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GTFA TO HOLD IAAF KIDS’ ATHLETICS DAY MAY 13

The Guam Track and Field Association (GTFA) will be hosting its annual IAAF Kids’ Athletics Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 8 am to 12 pm at the Okkodo High School Track.

PRESS RELEASE – The Guam Track and Field Association (GTFA) will be hosting its annual IAAF Kids’ Athletics Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 8 am to 12 pm at the Okkodo High School Track.

IAAF Kids’ Athletics is one of the largest grassroots developmental programs in the world of sports; implemented in 134 IAAF member federations since its inception in 2005.  The program aims to introduce youth to the sport of track and field.  Teams will compete in a variety of running, jumping, and throwing events, which are scored and ranked at the end of the competition.

Kids’ Athletics is a free event open to elementary school athletes in 3rd-5th grades, and includes a free T-Shirt for all participants.  Athletes must be entered as a team comprised of 10 members and must have a designated adult coach.

Events include: Sprint/Hurdles Shuttle Relay, Forward Squat Jump, Overhead Backward Throw, Javelin Throw, Knee Throw, Cross-Hop, Formula One, and  an 8 x 50m Relay Race.

The Guam National Track and Field team will be available for a meet and greet during and after the competition.  The National Team is preparing for the Oceania Athletics Area Championships in Suva, Fiji.

Interested teams and clubs can contact Dorris Abagatnan at dbabagatnan@gdoe.net or GTFA at gtfaboard@hotmail.com for more information.  Deadline to submit applications is Monday, May 8, 2017.

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