What is ERYRC?
Thanks for your interest in the Elite Runner Youth Running Club! Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email Coach Tyler (Tylerstowell27@gmail.com).
“My child has never run before — can he/she be on the team?”
Yes! Many of our runners join us with absolutely no experience. You won’t believe how much they improve!
“When is the cross country season?”
The official cross country season begins when school opens in August, and concludes around Halloween. However, most of our runners participate in our summer training program, which begins in early June. In the off-season, we often get together for weekly runs and 5Ks, and in the spring we participate in track and field meets.
“What is the training like?”
The first goal of our program is for the kids to have fun and develop a life-long love of the sport. With that in mind, all training is geared towards each individual runner: beginning runners may start at one or two easy miles under the watchful eyes of the coaches, while the more advanced runners can typically handle group runs of four to eight miles. But we always start together, and finish together with drills and stretches. We will typically have four to five group run opportunities each week. Not every runner can make every practice, but we strongly recommend that the kids run in some fashion (whether at practice, at home, at school, at soccer practice, etc.) at least four times each week — it is this consistency that will make their running easier and more enjoyable.
“Where are practices?”
Practices are held in several locations throughout the Fort Myers area, including the Fort Myers Country Club Golf Course, Lakes Park, FSW and Centennial Park . Our runners come from all over, including Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers, Sanibel and Lehigh.
“Where are the meets?”
There is a tab that shows the current meet schedule, and as you will see, the meets are in various locations throughout Central Florida.