Registration is open for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
The program fee is $100. There is an additional fee of $25 for athletes to become members of USA Track & Field. This is required in order to compete 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 during the cross country season last year, you should still be covered and will not need to renew until next year.
Tuesdays and Thursday from 3:45PM to 5:00PM at the Boxford Commons. From September 14 to November 14. See meet schedule below for additional dates. There may be optional runs on a weekend morning some weeks.
Registration is open to boys and girls in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade that live in one of the three Masco towns.
This is a competitive program that includes a variety of meets against other middle schools and culminates with the USATF New England Junior Olympics Championship. We provide a safe, supportive, and fun environment for athletes to challenge themselves and learn about competitive running. This is a great stepping stone to the high school programs.
Practices include stretching, plyometrics, ladder work, hill workouts, and lots of running in the beautiful trails behind Boxford Commons. We generally have two groups--one going shorter and one going longer--and athletes can choose their group. A typical practice will include 2 to 4 miles of running.
September 14 (Tuesday) - OPENING DAY
September 24 (Friday afternoon) - Smolak Farms
October 3rd (Sunday) at 9am - Reading Invitational
Oct 14 (Thursday) 4pm North Reading @ Ipswich River Park
October 24 (Sunday) Mayor's Cup, Franklin Park
Nov 6 (Saturday) @ Devens - Middle School State Meet
Nov 14 (Sunday) USATF - NE Junior Olympics @ Nashua, NH
--PROGRAM ENDS HERE EXCEPT FOR THOSE THAT QUALIFY--
Nov 21 (Sunday) USATF Region 1 Junior Olympic Championships @ Maine
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.