Junior Mavericks Running Club is for boys and girls 7-17 years of age. Whether you want to introduce your elementary school athlete to the sport of running or help your middle school athlete stay fit and prepare for high school competition we're here to help you succeed. They may even train with us during high school! Our athletes have the opportunity to run in USATF competition for cross country in the fall or track & field in the spring.
Our training includes S.M.A.R.T.E.R. training which focuses on: Speed, Muscle, Aerobic, Race Pace, Technique, Enjoyment, Relaxation.
PARTNER WITH COACH ROBIN AND COACH LAURA TO GET THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE
Coach Robin Missailidis
With 15+ years of coaching experience Coach Robin applies her personal knowledge to help each athlete reach their highest potential. Coach Robin is USATF Level 2 certified and is a former college tennis player at UC San Diego. Coach Robin specializes in working with athletes from middle school through high school. She helped Sage Creek High School Track team earn the CIF title in Track & Field for both men's & women's teams in 2021 while coaching the distance runners. Coach Robin accepted an assistant cross country coach with Bill Vice at La Costa Canyon High School in 2021. Currently, Coach Robin accepted the Head Cross Country position at Carlsbad High School.
Coach Laura Stuart-Platenberg
Coach Laura uses her expertise through years of training to help guide athletes to success. Coach Laura competes in the USATF Masters division and was a former college athlete at University of Virginia. Coach Laura is an elementary school teacher at Cardiff School District and works well with youth athletes from elementary age through middle school. Coach Laura is a former US Olympic trials marathon competitor. She knows her stuff!
Through Coach Robin's guidance, many of our athletes progress to exceptional high school careers which have resulted in college scholarships.
Work with coaches every session starting with dynamic stretching, then focusing on various strategies for racing, competing or just keeping in shape. Some athletes prefer to work out with the team for fun. We cater to USATF Junior Olympians as well as kids who prefer to have fun while staying fit! Some of our former athletes are NCAA college runners and they return every summer to work with our students. Working with these D1 athletes is priceless.
Whether it's fall cross country or spring track season, we put our training to the test by offering a variety of race opportunities throughout the season for our athletes. Our athletes are given the chance to qualify for USATF Junior Olympics at the National level. We also train for local community 5K races or all comers track meets.
Focus on timed 100, 200, 400, 1600 to establish a baseline.
Improve power, build muscle to reduce fatigue & injury.
Build aerobic capacity, enhance endurance & cardiovascular efficiency.
Teach athletes about personal capacity for racing.
Develop and focus on details of biomechanics effectiveness & form.
Teach how to enjoy running for a lifetime.
Stretching, breathing & recovery.