First Thursday of every month
8:00 PM in Sports Booster Office
|St Charles Sports Boosters
5891 Ridge Rd Parma OH 44129
| Track Spikes
St Charles has a Running Spike Program. This program, created by Kevin Leigh, makes track
spikes available to any track runner (except Intramurals who are not permitted to wear spikes)
and is included with the registration fee.
While Running Spikes are not mandatory, they do provide better traction on the surface of the
track and it is recommended that they be worn in our CYO meets. Track spikes are to be worn
only in the meets, not for the practices. These shoes do not provide adequate support and
cushioning for use in regular practices.
Please have any clothing the athlete may remove labeled with his/her name. If you don't want to
actually write in the garment, a piece of blue painters tape works well.
Indoor practices are held in the St Charles Gym until the weather breaks sometime in March
when Outdoor Practices will be held at the Parma Senior High School Track. The track is
located behind Parma Senior High School 6285 W 54th St. Track entrance is off Longwood Ave.
In addition to clothing appropriate for the weather, the athletes should bring a water bottle
to these outdoor practices.
Practices are held rain or shine with the exception of thunderstorms. In the instances of
poor weather, shortened practices may be held. So parents, please check with the coaches
before leaving your child at practice in poor weather.
Parents are welcome to either drop their child at practice and return to pick them up or to stay at
practice. There are bleachers inside the track that the parents may sit on or many will stay in
their cars and do paperwork (or nap). Other parents will utilize this time as exercise time for
themselves and other family members. Since our team is rather large and on Mondays and
Wednesdays we share the track with the Intramural Team, it is recommended that parents use
the fitness trail in Veteran's Memorial Park for their exercise time. There is a cut-through to the
trail at the south end of the track. This fitness trail is a great one-mile loop through the park - a
combination of hills and flat sections on an asphalt trail.
Boys Track Practices
The first track practice will be sometime during the week of Feb 24th
Please dress in for both indoor and outdoor practice - removable layers.