Program Overview

Dear STRIVERS,

Happy New Year! I hope this email finds you healthy, happy and looking forward to some fun as we move towards a Post-Pandemic 2021.

This is the time of year when I would be introducing our SPRING Season, with program dates and events.  While I do not have information to share with you yet, I did want to inform our STRIVERS families we are hopeful we’ll be together this spring and look forward to coaching your daughters.

The next few month will be tricky until we see COVID rates decline and vaccinations reach more and more people.  In addition, our choice to hold STRIVERS is also dependent on what the Governor mandates for youth sports and respecting town and school guidelines.

Spring Session 1, which typically starts the last week of March, may be a stretch.  I remain hopeful we will be able to create a program or programs starting the first week of May. 

Your coaches will be meeting soon to discuss our options and work on creating a program we will be proud to deliver to your girls.

We will continue to stay in communication and let you know when sign ups will occur. 

Please continue to take care of yourself!  We cannot wait to get out there running with our teams again!

Stay healthy, well and positive.

Many big STRIVERS hugs,

Coach Colleen, Coach Kathy, and Coach Laura

Races

We are considering creating a virtual STRIVERS 5k to run apart but still together!    

Cross Training

We will be working via Zoom with Coach D of FIERCE by Choice ( Fight, Inspire, Encourage, Reach, Coach, Empower) this spring. We’re fusing a full body bootcamp, fierce mindset coaching, and a grounding yoga series into a one hour practice.  This practice has been designed to help the girls and team let go of limiting beliefs, challenge their bodies in ways that compliment their running, and shows them what they are truly capable of both on and off the track. https://www.fiercebychoice.com/

Special Events for STRIVERS

The BOSTON MARATHON is virtual.  We’d love to still support our Boston Marathoners Runners, Mark Goldschmidt and Ilyse Rikleen.   They both plan to run on September 12th.  Once they create their routes, we’d love to have some of you out there cheering for them.   26.2 miles can be lonely without some cheering!!!

Community Outreach

We hope to still be able to work with a new non-profit called BookBindED.  This organization works to cultivate a culture of literacy in communities of at risk youth by binding connections between home and school through fostering a love for reading.  We plan to host a book drive to support BookBindED.  To learn more: https://bookbinded.org/

Program Overview with Dates

 
Spring Session 1
Spring Session 2
Training Period March 24 – May 3
(6 Weeks)
Practice is held during
April Vacation Week
May 5 – June 14
(6 Weeks)
Practice Days Tuesdays and Thursdays
Natick High School Track/Elm Bank
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Note:
1st week of practice will be held
indoors at Natick Community Ctr.
Tues 5:00-6:00
Thurs 5:45-6:45

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Natick High School Track/Elm Bank
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Race Day Sunday, May 3, 2020
The Maverick 5k
Medfield, MA
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Run For LoveLane 5k
Weston, MA
Cross Training Classes Coach D
Tuesday, April 7th
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cross Garage Gym
Coach D
Tuesday, May 19th
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cross Garage Gym
Team Activity Boston Marathon Cheer Zone
Monday, April 20th
TBD
Special Speaker/Workshop Becca Pizzi and Bobbi Gibb
Date: TBD
Becca Pizzi and Bobbi Gibb
Date: TBD
Community Service
Project
Marathon Support for our Runners
Project Details to follow at a later date.
BookBindED
We will host a book collection for this new charity.
Fee $250 $250

Our program runs twice a year, Fall and Spring.   We limit the number of girls we take in each session in order to make this experience rewarding for your daughter and allow us to maintain the intimacy of the group.  Girls interested in STRIVERS should have some athletic ability and the desire to run.

Financial Support is Available: If your daughter would like to be part of STRIVERS and financial assistance is needed, please contact Colleen Phelps at [email protected]

Refund Policy: The registration fee minus $40 processing fee will be refunded if cancellation occurs before the first week of practice. No refunds will be issued after the session starts.