Capital City Striders

                  Youth Track and Field

 

To donate to Capital City Striders by check, click here.


The first Striders Indoor Practice was on Saturday, December 1, at 10:00 AM at the Martin Luther King Center, 314 Donnally St, Charleston, WV 25301.  Indoor practices will follow every Saturday at the MLK Center at 10:00 am (December 8, 15, 22, 29, January 5, 12, etc.).  Student athletes should practice in loose fitting shorts and top.  Please bring or wear some sort of warm up such as sweat suits or jackets.


Capital City Strider Officers and Coaches are posted here


AAU and USATF Cross Country results from the November 10 competitions at Coonskin are here (AAU) and here (USATF). 


Please enroll your Kroger Plus card in the Kroger Community Reward program assigning it to the Capital City Striders.  Click here for more information.


There are always opportunities for parents to assist with work parties, officiating, organizing, and preparation for events.  Please volunteer some of your time to help us out.  Call Coach Ferrell if you would like to volunteer, or if you have questions or concerns.


STRIDERS IN COLLEGE

Our Striders in college are making us proud!  More information about Striders in College may be accessed from the Striders in College link in the menu at the top of each webpage.


Trevor Carson won the All American Award at the National AAU Championship Meet in Knoxville, Tennessee on December 1, 2018 (shown on the right, receiving his 8th place award in the top picture for the mens 17-18 5K with a time of 18:52.37).  Also participating in the National Championships were Edward and Lucas Passmore (boy’s 7-8, 2K), Jeremy Siders (men’s 13-14, 4K),  and Kenna Abshire (women’s 11-12, 3K).  Results from the meet may be downloaded from CoachO here or are here.






Luke Nichols tied for 6th with 3 others nationally for 17-18 year old 2018 Youth Outdoors High jump for 2018 with a height of 6’10.75” on Athletic.net Rankings.  He was #1 for Region 5. 


Coach Ferrell receiving the AAU Leadership Award!




Capital City Striders has established an ongoing partnership with the West Virginia Beverage Association. Through this grant and this ongoing partnership with the West Virginia Beverage Association, we will be able to reach more young student athletes and hopefully continue our longstanding tradition of positively impacting our community for many years ahead.




Capital City Striders Check Presentation


All Strider coaches and volunteers need to go to www.usatf.org and renew their memberships and apply for a current Background check. 


The Capital City Striders  (CCS), located in Charleston, WV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a club member of the USA Track & Field (USATF) as well as the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) organizations.  These organizations are the national governing bodies of track and field.  As a result of being a member of USATF and AAU, the CCS is a competitive level club.

The intent of the program is to provide proper training for the events of track & field, to engage in competition with other USATF and AAU clubs locally, regionally & nationally, and to have fun.  Athletes also gain valuable educational, social, and travel experiences, while developing confidence and respect for themselves and others.

Capital City Striders Pictures are here.


Check out Press Releases here


Check our Winners Page for Results from 2017 and earlier years!


Click link for important information on how to register for
AAU membership:   http://aaunews.org/news/?p=7056


A SEED  -  A HOPE  -  A WINNER


        Into this world we came

            And we came without a choice,

        Our ancestors built this land

            And even then they had a voice.

        But before they died they planted seeds,

            From each seed grew a child,

        A beautiful child indeed.


        Through time the cycle continued

            “Seeds” were planted year after year,

        With the sweat and love of our parents

            And certainly not without their tears.

        Those children are our future

            And they’ll open each door a little wider,

        The ones you see before you now

            Are the very proud Capital City Striders.


        As each one crosses a finish line

            They win more than just a race,

        They win a chance to let it be known

            That they’re here to take their place.

        Hey you Capital City Striders

            Though you may think each race is fun,

        You’ve got a lot more work to do

            Before the real race is won.


        The main event is with yourself

            Because parents can only do so much,

        And they won’t always be around

            For you to just reach out and touch.

        Whatever you do in life try to win

            But if you don’t, hold your head with pride,

        Because no one can call you a quitter

            And we’ll love you because you tried.


        Tackle life with ambition

            And make the doors open wider,

        On the field be a team

            Because you are the Capital City Striders.

        Always try your hardest

            And never hold yourselves back,

       Remember it’s good to be a winner,

            So in your minds be just that.

                        A STRIDER!



Capital City Striders, Inc.

Director:  Coach William “Chip” Ferrell

501 C (3) Non Profit

P O Box 1243

Charleston, WV 25325

or

PO Box 113

Institute, WV 25112

304-766-9478

304-552-5306

coachchipferrell@gmail.com

http://www.capitalcitystriders.com





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