On Sunday, March 5th Northeast Opportunities for Wellness (NOW), held a youth sports clinic focused on track & field skills at Tourtellotte Memorial High School in Thompson. The clinic saw volunteer coaches and student athletes from Tourtellotte working with 50 children ages 6 to 13 on a variety of skills, including: sprinting, distance, jumping, throwing, relays, and hurdling. NOW staff members also worked with children teaching yoga and nutrition.

This is the second year NOW and TMHS have partnered on an annual running clinic. NOW Executive Director Sarah Mortensen credits the success of the clinic with the dedicated TMHS staff and student volunteers. “We are grateful to the Tourtellotte Memorial High School student athletes and especially to Coaches Beth Ten Eyck, Cindy Ouellette, and Deb Spinelli for their continued participation in this great event. Not only do they plan every detail of the clinic and give up their Sunday afternoon for NOW but they are truly wonderful with the kids that come out to learn the mechanics of running.”

NOW holds several youth sports clinics throughout the year, partnering with local sports organizations and school coaches to introduce children to the importance of being active and healthy. NOW’s next clinic will be focused on lacrosse and will take place on Sunday, March 26th at Woodstock Academy.