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About the Jaguars

If you want to be a Jaguar and you want to learn more about this team, you are in the right place:

Welcome to the Attleboro YMCA Jaguars Track & Field Program. The mission of this program is to build character, courage and confidence in young people through their participation in track & field. Our practices provide young people with a variety of physical activities based on track & field events. With over fifteen events in track & field, there is a place for everyone in the Jaguar program. Although our practices provide young people with the knowledge and abilities to compete in youth track meets, there are no requirements to do so. Many young people find the Jaguars an ideal way to keep fit, improve their endurance, and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
There are no minimum practices or track meets a participant has to attend. The more practices and track meets they attend the more fit they will get and the more fun they will have. There are no "bench sitters" in the Jaguar program. Everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in every event or activity we attend. Everyone will receive the same coaching attention and if requested will receive additional help from our expert coaching staff.
For the boy or girl using the Jaguars as a great fitness program we offer weekly group fun runs and walks of 1, 2, and 3 miles at a pace all children can participate in. Nutrition seminars, bike rides, and physical activities for parents and children are used to further encourage a healthy family lifestyle.
For those who want to compete our coaching staff has a no pressure, fun approach to coaching young athletes. The Jaguar program was never meant to be a highly competitive track team. Our young athletes have taken basic track & field skills taught in our program, added their own desire to excel, and made the Jaguars one of the top youth track & field teams in New England. Check out the trophy case at the Attleboro YMCA. As impressive as our participants are as athletes it is their exceptional sportsmanship, their willingness to help fellow participants, and the individual spirit of each Jaguar that makes the program unique in youth sports. I know you will enjoy the program. Please contact Coach Ed if you have any questions.

Timeline

Early Years

The Jaguars started in the Summer of 1996 with 12 Athletes. Two of those athletes went on to get college scholarships for Track & Field.
This young Jaguar in the center is trying gain a win during a race at the Bishop Feehan High School Track

Present

Now, the Jaguars roster is growing with 100 young althetes who enjoy track and field activities.
The current Jaguar program not only encourages track & field participation, it also includes activities focused on physical fitness. There are parent/child activities as well as non-competitive events.
The Jaguars, here shown in the white t-shirts, are ready to start their race at Brown University Indoor Track.

How old do you need to be? What do you need?

The ages of the Jaguars range from as young as 3 to college athletes. Jaguars are open to all and have at least some type of physical activity training 2 days a week 52 weeks a year.

Coaching Staff

Our coaching staff is comprised of highly qualified coaches who believe in the simple philosophy that youth athletics should be focused on having fun, learning new skills, and every athlete will get the same amount of playing time and coaching help.
Coach Ed (The Jaguars Head Coach) discusses strategy
before the race starts at Moses Brown Indoor track

Where is this team located?

This team is located at the Attleboro YMCA in Attleboro, Ma

What shoes are best for track meets and practices?

Youth Running Shoes: For all track meets and practice any pair of sneakers are fine.
There is two recommended of running shoes:

D&B Sports
Kelly Boulevard in North Attleboro. Ask for Kevin or Lou. Mentioned you are a member of the Jaguars. On non-sale items a discount may be available.

Rhode Runner Running & Walking
271 South Main Street Providence RI. Telephone: 401-831-6346. Ask for Bob. Mentioned you are a member of the Jaguars. On non-sale items a discount may be available.

How much does it cost to be a Jaguar?

$15 Y Family member
$25 for Attleboro Y members.
$40 for non-members.

Updated: August 22, 2006