Register for the Youth Track - Spring Session


Introduce your younger child to Track & Field and/or help your older child improve his/her event specific skills.  This low-key, fun program includes sprinting and distance running, jumping, and more.  Athletes will learn a routine of proper warmup, drills, and stretching, and be exposed to some of the more specific, technical aspects of certain events (starts, form, etc.)

The program is offered in the Spring and Fall. During summer, we offer shorter sessions, reducing early summer conflicts with other sports and vacations. The 2020 Youth Track Spring Session will be EIGHT WEEKS in duration but span 10 weeks due to spring break. Session dates are March 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020. Youth Track is appropriate for youth from ages 4-13, as well as high school athletes seeking additional help in the off-season/over the summer. The program includes regular harder bouts and time trial efforts. Though we are unable to consistently offer the "mock meet" we've had at times in the past due to space/time constraints at SLHS, smaller timed efforts will be included throughout the program when appropriate.


Intro to Track & Field/Youth Track Program

The program meets SUNDAYS at South Lakes High School in Reston from 4:30-5:30 pm. In the future, we may add locations, but the coaching/volunteer demands for a youth program are such that we are limited to Reston for the moment.

Participants are encouraged to attend weekly, but we understand that school events, vacations, other sports, and family commitments may mean participants cannot always attend every session. The program is designed with this fact in mind -- your child's experience will NOT be compromised if you cannot attend every week. Older participants can also ask coaches for guidance on what to do on their own during the week.

Practices also enable athletes to test their progress with some timed efforts. Coaches may suggest further competitive opportunities for more experienced athletes and/or those seeking a more official timed competition. Athletes seeking a more competition-focused/advanced program for the spring may consider the Youth Track Team program.

The $75 program cost for Fall session includes 8 weeks (or as many as you can attend) of coached sessions and a program t-shirt.  Active participants also receive special promotions at Potomac River Running Store. We've reduced the cost so that it's economical even if your family misses a week due to vacation or other commitments


While we plan to engage as many coaches and volunteers as necessary to accommodate interest, the program MAY fill, so early registration is encouraged.  Assuming the program is not full, we WILL continue to accept participants throughout the program's duration and welcome late joiners -- but, there is no pro-rating of the $75 fee (which has already been subsidized due to the youth focus of this program.)