HRK Eagles Homeschool Co-Ed
Track Running Club
Registration has closed.
This year we will be running as an HRK Track Running Club. Each week we will be learning the dynamics of running different distances (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 meters) and how to pace yourself for these distances. Practices will consist of warmups, cooldowns, running activities, and field games. There will be no school competitions this season.
*Please note, all team correspondence will be done via email and text directly from Coach Fleener, NOT through the HRK website. When registering, please write legibly and double-check all your information before mailing it in. (See "Registration" below.)
The minimum number of athletes for the season is 20.
Who: HRK Track Running Club is for kids grades 4th-high school (20 person minimum)
When & Where: Thursdays at Old School Forest Preserve, Shelter D from 3:30-5:00. Please arrive 5 minutes early so you are ready to run promptly at 3:30.
First day of practice will be March 25th.
Last day of practice (team party) will be May 27th.
Cost: $30 per child with registration postmarked by March 17th. Late registration fee is $45 per child.
Sorry, no refunds for the season.
Parent Volunteers: Parent volunteers are always needed, especially if a coach cannot be at practice. Please let Coach Fleener know if you are willing to be a substitute coach when needed.
Weather: Track is an outdoor sport. Be prepared to run in rain, heat, and cold. If a practice is canceled, you should be notified by 2:00 P.M. that day. Practice changes will be communicated this year via text message and email directly from Coach Fleener. Please make sure your athlete comes prepared with layers of clothes. A hat or headband are highly recommended on windy cold days to protect ears. Have extra shoes and towels for your car on days where the trails and fields are wet and muddy. More information on what to wear can be found on our equipment page.
COVID-19 Health Precautions/Expectations:
•Maintain social distance by being 6 feet apart whenever possible.
•Masks shall be worn when social distance cannot be maintained, but will not be worn while running and warming up.
•Athletes and coaches should not attend practice if they have a fever of >100.4 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, chills. cough, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, runny nose nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell) or if you have been exposed to somebody who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
•Players will not share water bottles. Water and disposable cups will be provided if you forget your water bottle.
•Hand sanitizer will be provided at practice.
Team Verses: Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) "... but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
-All athletes are expected to give the coaches their full attention during practices. Athletes will show respect to coaches both in attitude and in word. (If a coach is speaking, you are not speaking.)
-Swearing will not be tolerated.
-Athletes must communicate frequently with the coaches telling them in advance if they will not be at practice.
-Athletes must come dressed for the weather and ready for practices. Shirts must be kept on and shorts must be worn over leggings and spandex.
-Show good sportsmanship by encouraging your teammates and cheering them on. Seek to treat others with love and respect. Gossip or slandering of other athletes, parents, or coaches on the field, off the field, or on social media will not be tolerated. If concerns or differences arise, go address the matter directly with the person and do so in love, and with compassion and humility. (Ephesians 4:29-32; Romans 12:9-18; Matthew 22:36-40)
-We encourage co-ed friendships, but there will be no public displays of affection.
-No cell phones. No earbuds. Personal devices and cell phones are not allowed during practice unless it is to contact a parent. Earbuds are not allowed during practice. Body awareness (breathing, pace, etc) is important to athletic improvement. Headphones/earbuds can detract from this. They also decrease your awareness of traffic, bikers, other runners, or dogs, especially while we are on trail runs.
-Nutrition and hydrating: Come hydrated to practice. You should slowly be drinking water all day. You should be finished hydrating (max 40 ounces, less for younger/smaller kids) 2 hours before a practice. You should also be finished with a meal 2 hours before a practice. If you need a snack, try to make it a 100-calorie healthy snack 1 hour before practice. Failing to follow these guidelines could result in cramping, stomachaches, vomiting, and overheating. Sleep well and eat a healthy diet. It goes without saying: live a drug-free, alcohol-free life
-Parents are responsible for helping get their runners to practice and meets on time as well as picking up on time. If your runner arrives late to practice, they will miss warm-ups and be at a higher risk for injury. If you know you will be late, please communicate this with the head coach. Please be prompt for pickup. All of us coaches are volunteers and live busy lives. If you drop off your child and leave, you must stay in the area on days that have a high chance for lightening should practice end early.
Please also read HRK Inc.’s Parent Expectations.
HRK Eagles, Inc. Mission Statement: To provide competitive sports for students who seek to honor God through athletics.
Philosophy: We believe that God gives physical abilities that can be developed and used to bring Him glory. We provide competitive sports to homeschool families in order to facilitate spiritual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Devotions, character-building, skill development, and prayer are an integral part of the program. It is our desire that Jesus Christ be expressed and glorified in the lives of coaches, parents, and players in both words and actions.
HRK stands for…
HONOR in Athletics,
RIGHTEOUSNESS through Christ,
KINDNESS in Action.
Proverbs 21:21 “Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.”
Updated on March 21, 2021.