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Winter Conditioning Registrations Are Now Open

The winter conditioning program will be lead by Coach McCants former wide receiver for the Washington Football Team.

There will be December, January, February and March Sessions. 

For more information go to the Programs <<<Winter Conditioning<<<< Tab (above) or click here >>>>>> WINTER CONDITIONING 

Why Winter Conditioning

MAINTAIN YOUR HEALTH DURING FLU SEASON

Regular exercise strengthens your immune system so it can fight off the flu. When you exercise and get your blood pumping, immune cells circulate through your body more quickly helping them seek and destroy infections. But this boost only lasts for a few hours, so exercise needs to be regular for long-term effects.

AVOID WINTER WEIGHT GAIN

In the colder months it is so easy to turn to comfort food, because it’s so satisfying and it makes us feel good, well for a little anyway. This is why winter is typically known as the ‘weight gain’ period as the average person puts on up to 4-5 pounds across these months. To stabilze your weight go back to healthy habits with regular exercise and healthy meal substitutes, to combat the excess sugar and calories we may consume.

CREATES A FOUNDATION

When athletes start body weight training at a young and appropriate age, they create a foundation for their future athletic performance. Body weight training helps athletes develop basic motor skills such as muscle movements and coordination, which  play a significant role in everyday athletics. Instilling this into young athletes early allows them gradually better these skills as they get older. Obviously, depending upon the age and size of the athlete, they may be limited to only doing pretty basic drills and exercises. However, this allows athletes to get a feel of what body weight training is and its basic fundamentals starting at a young age. 

INJURY PREVENTION

It’s inevitable that injuries are going to happen during sports competition. Whether it’s a muscle strain, ligament tear or broken bone, athletes are generally at a higher risk of injuries due to the high speed and physicality of sports. This is where strength training comes into help. A comprehensive, well-organized, properly-administered program results in muscle-tendon units that are more resilient to the stresses sustained in athletic activities. In other words, strength training allows athletes to better prepare their bodies physically for all of the sweat and hard work they are putting in at practices and games, and also allows for athletes to increase their stamina, flexibility, and overall performance on the field or in the gym. 

INCREASES STRENGTH

Probably the most obvious benefit of strength training is that it makes athletes stronger. Athletes of every sport need strength, and it has been recognized that young athletes usually see more muscle gains. Starting to build muscle from an early age will set you apart from the rest, and allow for athletes to reach athletic goals later on in life. 

BUILDS SELF-ESTEEM 

Another benefit to strength training in young athletes is an increase in confidence and self-esteem. Being confident on the field, court or track is a vital part of mental strength for athletes, and is something strength training can boost. Strength training programs help young athletes focus, gain attention and become more motivated and dedicated. This boost of confidence and determination helps athletes sports performance as well as ordinary avenues of life. 

INCREASE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Lastly, strength training helps athletes of any age boost their overall performance. Strength training programs in young athletes should focus on speed, agility, strength, power, endurance, mobility, stability, balance and durability; all of which are vital to an athlete's performance! 

Strength training is a big part of an athlete's life and acts as a foundation for an athlete's future. Although there’s a lot of speculation on whether or not young athletes should partake in strength training, the benefits of strength training show that with the right program and right exercises, young athletes benefit extremely from strength training programs. 


Who Can Register

Boys / Girls ages 7 - Highschool

December Sessions

WINTER CONDITIONING WILL BE SPLIT UP BY MONTHS WITH SEPARATE REGISTRATIONS. 

Tuesdays 7:00 pm - 8:30pm 

Thursdays 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm 

Price $300

Location: N-Zone - 14550 Lee Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

We are only accepting 30 registrations for this program .

January Sessions

Thursdays Only

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm 

Price $150

Location: N-Zone - 14550 Lee Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

We are only accepting 30 registrations for this program .

February Sessions

Thursdays 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm 

Friday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Price $300

Location: N-Zone - 14550 Lee Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

We are only accepting 30 registrations for this program .

March Sessions

Registrations Opening Soon

Indoor

VIRGINIA PRIDE INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CLUB

Virginia Pride Track Club's indoor program is designed to expose the athletes to the competitive world of indoor track & field. In the past we have used indoor season as a pre-season for our outdoor season.  Allowing the athletes to work on specific aspects of their sport while allowing them to stay in shape and compete in competitive environments.  We are a USATF & AAU sanctioned Club so the meets we compete in are sanctioned with AAU or USATF. 

Don't fooled by the word "indoor", while all of our indoor track meets actually take place in an indoor facility we do practice outside. 

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!


Cross Crountry

Cross Country offers a full-length fall season beginning in early September and ending in late November.  Cross country is a great compliment to any sport that also requires running or endurance. Athletes in grades 3 - 8 will have several opportunities throughout the season to race distances between 1K and 5K based on their age and comfort level.

We teach athletes proper form, basic running skills, and hone in on the skills needed for endurance running.



Welcome To Virginia Pride Track & Field Club

Virginia Pride Track & Field Club is a non-profit organization providing year round training in track & field, cross country, speed & agility training and pre-season conditioning programs. Our coaches are certified with USATF (USA Track & Field) with the ability to provide your athletes with high level training.  We are sanctioned and compete under both the AAU & USATF rules and guidelines. We currently have athletes who have run with the program competing at the high school and collegiate level. For more information about any of our programs please contact us.





What is Cross Country

Virginia Prides Cross Country season operates from the end of August through late November. Practices typically take place in the South Riding & Aldie Va areas. 

The program was developed primarily for the clubs middle distance and long distance runners to continue their training after outdoor track season was completed, it has quickly turned into one of the flagship programs for Virginia Pride. 

Cross country is a sport in which teams and individuals compete on open fields over natural terrain such as dirt or grass.  The courses usually are 1k, 2k, 3k, 4k, and 5k long depending on the athletes ages.  Cross Country normally includes surfaces of grass, and dirt, passing through woodlands and open country that usually include hills, flat ground, and sometimes gravel roads.

For more information and to register click on the link below.


USATF Athletes of the Year

USATF Virginia recognized 37 athletes as 2019 Athletes of the Year in various sport and division categories at the second annual USATF Virginia Awards Celebration.  The celebration was held at the Jepson Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Richmond.   Congrats on Virginia Pride's own for their hard work and recognition.  

Track & Field - Youth

8&Under Boys:

Brycen Crawford (Chantilly)

9-10 Girls: 

Sydney Taylor (Aldie)

11-12 Girls: 

Layla Driscoll (Aldie)

15-16 Boys: 

Vannie Coles (Aldie)

Cross Country - Youth

8&Under Girls: 

Morgan Washington (Chantilly)

 

Congrats to all of our AAU National Qualifiers

Special congratulations to all of our AAU 2019 National Qualifiers. These athletes had to endure temperatures in the mid 90's as they competed against the other district competitors from southern Virginia.  The parents and coaches could not be more proud of these young boys / girls, men / women. Next stop for these athletes is Greensboro North Carolina.....where the countries best track & field stars will be competing against one another for the right to be called AAU All American or Champion.  

 

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Virginia Pride Track Club

The primary goal of the Va Pride Track & Field Club is to provide athletes who have an interest and enjoyment of running as a fitness activity that can improve overall health, and to set and achieve personal performance goals. We recognize that the goals of each child will be different. Some may want to make a serious effort to run faster or longer and relish the competition with peers. Others may view running more casually as a means to increase endurance for other sports, such as baseball, soccer, swimming, or lacrosse. Still others may look to running as means to maintain fitness or a healthier weight, or simply as a way to relax and unwind.  Overall we want to provide athletes with an interest in competing in track & field with the opportunities to do so.

The level of instruction and competition depends on the individual child. We have programs in place for the athlete who is just learning about track & field and the athlete who wants to compete at the highest levels. Our hope is for the participant to achieve his or her individual goals, and to steadily improve levels of performance and fitness. While the team meets (competitions) are the most obvious way to assess this, those who do not wish to compete are also most welcome.

What separates Virginia Pride from other club’s is out coaches and our partnership with NCSA (Next College Student Athlete). If you have the desire & drive to compete at the next level, we can help you get there.

Virginina Pride is a Year Round Club

There are four seasons:

Spring Track and Field, from Mid-March to late May

                Competitive Club – This portion of the club requires a little bit more commitment from our athletes and parents.  The practices are a minimum 3 days a week and the meets are a lot more competitive.  When you are with this group you will be pushed to your limits and beyond.

                Intro to Track - This portion of the club is primarily for younger less experienced runners. In this group you will be exposed to the basics of each event in track & field. You will have the ability to compete in a few local meets. The practices are once a week.

Fall Off Season Conditioning September – November

Fall Cross Country, from late Aug to mid-November

Indoor Track – December – March

The different seasons each have a different focus for training and competition:

Track and Field: sprints from 50 to 400 meters, and longer distances from 800 to 3,000 meters, with training to develop aerobic and anaerobic endurance and speed. We also have a limited slate of field events, including shot put, long jump, and turbo javelin.

Cross Country: exposure to distance running from 1 kilometer to 5 kilometers, on varied terrain including wooded trails, fields, hills, and streams. Emphasis is on pacing.

The program is open to runners ages 5 through 18. Runners are grouped with other children of similar age and ability.

We respectfully ask that parents/guardians consult the website links for information about the program. Additionally, the list of FAQ on the main running webpage provides answers to many common questions. If you are unable to find the answers to your questions on the website, please feel free to contact the directors. Thank you.

Vannie Coles and Kenneth Bolton

Directors of Virginia Pride Track Club

Vapridetc@gmail.com


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Phone: 404-513-9530