Achilles This Week

Happy New Year 2020

Welcome to 2020 and the 1st Achilles Practice of the Decade

Hoping everyone had a great holiday season. With Christmas and New Year’s both on Wednesday’s we have missed our weekly practices for a few weeks. This week will get us started for the New Year and we couldn’t be more exoited to see everyone back at McCabe Park Community Center Wednesday night at 6:30 PM. Remember to RSVP to Lizzy or Amy so we can do pairings in advance. Also be thinking about your goals and interests for running in the New Year. We will as always have several group races/ events during the year and will end the year with a group travel race (location. TBD). We would love to see folks challenge themselves with a new distance, a new pace, or simply to maintain current fitness levels. Let us know how we can help!
Achilles USATF Registered Coaches
The following Achilles members have successfully completed the USATF requirements for becoming a Registered Coach with USATF; John Saba, Allison Brooks, Taylor Smith, Aaron Sims, Amy Saffell, Amy Harris, Sean Skillern, John Lavey, and Olaf Wasternack. These members are current members of USATF and have:Completed the Safe Sport training Successfully passed an extensive USATF background screen pertinent to their role within USATF;Fulfilled the Education Standard (online course)Achilles Nashville requires any minor (athlete or volunteer) to be paired with either his or her parent or a registered coach during any practice.In adfdition to these registered coaches, Director Amy Harris is registered as both a USATF Level 1 Coach, RRCA Coach & holds current certification as a Race Director through RRCA.
Welcome John Patten as Achilles New Treasurer John Patten took over as Tresurer of the Achilles Nashville Chapter as of January 1, 2020. This is a big role with our chapter and we are extremely grateful and appreciative of John taking it over. We know he will do great work…he has BIG shoes to follow after Frank Downey. Thank you to Frank Downey for his 7 & 1/2 years of service serving as Treasurer of Achilles and board member.

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