Club Northwest Youth Track and Field
The Club Northwest Youth Team is for athletes ages 7-18 of all ability levels who are interested in practicing cross country during the fall and achieving their personal goals.
Practices will be held Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:45-4:45 with athletes encouraged to participate in fall cross country races.
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. (Singlets are only available in adults sizes.)
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, or below the stadium near the King’s gym.
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.
All practices are planned 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.
Cross country practices will be coached by Deborah Fletcher. Deborah is an accomplished masters runner with Club Northwest. She has been running since college, focusing mostly on longer distances like marathons. She ran for Hanover College on their inaugural women’s cross country team, running at the national championships in Kenosha as a senior, and began running as a masters runner for CNW four years ago. She helped coach her daughter’s cross country teams as she was growing up and is now excited to help other kids who are enthusiastic about running. When not running with her border collie, Jacob, she works as a dentist.
Want to join?
Please contact Rod Wilcox directly at email@example.com.
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.
Youth Team Practice Fees: $325 for the whole fall or $125 per month.
Club Northwest Membership: $30 for an individual 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. (See the Club Northwest membership page for additional information on membership benefits, such as other event discounts and store discounts.)
cross country meets
All cross country meets are optional. Athletes can choose to attend as many or as few as they desire. Team coaches will supply information on local cross country races to the youth team members and their parents.
Sun City Harriers Invitational (site of Region 13 Championships), Franklin Park, Yakima, WA
Contact: Erik Mikelson
King’s Cross Country Invite, King’s School, Shoreline, WA
Contact: Rod Wilcox
FWTC Autumn Classic, 5-Mile Lake Park, Federal Way
Contact: Holly Genest
Cascade Striders Flying Feet Invitational, Wilburton Park, Bellevue
Contact: Craig Collier
Rain City Stampede, Woodland Park, Seattle
Contact: Jim Neff
Junior Olympic Cross Country - Association Championship, Woodland Park, Seattle
Contact: Darryl Genest
Junior Olympic Cross Country - Region 13 Championship, Franklin Park, Yakima, WA
Contact: Erik Mikelson
Junior Olympic Cross Country - National Championship, Rancho San Rafael Park, Reno, NV
NOTE: CNW Youth Team members competing in the King’s Cross Country Invite on Sept 22 should contact Rod Wilcox (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the September 22 race to have their meet entry fees waived.
Winter Grand Prix Series – the WGP is a series of six 2-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 TBD, but will be available on CNW’s website later this fall.
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