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The 2017 track season is here and the Sonics are ready to get things ramped up! We will have our first practice sessions this coming Saturday, February 18. The north side practice will be held at 10:00 AM at Klein High School, 16715 Stuebner Airline Rd., Spring, and the south side practice will be at 1:00 PM at Sharpstown High School, 7504 Bissonnet St., Houston. You can expect these sessions to last roughly 90 minutes.
If you’re a first-time visitor, be sure to dress your child(ren) appropriately for the weather and have comfortable running shoes and plenty of water to drink. These sessions won’t be intense; we will just be going through basic conditioning and fundamental running technique. If you are unsure about whether track is going to be the right program to commit your child(ren) to, just bring them out, meet the coaches and we will give them a taste of what it’s all about. There is no commitment to sign up. We will have registration details available if and when you are ready to jump in.
We hope to see you all this Saturday!
For those of you preparing for the upcoming AAU Junior Olympics, here is the tentative schedule. We are not sure at this time when the final schedule will be posted, but past experience informs us that there will not likely be any significant changes made, perhaps only some minor tweaks to the starting times.
Also, we have just learned that there will be an all-comers meet this Saturday, July 16, at Cy-Ridge High School which can serve as a good final tune-up for the Junior Olympics, although it’s not limited to Junior Olympics qualifiers.
Calling all Sonics coaches! We’re prepared to kick off the 2016 season with our annual coaches meeting to be held on Saturday, February 6 at 10:00 AM at Hearne Elementary, 13939 Rio Bonito, Houston 77083. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.
I recently came across this interesting article which is especially relevant for high school athletes in various sports who have their sights set on competing at the collegiate level.
Sonics athlete Michelle Mayer won the Female Overall award on Saturday, September 12 at the Be The Match Walk+Run held in Sugar Land. Her time in the 5K race was 23:34, more than a full minute ahead of the second place finisher.
On Sunday, September 13 at 3:00 PM, the Sonics will host their annual picnic for the athletes and their families who participated during the 2015 season. The picnic will be held at George Bush Park, 16756 Westheimer Pkwy, Houston, Pavilion #2. Come join us for an afternoon of food, fun, and reflection on the many accomplishments of our fine young athletes.
For you families traveling to Virginia for the upcoming Junior Olympics, be sure to check out the Fun Pass, which offers a variety of discounts for local attractions. I suspect they will be including a Fun Pass flyer in the athlete packets, but if not, you can always refer to this link to get the details.
Raising funds to support your team has never been easier! Fiesta’s program lists common grocery items of which you can save the proof-of-purchase labels and turn them in to Coach Camille for redemption. Just print out the form and keep it handy in your kitchen as a reminder to check before discarding your empty packages.
Long-time Sonics athlete, Jeremy Smith, was just named MVP of the McDonald’s Texas Invitational high school basketball tournament in the Division I Silver bracket. Jeremy, a 6’3″ junior forward, plays for Ft. Bend Marshall who ended up winning the consolation final over College Park, 50-45.