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Track & Field Class

The week of February 8, 2016 Todd will start a series of track & field classes in many sites in southern California for children ages 5 - 18.  See the class list below for the days and times in your area.  The class will teach students a different event each week for the 8 week series.  Students will learn the long jump, high jump, javelin, shot put, discus throw, sprinting technique, hurdling, and run relays.  It is a great class for students of all ages to learn all of the events in track & field and see what they enjoy and are good at.  The class will finish the week of Mar 28-April 1.



Each class will finish with some strength or conditioning work for the last few minutes.  This work will not by any means get your child into great physical shape by itself, but it will show them what they can do at home to work on strength and conditioning.  Homework each week will be strength or conditioning drills taught at the end of each class along with practicing the skills worked on in class that week.  The class is open to all students ages 5-18, and is good for students of all skill levels and athletic abilities.


Cost:  The fee for the class will be $90 per student ($95 for charter school PO).  There are no discounts for multiple siblings.  The fee must be paid prior to the start of the class.  If you have a charter school paying for the class, you will not be required to pay a deposit if the charter school PO is in Todd's possession before the start of the class.  If there is no PO in hand prior to the start of class, you will need to give a deposit check for $90 per student which will be deposited into the bank until the class is complete and the charter school pays for the class.  Todd is a vendor with all charter schools who pay for classes.  Check with your charter school under TODD NASH and under CALIFORNIA ATHLETICS.



Requirements:  Wear tennis shoes, athletic shorts or sweatpants, and a T-shirt.   Bring water. 

SHOES:  Parents, please do not bring your kids to classes with Sandals, slip on shoes, or barefoot.  Without proper shoes, children may be required to sit out the class.  Many of the activities in class could injure your child's foot without adequate support and protection.  Lace up tennis shoes that are tied tightly (not baggy, untied, and loose) are the only proper footwear.  OPEN TOED SHOES ARE NOT ALLOWED!  This can easily cause a broken toe!

To sign up, go to the registration page linked to the home page.  THIS IS NOT AN INTEREST LIST!  If you register, you are expected to pay and attend the class!  Classes are planned, schedules set, and money is spent based on registration numbers, so do not register unless you will be paying for and attending the class.  Also make sure you read the cancellation policy on the CONDUCT AND POLICIES page, and read the same page to understand the behavior expectations for your child.  You may contact Todd Nash at California Athletics with questions, but please register through the website.   

Schedule:  Starting the week of February 8, 2015, meeting 8 consecutive weeks. 

The weekly schedule will be as follows:


9:00-10:00         Rancho Penasquitos

11:00-12:00       South Corona

12:30-1:30         Riverside



9:05-10:05         Reid Day School

10:30-11:30       Mission Viejo

12:00-1:00         HSCOC Costa Mesa

2:00-3:00           CCS, Calvary Chapel La Habra

3:50-4:50           Heritage Christian School Coop, San Clemente



8:30-9:30           Crown Homeschool PE, Rancho Santa Margarita

10:10-11:10       ILA Aliso Viejo PE Class

12:15-1:15         Carlsbad

1:45-2:45           Escondido



8:30-9:30           Chino Hills

10:30-11:30       Glendale

12:15-1:15         Torrance

1:45-2:45           Long Beach

4:15-5:15           Claremont



11:30-12:30        iLead Santa Ana


See below for detailed directions to the locations for each park.  To sign up, go to the registration page linked to the home page.  You may contact Todd Nash at California Athletics with questions, but please register through the website.


If you are with a charter school which will pay for your class, contact your teacher and have a PO issued immediately. If I have a PO in hand prior to the class start I will not require a deposit check.  This is your responsibility as the parent to arrange!




Monday 9:00-10:00 Rancho Penasquitos:  Views West Community Park.  12948 La Tortola, San Diego, CA (Rancho Penasquitos).  Meet in the parking lot and we will take the basketball equipment to the court.


Monday 11:00-12:00 South Corona/Elsinore:  Deleo Regional Sports Park, 25655 Santiago Canyon Rd, Corona.  Meet in the parking lot next to the playground.


Monday 12:30-1:30 Riverside:  Arlington Heights Sports Park.  Take 91 to Van Buren SOUTH.  After crossing Victoria, take the next left on Cleveland at the end of the park, then enter the park on the first drive on the left.  We will meet at the basketball courts and go to various parts of the park from there.  Mapquest the intersection of Cleveland and Van Buren in Riverside. 




Tuesday 9:05-10:05:  Reid Day School, Costa Mesa. 


Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 Mission Viejo:  Costeau Park, Mission Viejo, at the intersection of Alicia and Cousteau, 200 meters west of I-5.  Turn left on Costeau, park immediately, meet at the basketball court.


Tuesday 12:00-1:00 HSCOC Costa Mesa:  Mesa Verde United Methodist Church, 1701 Baker St, Costa Mesa.


Tuesday 2:00-3:00 CCS, Calvary Chapel La Habra:  1370 S. Euclid St.  La Habra.


Tuesday 3:50-4:50  Heritage Christian School Coop: Vista Jardin & Community Center, San Clemente



Wednesday 8:30-9:30  Crown Homeschool PE, Rancho Santa Margarita: Arroyo Vista Park, 29661 Avenida De Las Banderas, Rancho Santa Margarita.  Spring classes for Crown Homeschool will start on January 20 and end Apr 20, skipping Feb 17 and Mar 30.


Wednesday 10:10-11:10  ILA Aliso Viejo PE Class:  5 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo


Wednesday 12:15-1:15  Carlsbad:  Poinsettia Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011. When you enter the park, turn right at the T, follow the road to the soccer field at the bottom of the hill, meet in the parking lot by the soccer field.  We will use either the soccer field or the basketball courts.


Wednesday 1:45-2:45 Escondido:  Calvin Christian School, 2000 N Broadway, Escondido.  Meet in the parking lot across from the high school, we will go to the field next to the parking lot across from the high school when I arrive.




Thursday 8:30-9:30 Chino Hills:  Temporarily meeting at Veterans Park at the intersection of Chino Hills Parkway & Eucalyptus Ave.  After soccer finishes we will go back to Grand Ave Park for Track & Field:

Grand Avenue Park, 1301 Grand Avenue, Chino Hills, CA.  Just west of Pleasant Hill Dr on Grand Avenue.  Entering the park turn left in the parking lot and park immediately.  Meet on the field just right of the gazebo.


Thursday 10:30-11:30 Glendale:  Brand park, Glendale.  1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201/  Meet at the field immediately on the left as you enter the park.  Meet by the top of the stairs that go down to the outfield area of the baseball field.


Thursday 12:15-1:15 Torrance:  Guenser Park, 17800 Gramercy Pl, Torrance.


Thursday 1:45-2:45 Long Beach:  Stearns Champions Park, 4520 E 23rd St, Long Beach, CA.  Meet at the basketball court at the end of the parking lot.


Thursday 4:15-5:15 Claremont:  Blaisdell Park, 440 S College Ave in Claremont.  From the intersection of Arrow Hwy and Towne Ave, you will take Arrow Hwy East, turn right on College after about a mile, then the park is on the left side after about mile.  Meet in the parking lot and we will go to the field together.



Friday 11:30-12:30 iLead Santa Ana:  Trinity Christo Rey Church, 902 South Broadway, Santa Ana.  This class is open to all students in iLEAD and from outside of the charter school.





Please feel free to email Todd Nash if you have any questions.




Here is your homework/workout for the Track & Field Class participants.  Do this workout 3 times each week - every other day.  You can do the running work every day if you like.  The strength work should be done every other day.


Running/Warm up:

Jog 1-2 minutes, increase this over time to as much as 5-10 minutes.

Dynamic Stretching:  Walk 4-5 times over a 20 meter distance doing different dynamic stretches.

Skipping: do each of these drills 2 times for 20-25 meters:

A Skips: Drive the knee high, pull the foot under your seat, keep the toe high.

B Skips: Do the same as "A" and then extend the foot in front of you.

A Strides: Run slow strides driving the knee high, pull the foot high under you.

Strides focussing on Arm drive: stride out and work on a straight arm drive, keeping arms bent 90 degrees.

Lunges walking forward

Build ups 2 x 20-50 meters

Hard sprints for 20 meters x 2 to 4 reps.

Run hard for 100 meters (3-5 times) up to 1 mile to work on speed or endurance.


Upper body strength work.  Do 3 sets of 10 of each of these, increasing the number of reps when it becomes easy.

Push ups: Keep the body straight

Sit ups: Hands behind the head, legs bent 90 degrees, someone holding your feet, touch the head on the ground and bring your head past the knees.

Dips: Legs straight, hands facing forward, fingers hanging off a bench or table, lower the body down and up bending the arms.

Arm curls: use dumbells or water jugs to do arm curls.  10 each arm.


Lower body strength work.  Do 3 sets of 10 of these, and 3 sets of 20 reps on the calf raises.

Squats: arms out in front, bend the legs until thighs are parallel with the ground.  Hold at the bottom for 2 seconds.

Step ups: Step up onto a bench, table or chair left leg 10 times first, then right leg 10 times.

Calf Raises: Hang your heels off a curb or step, lower all the way down, then raise all the way up.  As far as you can go each way each time.  3 sets of 20 of these.