NOTICE: The first day of the season (Sept. 6th) we are still planning on meeting at Grant Park. HOWEVER, we will simply be handing out shirts and going over a few details and signing waivers. If the weather clears, we will also hold a practice, but otherwise, we will simply be there to answer some questions and get your athletes their shirts. Thanks for understanding and we are looking forward to XC season with your athletes!
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.
10 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!
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
The Foot Traffic Youth XC club practices two afternoons a week. There is one optional low-key XC meet per week on Thursdays at Overlook Park. Your club registration fees covers all meet entry fees as well. If your young athlete is not interested in the meets or your schedule prevents you from attending them, it’s not a problem! But we REALLY encourage you to get them out there for at least a couple races to experience how rewarding they are for all abilities of athletes. Remember, these meets are for BEGINNERS and the focus is on completion of the race to the best of THEIR ability. No pressure! Please have your athletes bring a water bottle. Parental attendance is not necessary, but if you want to stay with your child and help out, just let our coaches know!
All practices at Grant Park. Look for the Foot Traffic tent!
Practices start on SEPT. 6th and run through Oct. 18th.
All practices are Mondays & Wednesdays (first day is a Wednesday).
Practices are from 5:00pm-6:00pm
All Area 3-8th grade students welcome!! Any schools and any individuals welcome!
- Cost: Only $40! (includes team shirt!)
For more info., call 503.284.0345
Foot Traffic YOUTH TRACK CLUB
Available to all athletes grade 3-8 (NOTE: 6-8th grade athletes are directed to join the PIL-sponsored middle school track program, but can join our program if they prefer).
- April 3rd – May 8th : Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:15pm-6:15pm
- All practices meet at Grant High School Track.
- Turn waiver into any local Foot Traffic location to complete your registration or bring to the first day of practice!
- Cost: $35 (cost covers t-shirt, coaching, and all meet entry fees!)
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, click here for more details!