Mustangs Outdoor/Summer Track Program
About our Summer Program
The Mustangs summer track program provides each athlete with a positive experience featuring sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and fun. The fundamentals of track and field are taught in organized workouts.
Athletes practice according to their potential and experience, participating at different levels of competition. A positive atmosphere of encouragement and fun is maintained at all times.
Summer registration for the Mustangs Youth Track Club is currently open for 2014 summer season!!! Come be a part of newest Youth Track club in the Saint Louis area for youth ages 3-18. We have nationally ranked athletes (within the top 15) and provide children the opportunity to have local, state, regional and collegiate exposure. The Mustangs Youth Track Club specializes in distance, middle distance, sprints, throws and jumps training. Workouts and sessions cover all aspects of running, including form and speed drills, proper stretching and running form, pacing and racing tactics, racing speed workouts, hill training, tempo runs, cross-training and more.
Practices for our summer seasons begin in January & continues into early August. We practice five nights per week from 5:30 PM to 8 PM Monday - Thursday with Fridays Schedule for all our field events such as: Shot put,Javelin, Jumpers, Relays etc... Our team policy is for participants to attend a minimum of three practices weekly. Practice will begin on 1st Monday of January each year at Peabody Elementary School located on 1224 South 14th Street and Roosevelt high school which is located at the Corner of South Compton, Wyoming Avenve and Gravois Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63118. Get directions here!
***Address: 3230 Hartford St, St Louis, MO 63118 but Track is located on the Corner of south Compton and Gravois***
We do charge a Registration fee of $35 which will cover the following team expenses such as: operating expenses, facility use fees, insurance, legal fees, web site maintenance or any other misc. team expenses related to management of the team.
New Athletes Non Competitive fee:
UNIFORM PACKAGE CONSIST OF
****All Mustangs athletes are required to have all the following Uniforms No excuses****
(a)Speed Suit Long Sleeves shirt and Long Pant = $90 + 20 for your shipping if order separately
(b) Speed Suit Full Speed Suit Short cut = $80
(c)Track Warm Ups- $90
(d) Team T-Shirt- $15
(e)Team Bag Pack - $50
(f) End of year Banquet and Award Ceremony - $50
Returning/Old athletes fees are $86 unless you requires a new uniform and there is no option plan for this sorry.
All returning athletes fees broken down :
(a) AAU Fees- $16
(b) USATF Fees- $20
(c) End of year team Banquet and Award Ceremony- $50
Additional Cost Not Covered:
Track Running Spike Shoes
Travel & Food
Season Out Look:
10 Invitational Track & Field Meets
Outdoor Season Practice Days:
Monday,Tuesday - Thursday, Friday and (Saturdays until outdoor competition starts) @ 5:30 PM - 8 pm
*Practice Days May Change Due to Weather & Track Availability
*Track Meets are 1 Day Meets and Usually held on Sundays From 8 am - 6 pm depending on who is hosting the said meet
***Membership fees are non refundable or transferable and are all due upon registration unless told other wise****
The following is due at registration:
2 copies of the birth certificate and 2 copies of child's proof of insurance
2 copies of the child's medical history
****During the winter seasons please ensure that your child comes to practices regular for this time is most important and essential to our summer program****
Wednesday- Friday (August 20th - December 31st).
Monday- Thursday and (Friday being our Event day for our field events and all is expected to attend) 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm during the months of (January - April 30th).
Monday,Tuesday- Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm and ( Saturdays being our Event day until competition starts and all is expected to attend 4 pm- 7:30 pm) during the months of (May - August).
Please retain the following contact numbers for your reference:
The above names will be responsible for the entire operation of the team – all questions pertaining to the team should be directed to one of them.
Youth Age Divisions
Youth competitions typically take place in one/two-year age divisions. These age divisions provide young athletes the opportunity to compete with other athletes of similar ability. The child's age is determined by the age as of 12/31 of the current year. So if your child has a November birthday and is currently 9, they are considered a 10 year old for competition purposes. In Local Meets through out St.Louis the Pee Wee ages are some allow to run with the actual age group example all the (3) year olds may run together, the (4) year olds may also run together and so further but when it comes to the 7-8 they run in the (8) and under age group which is Primary/Sub-Bantam.
ages 3,4,5,6 (Pee Wee) ages 3,4,5,6 (Pee Wee)
8-under (Primary) 8-under (Sub-Bantam/Primary Boy and Girls)
9 years (Sub-Bantam)
10 years (Bantam) 9-10 (Bantam Boys and Girls)
11 years (Sub-Midget)
12 years (Midget) 11-12 (Midget Boys and Girls)
13 years (Sub-Youth)
14 years (Youth) 13-14 (Youth Boys and Girls)
15-16 years (Intermediate) 15-16 (Intermediate Boys and Girls)
17-18 years (Young)* 17-18* (Young Men/Women)
In track and field, youth athletes 12 and under are limited to 3 events and athletes 13 & up are limited to 4 events.
*Athletes who are eighteen (18) years of age through the final day of the National Track & Field Championships shall be eligible to compete in the 17-18 years (Young Men's and Young Women's) division. Anyone who reaches his /her nineteenth (19) birthdays on or before the last day of the National Championship Meetis not eligible to compete in any qualifying meets. All athletes must run in the correct age group.
AAU, and USATF Youth Outdoor Track and Field Events
Track and field is a sport comprising of various competitive athletic events based on running, jumping, and throwing. Track and field stadiums feature an outer oval-shaped running track and an area of turf within this track—the field. The standardized length of the track is 400 m and have six to eight running lanes.
Race Walk Events
Pop up tent- it is best if you come prepared for the heat. A pop up tent is the best investment to ensure that your family has shade. These can be found at Dick's sporting goods, Wal Mart and sports Authority stores. Price varies per store. ( note: we will have a team tent but maybe limited to space but all athletes will stay under our team tent no exceptions)
Portable Fan- Great way to get a Breeze to help stay cool. Can be found at Wal-Mart for approx. $17
Sprayers- Great to have to keep your child cool. Can be found Wald-Mart, Lowe's and Home Depot for approx. $16. these come in 1-2 Gallons
Rolling Cooler- We recommend a rolling cooler because of the ease transport. Any Cooler is fine. These can be found at Wal-Mart, Target, Family Dollars stores, for approx. $34