MYA City Summer Program
The MYA City Summer Program will be a health and wellness summer program with track & field as its core. This program aims to initially impact 300 3rd – 8th grade girls and boys by developing stronger physical abilities, athletic confidence, and an appetite to learn the joys of physical fitness and wellness. This will be achieved through a blend of informal play, technical instruction, and fun! The goal of the program is for our children to walk away with a renewed sense of confidence, healthier habits, and a joy for the sport of track & field. In addition to learning the basics of track & field, student athletes will be exposed to a learning adventure that will combine math, reading, nutrition, and character development. The MYA City Summer Program will be supported by community partners such as U of M College of Health Science, Tiger Bites Nutrition, and the Memphis City Parks.
Fall Cross Country PROGRAM
Our Fall Cross Country Program runs from August to October. The 5-7 week season consists of 4-5 regular season meets and a championship meet. The series concludes with a regional championship meet that allows athletes from all over West TN a chance to qualify for the TN State Elementary and Middle School XC Championships in October. Athletes may compete “unattached” or with a school based team. Volunteer coaches are needed to coach school based teams. Coaches can include school PE teachers, parent coaches, or other volunteers at their Elementary School, Middle School or the community. In most cases, this ‘team’ is considered a school club, supported by the parents and PTSOs. MYA will serve as your meet director and facilitator during the season. We do not hold practices nor train athletes during this part of the season. If your school does not have a program and you would like one then we can get you started! Everyone is welcome, whether your school has a program or not, you are home-schooled, or just love to run!!
Next Up: March 28 - April 25
Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.
PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian