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    Just curious, has there been any serious consideration of organized year round track (CC doesn't count)...with more and more youngsters focusing on a single sport at earlier ages, it may be worth looking at. With track only on the radar in most of the US from March to June, it is already at a disadvantage to soccer and baseball which are becoming year round sports at the youth level.

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    Yes, because year-round youth soccer has proven to be such a success.

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      Yes, that is a great idea. Lets burn them out even faster, so that by the time they get to high school, they will already have lost interest.

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        I encourage the technical event athletes to work on technique year-round (esp. the pole vault!), but until you are fully grown and start to put some meat on your bones, it really is a waste of time.

        Track, like football, but UNLIKE tennis, soccer, golf, etc., just needs good athletes to show up. We took a boy (HS junior) hurdler (a semi-technical event) last year and 3 weeks after his first 'jump' over a hurdle, he was on his way to being one of the top 110 and 300 hurdlers in the state of Florida! 14.74 and 39.20. He also HJ'd 6' and TJ'd 42'9 with VERY little practice. His body was ready to do it - the year before, it wasn't (plus we probably would have injured him if we had given him even half that work load).

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