High school track and field is an important part of most people’s education that we remember as a great form of competition and a great introduction to sporting events as children. For many of us this interest in high school track and field continued and we decided to pursue the events further such as the 100 metres or hurdles a great way to get into shape, to test ourselves and even potentially to make money and represent our country if we’re particularly talented.
However to both generate this interest in these sports, and to cater for our training needs I later life, we need our schools and sports centres to provide the facilities necessary. A school with running tracks, fields, a rubberized sports surface for courts will be best suited to nurturing an interest in sports in young children and a sports facility with all these things will cater to the needs of all those training for their events. Of course not every school and centre is going to be able to offer the same number of facilities, but here are some of the things that most of these places can benefit from and that you might expect:
Running track: Running tracks allow for a lot of different athletic events such as sprinting, long distance, relay and more. This then allows for training and improving CV and running speed, as well as for competitions and races.
Indoor running track: An indoor running track is a great option as it means people can still run during the winter or when it’s raining. At the same time an indoor running track requires far less running track repair. They are less common and not every school or sports centre will provide them, however they are nevertheless highly useful.
Gym: A gym is a must for all sports centres and schools as it allows you to train for any event. The facilities you have inside the gym itself can also be highly varied and it is up to you whether you have more cardiovascular machines, resistance machines or free weights.
Courts: Having courts allows for things like basketball and tennis which offer something different from athletic events or football meaning they reach a wider range of people in terms of appeal. If you use a rubberized sports surface then this will provide a cushioning for the joints and will be less painful should anyone fall over making it a lot safer.
Pitches: Finally having some open spaces and pitches provides the host of other high school track and field events as well as things like football. Using astro turf or synthetic grass is a great option as it allows you to ensure your grass stays green and healthy looking all year. At the same time astro turf is also very cushioned and springy making it safer and less likely to cause injury. For those using the facilities then synthetic turf offers the very best surface and will outperform the competition, while it will also mean less maintenance for the school or sports centre themselves.