Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Prospect Park Youth Running Club. I would like to share some important information with you to help in the decision making process. First, no experience is necessary for your child to join. Our coaches are well experienced, knowledgable, and willing to work with any child that is interested in learning. Our coaching staff is comprised of educators, professionals, and seasoned athletes. PPYRC is a registered 501c non-profit organization. All of our staff members are volunteer. No one receives payment for their services and time. The goal is to provide sports education to the Brooklyn community and give back to others. It is expected that all children attend practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, AND compete on weekends. We do not compete EVERY weekend, but we do compete often. Our schedule is posted before each season begins. This year’s schedules are still posted on our website, as an example. We are a competitive track team that offers all three seasons. We offer a local beginners program, as well as a travel team which has earned national recognition. Here are the basic program details:
Approximate Dates for Seasons
Fall Season-September 1-Nov 30 (National Championships first and second week in December)
– Practice site in Prospect Park 4:00pm-6:00pm
Winter Season-Dec 1-March 15 (National Championships second week in March)
– Practice site at Park Slope Armory 4:00pm-6:00pm
Spring Season-April 1-June 30
– Practice site Redhook Park (next to IKEA) 4:30pm-6:00pm
EXPECTATION: ALL ATHLETES MUST ATTEND ALL PRACTICE SESSIONS AND COMPETITIONS. PRACTICES ARE HELD ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 4:00PM-6:00PM. COMPETITIONS ARE HELD ON WEEKENDS. EXPERIENCE IS NOT NECESSARY, BUT OUR PROGRAM REQUIRES A DEDICATED COMMITMENT FROM THE CHILD AND PARENTS. THE MAJORITY OF OUR ATHLETES COMPETE IN ALL THREE SEASONS.
Information for Registering, Fees, Paperwork:
New Members-$250-(Includes uniform, league membership/insurance/entries for FIRST season)
Returning Members-Cross Country=$150 (unless new uniform is needed/pay per item)
Returning Members-Indoors=$150 (unless new uniform is needed/pay per item)
Returning Members-Outdoors=$150 (unless new uniform is needed/pay per item)
All registering athletes MUST submit a CLEAR copy of their birth certificate, completed medical form stamped by a doctor, and all registration forms. (All forms are available HERE). All registrants MUST complete and submit the following forms at the time of registration:
- Club Application Form
- Waiver/Release Form
- PPYRC Medical Form (To Be Completed By A Medical Doctor)
- Birth Certificate (clear photocopy)
ALL FORMS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
All checks and money orders must be payable to: PPYRC
A parent MUST be present at the time of registration. Child is optional, but recommended for sizing purposes.