MISSION/GOALS: This club is designed to help introduce and promote the sport of track and field to youth and adults in the valley. The main emphasis will be on youth involvement and development, but young adults and adults are also welcome to participate.
The general plan for this club is to provide an avenue for interest and development within the sport of track and field within the Lewis Clark Valley. Membership is open to all ages, but we will be focusing on our youth starting at about age 10 and up.
We generally expect each session to have a few focal points over the first few weeks, then as participants get into events or areas that meet their specific strengths and/or interests they will spend more time in those areas. Participation numbers will affect some things, but until we get to a point where we need to deal with those, we will plan in a manner that makes sense to us.
Sessions will be 90 minutes long with the beginning and ending with group warm-up and cool down exercises, then breaking into individual or group practice/education sessions.
We plan on attending some all-comer track meets in Spokane, exact nights yet to be determined. There will not be a practice scheduled in Lewiston on those nights. Transportation to these meets will NOT be provided, but we hope that through parents, family, friends, etc... that car-pooling will be something that aids in helping everyone that wants to participate to get there. The meet has historically charged a $2 per event entry fee. We also hope to host one meet of our own and also hope to take those kids in the club that are also members of USA Track & Field to an association meet in June. This would help the to qualify for regional and other meets if they are interested.
You do not have to be a USATF member to be in the club, but we do encourage it. The PNW region has a number of meets throughout the summer that with membership in USATF, club members are eligible to compete in, including the PNW championships that allow for national championship qualification.
2016 Club USATF Certification
Character is an important part of our program as well and we are going to ask each participant to sign a character agreement relating to acceptable and general behavioral expectations within the program.
Each participant will receive a team t-shirt or competition singlet. If you are a returning club member and your competition singlet still fits, you might consider getting your second clothing item as another t-shirt in a different color.
The club is being run through the Lewis-Clark State College Track program.
CLUB DIRECTOR: Dr. Mike Collins - Coach Collins is currently the head cross country and track coach at Lewis-Clark State College and also serves as an adjunct faculty member. He has coached at LC State since 1997 and in that period of time his team have produced over 164 All-Americans, five national champions and a US olympic trials qualifier (2008-marathon) and an olympic trials qualifier for the UK (2016-5000m). He has also served in the coaching ranks as a national cross country rater, president of the NAIA Cross Country Coaches Association and secretary of the NAIA TF Coaches Association. He is also actively involved in the community and community leadership. He was elected to the Lewiston City Council in 2013 and currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem for the city of Lewiston.
WHEN: 6-7:30pm - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the month of JUNE.
WHERE: Sweeney Track/Vollmer Bowl - Lewiston, idaho
|Cyrus Hall - Head Assistant -
Lewis-Clark State College
Prior to coming to LC State Coach Hall was the Head XC and Track coach at Pratt Community College. From there he spent two years at Emporia State in Kansas prior to his arrival here in Lewiston. His areas of specialty include the jumps, hurdles and sprints.
Link to his bio on the LC State Page. Cyrus Hall
|Dr. Mike Collins - Head Coach -
Lewis-Clark State College
Coach Collins has been at LC State for over 18 years. In that amount of time his cross country teams have wone 13 conference championships, they have produced over 130 all-Americans and four national champions. Additionally they have had one olympic trials qualifier. His area of specialty is mid and long distance.
Link to his bio on the LC State Page. Mike Collins
|Stogy Sandahl - Head Throws Coach -
Lewis-Clark State College
Coach Sandahl (Stogy) had been the throws coach for Lewiston high school for 18+ years before taking on the throws at LC State. A developing part of the program, coach Sandahl is working to build up a young throws program at LC State and things are looking good in that regard. He is also connected to our youth track program as a coach for Jenifer Junior High in the Lewiston school district. He competed in college as a thrower at Spokane Falls Community College and Eastern Washington University.
|Tim Gundy - Head XC, Asst. Track -
Asotin High School
Coach Gundy's accomplishments at Asotin High School are enormous. One of the smallest schools in the state has produced a great number of all-state runners, state champions individually and as a team. Tim himself is a Kansas native and ran for KU. An outstanding promoter and coach of the sport for youth.
|Tracy Collins, ATC-R - Head Athletic
Trainer - Lewis-Clark State College
Tracy has been the head athletic trainer at the college for 20 years. She has been solely responsible for the health and medical care of al LC athletes. She was an outstanding high school runner for Lewiston high school, winning multiple state titles and is still the school record holder in the 100 and 200. She went on to run for Boise State University.
|Kelsey Klettke - Head XC - Clarkston
Coach Klettke is an LC State alum where she graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. She was a multiple all-american in both cross country and track and at one point held the highest placing at nationals by any warrior by finishing 10th in the cross country national championships. In track her specialties were the 800 and 1500.
|Matt Kelley - Asst. Coach - Lewiston
Matt has been the area specialist in pole vault and will work with vaulters in the program and will also spend time with jumpers. He has had great success in developing vaulters from the region and puts on clinics throughout the year for aspiring and developed vaulters.
Shelli McMurray-Hardie - Head Track Coach - Clarkston High School
Shelli is a former sprint and hurdle standout at Clarkston high school who went on to compete collegiately for Washington State. She still hold many of the records at Clarkston High. She has returned to the valley and is now at the reigns of the Clarkston track program where she will be putting her vast knowledge to use in these event areas and directing the entire program.
|ADDITIONAL STAFF||Current and former members of the LCSC Cross Country and Track programs along with other area athletes will also be assisting in the management and coaching with this program.|
If you are a coach that would be interested in working with our program, are committed to promoting the sport and working to develop kids, contact coach Collins. email@example.com or 208-791-6483.
WHO: Open to all ages, but suggest ages 10 and up. Under age 10 should get approval from club director.
COSTS: $125.00, each additional family member $100.00. Returning club members receive a $25.00 discount.
2016 APPLICATION FORM
|USATF Membership Page - CLICK HERE|
|Lewis-Clark State College Athletics - CLICK HERE|
CHARACTER AGREEMENT FORM
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Mike Collins - 208-792-2308 (office), 208-791-6483 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org