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SYC Track & Field

Winter Registration

Track & Field is the newest addition to the SYC sports’ family in honor of our 50th anniversary year!  The program is open to 6-13 year old boys and girls with Chris Pellegrini, the West Springfield High School track coach overseeing the program.  SYC Track & Field offers Winter Conditioning from January-March and a full Spring season from March-June.  Kids participating in the spring season will attend 2-3 local meets and the annual “SYC Medal Mile.” The following events are offered:

  • 100M
  • 200M
  • 400M
  • 1600M
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USATF Age Groups - Track Meets

We will abide by the age classifications designated by the USATF.  Age classifications are much different than in many other sports, and for the most part they are much easier to figure out.  Age classification is determined by a child/youth/olympians' year of birth.  Since the USATF does not classify children who were born more than 10 years prior to the current year, SYC Track has created groupings for them.

Important Links

SYC Age Groups - Practice

1st-3rd (Rookie Runners)


    Springfield/South County Youth Club (SYC) is currently seeking a Track Commissioner beginning winter 2017.  Duties of the Track Commissioner include organizing the winter track conditioning program, running the spring track season, and supporting the director of the fall cross country program. 

    SYC has a trainer in place to oversee the program. The commissioner will be handling the logistics and behind-the-scenes portion. 

    Responsibilities include: 

    • Monitor player and volunteer registrations.
    • Support the winter and spring trainer by handling communications with parents.
    • Support the cross country director, as needed.
    • Handle much of the administrative parts of running this program to include ordering shirts, canceling practices due to weather, modifying schedules, communicating with players/families for concussion training compliance, etc.
    • Coordinate with the office to book space for training as needed.
    • Coordinate 4Ks or other runs with Metro Run & Walk or other hosts/sponsors.
    • Coordinate/set up dual meet with South County Athletic Association.
    • Manage the Track budget.

    SYC sports commissioners are eligible to receive one free registration per season (any sport)!

    Our former track commissioner is available to discuss specifics on how this program is run.

    Please consider joining our team of dedicated volunteers and help keep our youth fit and strong while having fun with friends!

    Contact Carolyn Brennan at today!

    Recommended Dress and Footwear

    Please dress appropriately. You may want to consider having your child dress in layers, so that they can take off a light sweatshirt, jacket, or long sleeve t-shirt and still have something underneath. Any general athletic shorts are fine, but ones that hang well below the knee might be more cumbersome for distance running than they are for something like basketball. We STRONGLY recommend running-specific shoes in place of generic tennis shoes or any other harder soled sneakers (generally more 'squared' - such as for basketball or skateboarding). Running-specific shoes may or may not do much for performance (we are of the mind that they do), but at least consider them for their propensity for preventing injuries and blisters. Our kids are a lot more resilient and flexible than we parents are, but they are prone to ankle, knee, and even hip and heel injuries.



    Coupon good at:

    Metro Run & Walk
    7261 Commerce Street
    Springfield, Va 22152

    Track Sponsors