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Staying fit over the Winter is key to Spring success!

Nittany Track and Field youth athletic club is organizing a winter youth training group for middle school athletes to provide them with off-season conditioning and to foster development of fundamental motor abilities and techniques.

The group will meet twice a week for coached indoor training sessions. Runners will also be provided with a running plan for the other days. Practice will emphasize running form, agility, and speed development so that athletes are ready to perform at the highest level during following spring and summer seasons.

Who:   Middle school athletes (11-14 years old). Group size is limited to 30

Season:   January 6 – February 26, 2019

Indoor sessions: Tuesday  6:30 - 7:30 pm / Sunday 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Sundays may also partially include outdoor running, weather permitting. Athletes will be provided with a training plan for the days between group sessions.

Location:    Spectra Wood gym, 2625 Carolean Industrial Dr., State College, PA 16801

Coaches:   Jayson Jackson (jhj105@gmail.com) and Artie Gilkes (artiegilkes1@gmail.com)

Indoor Track Meets:  Athletes will have an opportunity to compete in several indoor track meets to get indoor racing experience. Indoor meet information will be provided. Participation in the track meets is voluntary.

 Registration: $100 per athlete (payable to Nittany Track and Field). Athletes must also have a 2019 USATF membership for practice insurance purposes.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE     or     Mail the paper registration form with payment to:

Tony Kwasnica,  881 Teaberry Lane, State College, PA 16803  before January 1st, 2019.

For more information, please contact NTF Club at ntfxc.club@gmail.com or call 814-876-0461

Group news and updates:
Last practice today at the Spectra Wood gym!. We will be taking a team picture tonight, so try to make it!

Sunday practice time change: 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Adjust your calendars.
We have shifted hours slightly to avoid space conflict with the basketball group. Hopefully it will work for everybody.


We are ready to start our group training this Sunday, 1/6 from 4 to 5:30 pm at Spectra Wood gym. This is the address: 2625 Carolean Industrial Dr., State College PA 16801. You will need to use a side entrance to access the gym.  Hope to see you all there!

When you come to the first practice, you will be asked to sign an additional waiver by the owner of the facility.

Please bring a water bottle and wear clothes and shoes suitable for running. 

The first practice of 2019 for the NTF Winter program is scheduled for January 6, 4 pm, at Spectra Wood Gym. Atheletes need to come prepared for exercise indoors. Wear running shoes, bring water bottle, and a jump rope.

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