APRD SPORTS VALLEY VELOCITY TRACK CLUB

  
  

This is our 11th year for the club and every year we send champions to the state, regional, and national track and field championships. 

The 2017 season is sure to be another great year of Champions!  
Valley Velocity Track Club is a competitive youth track and field program. Our goal is to provide training and competition opportunities for young athletes, while facilitating other competitive sports, being healthy and encouraging active lifestyles.

With Valley Velocity Track Club your kids will get quality time and coaching, learn new skills, be on track for getting into shape, and making new friends.
Give your child quality time…all the time!


Valley Velocity Track Club (VVTC) is a youth track & field club of USA Track & Field partnering with Albany Parks & Recreation to achieve the goal of enabling young athletes to compete productively in the sport of track & field. This purpose is achieved through regular training sessions and competitions with other track clubs, which will help develop athleticism, proper technique and constructive attitude. 

Participant Quotes

I love Valley Velocity. The program is organized; the coaches are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and likable. The kids are encouraged to try new things and to excel at whatever their level, whether beginner or advanced. Our entire family gained an appreciation of the sport.”

Parent Victoria Henderson 
           
“Valley Velocity Track Club is perfect for the young athlete who loves track and field and wants to improve their skill through competition with the best young athletes of other track clubs in Oregon. They often find that their competitors become their friends.”

Parent/Coach Mike Potter


To be successful and provide the quality program outlined below and ensure an optimal learning environment, Valley Velocity Track Club needs volunteer coaches. If you are interested in helping with coaching, send email to ValleyVelocity@gmail.com for details.

2017 TRACK SEASON
Dates: April 3 to June 22, 2017

Days: Practices are generally on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, but due to track availability the schedule will vary at times - See Google Calendar - Club Calendar: To view Click this Link

 Time: 5 to 6:30 pm

Location: West Albany High School Track


FEES
Includes coaching, use of facilities and club equipment, and Valley Velocity T-shirt. Additional apparel may be purchased the first week of practice. Register at, and make all payments to, Albany Parks & Recreation. 

Club Season Fee: April 3 through June 22      Cost: $75

No longer offering a half-season option.

2017 USATF Membership*                       Cost: $20


*
You must obtain your USATF membership at www.usatf.org/membership/application/. This membership is required for us to keep our membership with USATF and is required for insurance purposes and applies to full and half season participants. You must provide your athlete’s membership number below prior to completing registration at the Albany Parks & Recreation. When registering your athlete, attach their membership to Valley Velocity Track Club #37-0110.

PARTICIPANT RULES AND AGE GROUPS
All athletes participating in Valley Velocity must be in one of the following age brackets (no exceptions, youngest participants must be 7 years old by Dec. 31), must actively and respectfully participate in practices and attend meets. Carpooling is encouraged as the majority of the meets are in the Portland area.

Age Division                                                                 Year of Birth
    8 - 7  Under (previously Sub-bantam)                               2009+*

9 - 10 (previously Bantam)                                       2007-2008

11 - 12 (previously Midget)                                       2005-2006

13 - 14 (previously Youth)                                        2003-2004

15 - 16 (previously Intermediate)                            2001 -2002

  17 - 18 (previously Young)                                     1999-2000**
* Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c) “Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.”
** Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 age division through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events.

REGISTRATION

Obtain USATF membership online and designate Valley Velocity Track Club as your club at https://www.usatf.org/membership/application.
Valley Velocity Track Club/Albany Parks and Recreation. Click Here to View/Print Registration/Waiver Form (Must bring to first practice).
Online Registration Payment: Click here to complete registration and make online payment.

MEET SCHEDULE

The meets in red will have Valley Velocity Coaches on site. Other meets are optional and all athletes are welcome to attend on their own.

Date

Club

Location

Waiver

Schedule

Division

Registration

4/15/2017

InnerCity Steppers

Jefferson High

Waiver


Youth

Electronic

4/22/2017

Sherwood Ice Breaker

Sherwood HS

Waiver


Youth

Electronic

4/29/2017

Beaverton Youth Track Club

Sunset HS

Waiver

 

Youth

Electronic

5/6/2017

Albina Road Runners

 

Waiver

 

Youth

Electronic

5/13/2017

Tigard Track Club

Tigard HS

Waiver

 

Youth

Electronic

6/3 - 6/4

Portland Track Festival

Liberty High

 

 

Youth

Electronic

6/3 - 6/4

Salem Track Club Multi-Meet

South Salem HS

Waiver

 

Youth

 

6/17/2017

Central Oregon Track Club

Summit HS, Bend OR

Waiver

 

Youth

Electronic

6/22 - 6/25

State Junior Olympics

Jesuit HS

Waiver

 

Youth

Electronic

7/6-7/9

Region 13 Junior Olympics

Central Valley High School, Spokane, WA

Waiver

 

Youth

Electronic

7/24 - 7/30

USATF Junior Olympics Nationals

Rock Chalk Park Lawrence, KS

 

 

Youth

Electronic

 

HELPFUL LINKS

Oregon USA Track and Field

National USA Track and Field