Track & Field

Program Overview

AL Track & Field is offered in the spring for 2nd-8th graders. We offer three divisions: MS (6th-8th) Track Team (competes in the IL-Metro KC League), a 4th–5th Grade Development Program and a 2nd-3rd Grade Beginning Basics Program.
 
The primary goals of the Track & Field Program at AL are to promote health and a lifelong love of physical activity; to foster school spirit; to develop skills in a fun, positive and safe environment with knowledgeable coaches; to encourage mentorship and to provide our students with the confidence to pursue opportunities in high school and beyond. 
 

Important Logistics and Dates

MS Team starts on Wednesday, February 26 report to Armour Gym 3:45-5:30 pm. Pick up at the Armour Field after school, unless otherwise noted.  Regular practices M, W, F 3:45-5:30 pm after school and every Sunday in March 4-5:15 pm location TBD. We coordinate with soccer to avoid conflicts. Meet schedule will be confirmed at league coaches’ meeting on February 27. MANDATORY PARENT/ATHLETE MEETING: (offered 2 nights for your convenience) March 2 and 4 right after practice in the Armour cafeteria-pizza and beverages served. Practice ends early, meeting 5:15-6:00pm.  
 
4th–5th Grade Track starts Tuesday, March 24 and ends May 12, 3:30-5:00pm report to Oak Gym. Pick up will either be at Holmes Park or they will stay on Campus. Check our LIVE calendar often for updates!  Some Sundays 5:15pm-6:15pm location TBD. They will an internal Mini-Meet (3rd Week of May), mentored by the MS Team.  We need 2 parent volunteers each practice to make this program happen. 
 
TENTATIVE 2nd-3rd Grade Track practices will be on Tuesdays. We will alternate campuses. Cherry kids practice April 7, April 21 and May 5 from 4:00pm-5:30pm and Oak kids practice April 14, 28 and May 12 from 3:30-5:00 pm. They will have an internal Mini-Meet at the end of the season (3rd week of May), mentored by the MS Team. We need 1 **lead parent volunteer and 2 additional parent volunteers for each practice or this program will NOT happen. **The lead parent role will meet with the Head Coach prior to the start of the season to review practice curriculum and will assist with instruction during practices. The Head Coach will be present at practices. The additional parent volunteers will help with kid wrangling.
 

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Coaches

Brenda Hayes-Kumm Head Coach
Dan Bird Assistant Coach
Mamadou Dieng AD/Support Coach
Edouard Djiba Support Coach
Abdoulaye Sy Support Coach

Parent practice support:
Hugh Wooden
LeAnna Lepper

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