Practices start Thursday, April 8 at the Masco track.
Tuesdays 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Sundays 10:00am to 11:15am
Registration is now closed.
We provide a safe, supportive, and positive coaching environment that allows young athletes to learn about and compete in the full breadth of track and field events. After trying a variety of events, and with the guidance of coaching staff, athletes will choose up to three events to specialize in. They will train for these events and compete in them in the Junior Olympics and other local competitions.
Events include 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 ,3000, hurdles, relays, long jump, high jump, shot put, discus, and javelin.
All abilities are welcome, but athletes are expected to take the training seriously and take advantage of the supportive coaching environment to challenge themselves. We expect athletes to work hard while having fun and end the season having made substantial improvements in their respective events.
Masco Youth Track & Field is open to athletes in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades that reside in one of the three Masco towns. The cost is $80.
There is an additional fee of $25 for athletes to become members of USA Track & Field. This is required in order to complete in the Junior Olympics program, and we will provide guidance about this process after you register with our program. Note that if you became a member of USATF in the fall during cross country, you are already covered for the full year of 2021.
We practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Masco track from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and a weekend morning tbd. The season starts in early April.
All athletes are expected to compete in the USATF Junior Olympic Association Meet to take place on either June 19 or June 26, 2021. This meet is the big game after months of training. Athletes that place in the top eight will be eligible for the Regional meet July 8-11 in Brunswick, Maine. The top five there will qualify for nationals in Florida. We have athletes qualify for nationals every year.
We usually have several local meets against other middle schools that all athletes are expected to compete in.
Note that we are understanding of conflicts with other sports. Athletes that play other sports but are committed to training and competing in the Junior Olympics are welcome to participate. We will work with you around conflicts.
The 2021 Summer Olympics are in Tokyo, Japan. It will be an exciting year for our athletes as they participate in the Junior Olympics and then get to watch the USA athletes compete in Tokyo a few weeks later.
Early April - Opening day
April & May - Local meets TBD
June 19 or 26 - USATF Junior Olympics New Englands
OPTIONAL MEETS (for those that qualify):
July 8 to 11 - USATF Junior Olympics Regionals (Maine)
July 26 to Aug 1 - USATF Junior Olympics Nationals (Florida)
The B.A.A. does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, handicap, disability or ability to pay. The Boxford Athletic Association does not tolerate sexual harassment by any participant in its programs, adult or child.