Jack Rabbits Track Club offers Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall sessions.
There is a class for every age! Ages 3-5 Class, Ages 5-8 Class, Ages 9-11 Class, a Middle Schooler Class, a High School Class and an Adult Class!! Even Private coaching is available. Coach Joy values the positive attributes the sport of Track & Field brings to all individuals and enjoys coaching these techniques to all.
Practices are held at Stanford University Track , Gunn High School, Acalanes High School and at Los Gatos High School Track.
Please contact Coach Joy regarding session location and fees.
Here is what to expect for the classes of 3-11 year olds:
Every Jack Rabbit receives a club shirt, which is worn at practice, and a personalized binder that contains an outline of the whole program, a description of each practice’s “Event of the Day”, and our famous “Quiz of the Day”! (No need to worry about “testing” because we all participate in the fun quiz together.) At the end of the whole session, each Jack Rabbit gets a hand-painted, personalized award with a certificate.
A Typical Practice
At the beginning of each practice, Jack Rabbits sign in and get their binders – don’t worry, we keep the binders between practices for them. Using the binders as a guide, we sit in a circle and have a brief “team meeting” in which we introduce the day’s program and read over the “Quiz of the Day”, which we’ll take together later.
We then divide into groups by age and jog a warm-up lap of the track. After we’re warmed up, we do some stretching and strength drills and then running drills that emphasize proper posture and technique. Next comes our “Event of the Day”, which might be anything from a 200 meter sprint to the shot put. Over the session, we’ll cover running, throwing, and jumping.
For our last event, we run a relay race, which is always lots of fun. After the relay, we gather again to take the “Quiz of the Day” that we looked at during our team meeting. Completing the Quiz of the Day, Jack Rabbits get a sticker for their binders and we end practice with our team huddle and a cheer: “Go Jack Rabbits!!!”
On occasion, Olympic coaches and athletes come to visit the Jack Rabbits, participating in whatever the day’s activities happen to be.
We are a registered USATF Club. USA Track and Field is the national governing body for track and field competition in the United States. Every Jack Rabbit is required to register as 2010 USATF members. Among other things, USATF membership provides insurance for track and field activities, so it is very important. The cost of annual membership is $19, so it’s not expensive. Please sign up online at www.usatf.org – be sure to choose club # 95, “Joy’s Jack Rabbits Track Club” in the Pacific Association as your club.