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SYC Track Winter Conditioning

    SYC offers a winter conditioning program for players who are interested in preparing for the spring track season or just for staying active during the cold winter months. The winter conditioning program is an outdoor program that is run on the track field at West Springfield High School. 

    Winter Conditioning Schedule

    Winter Conditioning Workouts will be on Sundays at a local area high school track. Dates can also be found on the calendar on the right.

    Workout dates:

    • 1/11
    • 1/18  No Practice -  WSHS Team will be at Yale Meet
    • 1/25 - 3/8

    Workout Date Practice Times 

    • 10 am  -  11 am  1st - 3rd grades
    • 10 am  -  12 pm  4th - 8th grades

    Note: Schedule subject to change based on inclement weather

    1st - 3rd age group will need volunteer coaches!!  They will warm up with main group and then break out into their own workout.  Volunteer coaches will be provided a workout plan.

    Volunteers needed!  The following positions will be awarded volunteer credits that can be used at your next registration:

    •  1st-3rd Grade (Rookie Runners) Coach - $25
    • Throwing Coach (shot put & turbo javelin) - $25

    Winter Track Conditioning

    Registration opens in the November timeframe.
    Please check back!

    Recommended Dress and Footwear

    Please dress appropriately. You may want to consider having your child dress in layers, so that they can take off a light sweatshirt, jacket, or long sleeve t-shirt and still have something underneath. Any general athletic shorts are fine, but ones that hang well below the knee might be more cumbersome for distance running than they are for something like basketball. We STRONGLY recommend running-specific shoes in place of generic tennis shoes or any other harder soled sneakers (generally more 'squared' - such as for basketball or skateboarding). Running-specific shoes may or may not do much for performance (we are of the mind that they do), but at least consider them for their propensity for preventing injuries and blisters. Our kids are a lot more resilient and flexible than we parents are, but they are prone to ankle, knee, and even hip and heel injuries.