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Youth Track & Field

Minnesota Flyers Track & Field hosts two separate seasons of track and field training and competition each year - Indoor Season January-March, and Outdoor Season May-July.  We provide appropriate age and skill-based training for elementary, junior high, senior high, inclusive, and open/masters athletes.  As an ODP, the Flyers coaching staff also offers training for elite athletes.  Information specific to Platinum and Inclusive training within these seasons can be found under their individual program information tabs.

 

The Flyers offer youth members two participation levels to serve different ages and skill development:

Developmental (Kindergarten through 5th grade): MNF's knowledgeable and positive approach to youth athletic development offers children an engaging, fun, and dynamic way to learn about the sport of track and field.  Practices are designed in a "learn by doing" format and meets encouraged but not mandatory.

 

Competitive (6th grade through 12th grade) offers a focused training structure to develop skill levels and enhance the competitive edge; elite development is also included in our competitive structure. Participation in meets is expected.  Elementary athletes who have existing experience, advanced skills, or need more challenge may join Competitive if coaches agree it would be appropriate.

 

Strength is critical in order to be a successful and injury-free athlete.  Our year-round Performance Strength Program offers all athletes the opportunity to perform at your best, reduce risk of injury, and maximize your potential for and during any sport.

Continue below for details specific to each Track and Field season, or go directly to registration here:

Important note for anyone planning to participate in USATF JO's: The USATF MN Association Junior Olympic Championship is held annually on the weekend following the MSHSL Boys & Girls State High School Meet (click for next year's dates).  Please plan vacations and participation in other events accordingly.  USATF will not allow athletes to waiver to the USATF Region 8 Junior Olympic meet for choosing to attend other sporting events during the same dates as the Association JO meet regardless of the level of play or location of the event.  (Per rule 306, elite level play and/or national competition in another sport that occurs the same dates as the Association JO meet does not qualify as an "extraordinary circumstance" to allow a waiver to Regions.)  You must compete in the Association JO meet to qualify to advance to Regions and Nationals unless you meet one of the waiver requirements.

Indoor Season

Our indoor season provides opportunity for athletes to continue refining the technique, mechanics, and fundamentals needed for all track and field events.  Indoor track is also a fun and beneficial way to learn the value of off-season training while complementing your other winter activities. It has become a favorite of athletes preparing for spring sports and registration always fills early

Season Duration: Early January through mid-March

Practice Schedule/Location:

Dates: 2 nights/week excluding holidays and facility closures 

Times: Elementary (K-5) - 6-7:00pm

Junior/Senior High (Grades 6-12) - 6:30-8pm

Platinum - 6-7:30pm

Locations: Lindbergh Center & Hopkins North Junior High, Minnetonka, MN

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Outdoor Season

Summer track is a great way to set new goals, try new events and race distances, and/or become a multi-event athlete such as Pentathlete, Heptathlete, or Decathlete!  We are a complete track and field program offering coaching in all event areas of the sport.  Many athletes looking to advance their athletic career beyond high school have experienced much-recruiting success through USATF Junior Olympics during the summer track season, and numerous MNF Alumni are currently in or have graduated from collegiate athletics.  We travel annually for advancement within the USATF Junior Olympic, Adaptive Sports, and USATF Open/Masters championships series (travel is optional)

Season Duration:  Mid-March to Early August

Practice Schedule/Location:

Dates: Developmental - Mondays and Thursdays

Competitive - Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri beginning June 3, May practices are Mon & Thurs only

Platinum - arranged seasonally within the group

Times: Developmental - 6-7p

Competitive - 6:30-8p

Platinum - 6-7:30pm

Location: St. Louis Park High School, St Louis Park, MN

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SEE YOU AT THE TRACK!!!

For open registrations, season-specific details, and information on individual programs, please visit the appropriate page in the tabs above.

Existing USATF Members new to MNF and wishing to affiliate their membership with our program need to email this request to office@usatfmn.orgWe are unable to process affiliations at the club level.  Athletes will not show on our USATF or Athletic.net rosters until the change of affiliation request is made.

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