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CATONSVILLE COUGARS YOUTH TRACK AND FIELD
Come RUN with us!
For girls and boys 8 – 14 years of age (Birth years 2008-2015) who want to experience track and field. Our focus is on continual self-improvement and developing a love for a fitness activity that can last a lifetime. It’s your chance to run, jump, throw and learn a great sport!
Practice Dates: 3 practices per week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:15-7:30pm beginning March 20 and lasting through July (practices finish in June for athletes not competing in districts, regionals and nationals).
Where: Catonsville High School Track (any location changes due to conflicting CHS sporting events will be announced, usually moving practice over to the CCBC Track or Field Hockey Field next to tennis courts @ CHS)
Meets: 2-4 meets per month, most meets are on the weekends, usually Sunday afternoons (Central Maryland). These are open invitational meets, but all levels of experience are welcome. We expect runners to participate in meets, but understand everyone cannot make every meet. Meets will start mid-April and go until late-June with championship meets in July.
Each athlete is responsible for his or her own registration at the meet. The meet registration fees are typically $10 to be paid the Wednesday prior to the meet. A uniform is required at every meet.
Qualifications and Championship meets: The team is an AAU club and will participate in the AAU qualifier events. The team is registered with USATF and athletes interested in USATF qualifiers may participate, but individual USATF membership fees will need to be provided by parents.
Register online starts Jan 1 to March 3 at – https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/350096
Team is limited to 70 athletes - if the limit is met before March 3rd, registration will be closed.
Late registrations will be waitlisted and considered on a case-by-case basis.
2023 Basic Fee: $110.00 including AAU registration and uniform. ($80 if you already have a uniform that fits or if you know you will not be competing at meets but enjoy practices)
Other Details: A copy of your child’s birth certificate is required by USATF/AAU for proof of age before participating in any track meets. (Returning athletes have a birth certificate on file.) Copies may be brought to the first practice, clear digital copies are acceptable as well.
**Athletes must be turning 8 years old in 2023 (birth year 2015). If you register a child younger than this without explicit permission from the coaching staff, your registration fee will be returned.
Youth Track and Field (#300)
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