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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 (2018-19).  

AJAA JR. RUNNERS SEASON
The season will begin at the beginning of March and culminate with races that will be held throughout the season.  There will also be a 1.8 mile race at the end of May. 

Practices will occur twice a week including on Saturdays and one night during the weeknight.  Runners have the option of running independently on their own to improve their performance outside of practices.

COST

$75 per runner

REGISTRATION
Registration for Jr. Runners is open January 1st and closes on February 15th 2019 at midnight

Late fees start:
February 16th - includes a $25 late fee

Late Registration closes:
February 22nd at midnight

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

2019 Jr. Runners schedule

Click HERE for the 2019 Jr. Runners Schedule
**updated 3.11.19

Click HERE for the May 4th Track Meet Order of Events

Jr. Runner Race Times

Click below for Jr. Runners Weekly Race times.

2019 junior runner race times.xlsx

Coaches Corner

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

team/player/parent communication

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

AJAA Jr runners fan store

Let's get ready to run! 
Get your Jr. Runners spirit wear HERE!


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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