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The SYA Youth Track Program is available to K - 8th grade boys and girls. Our main emphasis focuses on correct stretching, breathing techniques and running form; while learning the proper mechanics for both field and running events.  The events available at our track meets are the same ones that would occur during the High School meets-with exception of Pole Vault and Triple Jump.  *Note participants that fall in the U6 category will be eligible for the 50M and Long Jump only.

All athletes will have the opportunity to compete against other athletes in their age group from different track organizations.
Ribbons are awarded typically to those who place 1st-6th place based on event/age/gender. Expect to attend 4-6 meets located primarily in Frederick County. Most meets start after 12:00 and last approximately 4-5 hours. ** Meets are optional and participants may leave once their events are completed. ** Each participant will be required to pay the entrance fee for each track meet which typically ranges between $ 5-6.00 per meet, per child.


The goal for each child is to improve from the beginning of the season to the end. Each child will be asked to set a goal that they would like to achieve (big or small) and we will help them meet or exceed that goal. The main emphasis is steady improvement. Once a goal is obtained then a new one will be set. 

Practices will be held at both Hagerstown Community College and Smithsburg High School. Practice days will be set and parents notified of the schedule prior to the start of the season. Elementary and Middle School will practice in the evening twice per week with possible extra Friday practices for Middle School, if there is interest.

The 2019 Season starts on March 18th. 

Practices will be at the Hagerstown Community College Track and at Smithsburg High School track.  We cannot practice at SHS when they have Lacrosse games.  We will not know which nights they have games or make up games until closer to the season.

Tentative Times:

Elementary School practice (K-4th grade)
Monday / Wednesday 5:30-6:15 PM at Hagerstown Community College Track

Middle School practice (5-8th grade) 
Monday / Wednesday 6:30-7:30 PM at Hagerstown Community College Track

Registration Fee:

  • $40 from Jan 1st till Feb 14th

  • $50 from Feb 15th to March 14th

We welcome your business to sponsor your child's team.  
Please visit the sponsors page for more details.

Direct any questions about this program to Heather Kuhnke, Track & Field Director/Coach at [email protected]


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