Local Sports

Registration open for Youth Track Clinic

Shelbyville High School track and field coach Nick Blakey will conduct a Youth Track Clinic later this month.

Youth in incoming grades 4-8 interested in track sprinting will learn how to be better and faster sprinters under the direction of Blakey and several Shelbyville track athletes and alumni.

The clinic will go four days from June 26 through June 29 at Waldron High School. Shelbyville’s McKeand Stadium is getting a new track surface this summer and is unavailable for use.

The clinic runs four consecutive days from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration fee is $50 per athlete and can be completed online at feedthebears.run/youth.

Registration also can occur at the first session. Checks should be made out to the Golden Bear Booster Club with “Track & Field” in the memo line and brought to the first session the athlete attends.

All proceeds go directly to the Shelbyville High School Track and Field program.

All four camp sessions will start at 6 p.m. and follow a similar format with water breaks scheduled.

  • 6 p.m. – brief warm-up
  • 6:15 p.m. – sprint drills
  • 6:45 p.m. – short timed sprints (10 meters, 20m, 35m, 40m)
  • 7:15 p.m. – competitive time trial (100m, 150m, 200m, 400m)
  • 7:25 p.m. – stretch and cool down
  • 7:30 p.m. – session ends

To get the most out of the clinic, athletes should arrive in athletic clothing and running shoes (spikes optional) and have a water bottle.

For more information, contact Blakey at coachblakey1@gmail.com

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