Heads Up Running camp brainchild of three coaches

Justin Tomczyk and Steve DeAngelo, speaking with middle school students last season, will conduct the inaugural Heads Up Running camp  from Monday, Aug. 18 through Friday, Aug. 22, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Justin Tomczyk and Steve DeAngelo, speaking with middle school students last season, will conduct the inaugural Heads Up Running camp from Monday, Aug. 18 through Friday, Aug. 22, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Heart, unity and respect are the three principles that form the core of the new running and conditioning camp, Heads Up Running, organized for boys and girls entering grades 6 through 9 this fall.
The inaugural Heads Up Running camp will be held from Monday, Aug. 18 through Friday, Aug. 22, from approximately 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The cost is $125, and includes a t-shirt and bus transportation to scheduled events.
For more information, or to register your child, visit headsuprunning.com.
Seasoned coaches Justin Tomczyk and Steve DeAngelo started Heads Up Running along with coach Kyle Astle, to instill a life-long love of the sport in young athletes in an environment that fosters responsibility and mutual respect.
“Running offers benefits on so many levels, especially for kids,” Tomczyk said. “Not only is the physical exercise good for the body and soul, but a regular exercise regimen can give kids a feeling of accomplishment as well as the satisfaction of setting and reaching personal goals through hard work. We are looking forward to helping our young athletes reap all of these rewards.”
The camp’s daily program will combine running with engaging team building activities, core exercises, games and visits to some of Connecticut’s State Parks.
“We are going to mix it up,” DeAngelo said. “On some days, we will be running on a traditional outdoor track, and on others, we will be running around beautiful lakes. Our program is for anyone who is interested in running, conditioning for a fall sport, or who simply wants to have fun.”
Local athletes are familiar with Tomczyk and DeAngelo from the Roger Ludlowe Middle School, where Tomczyk teaches social studies while DeAngelo is the Dean.
Together, their enthusiasm helped create and grow the Ludlowe running program from a handful of students to well over 100 athletes every season.
Astle is another familiar face around town; in addition to earning multiple varsity letters and All-FCIAC awards while attending Fairfield High School, he went on to run at the college level for Dickinson College. He has coached at the middle school level in Fairfield and Easton.
Together, these three coaches at Heads Up Running pride themselves on including athletes of all abilities, from beginners to USATF Junior Olympians.
“Track and Field is a wonderful sport because anyone can join in,” Tomczyk said. “And even though our kids are competing against their own personal best times, they really encourage each other and cheer each other on.
“They become part of a team, and that teaches mutual respect, no matter how fast or strong an athlete is.”

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