The Heat Track Club was founded by Tonya Jones-Isaac and Dr. Hassan Rasheed in 2019. The Heat Track Club (HEAT) is a non-profit organization wholly dedicated to providing the youth of the Central Arkansas area with a supervised, fundamental learning experience. HEAT is committed to excellence in athletics. The guiding principle behind Heat participation in athletics is our belief in its educational value for our children. Athletics promotes character traits of high value for personal development and success in life. These include the drive to take one’s talents to the highest level of performance; embracing the discipline needed to reach high standards; learning to work with others as a team in pursuit of a common goal; and adherence to codes of fairness and respect. Athletics also plays an important role in creating a sense of community within the organization.
MEET OUR COACHES
Team Heat Track and Field's coaches have a range of experience and training in the event specialties. This diverse mix of knowledge provides a great learning opportunity for your child.
PRACTICES & MEETS
Heat Track and Field expect all athletes to attend practice. Missing practice means a missed opportunity to learn and improve. Practice will be held rain or shine. If there is inclement or hazardous weather practice may be cancelled. Athletes should be provided ample fluids preferably water before practice. Heat will provide water during practice.
Heat Track and Field's meet schedule is designed to test the athlete’s training progress throughout the year. Qualifying to participate in the Nationals is no small task. It is the parent’s responsible for transportation and accommodations to and from local track meets and Nationals. Heat will provide healthy snacks, water and Gatorade at all meets, local and out of state.
HEATLH AND NUTRITION
Heat Track Club encourages our athletes to be healthy on and off the field. For this reason, we have compiled a nutritional guideline that we believe will help our athletes stay healthy.
Please note: This guidelines are our recommendations and are not meant to replace guidelines of medical professionals.
Athletes should receive 8 to 10 hours of sleep the night before a meet.
Pre-Competition Meals - 3 – 4 hours before the event
High in complex carbohydrates, such as bread, fruit and vegetables
Moderate in protein
Low in fat
Plenty of Fluids
Athletes should eat a nutritious breakfast before a meet, including fruit, bread, water and juice. Little or no meat is best.
Snack Hints - For All Day Meets
Fresh Fruit – bananas, raisins, grapes, oranges, peaches, watermelon
Crackers and pretzels
Athletes should do their cool-down runs after race events.
Sports drinks, energy bars, and fruit for carbohydrate replacement.
Dinner should include foods high in protein (chicken, beef, fish, milk, cheese, soy products, etc.) to build muscle.