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POSTED 1/24/20

PLAN TO JOIN the Tidewater Striders’ New Energy Youth 2020 Running Team

New Energy is an informal youth group training together to improve their times in road races as well as their performance in track and field and cross-country events sanctioned by the USA Track and Field (USATF) and AAU. Motivations vary from those who simply enjoy running, to those who are goal oriented and recognize the need to train in order to perform well in races. With its group approach to running practices, New Energy provides a fun, sociable forum for running preparation and development.

New Energy welcomes all youth runners, ages 6-14, regardless of ability. Practices are informal, and participants are encouraged to attend as many as possible. Runners must have a good pair of running shoes to avoid injuries. Uniforms, Warm ups and other gear can be purchased, but are optional. Membership in the Tidewater Striders is required by the third practice in order to participate in sessions and compete on a team basis in Track and Relay teams. The cost is $12.00 per year or $18.00 for two years. The Team participates in road races held in the Tidewater area, which are part of the Youth Grand Prix 1-mile series and are sponsored by local organizations such as school PTAs. Check race flyers for specific information.

Coaching is provided by volunteers who are Tidewater Striders members. Again this year, Steve Sheppard and Angelo Celesia will provide leadership for our program. Other running enthusiasts/parents will also assist.

New Energy provides youth runners and their families an enriching environment which can be a building block to the youth runners’ future. In the past, New Energy runners attended National Cross Country and Track and Field Championships around the Country. Many previous New Energy runners are currently participating with high school and college teams where they have excelled in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field with All State and National recognition. New Energy has produced numerous All-American medalists, State Champs and one National Champion in Cross Country.

THIS YEAR, there is a NEW Advanced training Level for ages 15-19. This group will be coached by some of our local High School Cross Country Coaches. This Advanced training begins August 12th.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Strict COV-19 protocol rules will apply, including daily temperature checks as well as signed waivers…NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please REVIEW our COVID-19 Group Run Guidelines here:

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

NEW TRAINING SCHEDULE

YOUTH AGES 6-14

New Energy Team Training   – Visit  http://www.liveanswer.net/newenergy/NewEnergy.html for more detailed info and online signup.

Virginia Beach Training Site:  Starts Sept 15, 2020   – Tuesdays /Thursdays, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Mt. Trashmore (Meet near the Kid’s Cove area facing South Blvd).  Tnwalsh43@gmail.com

Suffolk Training Site:  Starts Sept 14 – Sleepy Hole Park, Mondays/Thursdays       5:30-6:30 pm.  Meet near front Playground/Picnic Area.  NewEnergySuffolk@gmail.com

Norfolk Training Site: Starts Sept 17 –  Lakewood Park, Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Meet in the first parking lot on the left after passing the Park Office. Dave@mediationhamptonroads.com

Chesapeake Training Site: Starts Sept 15 – Chesapeake City Park, Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:00–6:30 pm.  Meet at the cabana opposite the skate park. frank.scaringello@gmail.com

Peninsula Training Site:  Starts Sept 15 – Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Menchville High School track. The track is beyond the tennis courts/baseball field.
newenergy.peninsula@gmail.comPOSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

P.O.W.E.R Training Site: Starts Sept 15 – Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Mt. Trashmore (near Kids Cove). P.O.W.E.R. (Program Of Wonderfully Exceptional Runners) is an outreach running program designed especially for children with exceptional needs. kimberly.borges@phmloans.com

ADVANCED AGES 15-19

COACH RHUEKevin.Rhue@VBSchools.com
Monday – First Landing Park 64th Street entrance @9AM
Wednesday – Mt Trashmore (Kids Cove) @9AM

COACH TATEnewenergy.peninsula@gmail.com
Wednesday – Newport News Park horse stable off Ft. Eustis Blvd at 6:30am to 8am
Thursday – Yorktown Beach – Met at Ben & Jerry’s 6:30am to 8am

COACH KIDDdwkidd88@gmail.com
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri – Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area at the corner of Shell Road and Northampton Blvd ay 7:45am
Thursday – Mt Trashmore @7:45am

COACH DOANlannyxctf@gmail.com
Monday thru Thursday- First Landing State Park – Shore Drive Entrance at 8am
Friday – First Landing State Park – 64th Street and Access Road at 8am

COACH VOLKMANbill.volkman@cpschools.com
Monday – Oak Grove Lake Park (OGLP) at 7:25am
Wednesday -MT or BMP (Weather Permitting) at 7:25am
Saturday – First Landing State Park at 7:25am

COACH SHEPPARDnewenergysuffolk@gmail.com
Tuesday / Thursday – Windsor Castle Park Main Parking Lot, Smithfield during August until Sept 3rd
Monday thru Thursday – Windsor Castle Park 3:30PM beginning Sept 8th

COACH NESTOR: TBD

For more information, contact:

Coach Angelo Celesia: acelesia@aol.com   757-288-7715

Dan Edwards, Chairman of the Tidewater Strider Youth Committee: lionrun@aol.com 757-495-3551

To SIGN UP AND REGISTER FOR OUR TEAM

Use our Online web form: New Energy Youth Running Team

(Also, you may contact: coach@tidewaterstriders.com or call 757-288-7715)