Western CT Flash - Winter Track
Established in 2001, the New Fairfield Flash Track Club has sponsored Cross Country and Spring Track and Field teams for middle school aged athletes from New Fairfield and Sherman.
We are excited that we will now be sponsoring the Western Connecticut Flash for the ‘off-seasons’ of winter track and summer track. The WC Flash will still be open to athletes from New Fairfield & Sherman. but also from Bethel and other surrounding towns.
Coaches Jim Keller and Shawn Sorbello are both highly experienced youth and high school track coaches and will be leading the new club in its inaugural season. As head coaches, they are joined by a group of enthusiastic and experienced assistant coaches who will continue the Flash philosophy of allowing athletes to select the events they want to do while steering athletes in the direction of where their abilities may lie.
WHO: Boys and girls, 3rd to 8th grade.
SEASON: December though mid-March.
EVENTS: 55 meters to 3000 meter races. Relays, hurdles, long jump, high jump, triple jump and shot put. Competition is age-based. (i.e. 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14).
MEETS: Most meets will take place at Hillhouse High School, New Haven, CT.
COST: $170 for the season which includes a team shirt. Additional costs as needed will be USA Track & Field membership ($20), meet entry fees and optional additional team apparel.
PRACTICES: Bethel Track & Field Training Center, Bethel, CT (next to Bethel High School)
Dec- Practices at Danbury Sports Dome while Bethel facility is being finalized
Jan- Practices on Fridays (6:30-8) and Sundays (2:30-4), plus Wednesday, Jan. 22 (6:30-8)
Feb/early March- Practices on Wednesday & Fridays (6:30-8), plus Sundays (2:30-4 when no meets)
2019-2020 Winter Meet Schedule
Thursday, Dec. 27: Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival (Staten Island, NY)
Sunday, Jan. 5: Central CT Jaguars Youth Invitational (New Haven)
Sunday, Jan. 12: Hillhouse Youth Meet (New Haven)
Sunday, Jan. 26: Southern CT Youth Invite (Hillhouse H.S.- New Haven)
Sunday, Feb. 9: USATF State Championship (Hillhouse H.S. -New Haven)
Monday, Feb. 17: Armory Youth Championships (Manhattan, NY)
Sunday, March 1: 2020 Northeast Indoor Classic (Boston, MA)
Friday, Mar. 20- Sunday, Mar. 22: USATF Hershey Indoor Nationals (Staten Island, NY)