|WELCOME TO THE 2018 TRACK & FIELD SEASON
The Central Florida Gliders Track & Field program is open to boys and girls age division 9 and older. Our pre-season/conditioning practice starts on January 16th through March 6th at Sanlando Park. The conditioning program focuses on sprint, jumps and throws training as well as agility, flexibility, and endurance with a cost of $100.00. However, if you pay the full club registration fee (new or returning athletes) by 1/16, the 1st week of conditioning, the $100.00 conditioning fee will be waved. This means you will get 2 free months of conditioning when you pay the full club fee by the first practice on 1/16/18 at 5pm. After that date, the $100.00 fee will apply.
The outdoor Track & Field season starts with an information/registration meeting and practice at Sanlando Park on March 6th and runs through the first week in August culminating with the AAU and/or USATF National Championships. Athletes may continue to join through the end of April (end of May for high school and experienced athletes).
Practices will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday(including some Wednesdays & Saturdays) at Sanlando Park and later at the Lake Brantley track in Altamonte Springs from 6:00-7:30 . To join the Gliders, simply fill out the online registration form and pay online or by check at the next scheduled practice. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 YOUTH TRACK SEASON SCHEDULE
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2012 Track Season Summary
The Gliders began the season with practice starting in February this year, but didn’t have the kick-off registration meeting until the first week of March. Practice continued through March and April when the Gliders started competing in local meets. At the end of April, the Gliders hosted its 20th Annual Spring Track Classic which was attended by over 700 athletes from Florida and the southeast. Since it was an Olympic year, we had a lot more athletes in the Open division trying to get Olympic trial marks. This year we had a bigger international field with athletes from the UK, Caribbean, Africa, Canada and Germany. As a result, many meet records were broken.
In May, high school Gliders competed in the district, regional and state championships with several Gliders named to the Central Florida Track Honor Roll. Later in May, the team competed in the Golden South and the annual Baytaf Classic in Clearwater. In June the Gliders competed at the CoachO meet at Lake Brantley, the AAU National Qualifier in Jacksonville, and the USATF qualifier at Lake Brantley where the club won several regional championships and qualified over 20 athletes for the USATF Jr Olympics track and field nationals in Baltimore, MD and the AAU Nationals in Houston. We had two college Gliders qualify for the regional and national NCAA Championships which were in Jacksonville and Des Moines, Iowa respectively. We also had one athlete win a USA Jr. National 1st place Gold medal championship and qualified to represent the US at the Jr. World Championships in Saransk, Russia. In the second week of July, several Gliders won medals at the AAU Club Nationals at the Disney Wide World of Sports.
At the end of the July, the Gliders had 12 athletes compete in the USATF Jr. Olympics track & field Championships in Baltimore, MD., winning 4 medals including a Gold Medal National Championship Title. In August, the Gliders concluded the season with the annual picnic at Rock Springs Park where the athletes and coaches were recognized.
Many thanks go to the Track Shack, Kohls, Publix, Albertson’s and a host of other sponsors that made this track season possible. Visit our web site and our Facebook page for detailed results and pictures.
The Gliders Coaching and Management Staff
2011 Track Season Summary
The Gliders began the season with our kick-off meeting in March and practice started later in the second week. In May, high school Gliders competed in the district, regional and state championships with several Gliders named to the Central Florida Track Honor Roll.
The Gliders again hosted the 19th Annual Spring Track Classic which was attended by over 700 athletes and over 13 records were broken. Later in May, the team competed in the annual BAYTAF Classic in Clearwater. In June the Gliders competed at the CoachO meet at Lake Brantley and then next week the AAU National Qualifier in Jacksonville where the club won several regional championships and qualified 23 athletes for the AAU Jr. Olympics in New Orleans. Earlier in the spring, one of our athletes competed internationally in the race walk at the Pan American Games and also the Jr. Nationals setting record times. We also had a college Glider win Gold in the triple jump at the Junior Nationals and a spot on the USA International team. At the end of June at the USATF Youth Outdoor Nationals in Myrtle Beach, SC., the Gliders earned 4 medals with 2 Gold medals in the race walk events. In the second week of July, several Gliders won medals at the AAU Club Nationals at Disney and more of our athletes qualified for the AAU Jr. Olympics.
At the end of the July, the Gliders had 15 athletes compete in the AAU Jr. Olympics in New Orleans, winning 7 medals including 2 Gold Medal National Championship Titles. In August, the Gliders concluded the season with the annual picnic at Rock Springs Park where the athletes and coaches were recognized.
Many thanks go to Altamonte Springs Recreation, Track Shack, Kohls, Publix, and a host of other sponsors that made this track season possible. Visit www.cfgliders.com for pictures and detailed results.