Registration for our Spring Track and Field Programs is open. EARLY REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGE - space is limited.

Our Club is happy to announce that we are offering two programs for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. Members may choose to do one or both of these programs.

PROGRAM A is our traditional program offering basic instruction and weekly competitions, as well as the opportunity to continue on during the summer to compete in Jr. Olympic competitions and other youth meets, while PROGRAM B will offer a more structured training program that is specifically geared toward Jr Olympic level competitions held during the summer.


PROGRAM A will begin on April 28 and continue through June 10. If members choose to continue through the summer, the program will continue through the end of July. Sessions will be offered Sundays at 5:00-7:00; Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00-8:00. Members choose which nights they wish to attend - we encourage two nights per week - we do not expect nor encourage more than two nights per week. All sessions are held at the J Lee Gould Track and Field Facility at Leary Field on Bacon Street, in Waltham.

PROGRAM A is open to boys and girls, ages 8-14. There are no special requirements - no tryouts or cuts. The first two weeks of this program will offer instruction and practice time for each event. Beginning the third week, competitions will be held each night. Members will choose which events they wish to compete in. Ribbons will be awarded in each event. Each member’s performances will be maintained on our personal record chart and awards will be presented at our end of season Awards’ Night - awards will be based on the number of personal records set by each member during the season.

Parents of members who register for Program A are asked to select one of many volunteer duties. We encourage parents to consider becoming one of our youth coaches - NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED - we will teach you all that you need to know.

To register for PROGRAM A - go to: https://www.familyid.com/waltham-track-club/2019-youth-spring-track-program


PROGRAM B is open to boys and girls, ages 12-14, who plan to compete during the summer in the Jr Olympic competitions and who want a more structured conditioning and event specific training program than Program A provides. There are no special requirements, but members should have track and field experience - this program is not for beginners.

Program B will offer sessions on Sundays at 4:00, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00. Members will choose which nights they wish to attend and which events they wish to focus on. All sessions will be held at the J Lee Gould Track and Field Facility at Leary Field on Bacon Street in Waltham. Program B participants must commit to competing in the Jr Olympic competitions in June and July.

Those interested in PROGRAM B need to contact our Club director to express their interest at jtranchita@verizon.net  

Members who are interested in both PROGRAM A and PROGRAM B, should register for PROGRAM A first and then contact our Club director about joining PROGRAM B.


Our annual Youth Development Invitational Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.. The meet will be held at the indoor track at the Kennedy Middle School in Waltham, MA. The meet is open to boys and girls, ages 8-10, 11-12, 13-4 and events will include the long jump, high jump, shot put, standing long jump, 55, 200, 400, 800, mile and 800 race walk.

Interested clubs or individuals need to contact the Club directly to be invited to participate (via this web site) and for entry info. Entries are limited to the first 300. Registration will open the first week of January. THERE WILL NOT BE ANY POST REGISTRATIONS. Strict entry deadline is January 27 OR AS SOON AS 300 ENTRIES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.


Registration for our Winter Youth Track and Field Program are open.   The program will start on Sunday, December 2.  Early registration is strongly encouraged to ensure a spot in the program - we will accept the first 200 who register.

Register via familyid using this link:.  https://www.familyid.com/waltham-track-club/2018-2019-youth-winter-track-program If you do not yet a family id account, create one first and then register.  Be sure to enter information correctly, especially if you are registering more than one child.  List your child's name (not yours) and be sure that date of births are correct.  Also be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of registration page to complete your registration and payment process.  You can use a charge card for payment or a pay pal account if you have one.  Any issues with registration should be directed to familyid help support. 

Sessions will be offered on Sundays at 5:00; Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30.  Members will choose which of those nights they wish to attend.  EXCEPTION:  All 8-9 year olds will attend on only on Sundays and Tuesdays.  Special Note:  we may need to limit 8-9 year olds to just Sundays, unless we get ample coaches to cover the Tuesday sessions - parents of 8-9 year olds are expected to assist on Sundays or Tuesdays.

All sessions will be held at the Kennedy Middle School indoor track (655 Lexington Street in Waltham).

The first few weeks will focus on general conditioning and development of athletic skills.  More specific sport skills will gradually be introduced.  Members will receive instruction in all basic indoor track events and then be allowed to practice all of the events, eventually choosing the events they prefer to focus on.  Events offered will include:  55 dash, 55 hurdles, 200, 400, 800, mile, race walk, long jump, high jump, and shot put.

There will be at least 3 competitions:  a home meet that we will host on Sunday, Feb. 3; a USATF Development meet on the Wednesday morning during Feb. vacation and the Northeast Classic on March 3.  All members are encouraged to participate in these meets.

Parents are encouraged to become a coach during this program - NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OR KNOWLEDGE IS REQUIRED - WE WILL TEACH YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW VIA CLASSES THAT WE WILL HOST.  The number of participants we will be able to accept will be based on the number of coaches that we have.  Please reply back if you are willing to assist as a coach.  Coaches will select which nights you can assist - you are not expected to attend every session.  We hope to spread coaches throughout the fours nights we offer.  If we do not have ample coaches, then we may need to cancel one of the nights or limit the number of participants or nights that members can attend.  Please reply back if you are able to coach.  I will then contact you as to when our coaching classes will be.


Registration for our upcoming cross country program is now open.  All registrations will be done online via family id   -  https://www.familyid.com/waltham-track-club/2018-youth-cross-country-program   

A preseason cross country program focusing on general conditioning and strength training will begin on August 12 and be offered Sunday through Thursday evenings at 6:00 thereafter and will flows directly in to our formal XC training, which begins immediately after Labor Day.

The fall cross country program is open to boys and girls, ages 8-14.  There are no tryouts or cuts.   Practices are held Sunday through Thursday from late August through late November -  participants choose which nights they want to attend, but are expected to come to at least two practices per week and encouraged to attend three sessions per week.

The program offers training and racing for distances of 1.1 to 2.4 miles on grass fields and wooded trails.

Boys and girls who are also on their middle schools' cross country team may train with those teams until the scholastic season concludes and then join our program on a regular basis (though they are welcome to practice and compete with WTC on days they do not do so with their schools' team). However, all middle school Club members are expected to attend our Club’s practices each Sunday during the season and are expected to compete in our Club’s two main regular season competitions – the Wayland Classic and the Boston Mayor’s Cup.

All sessions will be held at the J Lee Gould Track & Field Facility on Bacon Street,Waltham.

Our formal cross country program will begin immediately after Labor Day, with practices offered Sundays through Thursdays.   Practices will initially be held at the J Lee Gould Track & Field Facility for the first few weeks, but may then move to various course locations based on specific training needs.


Sunday, Sept 9- GBTC XC Festival at Elm Bank, in Wellesley

Sunday, Sept. 23 - Waltham XC Invit at The Cove in Auburndale  ???

Sunday, Sept. 30 - Waltham XC Invit at The Cove in Auburndale  ???

Sunday, Oct. 7 - Wayland XC Festival

Sunday, Oct. 21 - Mayor's Cup

Saturday, Nov. 3 - Middle School State Meet at Devens

Sunday, Nov. 11- NE Jr O Championships Mine Falls Park, Nashua, NH

Sunday, Nov. 18 - Region 1 Jr O Championships at Bowdoin Part, in Wappinger Falls, NY


Practices for high school age track and field athletes has begun and will continue through the fall.  Sessions are offered Sunday through Thursday evenings at 6:00.  The Program provides general conditioning and strength training via body weight exercises weight lifting.  Event specific training, with a focus on high jump is offered on Sundays and Wednesdays, throws on Tuesdays and Thursdays and sprints on Sundays through Wednesdays.  Distance training schedules are design on a more individual basis, but are offered every session.

Pole Vault practices are held at Newton North High School.  Current schedule - Tue 7/10, Fri 7/13, Mon 7/16, Thu 7/19, Mon 7/23, Wed 7/25, Tue 7/31, Fri 8/3.

Interested participants should contact us via this web site for registration info.



Registration for our upcoming 2018 Spring/Summer program will close the first week of April..

Before registering for the Spring/Summer Program, members are first required to become members of the USATF (United States Track & Field Association) before registering for our Program.  Go to the USATF membership link  https://www.usatf.org/membership/application/index.asp  - fill in all of the requested info for an individual membership - BE ABSOLUTELY SURE TO AFFILIATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP WITH THE WALTHAM TRACK CLUB  (Our Club # is  55).   Also be sure that the info you enter is for that of your child, not you the parent.  Once you submit your online application, you will be instantly assigned a membership number.  The cost for a USATF Youth membership is $20.

Once each member has his/her  USATF number, you can then register for our Clun via our familyid link  https://www.familyid.com/waltham-track-club/2018-youth-spring-track-program    You will then enter your USATF number on our familyid registration – there is a specific area for doing so.

We hope to be able to offer three sessions per week, Sundays at 5:00 and Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00.  Sundays and Thursdays are definite.  Mondays, however, will be included only if we get enough parents to sign up to be coaches so that we can cover all three nights.  We strongly encourage parents to consider becoming a coach.  It is really simple and requires no previous knowledge or experience with coaching or with the sport – we will teach you all that you need to know.  Many parents are interested, but tend to be intimidated by the title – there’s no need to be – it’s really much simpler than you may think.

The Spring Program is currently scheduled to start on Sunday, April 22 and continue every Sunday, Monday ?? and Thursday thereafter through June 3.  As in the past, the first two weeks will be dedicated to instruction and practice of events – members learn and get try all events offered.  Then we will provide competitions each night, starting on Sunday, May 6 and continuing through JUNE 3.

We will also be encouraging members to do the NE Jr Olympic age group meet on June 16 at Fitchburg State College.  Members who have done this event in past years have enjoyed and benefitted from the experience and often achieve huge personal records via the competition. 

All Spring Program members are automatically eligible to participate in our Summer Competition Program – all members need to do is inform us of their interest.

There will be a mandatory parent’s meeting on Sunday, March 18, at 5:00, at the Kennedy Middle School (655 Lexington St., Waltham).




Registration of our upcoming Winter Track and Field Program is now open.  All registrations will be done online via family id.

Register online via family id at   https://www.familyid.com/programs/2017-2018-youth-winter-track-program-copy-2  

Registrations are limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, but preference will be given those members whose parents are willing and able to coach.  We will limit our 8-9 year old memberships to the first 25 boys and first 25 girls to register.  All 8-9 year olds may ONLY attend on Sundays and Tuesdays.  All other ages (10-14) may attend any session, Sunday through Wednesday – members choose which nights they wish to attend.  There are no attendance requirements, but we do suggest at least twice per week.

We will try to accept as many members as we can, but due to space restrictions (indoor tracks are small and can only safely accommodate a specific number), we will need to limit numbers accordingly.  The other factor influencing numbers is the number of parents who volunteer to coach – the more coaches we have to assist with each night, the more members we can accommodate.  We encourage parents to consider being a coach, even if just for one night per week – we will teach you everything you need to know – no preference experience in the sport or with coaching is necessary.  WE ALSO WELCOME ANY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES WHO MAY WISH TO COACH, ESPECIALLY FORMER YOUTH MEMBERS WHO WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE PROGRAM OR MAY NEED TO FULFILL A COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITMENT.

This year’s program will start on Sunday, December 3 and run through the end of February.  There will be a special parent’s and member’s meeting on December 3, at 5:00, to explain the program and to answer any questions – practice will follow this meeting. 

Sessions will be offered on Sundays at 5:00 and Monday through Wednesday at 6:30.  All sessions will be held at the indoor track at the Kennedy Middle School, 655 Lexington Street in Waltham.

General conditioning will be the focus the first few weeks and we will then gradually introduce the various track and field events.  Members will be able to try all events and will then choose the events that they wish to focus on.  Events will include the 55 dash, 55 hurdles, 200, 400, 800, mile, 800 race walk, long jump, shot put & high jump.



OurCROSS COUNTRY PROGRAM will officially begin on Sunday, August 27, at 6:00 p.m. at the outdoor track at Leary Field.  Cross country involves training and racing of distances of 1.1 to 2.4 miles over grass fields and wooded trails and offers outstanding conditioning for all sports. 

Practices will be held at the outdoor track, Sunday through Thursday (Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the preferred practice days, but members choose which nights they can attend –  8-10 year olds are encouraged to attend on Sundays, Tuesdays or Thursday so that we can have all younger members training together, which will be more enjoyable and efficient for them).   

The main part of the Program runs from August 27 through October 22 – members will then have the opportunity to continue on through November with the Jr. Olympic level races if they choose.

Registrations for our XC Program are now open via familyid(early registration is strongly encouraged – there will be a pre-season conditioning schedule for those who are registered early – 11 year olds on up may start their pre-season next week)