Needham Track Club Youth Summer Program

The Needham Track Club sponsors a summer youth track and field program for boys and girls ages 3 through Middle School, meeting 2-3 nights per week at the DeFazio Field (360 Dedham Avenue) from mid-June through July. The program is open to children of all skill and experience levels. Parent volunteers and High School-College age Counselors and CITs help run the program. Activities over the summer include practice sessions, low-key program competition, and full fledged track meets that include children from other towns. We also have special nights such as Trophy Night (each child wins a trophy), Medal Night, Neck Ribbon Night, Parent Child Meet, and the Needham Olympics. Every session concludes with popsicles. Children are spread across three programs:

  • Pre-School Program - Open to children from age 3 1/2 - 5 1/2 (born in 2012 or 2013) NEW: Session options are 5:35 - 6:35 pm or 6:55 - 7:55 pm
  • Elementary School Program - Open to children from age 5 1/2 through 10 (born 7/2006 - 12/2011) Session is 6:30 - 8:00
  • Cyclone Program - Open to children from age 11 through 14 (born 6/2006 and before) NOTE - Children age 9-10 can enroll in Cyclones upon request.

Parent Participation

The Needham Track Club is a family participation organization. We encourage parents to spend quality time with their children by volunteering during the evening sessions and/or at our special events. Parents will receive a T-shirt the same color as their child(ren). Typical roles include:

  • Traveling Volunteer -- Help organize an age group and take children to each event on the evening schedule. Organize heats, hand out ribbons, and record results. Parents need little knowledge of track and field -- you just need to enjoy being with enthusiastic kids.
  • Information Table / FIrst Aid / Scoring / Refreshments - Assist with a focused area not on the field
  • Special Meets -- Help at the Finish Line, Field Events, Information Table, Refreshments, etc.

Click here to
register for the summer program.

Click here for
summer schedule.

To volunteer, contact us.

NOTE: Our summer program is open to children with physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Scholarships are available. Contact us.