Bring some focus to what kids naturally like to do and sign them up for season nine of FasKidz, the Y’s ever popular youth running program for kids ages 8-12. Your child will learn training basics, form, physiology, etiquette, racing strategies and more! Led by Y staff and volunteers with a century of running and racing experience, the program culminates with the Memorial Mile on Memorial Day.

FasKidz 2018 begins Monday, April 16, 2018. Practices run from 4:45 to 5:45 pm Mondays and Thursdays at various locations. The first week we meet at the gravel parking lot across from the Mill Creek Park Golf Course Clubhouse and run on the Hike & Bike Trail. Be prepared to run a one-mile time trial!

All Finish Lines Start Somewhere

Parent Letter

Click HERE to read the Parent Letter from Coach Tom

Training Schedule
Date
Monday, April 16
Thursday, April 19
Monday, April 23
Thursday, April 26
Monday, April 30
Thursday, May 3
Monday, May 7
Thursday, May 10
Monday, May 14
Thursday, May 17
Monday, May 21
Thursday, May 24
Memorial Day
Location*
Hike/Bike trail
Hike/Bike trail
Hike/Bike trail
Hike/Bike trail
Metroparks Bike trail
Metroparks Bike trail
BHS XC Course
BHS XC Course
Wick Recreation Area
Wick Recreation Area
Boardman HS Track (tentative)
Boardman HS Track (tentative)
Memorial Mile!
Training Type
base
time trial
base
base
base
base
hills
hills
strength building
strength building
speed
speed
race time!

All practices will begin at 4:45 pm and wrap up around 5:45 pm.

*Click HERE for a description of the LOCATIONS.

Memorial Mile Registration

Memorial Mile Registration forms are to be completed and turned in to Coach Tom.
Click HERE to download the Memorial Mile REGISTRATION FORM

Results

Click HERE for the Results for the 2017 Memorial Mile
Our FasKidz Team was outstanding! Many even brought home hardware (aka trophies for you non-runners)!

Notifications

We are utilizing the “Remind” mobile app for FasKidz communications. This system allows me to send notifications about cancelled or postponed practices, last minute change of venue, flooded pathways and the like. It also lets you reply without sending it to 30 other people. Please take a minute to set it up on your mobile device if you haven’t already. Here are the details…

Text @faskid to 81010 and follow the instructions. You might also want to share this info with a spouse, neighbor or relative if they might be bringing your child at any time; just to be sure they don’t miss the message.

Contact

Tom Grantonic, FasKidz Head Coach, at 330.480.5650 or tgrantonic@youngstownymca.org

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