Spring Track & Field
2019 Season Schedule:
- Competitive - March 18 thru May 17
- Developmental - March 20 thru May 17
- Cranford - March 18 thru May 17
Athletes are taught the fundamentals, techniques, and skills of track & field running, jumping, and throwing events. More experienced athletes will build on the fundamental skills through conditioning and in-depth training for their desired events. Developmental team athletes are offered the option of participating in one of the scheduled meets. Athletes on the competitive team are encouraged to attend the scheduled meets and compete in the USATF Junior Olympic Meet. More than 250 Flyers participated last spring with qualifiers for the USATF Junior Olympic Association, Regional, and National meets. Depending on the meet and the athlete's Age Division, athletes may participate in: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, race walk, relays, hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, javelin, shot, and discus.
David Brearley High School, 401 Monroe Avenue, Kenilworth - Practice location different than normal due to construction at Kehler Stadium.
- Competitive Team – Monday 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday and Friday 6:00-7:15 PM
- Developmental Team – Wednesday and Friday 6:45-8:00 PM
Memorial Field, 50 Myrtle Street, Cranford, NJ
- Cranford Middle School Team - Monday Wednesday and Friday 3:30-5:00 PM
To join any of our Flyers teams there are only two things to do:
- Complete the Registration Form: Complete it online by typing directly into the PDF and printing it OR print it and complete it manually. Bring the completed form to the Welcome Center. (Paper forms are available at the Welcome Center.) AND
- Process Your Payment: Register in person at the Welcome Center.
Detailed Information for Parents:
A meeting for parents of athletes from all three teams will be conducted on Sunday, March 17, at 10:00 AM in Rooms 201/202 at the Main Y facility (220 Clark Street, Westfield). It is strongly encouraged that parents attend this meeting for important season information. We will cover practices, uniforms, meets, Developmental vs. Competitive, Cranford Middle School Program, and much more. If you cannot make this meeting, similar information will be covered during practices on Wednesday, March 20th.
NEW for this Spring...
... an optional 4th day of practice for the Competitive & Cranford teams. These practices will put an emphasis on track & field specific fitness and skills to build a more complete athlete, both physically and mentally.
These practices will be on Thursdays and alternate every week between being held at the Main Y in Westfield at 4:00 PM, and Echo Lake Park at 6:00 PM. The first Thursday practice will be on March 28 at the Main Y. This is an 8-week session that will last through May 16. Practices at the Main Y will focus on strength training, core, mobility, drills, foam rolling, and recovery techniques. Practices at Echo Lake Park will focus on speed, endurance, agility, hill training, and mental training. This program will have a low enrollment limit based on the objectives of the practices. The fee for this is $96 for Family/Silver Members or $120 for Basic/Program Members. If you are interested, you can stop by the Main Y or call the Welcome Center at 908-233-2700 to register. No additional paperwork is needed.