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REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER IS CLOSED

Registration for summer has reached capacity and has been closed.

2022 SUMMER TRACK & FIELD

Our developmental summer program focuses on fun and learning. Athletes are grouped with other kids their age and move from station to station. One week they may learn shot put and javelin; another week it could be long jump and high jump. We also do sprints, relays, and distance (1 mile) groups. The emphasis is on a safe, supportive, and positive coaching environment that allows young athletes to develop a passion for the runs, jumps, and throws!

For younger athletes, this is a great stepping stone to the competitive middle school spring program. This year our boys team placed #2 and our girls team #3 in the middle school state championship!

For older athletes, this is a great segue to the high school program. In fact, many of the events will be coached by varsity track athletes. All of our adult coaches are CORId and have current safesport certification.

COST & ELIGIBILITY

Registration is open to athletes that are rising 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders who live in any of the three Masco towns. The program fee is $50 and includes a tshirt.

Registration also include a free youth registration in the Boxford 4th of July road race. That's usually a $35 fee! A code will be provided in your confirmation email as soon as you register for the summer program.

SCHEDULE

We meet on Wednesdays from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at the Masco track. Dates: July 6,  13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10.


2022 SPRING TRACK & FIELD

We provide a safe, supportive, and positive coaching environment that allows young athletes to gain experience in a wide variety of track and field events. With the guidance of coaching staff, athletes will choose up to three events in which to specialize and will compete in the Junior Olympics and other local meets.

Events include the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, hurdles, relays, long jump, high jump, shot put, discus, and javelin.

EXPECTATIONS

Athletes are expected to make every effort to complete in all meets, especially the Junior Olympic New England Championships in late June. There are usually around five meets that take place on weekends.

While we pride ourselves on our supportive coaching environment, we are a competitive program focused on preparing athletes for state, regional, and national competition. Our highly credentialed staff includes USATF Level 1 and Level 2 certified coaches, high school coaches, and coaches that have competed at the collegiate level. We welcome athletes of all abilities but expect them to train hard and to be ambitious.

COST & ELIGIBILITY

Registration is open to athletes in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who live in any of the three Masco towns. The program fee is $120. USA Track & Field Membership ($25) is also required. Guidance on this will be provided later. 

Uniforms are purchased separately and can be used for all of our programs (outdoor track, cross country, and indoor track). 

SCHEDULE

We are awaiting final confirmation but expect to practice Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at the Masco track starting on April 6 and ending at the New England Championships meet in June. There will be optional training on a weekend day (probably Sunday) depending on coach availability.

MULTI-SPORT ATHLETES

We believe that playing multiple sports should not be a reason to miss out on track and field and the excitement of Junior Olympic competition. Athletes that play other sports but are committed to training with us as much as they can and plan to participate in the Junior Olympics are welcome in our program.

IMPORTANT DATES

April 6 (Wednesday) - OPENING DAY

May 7 (Saturday)  - Mini Meet #1
Hormel Stadium, 90 Locust St, Medford, MA
Arrive 3PM; meet starts at 4PM.

May 15 (Sunday) -  Mini Meet #2
Cranston HS, 80 Metropolitan Ave, Cranston RI
Arrive 3PM; meet starts at 4PM.

May 22 (Sunday) - Mini Meet #3
Hormel Stadium, 90 Locust St, Medford, MA
Arrive 3PM; meet starts at 4PM.

May 29th (Sunday) - Mini Meet #4
Hormel Stadium, 90 Locust St, Medford, MA
Arrive 3PM; meet starts at 4PM.

June 5th (Sunday) - USATF-NE Youth Invitational
Gordon College, Wenham, MA
Arrive based on start time of first event; earliest should be 10:30AM. 

June 10th (Friday) - MA Middle School Championship 
7th & 8th Graders ONLY and MUST QUALIFY (standards)
200 Catherine St, Gardner, MA 01440
NOTE: 3:30PM START TIME

June 18th (Saturday) - USATF-NE Junior Olympic Championship
Clinton High School, Clinton, MA

--PROGRAM ENDS FOR MOST--

OPTIONAL MEETS (qualification may be required):

June 29 to July 2 - USATF Outdoor Championships
Icahn Stadium, New York, NY

July 8 to 10 - USATF Region 1 Championship
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

July 25 to 31 - USATF Junior Olympic Nationals 
Hornet Stadium, Sacramento, CA

 

Age Groups for USATF Events

Birth Year Age Group
2006-07 15-16
2008-09 13-14
2010-11 11-12
2012-13 9-10
2014-15 7-8

Contact

Aaron Toleos, Program Director
aaron@toleos.com

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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.