On Sunday, January 19th, we hosted our very first U8, U10, U12 Try It Day, and we had 45 kids come out! This event was designed to give youth expressing interest in track and field the chance to gain experience, knowledge and skills surrounding the sport, while competing in a friendly, safe environment.
We would like to thank the athletes, coaches, parents, volunteers and everyone who contributed to making our first try it day such a positive experience.
Within our role as the governing body responsible for the sport of Athletics in Ontario, one of our mandates and missions is to communicate, educate and instruct the proper techniques and skills necessary for participation to all athletes, while continuously striving to grow the sport base of track and field.
Results from Sunday’s event will be posted to our website: https://athleticsontario.ca/stats/results/
We will take all feedback from our first event into consideration, allowing us to continue to grow, improve and offer a better event for the future.
Our second U8, U10, U12 Try It Day will be on Sunday, February 2nd, and will also run from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. We will be restricting entries to a maximum of 100 participants, so please register online in advance by visiting: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/u8-u10-u12-prep-meet-2/463889/#.XiXwUJNKhQI
This event will be the last try it style of event available before our first U8, U10, U12 Indoor Championship, set to take place on March 7th. If you have not yet done so, you must be a registered Athletics Ontario member to take part in the Championship, and you can register online to join: https://athleticsontario.ca/registration/
Want to get involved? We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in the sport of track and field. Athletics Ontario events are a great way to earn community service hours for academic fulfillment, as well as a great way to become involved with the sport and organization as a whole. Become a registered volunteer TODAY by visiting: https://athleticsontario.ca/events/volunteering/