2022 Fall Track / Cross Country

NOTE: All Age 5-6 teams at the 9:15 am session are full.

The Needham Youth Track Club will hold a combined Fall Track / Cross Country program in the Fall of 2022. The program features both Cross Country and track running and field events. Open to children age 5-14, the program will run in two sessions, 9:15 - 10:30 am and 10:40-11:45 am Sundays from September 11 - November 6, 2022 at DeFazio Track and surrounding trails at 360 Dedham Avenue in Needham. The program is divided into teams by
  • Age 5-6
  • Age 7-14 Sprinting (with field events)
  • Age 7-14 Cross Country (with field events)
  • Age 7-14 Cross Country (running only)

Runners will be placed in groups depending on age. The program is suitable for those serious about their running and interested in running in Cross Country meets as well as those with a more casual interest who want exercise and to learn more about running.

We are organized in small teams of 18-20 children and 3-4 coaches. Children remain in this group for the entire session. Typically, children will have one field event or hurdle practice per week (with exception of running only - Cross Country team).

A typical Sunday session might include
- Warm up, flexibility, and mobility
- Running Drills
- Technical skills training
- Fitness training
- Recovery

New Middle School Program: Children age 11-14 can choose to be in a more competitive program where focus is on learning technique and a more challenging workout. Alternately, children can remain in our program which focuses on exercise, fun, and learning. Note: We will participate in some Cross Country meets but they are always optional for all.

For more information about Fall Track, email or call 781-856-4088

Click for schedule and registration