Hello Mini Milers Parents,
Thank you for having your child participate in the Spring season program! We are looking forward to meeting all of you Monday, March 11th at 5pm. We will meet in the parking lot of Woods Charter, and end up down on the fields. At the beginning of practice, we will host a brief parent meeting to go over season logistics. We hope you and your children will truly enjoy the season.
If you have questions, please direct all communication regarding Chatham Mini Milers to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please review these two resources regarding the Spring season to answer any initial questions you may have-
Please remember to send your child to practice dressed comfortably and with a water bottle.
Feel free to bring a friend to any practice! We still have spots available in the program.
RESTROOM NOTICE: We are guests at Woods Charter and do not have use of their facilities. Please plan ahead and use the restroom before you arrive.
Meet Our Coach - Taylor Poitras
Chatham County Mini Milers Coach
Coaching: I have been a coach for a variety of sports for the last 19 years! I have coached highly competitive high school teams and I have coached super fun 3-5 year olds! I have coached lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, basketball, swimming, and now running!
Teaching: I have been a PE teacher at the high school level, elementary level, and at the pre-school level. I currently teach PE at Binkley Preschool. I loved teaching pre-school and elementary school PE at Durham Academy, where I taught 300 students everyday! I also taught middle school English for a short time.
Running: I started running in college (only when I HAD to in high school!) so that I could play lacrosse. I loved running and enjoyed the social nature to it and the way that everyone supported each other at races. I still love to run for pleasure and to attend local races. Running is a great way to have a good time with friends, burn off extra energy, and stay in shape.
Philosophy for mini milers: I love teaching and coaching children and my number one goal as a teacher and as a coach is always to make positive associations for kids. I feel strongly that we have an opportunity to help kids learn to see exercise as a positive outlet and a way to connect to others. I hope to promote a team atmosphere where we work together to have fun and encourage each other to do our best. We are not competing against each other, we are competing against the clock and pushing our limits safely and in great company! I would like to help the kids to set their own goals and to feel success as they measure it, not just in a race. I would also like to teach the kids good training tools and how to take care of their bodies to prevent injuries and stay healthy. We will be learning about the major muscle groups as we stretch and do strengthening exercises. I hope to engage the kids in these activities so that they can take a sense of self-responsibility for their running. When they go to races or run on their own, I would love for them to know how to warm-up, run, cool down, and stretch.
I am looking forward to a great season and getting to know the kids and their families. We are going to have lots of fun!