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YOUTH XC CLUB

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About our Youth X-Country Club

For over 18 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 and having a ton of fun!

18 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 practices two afternoons a week. Our traditional XC MEETS are back on this year and will resume their typical Thursday evening time slot. Please have your athletes bring a water bottle, sunblock (when necessary), a light jacket, a mask, and be well prepared about social distancing requirements. Parental attendance is not necessary, but if you want to stay with your child and help out, just let our coaches know.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

  • Practices at either Grant Park, Terra Linda Park, or Sellwood Park. Look for the Foot Traffic tent!
  • Practices start the week of Sept. 13th and run through Oct. 22nd
  • Multiple practice times and days to choose from.
  • All Area 2nd-8th grade students welcome!! Any schools and any individuals welcome!
  • Focus is on fun, general workout guidelines and structure, and we also emphasize the following: Form, workout fundamentals, fun and games, sportsmanship, pace, and self improvement through steady work and consistency.
  • For more info, call 503.284.0345

COVID 19 GUIDELINES:

  • We will follow local and federal health authority guidelines regarding masking outside and when it’s not possible to maintain adequate distance. Athletes will be required to arrive in masks, but when running, they will be allowed to pull their masks down if they can maintain distance from each other. Coaches will be vaccinated and will need to keep their masks off to safely communicate from a distance given they will be outside organizing large groups. When they approach or are near athletes, they will wear their masks.
  • We use social distancing strategies during check in and between activities and remind everyone of the minimum 6 foot distance requirements.
  • We have ample hand sanitizer on hand at all times.
  • We ask that all parents become our PARTNERS in communication to athletes BEFORE and AFTER they are at practice in order to drive home the social distancing requirements.

Weather policy:

We practice rain or shine! If we experience severe thunderstorms or ice/snow, we will post notices on the website if we have to cancel, but 99% of the time, we have uninterrupted practices in all kinds of weather. We ask that you bring a jacket and a hat for your child so they are prepared for the occasional rain shower.

FALL 2021 PROGRAMS NOW OPEN!

WEST Portland (Terra Linda):

  • All West side program practices start at Terra Linda Park unless otherwise noted. Look for the Foot Traffic tent when arriving.
  • Sept. 13th – Oct. 20th: $79
    • Monday and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:05pm, capped at 50
  • Nov. 1st – Dec. 3rd (late fall program): $65
    • Monday and Wednesdays, 4:00-4:50pm, capped at 50
  • Sibling rates: $50 for any sibling!
  • FEE WAIVERS: Need help covering the cost? Scholarships and waivers available upon request!  Email sean@foottraffic.us
  • For more info, call 503.284.0345

NE Portland (Grant Park):

  • All Northeast practices are at Grant Park. Look for the Foot Traffic tent when arriving.
  • Sept. 13th – Oct. 20th: $79
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00-4:50pm, capped at 60
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00-5:50pm, capped at 60
  • Nov. 1st – Dec. 3rd (late fall program): $65
    • Monday and Wednesdays, 4:00-4:50pm, capped at 50
  • Sibling rates: $50 for any sibling!
  • FEE WAIVERS: Need help covering the cost? Scholarships and waivers available upon request!  Email sean@foottraffic.us
  • For more info, call 503.284.0345

SE Portland (Sellwood Park):

  • All Southeast PDX practices are at Sellwood Park. Look for the Foot Traffic tent when arriving.
  • Sept. 13th – Oct. 22nd: $79
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00-5:50pm, capped at 60
  • Nov. 1st – Dec. 3rd (late fall program): $65
    • Monday and Wednesdays, 4:00-4:50pm, capped at 50
  • Sibling rates: $50 for any sibling!
  • FEE WAIVERS: Need help covering the cost? Scholarships and waivers available upon request!  Email sean@foottraffic.us
  • For more info, call 503.284.0345
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