Arizona Cheetahs Track Club: My Site News

Friday, February 2
The latest news for you
Join us... The last Fundraiser was a success.  I know this is a practice day, but you can order online and pick up on your way home.  Help support your team.  We want to help you get to Nationals but you have to help.  See you guys there.


Friday, February 2
Donations and Sponsorships
Hi guys,

We need your help.... In a push to raise money for Regionals and Nationals and to help support our athletes that cannot afford the costs involved to participate, I have attached our Sponsorship Letter and ask that each of you send out to your friends, coworker and family members.

If you do not like asking for money or don't know what to say, a simple email forwarding my Sponsorship Letter and a note saying:

Hello,

Please see the attached Sponsorship Letter. ___________'s track team is raising money to help support our athletes that cannot afford the costs involved to participate. Any amount helps. Please mail all checks to:

Arizona Cheetahs Track Club, 1417 N Woodside Drive, Chandler, AZ 85224.

Or you can donate online at Donate Now

Thank you for support!!!



Friday, February 2
Entries - Track Meet - February 10th at Yongkers High School
 
 
Hello,

Next track meet will be on Saturday, February 10th at Youngkers High School, 3000 S Apache Road, Buckeye, AZ 85326 at 8am. ALL athletes should be there by 7am and sit in the first section closest to the finish line..... 9/10 parents will be scheduled to work the clerking table.

Please check the Entry Sheets for accuracy.  Entries are due to be turned in each Tuesday the week of a track meet. IF YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE RUNNING IN THIS MEET, PLEASE LET ME KNOW NO LATER THAN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018.

We will not be wearing uniforms again in this track meet.  If you have a uniform, please DO NOTwear it. Please have your child wear black shorts or tights and a red shirt.  Preferably tight fitting or compression type wear.
 
This meet has indoor events please check sheets for events.  Those listed in a field event must practice on Monday.    
  • Uniforms have been ordered.
  • If your child is not listed and will be competing in track meets, please send their name, parents name and date of birth to azcheetahs@yahoo.com.  Those doing training only should not be listed.
SIDE NOTE:  THE FLAGSTAFF MEET WILL BE REPLACED WITH A REGULAR MEET TO BE HELD AT CHANDLER HIGH.  WE WILL HAVE CONCESSIONS AT THIS MEET.  MORE DETAILS TO COME. 

 Entry sheets are below:

 
CLERKING SCHEDULE WILL BE SENT OUT ON WEDNESDAY.
Thanks and Have a Blessed Day
Arizona Cheetahs Track Club
 


Wednesday, January 31
Flagstaff Meet Cancelled
Good Morning.....

We are sad to announce that the 27th Annual Indoor Classic in Flagstaff has been cancelled.  We received the following email from our Association President last night.

Due to scheduling conflict on February 18, 2017, at the Northern Arizona University Walk-Up Skydome the 27th Annual Indoor Classic will be cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone. If you have any questions please contact Clif McKenzie, Arizona 

USATF President.
Clif McKenzie, USATF Arizona 

We are checking on what alternatives we have.  As soon as I know more I will advise.


Tuesday, January 30
FLAGSTAFF HOTEL
Please do not call the hotel until instructed to do so.  If you need an extra room or need to make any changes please contact us.


Monday, January 29
GOOD NEWS!!!
Good Morning.... Just wanted to make sure everyone knew that we are on the track tonight. We will be back on the field on Tuesday due to a soccer game, then back at the track on Thursday and every practice thereafter.

I have attached a spreadsheet you can use to track your child's times. It is a good way for them to visually see their progress.... Progress Report
Looking forward to an awesome year.

Sincerely,

The Arizona Cheetahs Coaching Staff


Sunday, January 28
Results are Posted - Next Meet Saturday, February 10th, Youngkers High School
 
 
Results are posted - Go online to Meet Results and see how your child did.  What a great meet it was... The kids did really well.  Parents please remember to be patient and give them time to develop and grow.

Clerking Table - Thank you to the parents who showed up for their shift and worked the clerking table and the concession stands... Your help and support is mucho appreciated.  We definitely have the best parents ever.   Parents please show up and work your shift and if you cannot work, please assign someone to take your spot.   

 

FEES

Everyone should have at least $150 on the books.  If you do not please send me an email ASAP.  As always, if  you can donate extra please do.

 

Next Meet - Saturday, February 10th at 8am... Please be at the track no later than 7:00am
It was good seeing everyone sitting together at the finish line.  Please continue to sit together as a team.... This meet will have Indoor events that will be run in Flagstaff. 
Please send an email if your child will not be running in this meet, to azcheetahs@yahoo.com.


Thursday, January 25
URGENT REQUESTS - CONCESSIONS AT THE JANUARY 27TH TRACK MEET
 
 
Hi guys,

As you all know we have concessions at the 1st track meet Saturday, January 27, 2018. 

Coach Norine will need help starting at 7am on Saturday, January 27th.  She is not feeling well so all help would be greatly appreciated.

 

If anyone can help Coach Norine anytime Friday, please contact her directly at 480-330-5615 to see what she needs.

 

If you have a truck that can be loaded with items, please let us know ASAP!!!

 

Concession schedule has been sent out.  Please check your slot and show up on time.

 

What do we still need? SODA, CANDY, CHIPS, COOKIES. Homemade items sell best so please bring any home cooked dishes directly to the track meet on Saturday.

  
The concessions are used as fundraisers to help athletes who cannot afford to pay their fees and/or travel.  
 

Again we have to make sure the stands & the track are clean so please do not leave without doing your share.  It will be important to clean throughout the track meet... I have assigned some dads to be responsible for clean up throughout the day and making sure everyone is cleaning after the track meet.  Please remember not to leave as it is the entire team's responsibility to stay and clean at the end of the meet.

Thanks and Have a Blessed Day
Arizona Cheetahs Track Club
 


Wednesday, January 24
Entries. Clerking, Concessions - First Track Meet - January27th
 
 
Hello,

The first track meet will be on Saturday, January 27th at Mountain Pointe High School, 4201 E Knox Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044 at 9am. ALL athletes should be there by 8am and sit in the first section closest to the finish line.  8 and under parents will do clerking... everyone will do concessions.

We will not be wearing uniforms in the first 2 track meets.  If you have a uniform, please DO NOTwear it. Please have your child wear black shorts or tights and a red shirt.  Preferably tight fitting or compression type wear.
 
Entry sheets are below as well as the clerking and concession schedules.

 
If anyone can come help Coach Norine on Friday, please contact her directly at 480-330-5615 to see what she needs. 
 
Each family is required to donate 2 cases of Water and 1 case of Gatorade.  If you can do more please do.... you can bring extra water and Gatorade or Capri Suns, Soda, Candy, Chips, Cookies and other nonperishable items for the team to sale. Please bring your items to practice and give to a coach.  If you have a truck to load with water and Gatorade please let us know. 
  
The concessions are used as fundraisers to help athletes who cannot afford to pay their fees and/or travel.  If you have any connections for pizza, buns, hot dogs, links, hamburgers or any other items we can sell or can donate these items let us know.
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERYONE ON THE TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HELPING WITH CLEAN UP AFTER THE MEET. We have to make sure the stands & the track are clean so please do not leave without doing your share.  It will be important to clean throughout the track meet...I have assigned the following dads to keep trash at bay throughout the day so we are not there cleaning all night.  Others can help. Trash bags are at concessions:

Tyrae Word
Demetrius Warren
Hiram Dominguez
Justin Sims
Markel DeVorce
Brian Barrett
Thanks and Have a Blessed Day
Arizona Cheetahs Track Club
 


Monday, January 22
CONCESSIONS AT THE JANUARY 27TH TRACK MEET
 
 
Hi guys,

We have concessions at the 1st track meet on January 27, 2018 which will be held at Mountain Pointe High School. 

We will need help starting at 7am on Saturday, January 27th.  If anyone can come help Coach Norine on Friday, please contact her directly at 480-330-5615 to see what she needs.  If you know of someone who needs community service hours, please send me their name ASAP so they can be scheduled.  Allparents with kids running will be scheduled for concessions but there will be an age group assigned to clerking.

 

Each family is required to donate 2 cases of Water and 1 case of Gatorade If you can do more please do.... you can bring extra water and Gatorade or Capri Suns, Soda, Candy, Chips, Cookies and other nonperishable items for the team to sale. Please start bringing your items to practice now.
  
The concessions are used as fundraisers to help athletes who cannot afford to pay their fees and/or travel.  If you have any connections for pizza, buns, hot dogs, links, hamburgers or any other items we can sell or can donate these items let us know.

 

We also have to make sure the stands & the track are clean so please do not leave without doing your share.  It will be important to clean throughout the track meet... I am assigning some dads to be responsible for clean up throughout the day and making sure everyone is cleaning after the track meet.  Please remember not to leave as it is the entire team'sresponsibility to stay and clean at the end of the meet.  

 

Please note we are responsible for clean up because we have concessions.

Thanks and Have a Blessed Day
Arizona Cheetahs Track Club
 


Monday, January 22
Entries - First Track Meet - January27th at Mountain Pointe High School
 
 
 Hello,

The first track meet will be on Saturday, January 27th at Mountain Pointe High School, 4201 E Knox Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044  at 9am. ALL athletes should be there by 8am and sit in the first section closest to the finish line.  8 and under parents will do clerking... everyone will do concessions.

We have concessions at this meet.  It is our only one for the year.  Please read separate email on this.

All athletes will run in this developmental meet.  Please note that your child will not
be entered into the meet if we have not received some sort of payment and paperwork unless you have contacted us.... no exceptions!!!

Please check the Entry Sheets for accuracy.  Entries are due to be turned in each Tuesday the week of a track meet.  I will be doing entries tonight.  IF YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE RUNNING IN THIS MEET, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP.

We will not be wearing uniforms in the first 2 track meets.  If you have a uniform, please DO NOTwear it. Please have your child wear black shorts or tights and a red shirt.  Preferably tight fitting or compression type wear.
 
Most of the athletes will run the 100, 200, 400 with a few exceptions depending on age and if you are a distance runner or thrower.   
  • Uniforms have been ordered.
  • If you have not responded regarding Flagstaff please do so ASAP.  I have 3 rooms left.
  • If your child is not listed and will be competing in track meets, please send their name, parents name and date of birth to azcheetahs@yahoo.com.  Those doing training only should not be listed.
 Entry sheets are below:

 
CLERKING & CONCESSION SCHEDULE WILL BE SENT OUT ON WEDNESDAY.
Thanks and Have a Blessed Day
Arizona Cheetahs Track Club
 


Sunday, January 21
26th Annual Indoor Classic - Flagstaff

If you need a room I need to know by Monday, January 22, 2018.....

 

 

26th Annual Indoor Classic Details:  
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.  Track meet starts are 8:00am.
  • All athletes need to be at the track by 7:00am wearing Black and Red (No athlete should have on any other colors, including undergarments).
  • This is a great indoor meet and has participants from other states.  Everyone should try to attend.  Please note that there is no school on Monday, February 19th - Presidents Day. 
  • All athletes are eligible to participate in this meet. Majority of the team will go up on Saturday and stay overnight and some even stay until Monday as the meet ends late on Sunday.
  • Please email us at azcheetahs@yahoo.com if you need a room with Your Name, Arrival Date, Departure date, Phone Number, Child's Name.
We will be staying at the Embassy Suites, 706 S Milton Road, Flagstaff,  AZ 86001. The room rate is $129.00 a night plus tax, includes a free cooked to order breakfast and complimentary drinks.  
 
High Schoolers can and will participate in the meet. Please let me know as soon as possible if your high schooler will be competing in Flagstaff.
 
DO NOT CALL THE HOTEL TO RESERVE - Please send me an email.  You will be notified after the rooming list is complete when you can call.  Guys we obtained a discount and are under contract to use a certain number of rooms.  If you sign up for a room, please do not call and cancel or even worst just not show up because the team will be liable.  I need to know of all changes and/or decisions regarding rooms whether the room is confirmed on your credit card or not.

Please email us at azcheetahs@yahoo.com if you will need a room for this meet.  I need to know the following:

 

Your Name, Arrival Date, Departure date, Phone Number, Child's Name

 

If you are attending, but do not need a hotel room, please let me know via email.

 

If you are sharing a room I need to know. 

If you would like to share a room please let me know that as well as there may be someone else that wants to share as well.
  

 


Friday, January 19
REMINDER - MANDATORY PRACTICE SATURDAY
Practice will be held at Corona High School, 1001 East Knox Road, Tempe on Saturday at 7:45 am we will be done by 9am.

We want to have some track time before our first meet. 
I have noticed several athletes missing a lot of practice.... especially on days designated as hard workout days. Remember we cannot get better if we are missing practice.

Please be there!!

Hard work beats talent every time when talent fail to work hard.

Also, if you have used spikes to donate please bring to practice on Saturday... The team will also have used spikes. We are not sure what sizes are available and it is first come first serve.



Friday, January 19
Missing Applications & Birth Certificates
I have several athletes that are practicing without any paperwork turned in. Please, please, please turn in your Applications & Birth Certificates ASAP!!!

If you turned your paperwork in please disregard.




Friday, January 19
Your 2018 Track Fees Are Past Due
Past Due Fees

If you have already made payments or talked to us about your payment please disregard....

Your payment is now past due.  Every athlete should have at least $150 on the books.  Please contact us ASAP if you have not done so already.

You can also pay online by clicking below.
Please note there is a transaction fee that the system charges.



Wednesday, January 17
MANDATORY PRACTICE SATURDAY
Practice will be held at Corona High School, 1001 East Knox Road, Tempe on Saturday at 7:45 am we will be done by 9am.

Please be there!!


Saturday, January 13
26th Annual Indoor Classic - Flagstaff

If you need a room I need to know by Monday, January 22, 2018.....

 

 

26th Annual Indoor Classic Details:  
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.  Track meet starts are 8:00am.
  • All athletes need to be at the track by 7:00am wearing Black and Red (No athlete should have on any other colors, including undergarments).
  • This is a great indoor meet and has participants from other states.  Everyone should try to attend.  Please note that there is no school on Monday, February 19th - Presidents Day. 
  • All athletes are eligible to participate in this meet. Majority of the team will go up on Saturday and stay overnight and some even stay until Monday as the meet ends late on Sunday.
  • Please email us at azcheetahs@yahoo.com if you need a room with Your Name, Arrival Date, Departure date, Phone Number, Child's Name.
We will be staying at the Embassy Suites, 706 S Milton Road, Flagstaff,  AZ 86001. The room rate is $129.00 a night plus tax, includes a free cooked to order breakfast and complimentary drinks.  
 
High Schoolers can and will participate in the meet. Please let me know as soon as possible if your high schooler will be competing in Flagstaff.
 
DO NOT CALL THE HOTEL TO RESERVE - Please send me an email.  You will be notified after the rooming list is complete when you can call.  Guys we obtained a discount and are under contract to use a certain number of rooms.  If you sign up for a room, please do not call and cancel or even worst just not show up because the team will be liable.  I need to know of all changes and/or decisions regarding rooms whether the room is confirmed on your credit card or not.

Please email us at azcheetahs@yahoo.com if you will need a room for this meet.  I need to know the following:

 

Your Name, Arrival Date, Departure date, Phone Number, Child's Name

 

If you are attending, but do not need a hotel room, please let me know via email.

 

If you are sharing a room I need to know. 

If you would like to share a room please let me know that as well as there may be someone else that wants to share as well.
  

 


Friday, January 12
What To Do At Home
 
 
THIS IS FOR EVERYONE - ALL AGE GROUPS

While watching TV or just sitting around at home, there are exercises you can do to get better and faster.

Please remember to start low and increase time and reps as strength increases. 
  
Push-ups increase upper-body strength - particularly in the chests, the front of our shoulders and the back of the arms. Push-ups can also help with toning the abdomen and hip flexors if done properly.  Some of the form problems are due to strength and push ups help.  Arms and chest should be lowered to the floor for a challenge, hold before coming back up
 
Crunches increase abdominal strength - the abs play an important role in overall muscularity and strength. The abs help pull the trunk of the body toward the lower body and is involved in every exercise we do.  It is the center of our strength. Hands behind head, legs bent then rise up toward knees but do not come all the way up.  Again for challenge, hold in upward motion before lowering back down

One of the greatest benefits of stretching is that it increases the length of both your muscles and tendons. This leads to an increased range of movement, which means your limbs and joints can move further before an injury occurs, and stretching helps you move with ease, power and grace. Stretching can help to prevent an injury by promoting recovery, decreasing soreness and ensuring that your muscles and tendons are in good working order. The more conditioned your muscles and tendons are, the better they can handle the rigors of sports and exercise, and the less likely that they'll become injured. There are multiple stretches done at practice and those can be done at home.

Wall sits are used to strengthen and build endurance in the lower body and the trunk of the body (the core). Wall sits strengthen hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteal muscles, and abdominal muscles. Improved strength means improved form and better performance.  Back against the wall then slide down into a sitting position as if in a chair and hold for a count of 10 or more rest and repeat.  Remember to increase time and reps as you get stronger. 
 
Planks involve contracting your muscles against stationary resistance and can help you get past strength-training plateaus and improve energy transference between your upper body and lower body. Plank exercises strengthen core muscles, which include the spine, hip, and abdominal muscles. Your core is your body's foundation. With a strong foundation the arms and legs can function from a stable base and can provide more powercausing you to run faster. A strong core will help your posture, agility and balance. Lie face down, lift your body up by putting your forearms on the ground, elbows directly under the shoulders. Then lift your lower body up so you are on your tiptoes as if you were going to do a pushup. Make sure your feet are shoulder width apart. Keep your body in a straight line from your shoulders to your knees to your ankles, and be careful not to let your knees or butt sinkStart with holding for 15 seconds and repeat 4-6 times. Challenge yourself by holdingyourself all the way up in a pushup position, with your arms extended and your hands directly under your shoulders. Keep your body in a straight line and hold.

Drink lots of Water EVERY day and Eat Right. Please try to cut back on sodas and candy.
Thanks and Have a Blessed Day
Arizona Cheetahs Track Club
 



Friday, January 12
HILL PRACTICE THIS SATURDAY
Let's do this!!!
 
Hill practice will be held at Freestone Park on Saturday, January 13th @ 7:45am. Come out for some preseason training to get ready for this 2018 Track Season.
 
LOCATION:
Freestone Park is located at 401 N Lindsay Rd, in Gilbert between Guadalupe and Elliot (turn in off Lindsay onto Juniper and the team will be immediately to your right by the playground.
 
Run Hills To Get Faster & Stronger - Running hills is a form of resistance training that helps build the muscles in your calves, quads, hamstrings and glutes. You'll also strengthen your hip flexors and Achilles tendons; build speed and strengthen leg muscles. You can also build and improve upper body strength because you are forced to drive your arms harder.

Please reference the "What To Do At Home" email. All ages can start doing these exercises.



Thursday, January 11
Uniform Order Form Deadline Jan 18
Hi guys,

Please click below to provide uniform sizes for your athlete. The form will ask for athletes name, parents email, and athlete's size.  The form also includes pictures.  I will have actual uniforms for you to see at practice.

Deadline Thursday, January 18th.


***Please note that this does not pertain to high school athletes unless you will not run with your high school and only running club.
Thanks for choosing the Arizona Cheetahs.

Sincerely,

The Arizona Cheetah Coaching Staff



Wednesday, January 10
2018 Track Fees
2018 TRACK FEES

Did you know you could pay your fees online....
Please note there is a transaction fee that the system charges.



Wednesday, January 10
ENTRY SHEET CHECK for Jan 27 Meet

Hi guys,

Attached are the entry sheets used for each track meet.  Please review, check your athlete's name and date of birth, and your name.  If there is a mistake, please respond to this email with your corrections.  If someone is missing please send me their information.

If your athlete is a distance runner or thrower, please let me know.


 

Hi guys,

Correct Boys Sheet sttached are the entry sheets used for each track meet. Please review, check your athlete's name and date of birth, and your name. If there is a mistake, please respond to this email with your corrections. If someone is missing please send me their information.

If your athlete is a distance runner or thrower, please let me know.

 



Wednesday, January 10
GET YOUR SPIKES & RUNNING SHOES

Make sure to get your spikes before the 1st track meet. 

Where
SOLE SPORTS
1006 E Warner Rd Ste 104
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 522-2475
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE GENTLY USED SPIKES THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO THE TEAM BY PARENTS. PLEASE INQUIRE IF YOU WANT A PAIR.
 
If you do not get a chance to shop for running shoes and spikes during the special sale, do not fret... The Arizona Cheetahs will get 15% off spikes the entire year.  Just let them know you are with the Arizona Cheetahs Track Club. 


Wednesday, January 10
Sharing Rooms in Flagstaff
If you are interested in sharing a room with another mother and daughter please let me know.  I have others interested in sharing.

After you let me know I will connect the everyone together.

Also, rooms are going fast so if you want a room, I need to know ASAP.


Monday, January 8
26th Annual Indoor Classic - Flagstaff
I need to know if you need a room no later than Monday, January 22, 2018.
 
26th Annual Indoor Classic Details:  
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.  Track meet starts are 8:00am.
  • All athletes need to be at the track by 7:00am wearing Black and Red (No athlete should have on any other colors, including undergarments).
  • This is a great indoor meet and has participants from other states.  Everyone should try to attend.  Please note that there is no school on Monday, February 19th - Presidents Day. 
  • All athletes are eligible to participate in this meet. Majority of the team will go up on Saturday and stay overnight and some even stay until Monday as the meet ends late on Sunday.
  • Please email us at azcheetahs@yahoo.com if you need a room with Your Name, Arrival Date, Departure date, Phone Number, Child's Name.
We will be staying at the Embassy Suites, 706 S Milton Road, Flagstaff,  AZ 86001. The room rate is $129.00 a night plus tax, includes a free cooked to order breakfast and complimentary drinks.  
 
High Schoolers can and will participate in the meet. Please let me know as soon as possible if your high schooler will be competing in Flagstaff.
 
DO NOT CALL THE HOTEL TO RESERVE - Please send me an email.  You will be notified after the rooming list is complete when you can call.  Guys we obtained a discount and are under contract to use a certain number of rooms.  If you sign up for a room, please do not call and cancel or even worst just not show up because the team will be liable.  I need to know of all changes and/or decisions regarding rooms whether the room is confirmed on your credit card or not.

Please email us at azcheetahs@yahoo.com if you will need a room for this meet.  I need to know the following:

 

Your Name, Arrival Date, Departure date, Phone Number, Child's Name

 

If you are attending, but do not need a hotel room, please let me know via email.

 

If you are sharing a room I need to know. 

If you would like to share a room please let me know that as well as there may be someone else that wants to share as well.
  

 


Monday, January 8
Practice Change
There has been a change in the soccer scheduled.... 

Practice will be on the field today and tomorrow.  We will be on the field behind the swimming pool/tennis courts next to the basketball gym (Chandler Blvd & California). Although it is more convenient, please DO NOT part in the lot off Chandler Blvd. Please park in the lot in front of the pool/tennis courts. We will be here all of January while the track is being laid. You will be notified when we are back on the track.
 
Please remember to pick up water bottles and put them in the trash and make sure you have all your clothing, shoes and water containers. If we could get parents to help with policing the area for water bottles and clothing left behind after practice that would be great.

Remember.... Everyone should park in the lot in front of the pool. We DO NOT want anyone parking off Chandler Blvd. We need to know that all kids are being picked up. We do not want to see any kids going that way. We will call them back and have them go out with us. Even if you are at practice. It gets confusing seeing kids run that way and it is too dark to see who they are with.

Thanks for continued support and dedication.

Sincerely,

The Arizona Cheetahs Coaching Staff


Monday, January 8
Important Information
 
 
Practice
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30 (Some Wednesdays and Saturdays but you will be notified ahead of time)

As mentioned at registration, we are on the track Monday (today) and Tuesday.  Starting Thursday, January 11th we are on the field behind the swimming pool/tennis courts next to the basketball gym (Chandler Blvd & California).  Although it is more convenient, please DO NOT part in the lot off Chandler Blvd.  Please park in the lot in front of the pool/tennis courts.  We will be here all of January while the track is being laid.  You will be notified when we are back on the track.

 

Please remember to pick up water bottles and put them in the trash and make sure you have all your clothing, shoes and water containers.  If we could get parents to help with policing the area for water bottles and clothing left behind after practice that would be great.

Remember.... Everyone should park in the lot in front of the pool.  We DO NOT want anyone parking off Chandler Blvd.  We need to know that all kids are being picked up.  We do not want to see any kids going that way. We will call them back and have them go out with us.  Even if you are at practice.  It gets confusing seeing kids run that way and it is too dark to see who they are with.

Soreness
Some of the kids will muscle soreness, aches, tightness, heaviness, and slight pain.  Please note that if your kids are complaining about being sore this is normal.  Everyone is sore in the beginning of the season because they are working muscles that have not been worked.  Even our seasoned athletes and those that participate in other sports get sore in the beginning.  Drink plenty of water (drink more than you are drinking), stretch at home and ice.  You can take ibuprofen if necessary.  The soreness will go away as you get into shape.

Text Alerts 
  
Please sign up for text alerts to stay up to date with last minute changes.  All you have to do is send text that says "azcheetahs" to 84483. 

Payment!
We need payment ASAP

Every child should have at least $150 on the books.  Please let us know if you cannot pay now advising us when you can pay and how the remainder will be paid.  

Paperwork!!!
Paperwork is Mandatory for anyone practicing

Please turn in your paperwork and payment. If we do not have paperwork, your child is not covered under our insurance. Even if you have not made a payment, we need paperwork.  Application Packet and Information Packet

Monthly Parent Meeting!!!
First parent meeting will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 6:00pm

Please come prepared to ask questions and address any concerns you may have.
 
 


Monday, January 8
CONCESSIONS AT THE JANUARY 27TH TRACK MEET
 
 
Hi guys,

We have concessions at the 1st track meet on January 27, 2018 which will be held at Mountain Pointe High School. 

We will need help starting at 7am on Saturday, January 27th.  If anyone can come help Coach Norine on Friday, please contact her directly at 480-330-5615 to see what she needs.  If you know of someone who needs community service hours, please send me their name ASAP so they can be scheduled.  Allparents with kids running will be scheduled for concessions but there will be an age group assigned to clerking.

 

Each family is required to donate 2 cases of Water and 1 case of Gatorade If you can do more please do.... you can bring extra water and Gatorade or Capri Suns, Soda, Candy, Chips, Cookies and other nonperishable items for the team to sale. Please start bringing your items to practice now.
  
The concessions are used as fundraisers to help athletes who cannot afford to pay their fees and/or travel.  If you have any connections for pizza, buns, hot dogs, links, hamburgers or any other items we can sell or can donate these items let us know.

 

We also have to make sure the stands & the track are clean so please do not leave without doing your share.  It will be important to clean throughout the track meet... I am assigning some dads to be responsible for clean up throughout the day and making sure everyone is cleaning after the track meet.  Please remember not to leave as it is the entire team'sresponsibility to stay and clean at the end of the meet.  

 

Please note we are responsible for clean up because we have concessions.

Thanks and Have a Blessed Day
Arizona Cheetahs Track Club
 


Monday, January 8
Events for First Track Meet
Almost all athletes will be put in the 100, 200 and 400 at the first meet.  There are no field events. So in preparation for this meet, if there are athletes who have run before who have run 800, 1500 or 3000, please let me know so they are in their correct events.

Also, if your child is a thrower, please let me know.  They will only be entered into the 100 and 200.


Monday, January 8
First Track Meet - January27th at Mountain Pointe High School
 
 
 Hello,

The first track meet will be on Saturday, January 27th at Mountain Pointe High School... You will receive an email of tips to help you prepare.  The 8 and under parents will do clerking and everyone else will be scheduled for concessions.  Yes we have concessions at the very first meet.  It is our only one for the year.  I will send a separate email on this.

All athletes need to run in this meet.  Please note that your child will not be entered into the meet if we have not received some sort of payment and paperwork by January 18, 2017 unless you have contacted us.... no exceptions!!!

I will turn in entries on Tuesday, January 23rd which means I need to know if you child WILL NOT be running in this meet no later than MONDAY, JANUARY 22nd!!!

We will not be wearing uniforms in this track meet.  If you have a uniform, please DO NOT wear it.  We will wear black shorts or tights and a red shirt.  Preferably tight fitting or compression type wear.
Thanks and Have a Blessed Day
Arizona Cheetahs Track Club
 


Sunday, January 7
Welcome to the 2018 Track Season
Welcome to the Arizona Cheetahs Track Club!
Hello and Welcome,  

Thank you for choosing the Arizona Cheetahs for the 2018 Track Season.  It was really good seeing all the old Cheetahs and meeting the new additions to the Cheetah family.  We will do our best to give your child what they need for success.  As most know practice is every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 unless you are advised otherwise.

I will be sending several informative emails this week.  Please read them all.

As some of you may have noticed, I have already started sending invoices for outstanding balances.  Each athlete should have at least $150 on the books.  I will continue sending invoices to each person for outstanding fees this week.

Please note that we need to have paperwork on every child that is practicing - Even if they are training only and even if you have not paid any fees.  PLEASE TURN IN PAPERWORK!!!
  
PLEASE BE AWARE THE NIGHTS WILL BE COLD AND ALL ATHLETES NEED TO DRESS WARM AND KEEP THEIR CLOTHING ON ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY START TO GET WARM.  As always please drink lots of water.
  
Also, make sure your child leaves with ALL the clothing, shoes and bags they came with.  Please please please make it a habit of asking them if they have their stuff when they get in the car.  We have already started collecting clothing from the clinic.

When leaving practice please also be sure to pick up water bottles, paper, etc. when leaving.   
 
Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Linkedin


Friday, January 5
Fan Gear Ordering
Get your Fan Gear now....

Shop online, enter sizes and make payments directly. Orders will be sent immediately upon ordering.

All competing athletes will receive an Arizona Cheetah T-Shirt along with their uniform. 
Please text "azcheetahs" to 84483 to get instant text message updates.


Friday, January 5
Who's Ready...
We can't wait to see everyone tomorrow.... Chandler High Track 9am.

What do I need to bring:
Paperwork
2 copies of birth certificate
Payment
Come prepared to workout


Tuesday, January 2
GET YOUR SPIKES & RUNNING SHOES
You're invited to the
Arizona Cheetahs' Special Discount Weekend Sale At
Sole Sports

Get your running shoes and/or spikes at this special event.  Friday, January 5th, Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th has been set aside for our team to get 20% off running shoes and spikes. 

Where
SOLE SPORTS
1006 E Warner Rd Ste 104
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 522-2475
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE GENTLY USED SPIKES THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO THE TEAM BY PARENTS. PLEASE INQUIRE IF YOU WANT A PAIR.
 
If you do not get a chance to shop for running shoes and spikes during the special sale, do not fret... The Arizona Cheetahs will get 15% off spikes the entire year.  Just let them know you are with the Arizona Cheetahs Track Club. 


Tuesday, January 2
Panda Express Fundraiser
Join us at our Eat & Greet Fundraiser

Come out and meet, greet and get to know one another.... Oh and raise money for our team.

Panda Express, 2905 West Ray Road, Chandler - Sunday, January 14th from 4pm - 9pm

Guests will receive credit for their meals whether they dine in, take food to go or pick up a Panda Express catering order.  

In store show paper or digital flyer - Online enter 241384 in the promo box during your online checkout.
Thanks for choosing us.

Sincerely,

Arizona Cheetahs Track Club


Friday, December 22
Happy Holidays
‘TIS THE SEASON
NO MATTER WHAT HOLIDAY YOU
CELEBRATE, WE’D LIKE TO WISH YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND A PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

We want you to know we appreciate you for your loyalty, support and confidence. There would be no us without you!!

Thank you for choosing the Arizona Cheetahs... See you soon!!!

 Love Always Your Coaching Staff.


Wednesday, December 20
Team Registration for 2018 Track Season
 
 
Clinic and Team Registration for 2018 Track Season
Season starts Saturday, January 6, 2018 with our annual clinic registration at Chandler High School at 9:00am.
Attached is an Information and Application Packet for 2018.  Print, complete and bring the Application to registration with you; along with 2 copies of your child's birth certificate and your payment.  Please send all replies to azcheetahs@yahoo.com . First practice will begin Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:30pm and will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  Please note that practice may be called on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  

If others are interested in joining our team, please either forward this email to them, send me their email address or have them email me at azcheetahs@yahoo.com.


Fee for the youth season is $300 per athlete.  The season runs from January - June (July for those who make it to Regionals and Nationals).  You can either make payment in full or elect to pay $150 at registration and then $150 on February 1st.   
 
High Schoolers cost is - $50 to participate before high school season starts.  For those participating after High School season, there will be another fee in June that will be announced at a later date.  This includes USATF membership, regular meet and the Indoor Classic in Flagstaff.
 
 
Print, complete and turn in with 2 copies of your child's birth certificate and payment. 

 High Schoolers do
 not use this form.

Please click above to view.
.
 
 
This is for your records.  Please read carefully.

Please click above to view.
 
 
Print, complete and turn in with 2 copies of your child's birth certificate and payment.  

Please click above to view.


Monday, December 11
Thank You
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
I would like to thank everyone that took time out of their busy schedules to help with the last 2 fundraisers.  We are very lucky to have such a loyal and enthusiastic track family. We have lots of families that cannot afford the cost involved to participate so every little bit helps.... Thank you!

Stay tuned for our January FUNdraiser....


Tuesday, December 11
26th Annual Indoor Classic - Flagstaff
26th Annual Indoor Classic Details:  
  • Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.  Track meet starts are 8:00am.
  • All athletes need to be at the track by 7:00am wearing Black and Red (No athlete should have on any other colors, including undergarments).
  • This is a great indoor meet and has participants from other states.  Everyone should try to attend.  Please note that there is no school on Monday, February 19th - Presidents Day. 
  • All athletes are eligible to participate in this meet. Majority of the team will go up on Saturday and stay overnight and some even stay until Monday as the meet ends late on Sunday.
  • Please email us at azcheetahs@yahoo.com if you need a room with Your Name, Arrival Date, Departure date, Phone Number, Child's Name.
We will be staying at the Embassy Suites, 706 S Milton Road, Flagstaff,  AZ 86001. The room rate is $129.00 a night plus tax, includes a free cooked to order breakfast and complimentary drinks.  
 
High Schoolers can and will participate in the meet. Please let me know as soon as possible if your high schooler will be competing in Flagstaff.
 
DO NOT CALL THE HOTEL TO RESERVE - Please send me an email.  You will be notified after the rooming list is complete when you can call.  Guys we obtained a discount and are under contract to use a certain number of rooms.  If you sign up for a room, please do not call and cancel or even worst just not show up because the team will be liable.  I need to know of all changes and/or decisions regarding rooms whether the room is confirmed on your credit card or not.

Please email us at azcheetahs@yahoo.com if you will need a room for this meet.  I need to know the following:

 

Your Name, Arrival Date, Departure date, Phone Number, Child's Name

 

If you are attending, but do not need a hotel room, please let me know via email.

 

If you are sharing a room I need to know. 

If you would like to share a room please let me know that as well as there may be someone else that wants to share as well.
  

 


Monday, December 11
2018 TENTATIVE TRACK SCHEDULE
Here you guys go... a tentative track schedule for the 2018 track season. Please note dates are subject to change. 

Flagstaff is definite.  As you can see this meet is on a Sunday.  There is no school on that Monday and it is usually a holiday for most people. Most of the team goes up on Saturday and some even stay over until Monday.  I have reserved Embassy Suites and will send that information shortly for those who want to stay with the team.

Click here for tentative schedule...


Friday, December 8
2018 Track Season Payments
2018 TRACK SEASON IS UPON US
January 6, 2018 is upon us...

Did you know you could get a jump on your Registration Fees Or make a Donation by paying online now.


Friday, December 8
Team Registration for 2018 Track Season
 
 
Clinic and Team Registration for 2018 Track Season
Season starts Saturday, January 6, 2018 with our annual clinic registration at Chandler High School at 9:00am.
Attached is an Information and Application Packet for 2018.  Print, complete and bring the Application to registration with you; along with 2 copies of your child's birth certificate and your payment.  Please send all replies to azcheetahs@yahoo.com . First practice will begin Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:30pm and will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  Please note that practice may be called on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  

If others are interested in joining our team, please either forward this email to them, send me their email address or have them email me at azcheetahs@yahoo.com.


Fee for the youth season is $300 per athlete.  The season runs from January - June (July for those who make it to Regionals and Nationals).  You can either make payment in full or elect to pay $150 at registration and then $150 on February 1st.   
 
High Schoolers cost is - $50 to participate before high school season starts.  For those participating after High School season, there will be another fee in June that will be announced at a later date.  This includes USATF membership, regular meet and the Indoor Classic in Flagstaff.
 
 
Print, complete and turn in with 2 copies of your child's birth certificate and payment. 

 High Schoolers do
 not use this form.

Please click above to view.
.
 
 
This is for your records.  Please read carefully.

Please click above to view.
 
 
Print, complete and turn in with 2 copies of your child's birth certificate and payment.  

Please click above to view.


Thursday, December 7
Fan Gear Ordering
Get your Fan Gear now....

Shop online, enter sizes and make payments directly. Orders will be sent immediately upon ordering.

All competing athletes will receive an Arizona Cheetah T-Shirt along with their uniform. 
Please text "azcheetahs" to 84483 to get instant text message updates.


Wednesday, December 6
2018 Training Schedule
2018 Training Schedule
Let's get this season started.... Trainings are not mandatory but mandatory... especially for 11/12 and 13/14 age groups. Who's trying to make it to Nationals?

Mondays through and including Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:00pm
  •  1155 East Winchester Place, Chandler, AZ (Core Work) – Please be on time we start promptly at 6 and are done at 7.

Wednesdays through and including Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 5:30pm
  •  Chandler High (Stadium Work)

Saturday, December 2, 2017 through and including Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 7:45am
  • Freestone Park – Hills (we will be with high schoolers, so please only athletes that are mature enough to complete the workouts)

Saturday, January 6, 2018 – Clinic & Registration
  •  9am – Come dressed to workout.

Friday, January 5thSaturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th
  • 20% off discount weekend at Sole Sports. Remember to say you are with the Cheetahs

Monday, January 8, 2018 – Official Mandatory Practice starts 5:30pm and continues every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday thereafter.


Monday, December 4
Text Message Alerts
To get text message updates and alerts, please send text that says azcheetahs to 84483.

To get up to date information, please sign up.  



Monday, December 4
DID YOU KNOW
2018 TRACK SEASON IS UPON US
New Season Starts Saturday, January 6th

Attached is a New Season Flyer.... Please print and pass out or forward this email to others.....

Make sure to join us at our Chipotle FUNdraiser - Chandler Mall Location on Sunday, December 10 - Starting at 5pm.


Monday, November 13
Chipotle Fundraiser
Hi guys,   We are having a Chipotle Fundraiser and need everyone's participation.  Come have dinner and hangout with the team while raising money.
JOIN US AT CHIPOTLE

We get to have fun hanging out and eating dinner while raising some much needed funds for the team.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
*Forward this email to friends, family, co-workers, etc.
*Print copies to hand out to friends & family
*Encourage others to join us


Monday, November 6
Team Registration for 2018 Track Season
 
 
Clinic and Team Registration for 2018 Track Season
Season starts Saturday, January 6, 2018 with our annual clinic registration at Chandler High School at 9:00am.
Attached is an Information and Application Packet for 2018.  Print, complete and bring the Application to registration with you; along with 2 copies of your child's birth certificate and your payment.  Please send all replies to azcheetahs@yahoo.com . First practice will begin Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:30pm and will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  Please note that practice may be called on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  

If others are interested in joining our team, please either forward this email to them, send me their email address or have them email me at azcheetahs@yahoo.com.


Fee for the youth season is $300 per athlete.  The season runs from January - June (July for those who make it to Regionals and Nationals).  You can either make payment in full or elect to pay $150 at registration and then $150 on February 1st.   
 
High Schoolers cost is - $50 to participate before high school season starts.  For those participating after High School season, there will be another fee in June that will be announced at a later date.  This includes USATF membership, regular meet and the Indoor Classic in Flagstaff.
 
 
Print, complete and turn in with 2 copies of your child's birth certificate and payment. 

 High Schoolers do
 not use this form.

Please click above to view.
.
 
 
This is for your records.  Please read carefully.

Please click above to view.
 
 
Print, complete and turn in with 2 copies of your child's birth certificate and payment.  

Please click above to view.


Monday, November 6
Smashburer Fundraiser!
It's official.... Here is a flyer to print and hand out or you can forward to your friends, family, coworkers, etc. Join us for a FUN night out while helping the team raise funds. They have Burgers to fit all diets. Flyer needed at register either paper or electronic.
Smashburger FUNdraiser


Wednesday, November 1
Are you ready for some Football.....
Come check out our up and coming football stars show out at their championship game.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at ASU
Game 1 - 2pm - Drake
Game 2 - 4pm - Cameron & Sammie

Don't forget the Final USATF Cross Country Meet will be Saturday, November 11th as well at 8am - Mountain Vista Park in Ahwatukee featuring some of our very own.... Let's go team.


Tuesday, October 31
2018 Training Schedule
2018 Training Schedule
Please start attending these workouts unless you are in another sport. Especially those athletes that will be in the 11/12 and 13/14 age groups. We foresee some huge accomplishments in the 2018 Track Season. But it will take hard work and dedication.
 
Sunday, November 5, 2017 through and including Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3:00pm
  • Kiwanis Park – Hills

Monday, October 30, 2017 through and including Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6:00pm
  •  1155 East Winchester Place, Chandler, AZ (Core work) – Please be on time we start promptly at 6 and are done at 7.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 through and including Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:30pm
  • Chandler High Track – Different track workouts

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 through and including Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 5:30pm
  •  Chandler High (open field off Chandler Blvd)

Saturday, December 2, 2017 through and including Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 7:45am
  • Freestone Park – Hills (we will be with high schoolers, so please only athletes that are mature enough to complete the workouts)

Saturday, January 6, 2018 – Clinic & Registration
  •  9am – Come dressed to workout.

Friday, January 5thSaturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th
  • 20% off discount weekend at Sole Sports. Remember to say you are with the Cheetahs

Monday, January 8, 2018 – Official Mandatory Practice starts 5:30pm and continues every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday thereafter.


Monday, October 30
Smashburger Fundraiser!
It's official.... Here is a flyer to print and hand out or you can forward to your friends, family, coworkers, etc. Join us for a FUN night out while helping the team raise funds. They have Burgers to fit all diets. Flyer needed at register either paper or electronic.
Smashburger FUNdraiser


Monday, October 30
2018 Track Season Flyer
2018 TRACK SEASON IS UPON US
New Season Starts Saturday, January 5th

Attached is a New Season Flyer.... Please print and pass out or forward this email to others.....

Paperwork will be sent later.

You can pay your fees now @ https://squareup.com/store/arizona-cheetahs

Make sure to join us at our Smashburger FUNdraiser - Chandler Location on November 9th (4pm -9pm).


Monday, October 30
2018 Track Season
2018 TRACK SEASON IS UPON US
The 2018 Track Season is starting in just 2 months.... more information on start date will be coming out shortly.

Did you know you could get a jump on your registration fees or make a donation by paying online now.


Tuesday, October 17
START ORDERING FAN GEAR NOW!!!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Cheetah Store Now Open For Business!!!
Shop online, enter sizes and make payments directly. Orders will be sent immediately upon ordering.
All competing athletes will receive an Arizona Cheetah T-Shirt along with their uniform. 

Please text "azcheetahs" to 84483 to get instant text message updates.
Arizona Cheetahs Track Club  azcheetahs@yahoo.com  azcheetahs.com


Monday, November 6
Arizona Cheetahs Track Club


Subscribe to this site