Founded in the spring of 2001, the New Fairfield "Flash" Track Club is a non-profit community organization of middle school-age student participants and adult volunteers from New Fairfield and Sherman.
The founders of Flash were John Warrington, Janet Simons and Jim Keller.
The Flash is a member club of the USA Track & Field (USATF) and is not directly affiliated with the New Fairfield Schools or New Fairfield Parks & Recreation. Our coaches and organizers are volunteers. We do this for the love of the sport and of the children of our town.
Spring is our track and field season and fall is our cross-country season. Practices consist of fitness training, skill learning, and team building. Meets include team events (against local schools & clubs) and open events (individual competitions and championships). All 5th through 8th-grade boys and girls are eligible to participate regardless of experience or ability. We have no cuts and no bench - everyone competes!
Parents should alert coaches if their child is injured or cannot participate in meets. We also encourage and need parent volunteers for help in club organizing, meet officiating and coaching/teaching.