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Track & Cross Country

2024 Youth Outdoor Track and Field Program

Registration for Youth Outdoor Track and Field is now open!  Register early, the program will fill up.

Registration: BAA Youth Outdoor Track and Field 2024 Registration

Did you know that one of the largest and most successful youth track and field programs in New England is right here in your own backyard? Our boys were #2 and girls #3 in the state for the past two years and we qualified dozens of athletes for Nationals!

What events will your athlete be great at? Sign them up and we'll help them figure it out while they have a ton of fun with friends in a safe, supportive, and positive coaching environment.

Outdoor Track and Field is a competitive program for 5th through 8th graders that starts in April and goes through late June with the USATF New England Outdoor Championship.  The USATF Championship offers the opportunity to qualify for Regionals and Nationals.

If you have questions, please contact Coach Ladd at

Events available

Outdoor track events include the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500/1 mile, 3000/2 mile, hurdles, relays, long jump, high jump, shot put, discus, and javelin.


We believe multi-sport athletes should NOT be excluded from the excitement of Junior Olympic competition or denied the opportunity to represent their school at the state championship. Athletes that play other sports but can train with us at least one day per week are welcome, as long as they commit to participating in our two biggest meets: the MA Middle School State Championship and the New England Junior Olympics Championships (see schedule below for dates).


Athletes are expected to compete in all early season meets where they have no conflicts and to prioritize the state and championship meets in June.

We welcome athletes of ALL abilities but expect them to train hard and to be ambitious.

While we pride ourselves on a supportive coaching environment, we are a competitive program focused on preparing athletes for local, state, regional, and national competition.


Registration ($125) is open to athletes in the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who live in any of the three Masco towns. 

USA Track & Field Membership ($30) is also required but that can be purchased later and we will provide details on the process. 

Uniforms ($47.00) are purchased separately and can be used for all of our programs (outdoor track, cross country, and indoor track). 

Full- and half-scholarships are available for those that request them.  Please email Coach Ladd for details at


Official season practice begins Wednesday April 3rd 2024. 

Practice Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:00PM to 7:30PM and Sundays from 9:30 - 11:00am at the Masco track starting on Wednesday April 3rd.  Sunday practice will occur only on weekends when we do not have a meet scheduled.

MEET SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

Athletes should plan on being at meets an hour before their first event.  Schedules vary depending on what events athletes participate in.  Athletes should expect to warm up and cool down with their event group.  

NOTE: Regular season meets are generally on weekends and in the afternoon, approximately 3pm to 7:30pm. Athletes arrive at different times depending on the start time of the events in which they're entered, and they may leave when their event is complete and they have cooled down.

April 28th (Sunday)  - USATF Youth Meet #1 (Hosted by Launch)
3pm start @ Falmouth High School, Falmouth, MA

May 5 (Sunday) - USATF Youth Meet #2 (Hosted by NE Elite)
3pm start @ Gordon College, Wenham, MA

May 11 (Saturday) - USATF Youth Meet #3 (Hosted by CLCF)
3pm start @ Cranston West, Cranston, RI

May 19(Sunday) - USATF Youth Meet #4 (Hosted by Masco)
3pm start @ TBD

May 31 (Friday) MA Middle School State Championship
7th/8th graders only and must achieve standard
3:30pm Start @ Clinton High School, Clinton, MA

June 2 (Sunday) USATF New England Championship 
*Recommended for any athlete NOT competing in the MA Middle School State Championship*
3pm Start @ Gordon College, Wenham, MA

June 22 (Saturday) - USATF-NE Junior Olympic Championship
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA


July 11 - 14 - USATF Region 1 Championship
Qualify by placing top 8 at New Englands
New York City, NY

July 22 to 28 - USATF Junior Olympic Nationals
Qualify by placing top 5 at Regionals
College Station, TX


Birth Year

Age Group

2006-07 17-18













Sarah Ladd, Program Director

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Spring Track and Field - A competitive program usually focused on grades 5 through 8 that starts the first week in April and goes through the end of June. Athletes compete in USATF meets culminating with the Junior Olympics New England Championships. Some athletes will qualify and choose to move on to Regional and National competition and participate in those meets during the month of July.

Summer Track - This is a developmental program for rising 3rd through rising 9th graders that starts after the 4th of July and meets once per week for six weeks. Athletes get to try many different events (high jump, long jump, sprints, distance, shot put, javelin) and move in groups according to grade. We end each practice with 4x100 relays. Kids of all ages LOVE this program.

Cross Country - A competitive program usually focused on 5th through 8th graders that competes against middle schools in the Cape Ann League. The season starts in September and ends with the USATF New England Junior Olympic Championship in early November, with a few kids moving on to Regional and National competition.

Indoor Track - A competitive program usually for 5th through 8th graders that starts in January and ends in March with the USATF New England Indoor Championship. We compete at major indoor venues like The Track at New Balance, Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, and Wheaton College.


If you are participating in spring track, cross country, or indoor, you will need a USATF membership. You do NOT need a membership to participate in the summer program.

  1. Go to
  2. Complete an Individual Youth Membership application and associate with our club: "BAA Masconomet" when the option appears in the process
  3. Once you have an account, log into USATF Connect to upload a birth certificate for age verification.

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.