Golden Ears Athletics offers a developmental program for ages nine through high school which provides an opportunity for young athletes to run and train throughout the year in an organized setting. We welcome any level of running, jumping or throwing ability. All of the coaches and board members are committed and care very much about the success of each member. It is our hope that every athlete brings the desire to put forth their best effort at every practice and meet.
The running year at Golden Ears is broken down into three parts:
- the track and field season, which runs from early Spring through to the end of July;
- the cross country season, which runs from late August through to the end of October; and
- the winter power speed program (high school athletes) which goes from November through to the end of February.
Parents - you are encouraged to use this opportunity to run with the team as well. This is the best way to share in your child's continued improvement - and not a bad way to stay in shape yourself! It also helps us to increase the effectiveness of our practice time and can be a great way to find running partners and build connections with other Club members.
Golden Ears Athletics Guidelines
- Do your best to arrive at practice on time even if you can’t be at every practice.
- Arrive ready to listen, work hard and learn.
- Be supportive of all athletes on your team.
- Show respect for coaches, officials and opponents.
- No matter what the outcome of a meet or practice, you will always be a winner if you do your best.
- Enjoy being on Golden Ears Athletics and take pride in yourself for being an important part of this team.
Introducing the "Talon Project"
A Select program to be phased in during the 2012 season
“The Talon Project” A ‘SELECT’ program to support athletes who demonstrate commitment, a positive attitude, & strong work ethic to compete at the provincial, national, or international levels.
Presently an athlete identification process is under way, in which our high school level athletes are being monitored for consistent attendance, attitude, & work ethic. Invitations& interviews will occur over the next 6 weeks. The successful athletes will be extended opportunities to financial support higher level competition & training, as well as the standard program benefits which will include: individual planning, increased training time, travel to elite competitions.
One component of the Talon Project will be the Endurance Component which will start prior to September. This group of athletes will participate in: Sunfair Invitational XC Meet, Yakima, WA; Stanford Invitational, San Jose, CA; BC XC Championship; & the National Junior Championship. Athletes will be participating in the Track Rascals program as assistant coaches as well as being offered other opportunities to support the increased costs of competition.
As a part of this new program, grade 6 -7 athletes will be monitored during the season, for identification purposes. Opportunities for enrichment & further performance will be offered through the Talon Project to athletes in this age group. Details will be forthcoming during mid-season.