Registration is open! Join the New Fairfield Flash Spring Track Team. Run! Jump! Throw! No experience necessary! Spring 2017 Registration Form
Coach Jim Ogden will be returning for his sixth year as head coach. He will be assisted by Jim Keller, Janet Simons, Rick Hudson and Pete Pomeroy.
Practice is TENTATIVELY set for Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturday - 9 AM to 11 AM pending approval of the practice times by the NFHS Athletic Director. Practice will start Monday, March 20th.
So sign up now and we'll look forward to a great track season!
There are no middle school sponsored sports in New Fairfield, so the New Fairfield Flash Track Club was founded to fill that gap for track & field and cross country athletes.
Our program is open to kids from 5th to 8th grade from New Fairfield and Sherman. During the fall we have a Cross Country program from the beginning of September to early November.
During the spring from March to June, we run a track and field program. We offer running events from the 100 meters to the 1600 meters and hurdles. We also have field events: long jump, high jump, discus and shot put. Sign up for the spring program will start in January.
In addition to those programs we offer a summer Junior Olympics program for those who want to continue competing through state, regional and national meets. Last year we had seven kids qualify for the national Junior Olympics meet.
Our team philosophy is to let the kids select which events they would like to do and they are welcome to try any and all events. Coaches will try to direct kids to certain events if we see a particular aptitude but we don't force anyone into anything.
There is no bench. Every child participates at every meet they attend. While we highly encourage members to attend every practice and meet, we do not penalize for missing a practice or meet.
Flash has been around for over 15 years. We've had hundreds continue on to run in high school and many continue in college. The team has won team state and league championships. We have also had many, many individual league and state champions.