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Avon Junior Athletic Association

Avon Junior Athletic Association

Jr. Runners Program Overview

The goal of the AJAA Junior Runners is to provide 4-6 grade students with an early competitive running experience that:
 - Involves everyone in a positive team experience
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Allows for individual and team goal development and self-improvement
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Develops fundamental running skills
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Promotes healthy lifestyles
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Builds confidence
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Promotes fun!

 Avon Junior Runners is instructional and recreational aimed to teach running to young people within the following framework:
 - An instructional and recreational league
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Focused on longer-distance running
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Establishment of goals
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Keeping of individual times
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Emphasizing individual effort to improve
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Develops individual fitness and healthy nutrition habits
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Practicing good sportsmanship
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Considering all runners as WINNERS

AGE DIVISIONS
Jr. Runners is offered for both boys and girls in grades 4th, 5th and 6th. 
Leagues are determined by the grade the player is in for the current school year (2019-20).  

AJAA JR. RUNNERS SEASON
The season will begin in March with races throughout the season and ending towards the end of May.

Formal practices will occur one night a week with races on Saturdays. Runners have the option of running independently on their own to improve their performance outside of practices.

COST

$75 per runner
*ATTENTION: for 2020 AJAA is bringing back the Family Fee.  Please click HERE for more details.

Interested in knowing what a registration fee covers?  Click HERE for details.

REGISTRATION
Regular registration for Jr. Runners is open January 1st and closes on February 23, 2020 at midnight

Late fees start:
Late registration that includes a $25 late fee starts February 24, 2020 and will close March 1, 2020.  No registrations will be accepted after March 1, 2020 - no exceptions.

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE TRACKING
Runners will learn the habit of establishing personal goals for themselves.  At the beginning of the season, runners will establish weekly and season goals for themselves and will track their progress on a weekly basis. 

PARENT/GUARDIAN PARTICIPATION
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to train with their junior runners at practices.  Coaches will always run with the students and monitor their conditions.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
Runners will establish healthy lifestyle goals during the season in areas related to health, nutrition, fitness, etc.  Saturdays will feature special 10 minute lessons on various aspects of health and nutrition prior to the Saturday run.


AVON JR RUNNERS PERFORMANCE COMPETITION
The season will culminate with a 1.8 mile competitive run where students will receive prizes for running their best times of the season and for completion of the year.  Extra prizes will awarded for the fastest runners in each age group.


GEAR REQUIRED  
Runners will be provided an Avon Junior Runners running shirt. Runners will be asked to provide themselves with quality running shoes.  The team will have a meeting at the beginning of the season at a local running store to have their feet properly measured with the option to buy shoes at the store.

Volunteer Opportunities

AJAA Jr. Runners is not able to operate without volunteers.  We appreciate your support and your commitment to volunteer as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach.   

COMMISSIONER

John Demerly -  click HERE to email John

HEAD COACHES
Volunteer Coaches are needed for every league, every team.  Please consider registering as a coach when registering your child.  
Head Coaches are asked to attend a coaches meeting before the season starts.  More details on that to come.  
Criminal Background Check Required.

ASSISTANT COACHES
Assistant Coaches are also needed.  Please consider registering as an assistant coach when registering your child. 
Criminal Background Check Required

2020 Jr. Runners schedule

2020 Jr. Runners Schedule - click HERE

Jr. Runner Race Times

Click below for Jr. Runners Weekly Race times.

coming soon!

Coaches Corner

Team Manager app - how coaches will communicate with players.  Click HERE for an info sheet on Team Manager. 

team/player/parent communication

AJAA Coaches will utilize Team Manager to communicate with players/families.  Please download the Team Manager app on your smartphone.  Once your player is rostered to a team, you will see your player's team info.  Click HERE for the Team Manager  info sheet.

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Contact

Avon Junior Athletic Association
866 S County Rd 625 E 
Avon, Indiana 46123

Phone: 317-839-5480
Email: [email protected]

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