top of page
  • RSS Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat Social Icon
  • PFTC YouTube Channel

Youth Indoor Track and Field

Overview:

Minnesota Flyers Track & Field hosts two competitive seasons of track and field each year: the Indoor season below, and an Outdoor Season May-July. We also offer spring and fall non-competitive training sessions for athletes interested in continuing their fitness and skills. The Flyers coaching staff provides appropriate age and skill-based training for youth of all ages, and as an ODP, also offers comprehensive training for elite athletes. Additionally, because strength is critical in order to be a successful and injury-free athlete, our year-round Performance Strength training offers athletes grades 8+ the opportunity to perform at your best, reduce risk of injury, and maximize your potential for and during any sport. Visit our Performance Strength page for details!

Our indoor season provides the opportunity for athletes to continue refining the technique, mechanics, and fundamentals needed for all track and field events and/or gain fitness for other sports. 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!

Current registrants looking for season information can find those details by logging into your team site account here.

Full team schedule is available to registered members.

Find information on our youth levels here: (details updated seasonally prior to registration opening)

IMG_1478_edited_edited.jpg

Developmental

Eligibility:

Beginners grades K-5 (generally ages 5-10)

Description:

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 using a "learn by doing" format and meets are encouraged but not mandatory.  To encourage development toward meets, we host 3-4 inter-club "mini-meets" throughout the season.  (Athletes in grades 4-5 who have previous experience with us are encouraged to consider our Intermediate level.)

Season Information:

  • 6-7pm Fridays, January - mid-March

  • Hopkins Indoor Facility

  • Meets are available

  • Practice attendance is not mandatory but highly encouraged due to the progressive nature of this sport

Fee: posted seasonally

Includes USATF membership, performance shirt, and facility fees

87_edited_edited_edited_edited_edited.jpg

Intermediate

Eligibility:

6th grade and 4-5th grade with prior experience (generally ages 9-11)

Description:

MNF provides a structured yet fun, age-appropriate "learning to train" format designed for 6th graders and 4-5th graders who have prior experience with us or greater experience in other competitive sports.  Due to seasonal family schedules, meet participation is encouraged but not included.  (Athletes in grades 4-5 who have not previously participated in track and field or another competitive sport are asked to join our Developmental level.)

Season Information:

  • January - mid-March 12

  • SPRINTS/JUMPS/THROWS 6:30-8pm Wed/Fri

  • MID-D/DISTANCE 6:30-8pm Mon/Thurs

  • Hopkins Indoor Facilities

  • Meets are available

  • Practice attendance is not mandatory but highly encouraged due to the progressive nature of this sport

Fee: posted seasonally

Includes USATF membership, performance shirt, additional training time, and facility fees

state%25202019%2520AA%2520meet%2520preli

Competitive

Eligibility:

All athletes grades 7-12 (generally ages 12-18)

Description:

Athletes are offered a focused training structure to develop skill levels, prepare for the outdoor season, and enhance the competitive edge.  Elite development is automatically included in our competitive format, and participation in meets is highly encouraged to promote progress but is not included with registration due to individual athlete weekend schedules during the winter.  You WILL progress in this sport through training with our Competitive level.

Season Information:

  • January - mid-March

  • SPRINTS/JUMPS/THROWS 6:30-8pm Wed/Fri

  • MID-D/DISTANCE 6:30-8pm Mon/Thurs

  • Hopkins Indoor Facilities

  • Meets are available

  • Practice attendance is not mandatory but highly encouraged due to the progressive nature of this sport

Fee: posted seasonally

Includes USATF membership, performance shirt, additional training time, and facility fees

Registration for the 2024 Indoor Season will open fall 2023!

Limited financial aid is available.  If you are in need of assistance affording this season's fees, please register first and find instructions and application link at the end of the registration form.

Quick FAQ's:

  • Practice schedule excludes holidays, severe weather cancellations, and unexpected facility closures.

  • Meet Entry Fees are typically $15-$20. Meets are optional and not included in our program registration during indoor season as many households have weekend activities that conflict with meet days. Elite meets are available - complete information provided on our team site.

  • Looking for team-specific information? To protect the privacy and safety of our youth athletes, complete details regarding our season are accessible to registered members on the team app or team site.

  • Parent meetings will be held before the first week of the season. Attendance at the meeting by one parent is mandatory as there is much information to cover regarding the indoor season.

  • Existing USATF membership that you need to affiliate with our program? Please Log in to your USATF profile and request an affiliation change in your profile details. We can no longer process affiliation changes at the club level so we recommend you submit your request in a timely manner as all change requests go through an approval process that can take anywhere from a couple of days to weeks (which can also affect meet eligibility).

Questions regarding the season are welcome at admin@minnesotaflyers.com(Current registrants can receive faster responses by messaging through the app.)

SEE YOU AT THE TRACK!!!

Plan ahead! The USATF MN Association Junior Olympic Championship is held annually on the weekend following the MSHSL Boys & Girls State High School Meet. Please plan vacations and participation in other events accordingly. You must compete in the Association JO meet to qualify to advance to Regions and Nationals unless you meet one of the Rule 300 waiver requirements.

bottom of page