Available to all athletes grade 3-5 (all 6-8th grade athletes are now directed to join the PIL sponsored middle school track program).
Every Monday & Wednesday
The Foot Traffic Youth Track Program is brought to you by Foot Traffic and
Portland Parks and Recreation. It is open to all Portland-area students, grade 3-8. The focus is on introductory track skills for all athletes, with workouts tailored to the athletic ability of the different age groups. A BIG emphasis on FUN and EDUCATION!
Our program is designed primarily as an introduction to the sport rather than intense, daily workouts. Coaches are directed to provide guidance on workout principles in a relaxed and fun environment!
The track meets are not mandatory, but if your child is interested in participating in these fun, laid-back events, check below for the details!
YOUTH XC CLUB
Join us this Fall! Registration now open!
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
For over 15 years, Foot Traffic has been hosting and sponsoring youth and adult track and cross country races in the Portland Metro area. Our goal has always been to simply introduce the sport to as many students as possible with an emphasis on participation over intimidating practice schedules.
Eight years ago, Foot Traffic instituted it's first youth cross country club to better serve those young athletes that either didn't have the means to participate, or simply didn't know about the sport. Our experienced coaches provide a variety of group workouts and structured practice schedules based on the participants skill level. So whether you young athlete is a returning runner or a first-time jogger, they are sure to exit the program feeling excited and enthusiastic about the sport!
The Foot Traffic Youth XC club for practices two afternoons a week & one meet/time trial per week for a total of three meetings. Train for the Foot Traffic and Portland Park and Recreation All-Comer XC meets at Overlook Park every Thursday starting in September! If your young athlete is not interested in the meets (entry into the XC club waives all fees into the meets), then we encourage them to still attend the meets and simply do a small workout/time trial with any others that decide not to "race." Remember, these meets are for BEGINNERS and the focus is on completion of the race to the best of THEIR ability. No pressure!
Event waiver form (opens in a new window)