages 9 and up, and 5:30 - 6:10 pm for ages 8 and under at the UNI Mark Messersmith Track on Hudson RD. Note that 7th- 12th grade athletes do not practice or compete with the Tiger Track Club until the completion of their season.
Athletes should arrive with a positive attitude prepared to practice. Athletes should bring a water bottle and wear comfortable workout clothes / running shoes to practices. Track spikes should not be worn to practices.
Athletes are divided based upon event emphasis to provide specific training for sprints, middle distance and long distance. Please note that separate grade based training groups may be formed depending upon the number of athletes present at practices.
|Event Emphasis||Specific Events|
100m, 200m, 400m
4x100m Relay, 4x400m Relay
800m, 1500m, 3000m
|Throws||Discus, Shot Put|
Coaches do not provide instruction for hurdles, triple jump, high jump or javelin.
Coaches continually emphasize effort over result. However, the Tiger Track Club is a competitive club and athletes are expected to complete workouts under the direction of a coach independent of parental involvement. Several recreational clubs are available in the area for athletes who would like a less competitive offering.