Club Northwest Youth Track and Field

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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 to 4:45 p.m., 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 available only in adult sizes.)

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practice location

All practices are at Woolsey Stadium at King’s High School in Shoreline (19303 Fremont Ave N). 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 longtime King’s High School track and cross country coach Rod Wilcox. Rod was a high jumper at the University of Washington who went on to a successful athletics career as a masters decathlete.

For more than 25 years, Rod has been coaching and competing in all track and field disciplines, a breadth of experience he uses to provide knowledgeable guidance to the youth team.

Rod’s positive approach to practice helps athletes achieve their personal goals, whether it involves competing at championship summer meets, setting personal bests at the all-comers meets, or exploring new events to see what they like best. Read Rod's full bio for more.

Cross country practices will be coached by Deborah Fletcher, an accomplished masters runner with Club Northwest. Deborah has run since college, focusing on 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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Please contact Rod Wilcox directly at

Registration will be online at 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.

CNW Youth Team members competing in the King’s Cross Country Invite on Sept 22 should contact Rod Wilcox ( prior to the September 22 race to have their meet entry fees waived.

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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