The Track and Field program from Dulles Youth Sports will run from before spring break in March to the end of May. Practices will be twice a week at a local school and typical practice length will be one hour. Our goal is to offer two options for participants:
A program geared for younger runners for ages 6 - 8 (roughly 1st to 3rd grade). Runners will attend one practice a week and the focus will be on running, sprinting, and relays. An introduction to jumping will also be included. Field events and hurdles will not be a focus.
Track and Field
The Track and Field program will be for ages 9 - 14 (grades 4 to 8). We will provide weekly focus areas where we spend a portion of the practice introducing athletes to each event. The remaining portion of each practice will be dedicated to professionally lead coaching or a focus on specific areas like speed training or field events.
Short distances - 50, 100, 200, and 400 meters
Middle distances - 800, 1500 meters
Long distance - 3000 meters
Relays - 4x100, 4x400
Hurdles - 100, 400 meters
Jumps - Introduction to long jump and high jump (if facilities permit)
Field events - shotput, discus, javelin
In-house meets will be held at a high school facility on Sundays and will focus on the events covered in practice. There will be multiple in-house meets and one to two regional meets included as part of the registration fee. The Junior Track athletes will participate in a single in-house meet at the end of the season.
The Junior Track program will be offered for $99. Track and Field registration will be $175.
We need volunteers! No experience is necessary. Please email
if you are interested. Volunteering can be as simple as helping with practice or the meets. If you have any experience with track and field, consider volunteering as a coach! It is a great way to get in shape and participate in the community.