Club Expectations and New Member Information

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.

 

BASIC PROGRAM DETAILS:

Approximate Dates for Seasons: 

Fall Season / Cross Country

  • September 1-Nov 30 (National Championships first and second week in December)
  • Practice site in Prospect Park 4:00pm-6:00pm

Winter Season / Indoor

  • Dec 1-March 15 (National Championships second week in March)
  • Practice site at Park Slope Armory 4:00pm-6:00pm

Spring Season / Outdoor

  • 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.

Athletes are not permitted to miss more than one regular season meet per season (preferably zero-this is not designed to encourage children to choose 1 to miss).
NO ATHLETE MAY MISS a CHAMPIONSHIP MEET THAT IS HELD LOCALLY. 
It is the expectation that ALL members attend the ASSOCIATION and REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. 
WE WILL NOT ADD ANY ATHLETES OVER OUR ROSTER LIMIT FOR INDOORS. ONLY ATHLETES WHO PARTICIPATE IN CROSS COUNTRY WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO BE ON THE INDOOR TEAM. We must comply with roster limits for the YMCA Park Slope Armory.

 

REGISTRATION, FEES, PAPERWORK:

New Members-$275-(Includes uniform, league membership/insurance/entries for FIRST season)

Returning Members-Cross Country=$175 (no uniform included)

Returning Members-Indoors=$175 (no uniform included)

Returning Members-Outdoors=$175 (no uniform included)

All registering athletes MUST submit a CLEAR copy of their birth certificate, completed medical form stamped by a doctor, parent waiver and application form.

All forms can be found here: https://ppyrc.org/pages/forms

Online Registration can be found here: https://ppyrc.org/pages/registration

Pay for registration here: https://ppyrc.org/collections/registration-payment

 

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (NEW MEMBERS ONLY)  will be held on:

Date: Wednesday August 30th, September 6th, September 13th (based on any remaining spots)

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Park Slope Performing Arts / 135 Windsor Place / BK NY 11215