Club Northwest Youth Track and Field

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Junior Youth Team

The Club Northwest Junior Youth Team is for athletes age 4-8 who are interested in learning more about the sport of track and field and trying a variety of events. Practices will be held Mondays and Fridays from 2:00-3:00 with athletes encouraged to attend the Wednesday Club Northwest All-Comers Meets. Practices start June 17 and end August 12. Each member of the Junior Youth Team will receive a free Club Northwest youth-sized t-shirt.

Youth Team

The Club Northwest Youth Team is for athletes ages 9-18 of all ability levels who are interested in practicing track and field during the summer and achieving their personal goals. Practices will be held Mondays and Fridays from 4:00-5:00 with athletes encouraged to attend the Wednesday Club Northwest All-Comers Meets. Practices start June 17 and end August 12. Each member of the Youth Team will receive a free Club Northwest t-shirt and the opportunity to purchase a Club singlet at a reduced price.

HOW TO JOIN

Please contact Rod Wilcox directly at rwadew@frontier.com.

Club Northwest Membership: $30 for an individual junior youth or youth team membership or $75 for a family membership. Youths already covered under a family membership do not need to pay any additional Club membership fees. Click HERE to join Club Northwest.

See the Club Northwest membership page for additional information on membership benefits, such as other event discounts and store discounts.

Junior Youth Team Practice Fees: $175 for the whole summer or $100 per month. Click HERE to sign up for Junior Youth practices.

Youth Team Practice Fees: $225 for the whole summer or $125 per month. Click HERE to sign up for Youth practices.

practice location

All practices will be held at Woolsey Stadium at King’s High School 19303 Fremont Ave North, Shoreline, WA. If you have never been there, it may be helpful to look at google maps to see where the track is on the campus. Parking will be above the stadium, the first parking lot you encounter as you head toward the track.

Parents are welcome to stick around during practice and get their own workout in at the track or run on the on-campus trail system.

Coaches

All practices are coached by Rod Wilcox, who has been coaching track and cross country at King’s High School for over 25 years. Rod was a high jumper at the University of Washington who went on to have a successful athletic career as a masters decathlete. Rod’s experience in both coaching and competing in all of the track and field disciplines gives him a well-rounded background that allows him to provide knowledgeable coaching to the youth team.

Rod brings a very positive attitude to practice and is ready to help the athletes achieve their personal goals, whether it involves competing at championship summer meets, setting personal bests at the all-comers meets, or just trying different events to see what they like best. To see Rod’s full bio click HERE.

Deborah Fletcher will assist with coaching Track & Field practices during the summer, and will be the lead coach for cross country practices in the fall. Deborah is an accomplished masters runner with Club Northwest and since college has focused on running long distance and marathons. She ran for Hanover College on their inaugural women’s cross country team, competing at the national championships in Kenosha, WI, as a senior and began running as a masters runner for CNW four years ago. She coached her daughter’s cross country teams and is excited to help other kids enthusiastic about running. When not running with her border collie, Jacob, she works as a dentist.

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paperwork

Registration will be online at clubnorthwest.org. Each athlete needs to be a member of Club Northwest, either as an individual youth team member or as part of a family membership. Each athlete will need to have a waiver signed by their parents. Parents working out at the track will also need to sign their own waiver.

2019 track meets

All track meets are optional. Athletes can choose to attend as many or as few as they desire.

Club Northwest All-Comers Series - Wednesdays May 29 - August 14 at Shoreline Stadium.

USATF Pacific Northwest Junior Olympic Association Championships, June 21-23 Mt Tahoma HS.

More youth meets listed here: http://pacificnorthwest.usatf.org/Events/2019/2018-YOUTH-Track---Field-Schedules.aspx

Winter Grand Prix Series: a series of six two-mile races occurring from December to February. The races are a combination of road and cross country races held at Magnuson Park, and one track race held at Nathan Hale High School. Exact dates and times for this coming season are forthcoming and will be available on CNW’s website later this fall.

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